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INTERVIEW: Luke Tisdale Colchester Reaction

The Sky Blues ended their season in style...

4 May 2021

Sky Blues Under-23s Head Coach Luke Tisdale was delighted after his side ended their Professional Development League campaign with victory over Colchester United.

A penalty from Jordan Young and a goal for Will Bapaga was enough to secure the points for City and cap off a positive end to the season.

Reflecting on another win, this time against Colchester, Tisdale spoke of his delight at finishing the season with three point in difficult conditions.

“It was a typical Alan Higgs game.” Tisdale said.

“The weather was brutal, and I thought we played the conditions a lot better than we have done in the past.

“We moved the ball quickly first half and then we get a penalty early on after some good play by Joe Newton and he was brought down and Jordan Young scores from the spot.

“Then we score a really well worked team goal for the second one, which Will Bapaga finishes off and really, we could have been coming in at half-time, three or four up.

“After the break we probably could have and should have put the game to bed, but instead we let them back in with a really sloppy goal, but look it was the last game of the season and we wanted to make sure we finished with a win and that was the most important thing.”

Although the score-line suggests the game was close, in reality, the Sky Blues controlled the game from the off and a late goal for the visitors was nothing more than a consolation.

“Even though they pulled one back I don’t think we were in any danger, if anything it was a case of whether we were going to score again.

“I thought we controlled the ball well, we defended their threat from set-pieces really well, something we have done all season.”

Three points for the Sky Blues ensures that the 23s have reached a goal of theirs that they set a few weeks ago and Tisdale was pleased the group could achieve their aim.

“We set a target of nine points from our last four games, and we’ve done one better and got ten, so the boys have reached that target.

“It was good for the group to achieve their aim, and after finishing off with a convincing win against Cardiff and then again against Colchester, it’s been a good end to the campaign.”

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