Guy after a goal which gets a result

COLCHESTER United super-sub Jamie Guy is fed up of scoring goals for no team reward.Guy chalked up his second senior goal in the 2-1 defeat at Coventry City on Monday night, just as he had notched his first in the 2-1 reverse at West Brom earlier in the season.

By Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United super-sub Jamie Guy is fed up of scoring goals for no team reward.

Guy chalked up his second senior goal in the 2-1 defeat at Coventry City on Monday night, just as he had notched his first in the 2-1 reverse at West Brom earlier in the season.

But the 19-year-old now has one thing on his mind - to score a goal that earns the U's a positive result, and preferably at Layer Road rather than on the road.


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“It's not much fun scoring when the team loses. I'd rather be scoring the winner or at least the equaliser,” enthused Guy during a welcome day off yesterday.

“I don't get much chance to turn it around with just a few minutes at the end, especially with the team being 2-0 down. I didn't really get long enough (he appeared as an 80th minute substitute).

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“But I thought the lads were unlucky to lose. It was a very tight game, and neither goalkeeper had much to do apart from pick the ball out of the net. There weren't many chances to score.

“It's just that at this level, in the Championship, teams tend to take their chances, and that's what Coventry did against us.

“I'd obviously love to get a start soon, though most of all I'd love to score at Layer Road in front of our home fans, preferably the winner!” added Guy. A product of Colchester United's youth team, front-runner Guy is well-known in the local non-league circles as well.

He explained: “I played for Tiptree United as a 17-year-old and I've also been on loan at Staines Town and Cambridge United.

“I also had one game for Gravesend and Northfleet, although I was quickly recalled because of an injury crisis.”

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