Crewe battled back from a 2-0 half-time deficit to beat Colchester.

Freddie Sears poked the U's into the lead and Ian Henderson chipped in a brilliant second from Magnus Okuonghae's long ball.

Lauri Dalla Valle pulled one back, into an empty net for his second in two games, and Luke Murphy levelled with a penalty after Okuonghae handballed.

And Crewe won it in the 74th minute when Mathias Pogba headed home Byron Moore's cross.

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Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"It just seems to be when we concede the first goal, from being in winning positions, that we just don't seem to believe in ourselves.

"It's such a transition from the first few weeks I've been in charge. We've had a bad week in terms of conceding goals and how we've lost games.

"As soon as the first (Crewe) goal went in, you could feel the atmosphere, and I just thought I want the players to be stronger than that.

"Every time we put ourselves in a position to defend at the moment, they score."

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