Aidy pleased with 'professional' victory

COLCHESTER United boss Aidy Boothroyd wants his side to go on an FA Cup run after they comfortably despatched non-league side Bromley 4-0 in the first round this afternoon.

Stuart Watson

COLCHESTER United boss Aidy Boothroyd wants his side to go on an FA Cup run after they comfortably despatched non-league side Bromley 4-0 in the first round this afternoon.

Goals from Simon Hackney, Kayode Odejayi, Clive Platt and Steven Gillespie saw the U's easily put their Blue Square South hosts to the sword.

"I thought we were thoroughly professional in everything we did," said Boothroyd.


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"Four nil was probably a bit flattering in the end, but we did play well.

"We want a run in this competition now because I know how that can galvanise a season."

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The U's boss - who handed rare starts to Phil Ifil and Simon Hackney, while Gillespie, Joel Thomas and Medi Elito all came of the bench - added: "There have been a few players that have been left out recently that showed great character and attitude today.

"I've now got some lovely problems now for the Exeter game next weekend."

This is the first time that Colchester - who will know who they play in the next round following tomorrow afternoon's draw - have made it past the first hurdle in the FA Cup since the 2005/6 season.

- For full match report and reaction see Monday's EADT.

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