Ward: ‘It’s been coming’

Colchester United 4 Notts County 2

COLCHESTER United boss John Ward heaped praise on his side after they beat Notts County 4-2 at the Weston Community Stadium today.

“We had to be patient, but it was a good game for us,” he said.

“The way I asked the team to play demanded work in every department, even at times meaning letting Notts County have the ball before winning it back.

“Even when they levelled we responded well. There was plenty of endeavour and quality in our display. We are a very positive bunch and this result has been coming.

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“In saying that, we couldn’t just keep saying “it’s coming”, but it is nice when it does.”

The U’s took the lead in the 49th minute when Anthony Wordsworth’s deflected free-kick went past Stuart Nelson in the visitors’ goal.

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It was no more than they deserved, but the home side were rocked when Sam Sodje powered home a header from a long throw in minutes later.

Then it was three goals in seven minutes for U’s. Michail Antonio tapped in after good work by Kayode Odejayi after 67 minutes.

Ian Henderson then powered home a 25-yarder, before Odejayi completed the scoring with a lovely goal after rounding Nelson.

A Matt Heath own goal made it 4-2 in the 93rd minute, but this was Colchester’s day as they played some delightful football to see off a team who were in the top-six before kick-off.

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