'You can tell why Wigan Athletic are top of League One' - Colchester United boss

Colchester United head coach Hayden Mullins bemoaned the 'cheap' goals his side conceded in their FA Cup defeat against 'powerful' Wigan Athletic.

Monday, 6th December 2021, 11:47 am
Will Keane in action at Colchester

Callum Lang was the Latics matchwinner with a goal in either half.

Colchester managed to equalise in first-half stoppage-time through Freddie Sears, but Mullins was frustrated they couldn't force a replay at the DW.

“For everything they did, I think the two goals we gave away were quite cheap," he said.

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“We were always in the tie and we created chances but we just didn’t have enough quality to take them.

“We were up against a good side and a powerful side.

“You can tell why they’re top of League One; they have a good shape about them and they play well.

“We matched them in certain aspects today and I was happy with the chances we created.

“It was a fantastic finish by Freddie (Sears) and it was good to see him keep his run going and keep him chipping in the goals.

“It was a fantastic, really well-worked team goal and Freddie finished it really well.

Wigan changed shape and for them to come here and do that was a bit of a compliment to us, which took us a little while to adapt to.

“It was always going to be hard for us, after they scored their second goal.

"But I think we responded well, we had our moments and it went to the wire."

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