Massey at the double as U’s down the Cod Army
Colchester United 2 Fleetwood Town 1
Gavin Massey’s first goals of the season saw Colchester United come from behind to beat Fleetwood Town 2-1 this afternoon, and in doing so, record their first home win of the season, moving them out of the League One relegation zone.
The flamboyant forward scored a simply superb brace to ensure the U’s celebrated a massive three points, moving them up to 16th in the table.
And although Colchester have undoubtedly performed a lot better on previous occasions this season, it is results, not performances, that are the necessity for Humes’ men.
What made the win even better was the fact that they had to come from behind after, and against the run of play, Fleetwood debutant Liam McAlinden lobbed the Cod Army into an 18th-minute lead.
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The U’s were actually the better side up to that point, but the goal put the visitors on the front foot, so it came as a bit of a surprise when Colchester drew level in the 40th minute as out of nowhere, striker Freddie Sears received the ball deep on the left-hand side before precisely clipping over a cross that Massey showed abundances of class and creation in to neatly volley home first-time.
And the U’s and Massey in particular, used that equaliser to their advantage to go on and win the game as magnificent Massey curled in a wonderful winner from the edge of the box after a neat passing move in the 76th minute.
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Tension surrounded the Weston Homes Community Stadium towards the end as U’s goalkeeper Sam Walker made two fantastic saves to hold onto a precious and valuable three points that certainly taste sweet for everyone associated with Colchester United Football Club this evening.