Watch Sammie Szmodics’ great goals as Colchester United beat Needham Market in friendly

Sammie Szmodics scored two belters at Neeedham. Picture: RICHARD BLAXHALL

Sammie Szmodics scored two belters at Neeedham. Picture: RICHARD BLAXHALL - Credit: Richard Blaxall / Colchester Uni

Friendly Needham Market 0 Colchester United 4 Two cracking late strikes from Sammie Szmodics saw Colchester United run out impressive 4-0 winners at Needham Market in their second friendly of the pre-season.

Tariq Issa and Denny Johnstone were the other U’s scorers, as the side made it two wins from two after their 2-0 win at Maldon & Tiptree on Saturday.

But Needham almost took the lead, with striker John Sands firing over an open goal in the 20th minute.

Five minutes later Johnstone made it 1-0, tapping home a rebound from Drey Wright’s effort. Sam Walker then tipped a deflected cross onto his own bar as the U’s went into the break 1-0 up.

Sands hit the post for the Marketmen before Wright did the same for the U’s, but Issa made sure of victory ten minutes from time with a tap in from a parried shot.

Szmodics still had time to make it 3-0 in the 88th minute with a fantastic 25-yarder, before he made it 4-0 a minute later.

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