“That was terrific!” – Colchester United boss Tony Humes

U's boss Tony Humes

U's boss Tony Humes

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, heaped the praise on his back four after today’s rip-roaring 2-1 home win over league leaders Gillingham

The U’s recorded back-to-back wins by toppling the league leaders in a thriller at the Weston Homes Community Stadium this afternoon.

Gavin Massey swept the U’s into a fourth minute lead, and although Luke Norris equalised just three minutes later, Callum Harriott regained the lead with what proved to be the winner just before the half-hour mark.

Jamie Jones also made a crucial penalty save, his second of the week, by blocking Cody McDonald’s 34th minute spot kick.

“That was terrific!” enthused Humes.

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“Gillingham are a good team, and you can see why they are up there, at the top of the league.

“They play with a lot of energy, and they put us under pressure.

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“But I have to praise our back four, they were outstanding, and we got our just rewards in the end.

“It was a jittery start from us, but our centre-halves (Frankie Kent and Tom Eastman) were outstanding.

“Frankie was immense in the second half,” added Humes.

The U’s next game is away at Swindon next Saturday.

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