Boss Tony Humes and striker Freddie Sears both delighted with Colchester United’s Cup success

U's boss Tony Humes

U's boss Tony Humes - Credit: Su Anderson

Colchester United boss Tony Humes was delighted with his side’s attacking prowess during this afternoon’s 6-3 win at Gosport Borough in the first round of the FA Cup.

Goals from Gavin Massey, Sanchez Watt, Freddie Sears (penalty) and Alex Gilbey put the U’s 4-1 up at the break, with Sears and Sammie Szmodics also hitting the net in the second period.

“There are areas where we can get better at, but there were many good things that we did out there,” enthused Humes.

“It was a great atmosphere, with young players learning to play in this environment and have different experiences.

“The crowd were great all game, for both sides, and it was a real good cup tie. It was another learning curve, though we have got to get better at it in certain areas.

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“But there was so much to take for my players out there today. I’m really, really pleased and feel positive with everything that has happened,” added Humes.

Sears boosted his tally for the season to 11 games, with his brace.

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“I’m now just one off my tally from last season, so I’m happy,” enthused Sears.

“Hopefully, this result will be a good confidence-booster for the team.”

Justin Bennett (2) and substitute Lee Wort scored Gosport’s goals.

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