Easter provides spark on freezing night

Colchester United 1 Yeovil Town 0JERMAINE Easter crowned his home debut with the only goal of the game to propel Colchester United out of the relegation zone last night.

Carl Marston

Colchester United 1 Yeovil Town 0

JERMAINE Easter crowned his home debut with the only goal of the game to propel Colchester United out of the relegation zone last night.

The U's leapfrogged visiting Yeovil Town in the League One table, thanks to Easter's landmark goal. It was only the U's second win at their new Weston Homes Community Stadium, from 10 starts.


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Man of the moment Easter conjured up his deadly finish in the 54th minute. Fellow striker Clive Platt nodded down David Perkins' swirling cross, and Easter turned to hook gleefully hook home from 10 yards out.

Keeper Josh Wagenaar actually got his hands to the ball, but he could not prevent Easter's thunderbolt from dropping into the back of the net. It capped an impressive evening from the Plymouth loanee.

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In the build-up to this key fixture, club skipper Chris Coyne had called for the team “to win ugly.” It certainly wasn't pretty, but it was a vital victory all the same.

The most disappointing aspect was the poor attendance - a mere 3,214 turned up on a cold evening. Hopefully, the crowds will begin to swell if the U's continue their climb up the table.

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