Such a perfect day for Platt & Co

COLCHESTER United target man, Clive Platt, labelled Saturday's ground-breaking 7-1 win at Norwich City as “a special day.”

Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United target man, Clive Platt, labelled Saturday's ground-breaking 7-1 win at Norwich City as “a special day.”

Platt helped himself to a brace of goals, as well as setting up Kevin Lisbie for his second, and David Perkins for the U's six goal on a memorable afternoon.

Lisbie's arrival last week, on loan for the season from Ipswich, has meant a rekindling of the Platt-Lisbie partnership of two years ago.


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Platt insisted: “It was a great performance. A lot of people would have been surprised by the result, even without the 7-1 score-line.

“Norwich started in lively fashion in front of a packed house, but then we got at them and scored straight away. We passed the ball and moved so well, and worked so hard.

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“Of course I have really enjoyed linking up with Kevin (Lisbie) again. It feels great to be back together again.

“We have both kicked off the season straight away with a couple of goals each. I dreamt of scoring a couple, but never both of us scoring two!

“My first one was only a tap-in. I gambled on Kevin making the keeper work, and he couldn't hold onto the ball.

“With my second goal, Lee Beevers missed with his header, but he managed to put the keeper off, and I just had to hit the ball hard and kept it as low as I could.

“I thought I might get another one as well. I flicked on Marc Tierney's throw and turned around, expecting Kevin to have got hold of the ball for me to have another chance, but he had already headed it into the net!” added Platt.

The U's big No. 9, who was ironically linked with a move to Norwich in the summer, is warning against over-confidence for the coming matches.

He continued: “The gaffer is naturally over the moon for us, but we mustn't get carried away.

“We got beaten 4-2 at Hartlepool on the opening day last season, but Hartlepool did not carry it on for the rest of the season. We can't let that happen.”

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