Colchester United midfielder, Harry Pell, believed that the U’s were the better team for the first quarter of the game, but that a failure to score during this period ended up costing them at Accrington Stanley on Saturday
Too often in the past, Colchester United have been the victim of FA Cup giant-killing acts, or failed to live up to their favourites’ tag against less-fancied opposition at the banana-skin stage of round one.
Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston awards his U’s Player Ratings (out of 10) following yesterday’s 1-0 home win over Swindon Town. Sammie Szmodics scored the winner in first-half stoppage time.
Colchester United boss John McGreal was in a bouyant moood after his side’s 1-0 home win over Swindon Town this afternoon, achieved courtesy of Sammie Szmodics’ goal in first-half injury-time, as the U’s burst into the top three.
Colchester United have been winning plaudits for their goal-scoring prowess this season, topping the League Two goal-charts in recent weeks, but U’s boss John McGreal has also been highlighting the excellent performances at the other end of the pitch.
Colchester United have the best home record in League Two, a prime reason why they are riding so high in League Two, and they have another chance to make home advantage count when mid-table Swindon Town visit this afternoon.
Colchester United writer Carl Marston reported on every one of Paul Lambert’s 43 games in charge of the U’s, in 2008-09. Here he reflects on the Lambert era, and what Town fans can expect from their new boss.
Colchester United are going great guns this season, with the likes of Luke Norris spearheading the attack, Luke Prosser and Frankie Kent marshalling the defence, and summer recruit Harry Pell dominating the midfield battles.