Platt's entertainment, says Williams

COLCHESTER United manager Geraint Williams heaped praise on striker Clive Platt for his role in the U's 3-1 victory at Swindon Town.Platt was not amongst the scorers, but he was a thorn in the side of Swindon's defenders all afternoon.

Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United manager Geraint Williams heaped praise on striker Clive Platt for his role in the U's 3-1 victory at Swindon Town.

Platt was not amongst the scorers, but he was a thorn in the side of Swindon's defenders all afternoon.

“Clive (Platt) is often the unsung hero of the team. I thought he gave a master class in how to lead the front-line,” enthused Williams.


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“He won his headers, held the ball up well and ran into the channels. He did everything except score a goal, but he was there to set up others.

“He was so dominant, and the likes of Jacko (Johnnie Jackson) benefited with his goal. He headed it down for Jacko, who scored with his left foot for a change - last season he was always scoring with his right foot.

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“I thought it was a good team performance. We defended very well, although I thought some of our crossing into the box was disappointing.

“We stood up to what Swindon threw at us in the second-half, and I thought the penalty against us was a little harsh, especially as we had one at the other end that was not given. These decisions often end up being vital, but fortunately not today,” added Williams.

The U's goalscorers were Jackson and Scott Vernon in the first-half, and substitute Akanni-Sunday Wasiu in stoppage time. It was the U's first league win of the campaign.

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