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Colchester Paper Review

11 March 2013

See hwo the press reported our 2-1 win

The Sun

STEVE DAVIS admits Mathias Pogba leaves him tearing his hair out — but says Crewe would be struggling without his goals.

Pogba’s close-range winner 18 minutes from time was his 14th this term for the mid-table Railwaymen.

Alex boss Davis said: “Mathias frustrates me more than any other player. Every week I’m tearing my hair out!

“But he has the most shots on goal. He shoots when he should pass sometimes but fair play to him.”

Colchester winger George Porter’s 42nd-minute strike cancelled out Luke Murphy’s 25th-minute penalty — after Josh Thompson handled in the area.

Defeat leaves the U’s three points above the relegation zone.

And manager Joe Dunne said: “I don’t think anyone could question our attitude. We should’ve won it.”

Daily Gazette

Joe Dunne was left to rue Colchester United's misfortune following his side's 2-1 home defeat against Crewe Alexandra.

The U's created more goalscoring opportunities than their opponents at the Weston Homes Community Stadium but ultimately had nothing to show for their efforts.

Goals from Luke Murphy and Mathias Pogba gave the Railwaymen victory, despite George Porter's fine equaliser for the U's just before half-time.

Dunne said: “That’s football and it can be cruel sometimes; sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t but I thought we were great after the first 20 minutes.

“There’s no-one in the stadium who can question our attitude and commitment and we should have won the game.”

The Crewe Chronicle

AFTER watching Crewe Alex win 2-1 at Colchester on Saturday manager Steve Davis said: "It was a good three points for us because this is never an easy place to come.

"Colchester have been in a decent run of from and are fighting for their lives. It had to be a real battling and hardworking performance from us and it was. We have come through it and made sure we haven't lost three in a row.

"It was important that that didn't happen and I am pleased that the result has taken us to 50 points. We want to carry on and win every game we take part in.

"That is not always possible but the fans who are here could see how much it meant to us and the players.”

The Sentinel

STEVE Davis praised his Crewe players for their battling performance after they ran out 2-1 winners at Colchester.

Goals from skipper Luke Murphy and Mathias Pogba in each half cancelled out George Porter's reply for the U's to give the Railwaymen victory at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Crewe's win helped them reach the 50-point mark in League One and, after two successive defeats, boss Davis admitted it was a relief to pick up a victory.

He said: "I'm delighted with the result – it was a hard-working, battling performance and it's earned us the three points.

"Over the last couple of games we've struggled to find form and we need to get the results to get us over the line.

"We wanted to get to the 50-point mark that we set at the start of the season just to get us over that line.

"It was a relief to get the win, in a game of few chances.”

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