Colchester United manager Joe Dunne said the final margin of defeat could have been heavier for his side after they were thrashed by MK Dons.
The U’s were thumped 5-1 at a rain-sodden stadium:mk, to fall to their heaviest defeat of the season.
Dunne said: “I’m delighted that it was only 5-1 because it could have been ten.
“That’s how I feel and it’s desperately disappointing for us.
“We didn’t get close to them and we lost our concentration.
“When you do that against a team like MK Dons, you’re going to get punished.
“We got punished five times but it could have been more.”
For a full match report, pictures and reaction to the U’s defeat at MK Dons, see Monday’s Gazette.