Aidy delighted by gritty U's

COLCHESTER United boss Aidy Boothroyd was left delighted by his side's gritty win at Yeovil last night.

Stuart Watson

COLCHESTER United boss Aidy Boothroyd was left delighted by his side's gritty win at Yeovil.

Kayode Odejayi's first half strike, followed by a strong second half defensive display, saw the U's return to third place in the table.

The Glovers - who have held Norwich and Charlton to draws at Huish Park this season - threw everything forward in the closing stages.

But unluck last Saturday when the U's surrendered a two-goal lead at Stockport, this time out they managed to hold firm.

"It was scrappy and it was tough," admitted Boothroyd.

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"We knew we would have to defend against them at times and I thought, after Saturday's performance, we were excellent.

"They had a really good go at us at the end, but we defended for our lives and managed to stand firm.

"We didn't open them up enough, but you can't come to places like this and get the ball down and spray it around."

With Charlton losing on Monday night and Leeds losing last night, Colchester are now back up to third and are just three points off the top two.

"Leeds have still got a game in hand on us and it's still only February, but even so this is still a really pleasing result.

"If you are going to win leagues or get promotion these are the sort of places you've got to come to, get ahead and stay ahead. We didn't manage that on Saturday, but we did tonight."

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