‘Hopefully this is the first of many goals’ – Colchester United’s Sean Murray

Sean Murray celebrates scoring the winner at Yeovil in a 1-0 victory. Picture: PAGEPIX

Sean Murray celebrates scoring the winner at Yeovil in a 1-0 victory. Picture: PAGEPIX

It took Sean Murray 27 games and eight months to score his first goal for Colchester United, but now he is hoping that the floodgates have finally opened.

The midfielder was delighted to fire home his first U’s goal, since his switch from Swindon on transfer deadline day on January 31, especially as his 43rd minute strike earned his team a first away win of the season, at Yeovil on Saturday.

“I’m delighted to get my first goal for the club,” enthused Murray. “It’s taken a long time, but I am very happy.

“It took longer than I had hoped. It was good to finally get it, on a personal note, but also in a win away from home, which we had needed after a good (2-2) draw at Grimsby on Tuesday night.

“The goal showed how we can play, it was a good passing move. In fact, it was a fine team goal, and I managed put it in.

“Kyel (Reid) is a good outlet down the left flank. He’s a good player to get the ball out to, because you know that he is going to either beat a player, or get a cross or a dribble in.

“Kyel set me up. It’s great to have him in the team, as it is to have Drey’s (Wright’s) pace down the right. They were both massive for us today.

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“I’m hoping that this is the first of many goals for me. I had been getting close, but hopefully they will keep coming now,” added Murray.

Former Watford Academy product Murray explained that the team’s good organisation, and hard-work ethic, helped to win the day at Huish Park.

“We worked really hard, but the main thing was that we kept our shape,” said Murray.

“We kept making their players make mistakes because they didn’t have room to play, that was the main thing.

“We felt comfortable out there, because everyone was in the right positions. In the 4-4-2 formation, everyone knew where they had to be, both defensively and attacking-wise.”

Meanwhile, boss John McGreal said: “I think this was a classic 1-0 away performance, and we were in control as well.

“We had other good opportunities on the counter-attack, especially in the second half, but the shape was excellent and the goal came at the right time.

“I thought that we showed a lot of grit and determination, but also a lot of composure as well. It was a good performance,” added McGreal.

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