Colchester 5 Bourne 2
Premier BColchester 5 Bourne 2Colchester produced a solid all-round team display to comfortably see off relegation candidates Bourne on Saturday afternoon.
Colchester 5 Bourne 2
Colchester produced a solid all-round team display to comfortably see off relegation candidates Bourne on Saturday afternoon.
After last week's postponement the hosts were eager to come out with all guns blazing and started at a break neck pace, going two goals ahead within ten minutes.
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The first came when Rohan Khaira picked up Craig Warriner's pass and beat the keeper before slotting into an open net.
Matt Low scored the second from Colchester's first short corner giving the opposing keeper no chance with a fierce strike.
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The home side continued to dominate for much of the first half and went close on a couple of occasions with Simon Collins unlucky not to open his account for the season.
At the break Colchester captain Wayne Masters urged his side to kill the game off with an early second half goal and Low duly obliged when he smashed home another short corner.
Soon afterwards the game was well and truly settled when Warriner danced around the Bourne keeper and pushed the ball into the empty net.
The visitors eventually began to get a foot hold in the game and reduced the deficit from a short corner.
Colchester always looked likely to score further goals on the counter attack and an excellent move involving Collins and Warriner resulted in Duncan Scott scoring a fifth.
Bourne responded immediately, scrambling home to make the score 5-2 and complete the days scoring.
Colchester played out the remaining minutes with comfort and would have been pleased with their afternoon's work. Tom Philp, who produced a solid performance at right back, was named man of the match after the game.
Next week Colchester travel down the A12 to take on Redbridge & Ilford looking for another three points.