Joe Dunne started his tenure as Colchester United manager with victory over Hartlepool.

But Dunne's first game in charge got off to the worst possible start when Craig Lynch pounced on an error by Craig Eastmond to put Pools ahead after just five minutes.

Gavin Massey fired past Scott Flinders to draw the U's level.

Jabo Ibehre coolly slotted the hosts ahead and the forward made it 3-1 when he stabbed home from close range.

POST-MATCH REACTION

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"It's a start. We should enjoy it because we've not had a win this season, but understand it's only a start.

"After the goal [for Hartlepool] it was starting to gather momentum. After about 10-12 minutes it was starting to happen.

"When it did I thought we looked really good and I thought we could have scored more.

"Even when we got the third I thought we'd get some more but you never know so you have to stay focused. The players did that even when it was a bit scrappy at times."

Hartlepool United head coach Neale Cooper told BBC Tees:

"The personnel are not doing it, the last few games it's killing us, every attack was a worry.

"We sit and talk to the players during the week, we try to work on things, but every time they attacked there were problems. I wouldn't like to play behind the back four.

"I feel sorry for Scott Flinders [goalkeeper]. It was error, another goal, error, another goal. The second goal was absolutely shocking, we gifted them two, no three, goals."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Colchester

  • 01 Cousins
  • 03 Rose
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 18 Eastman
  • 20 Wilson
  • 33 Eastmond
  • 15 Bean
  • 22 Wordsworth
  • 12 Ibehre (Izzet - 90' )
  • 21 Massey (Sears - 81' )
  • 39 Watt (Henderson - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 35 Pentney
  • 25 White
  • 07 Duguid
  • 10 Izzet
  • 09 Morrison
  • 11 Sears
  • 16 Henderson

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin
  • 05 Collins
  • 06 Horwood
  • 18 Baldwin
  • 29 Hartley
  • 07 Franks
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 20 Murray (Poole - 67' )
  • 24 Lynch (Monkhouse - 56' )
  • 39 Howard Booked

Substitutes

  • 31 McHugh
  • 22 Holden
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 19 Richards
  • 10 Poole
  • 33 James
Ref: Russell
Att: 3,471

Match Stats

Shots

8 8

On target

6 3

Corners

10 6

Fouls

3 3

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +0:56 Substitution

Substitution Kem Izzet replaces Jabo Ibehre.

88:41

Anthony Wordsworth decides to take the corner short.

87:11

Unfair challenge on Evan Horwood by Ian Henderson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Franks.

84:43

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth, Scott Flinders makes a save.

82:39

The referee blows for offside against Freddie Sears. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

82:14

Shot by James Poole from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

80:27 Substitution

Substitution Ian Henderson replaces Sanchez Watt.

80:27 Substitution

Substitution Freddie Sears on for Gavin Massey.

78:46 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

77:39

Andy Monkhouse has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

72:26

Neil Austin concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Eastmond. Indirect free kick taken by Anthony Wordsworth.

71:18

Corner taken by Jonathan Franks from the left by-line, save by Mark Cousins.

69:17

Sanchez Watt fouled by Neil Austin, the ref awards a free kick. Anthony Wordsworth restarts play with the free kick.

68:26

The offside flag is raised against Gavin Massey. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

67:38

The assistant referee flags for offside against Steve Howard. Free kick taken by Magnus Okuonghae.

66:53 Substitution

Substitution Paul Murray goes off and James Poole comes on.

66:04

Corner taken by Jonathan Franks from the right by-line.

61:08

Assist on the goal came from Michael Rose.

61:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Jabo Ibehre - Colchester 3 - 1 Hartlepool Jabo Ibehre finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Colchester 3-1 Hartlepool.

57:52

Craig Eastmond takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Steve Howard manages to make a clearance.

55:27 Substitution

Substitution Andy Monkhouse is brought on as a substitute for Craig Lynch.

53:41

Corner taken by Craig Eastmond from the left by-line, save by Scott Flinders.

49:50

Craig Eastmond takes the inswinging corner, Jack Baldwin manages to make a clearance.

46:20

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Eastmond from the left by-line.

45:01 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

43:23 Booking

Booking Steve Howard booked.

42:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Jabo Ibehre - Colchester 2 - 1 Hartlepool A goal is scored by Jabo Ibehre from just inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Colchester 2-1 Hartlepool.

40:53

Foul by Craig Eastmond on Neil Austin, free kick awarded. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.

38:03

The assist for the goal came from Sanchez Watt.

38:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Gavin Massey - Colchester 1 - 1 Hartlepool A goal is scored by Gavin Massey from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 1-1 Hartlepool.

36:27

Effort on goal by Jabo Ibehre from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

34:12

Jack Baldwin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Wordsworth. Anthony Wordsworth restarts play with the free kick.

31:22

Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders. Anthony Wordsworth takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Steve Howard.

27:14

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jonathan Franks, Antony Sweeney takes a shot. Magnus Okuonghae manages to make a clearance.

26:13

Floated corner taken from the right by-line by Evan Horwood.

25:09

Gavin Massey is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

24:20

The assistant referee signals for offside against Antony Sweeney. Magnus Okuonghae takes the indirect free kick.

21:56

Jabo Ibehre takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.

20:39

Corner from the right by-line taken by Anthony Wordsworth, Sam Collins makes a clearance. Craig Eastmond takes the inswinging corner, Jabo Ibehre produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

18:03

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, save by Mark Cousins.

17:31

Corner from the right by-line taken by Anthony Wordsworth, save by Scott Flinders.

14:54

Jonathan Franks has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

11:47

Steve Howard takes a shot.

10:08

Foul by Craig Eastmond on Antony Sweeney, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Evan Horwood from the free kick.

5:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Lynch - Colchester 0 - 1 Hartlepool Craig Lynch scores a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Colchester 0-1 Hartlepool.

3:30

Corner taken by Jonathan Franks from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Peter Hartley misses to the right of the target.

2:19

Jabo Ibehre is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.

1:54

Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Peter Hartley gets a block in.

0:00

The match gets underway.

The second half kicks off.

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