‘It’s been a dream start’ – Colchester United’s Ben Stevenson

Substitute Ben Stevenson, left, squeezes home the opening goal on his U's debut in a 2-0 home win ov

Substitute Ben Stevenson, left, squeezes home the opening goal on his U's debut in a 2-0 home win over Newport County on Saturday. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ben Stevenson basked in the glory of a “dream start” to his Colchester United career, after scoring the opening goal in Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Newport County.

Snapped up on loan from Wolves on transfer deadline day on Thursday, having moved to the Championship leaders on a permanent deal from Coventry just hours before, Stevenson marked his U’s debut with a slick goal, just before the hour mark.

On as a 49th minute substitute, midfielder Stevenson calmly diverted home Courtney Senior’s cross, to put the U’s 1-0 up. Tom Eastman added a killer second on 79 minutes.

“It’s been a dream start for me,” enthused Stevenson.

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“That goal has set me up and I’ve got my confidence back. I can’t wait for the next few games.


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“I know that the lads had not won in six games, but they drew four of these and you could tell by the way we played today that we have deserved to get more results,” added the 20-year-old.

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