Blues beat the U’s

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Blues made it three wins in a row as two goals in as many minutes straight after the break gave them a 2-0 win against a strong Colchester United XI.

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Once again it was Sheldon Sellears who stole the show, scoring the first goal and setting up the second for Anthony Church.

The visitors shaded the first half, although former U’s winger Ryan Melaugh sent a perfect low cross flashing across the penalty box which somehow eluded everyone in the 32nd minute and trialist central defender Kevin Lokko fired a long range effort just wide immediately after.

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At the other end, Michael O’Donoghue got down the left and sent over a cross and a surging Bean run saw him meet the ball, but power his header over. Just before half time Frankie Kent tried loft the ball over Jake Larkins from 35 yards but the ball floated over the Blues’ keeper and over the bar.

It took under a minute for Blues to open the scoring in the second half when Sellears’ shot from the edge of the box took a wicked deflection off Kent to fly into the bottom corner.

Within a minute the lead had doubled when Sellears cut down the right and provided the perfect cross from Church to fire past Chris Lewington.

Bean struck the woodwork for Colchester, and Miller did well to clear an effort off the line, but Blues closed out the win comfortably and boss Rod Stringer was pleased with the win:

“We stood off them a bit in the first half, but we were much better in the second half and I was pleased with how we played.

“It was a good win, it was just a shame there wasn’t more people there to see it.”

The Blues return to action tonight when Norwich City U-21 visit the ProKit UK Stadium – please note kick-off is at 7.30pm.

Admission: Adults £10, Concessins £6, accompanied U-12s free

Author: Dave Ryan