‘Some of our football was out of this world’ – Colchester United’s John McGreal

U's winger Brennan Dickenson shoots during the first-half at Stevenage this afternoon. Picture: PAGE

U's winger Brennan Dickenson shoots during the first-half at Stevenage this afternoon. Picture: PAGEPIX

Colchester United boss John McGreal described some of his side’s football as “out of this world” following this afternoon’s 1-0 win at Stevenage.

Mikael Mandron netted his 10th goal of the season to secure the U’s a first away win of 2018, at Broadhall Way.

Mandron connected sweetly with a first-time shot from Kane Vincent-Young’s cross, the ball flying into the net from 12 yards out to put the U’s 1-0 up in the 27th minute.

It was no more than the U’s deserved, in a game which they dominated.

Boro rarely threatened an equaliser, so McGreal’s men finally ended their lean spell – it was their first victory in six matches.

“I thought some of our football was out of this world, especially in the first half, “ enthused McGreal.

“I always thought that it was good we had a couple of away games, after struggling at home with a couple of poor performances and a couple of poor results.

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“The clean-sheet at Morecambe on Tuesday night (0-0 draw) has given the lads a lot of confidence, and I thought we were excellent today.

“In fact, we were disappointed to only be 1-0 up at half-time.

“Sammie Szmodics’ early shot (in the first minute) set the pattern for the afternoon. Sammie ran his socks off all afternoon, and is back to getting in those goalscoring areas.

“I was pleased for the defence to get another clean-sheet, and of course I was delighted for Mikael (Mandron) to get his goal.

“Mikael has been taking a bit of stick of late, but today was a good finish from him. He’s now got double figures (10 goals) for the season.

“It was a good cross by Kane (Vincent-Young), who has been solid defensively of late but added more of an attacking threat today. He was more like an inside-left rather than a left-back at times,” added McGreal.

The U’s entertain Luton Town on Good Friday in their next match

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