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Dunne Praises 'Fabulous' U's Support

Dunne Praises 'Fabulous' U's Support

U's boss Joe Dunne has praised the travelling support this afternoon and the current love affair between the fans and the team as the U's picked up their fifth win in eight with a fantastic performance at Stevenage.

A brace from Jabo Ibehre secured a 2-0 win at Broadhall Way this afternoon in what was very much a deserved victory, and backed by just shy of five-hundred travelling supporters, the U's army backed the side to the hilt and helped cheer on a resurgent U's.

And, speaking to BBC Essex after the final whistle, Dunne labelled the travelling support as fabulous.

'We said to them before the game and again at half-time that the fans would be there behind the goal, sucking that ball in,' he commented. 'They were absolutely fabulous today and we're both responding to each other right now.

'It's a good love affair between us at the moment and hopefully that continues.'

On the performance, the Irishman was full of praise for a U's side that applied pressure to the home side at every opportunity whilst remaining composed and full of confidence on the ball; confidence that comes with a run of five wins in eight.

The U's dominated proceedings throughout the opening forty-five and were unfortunate not to be ahead, but it could have been very different had Anthony Grant buried a chance presented to him just before half-time, instead being denied by Sam Walker.

'We thought that Grant was offside, but Sam Walker doesn't know that and he makes a wonderful save,' he reflected. 'After all of our possession, that doesn't go in and you think that maybe this is a sign of a bit of luck coming our way.

'We could have been ahead by then anyway but we had to earn it. We had a meeting about this and said they need to be like Duracell bunnies; run, run, run and press the opposition, if one man doesn't get it then the next man is there backing him up.

'We worked hard at it and they've been great, but we're going to have keep doing it again and again.'

Ultimately, it has been the perfect afternoon for the U's with all of the sides around Dunne's men losing on top of the perfect away performance at Broadhall Way.

Stevenage themselves have now lost six on the bounce and will be nervously looking over their shoulder, but Dunne feels that his side have the perfect opportunity to build on their recent run of form now.

'The result speaks for itself; we got the ball down and played for the first time in a while, we built on Tuesday with effort and commitment and we got our reward, but we move on again.

'We felt at half-time that if we could create the same amount of chances then we just needed a touch on the end, and we got that.'


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Writer:Colchester Dan
Date:Saturday March 2 2013
Time: 5:34PM

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