5:48pm Saturday 16th March 2013
By Jonathan Waldron
Colchester United manager Joe Dunne hailed his "remarkable" players after they recorded a crucial 2-1 at fellow strugglers Bury this afternoon.
The U's gave their survival hopes a massive lift in League One, after goals from Josh Thompson and Clinton Morrison gave them a huge three points at Gigg Lane to cancel out Craig Fagan's opener for the Shakers.
Colchester, who were missing several players due to illness and injury, had to play for more than 90 minutes with only ten men after winger George Porter was sent off for serious foul play.
Dunne said: "It was a remarkable win in every sense of the word.
"We had five players who played when they were 50 per cent fit and we had to leave five or six at home.
"We gave our all and let's be honest, we rode our luck.
"They had a lot of chances but for all of the chances they had, we'll take it because the courage and commitment we showed deserved something."
See Monday's Gazette for more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's win at Bury.
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