Callum Harriott’s Colchester United goal was good, but not that good!

Callum Harriott celebrates his goal against Gillingham on Saturday

Callum Harriott celebrates his goal against Gillingham on Saturday

Callum Harriott may have scored an absolute pearler against Gillingham, to seal a 2-1 win for Colchester United last Saturday, but he insisted that it was NOT the best goal of his career.

Young winger Harriott half-volleyed home in glorious fashion, on 29 minutes, giving Gills keeper Stuart Nelson no time to react with a clinical strike.

But Harriott, on loan from Charlton, admitted that Saturday’s thunderbolt would only just squeeze into his top three of goals scored.

“I have scored a better goal than that,” revealed Harriott.

“That one there was a good one, and it was a winner, but I’ve scored better.


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“I scored a goal at Sheffield Wednesday away, in an FA Cup game (2-1 win for Charlton on February 24, 2014), that I rate as a better one.

“And also the goal that got me a hat-trick,” added Harriott, with reference to his second-half hat-trick in an Addicks’ 3-0 win at Blackpool on the final day of the 2013-14 season.

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Harriott, 21, has provided seven goal-assists in his first five outings for the U’s, a very impressive record.

He will be looking for more assists, and perhaps another goal, at Swindon Town this Saturday.

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