Morecambe boss hails 'oustanding' display at Colchester United

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Derek Adams was full of praise for his Morecambe players after they beat Colchester United 3-1 on Saturday, despite playing more than 50 minutes of the game with 10 men.

JJ McKiernan scored all three of the Shrimps’ goals in a fine display that was only blighted by a straight red card for James Connolly in the 37th minute, their fourth red card of the season.

Cameron McGeehan pulled a goal back in the second half for the hosts, who also saw Noah Chilvers miss a late penalty.

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Nevertheless, victory made it back-to-back away wins for Adams’ squad, following on from the three points against Forest Green Rovers.

Morecambe midfielder JJ McKiernan Picture: Jack TaylorMorecambe midfielder JJ McKiernan Picture: Jack Taylor
Morecambe midfielder JJ McKiernan Picture: Jack Taylor
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Adams said: “The performance was outstanding and we could have won by a lot more.

“We opened them up time and time again, created a lot of chances and picked them off.

“Some of the football was unbelievable at times and we took them to the sword. We absolutely murdered them to be honest.

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“The sending off meant a big shuffle but we coped well and kicked on in the second half.

“We continued to pass them off the pitch and it was fabulous for the players and the fans.

“JJ was superb. He’s found form and found a position that really suits him and we are all delighted for him.

“His third goal was outstanding and he could have had four to be honest.

“There were a few nervy moments at the end when they got a goal and a penalty but we got the points which we really did deserve.”