“They’re the best goals that I’ve ever scored and it’s definitely the best day of my career,” says Colchester United’s Saturday match-winner Gavin Massey, who scored two brilliant goals to sink Fleetwood Town in League One

Gavin Massey (left) celebrates his first goal with Alex Gilbey

Gavin Massey (left) celebrates his first goal with Alex Gilbey - Credit: Archant

Colchester United’s match-winner Gavin Massey described Saturday’s game as the ‘best day of his career’ as the flamboyant forward netted two stunning goals to ultimately secure that first home win for the U’s.

“Unbelievable,” said an ecstatic Massey afterwards.

“They’re the best goals that I’ve ever scored and it’s definitely the best day of my career.”

Strangely enough, these were Massey’s first goals of the season, something the versatile attack-minded player admits has been playing on his mind having not found the target previously.

“It’s been a long time coming, I think everyone’s been thinking when am I going to score?,” added Massey, who struck decisively in the 40th and 76th minutes.


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“The front six are all scoring goals and it’s about time mine I got mine.

“I was laughing and joking with Freddie (Sears) before the game saying that when I do score, they will come in twos, and luckily today I got the match-winner. “

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The goals themselves were two breathtaking strikes full of class and technique, with Massey admitting that he even surprised himself a little with the quality of the strikes.

“They were something probably fans are not really used to with me,” he said. “I’ve scored scrappy goals, different types of goals but yeah they were something else that I’m confident in doing.”

Massey paid compliment to Sears’ vision, technique, and weight of pass for his opening goal, which he took brilliantly. “It was unbelievable,” added Massey. “That’s the sort of quality we’ve got in the team, people can pick out passes like that, he saw the little bit of movement and that left the defender for dead.”

Though Massey has stolen the headlines, and deservedly so, the forward was just one of 11 men on the pitch who played their part in a fine win as he explains.

“The boys dug in and that’s the sort of mentality that we’ve got as a team,” he added.

“It’s a young team but we dig in and we keep going, and after half-time there was only one team winning the game.“

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