“That’s a strong win from the boys” – Colchester United boss John McGreal

U's boss John McGreal

U's boss John McGreal

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, praised the “character” of his side following this afternoon’s 3-2 home win over Blackpool. The U’s rallied from one-goal down.

Armand Gnanduillet’s 13th minute opener was wiped out by Sammie Szmodics’ 36th minute equaliser, and then a brace from Chris Porter on 56 and 84 minutes.

Brad Potts netted an 89th minute consolation, from a free-kick, for the Seasiders.

“That’s a strong win from the boys!” enthused McGreal.

“From 1-0 down, that shows the character of this team and their desire to get the three points.


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“Blackpool are going to be there or thereabouts this season. They’ve spent a bit of money and they had won 3-0 at Yeovil the previous weekend.

“They got an early goal, but we stepped it up and it was a great equaliser from Sammie (Szmodics). It was a good team goal.

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“The players took responsibility in the second half, and Chris (Porter) nearly ended up getting a hat-trick. I’m very pleased for him.

“I thought in the first half we gave Blackpool two much respect,” added McGreal.

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