Rene Gilmartin made his first league appearance for more than five-and-a-half years, ironically replacing his ‘pupil’ Dillon Barnes in goal, for Colchester United’s 3-1 home win over Crawley Town on Saturday.
Colchester United captain, Luke Prosser, revealed that Crawley Town winger Luke Gambin had admitted to him that he “dived,” to earn a first-half penalty during the U’s 3-1 home win over their Sussex visitors.
Colchester United goalscorer, Sammie Szmodics, admitted that the U’s failed to respond to a “kick up the backside” from manager John McGreal during the half-time interval, on their way to defeat at Stevenage.
Colchester United manager John McGreal saw his side blow a 1-0 lead at Stevenage this afternoon, although he was very unhappy with the second-half penalty decision which enabled the hosts to take a 2-1 lead in an eventual 3-1 home victory.
Replacement centre-half, Tom Eastman, became the 10th different Colchester United player to etch his name on the score-sheet this season, with his opener against Yeovil Town in a midweek, a very impressive ratio from just 11 league games.
Colchester United suffered only their second defeat of the season, at home to Bury on Saturday, but club captain Luke Prosser is adamant that the team will ‘bounce back’ against visiting Yeovil Town this evening.