“It was a great team performance” – Colchester United boss Tony Humes

A smiling Colchester United boss, Tony Humes

A smiling Colchester United boss, Tony Humes - Credit: Su Anderson

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, praised his team for a “great performance” following today’s 1-0 vital win at Yeovil Town

Craig Eastmond conjured up the winning goal, his 72nd minute shot taking a deflection on its way into the net.

Eastmond’s first goal of the season therefore ended a run of no wins in six games, a run which had yielded just one point from 18.

“This is a massive three points for us,” declared Humes.

“We knew that it would be a physical game, and be a tough, very direct game.

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“We dealt with the nasty side of the game, which is something that we had not dealt with in the previous two matches.

“But I thought we restricted Yeovil to just scraps today.

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“We just needed a performance, and we got that.

“It was a great performance, and a great team performance,” added Humes.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson said: “It was massively disappointing for us, against a very defensively-minded team.

“We didn’t play well today, but we created three or four good chances.

“Sam Walker, who we know all about (Walker is a former Yeovil loanee) made some excellent saves.

“I thought Colchester had just a bit more quality on the ball than us,” added Johnson.

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