Huish Park record up in smoke for Glovers

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Chris Spit­tles

SEAN Murray ended Yeovil’s un­beaten home record with his firstever Colch­ester goal – and clinched United’s first away win of the sea­son in the process.

Murray blasted in from the edge of the area just be­fore half­time to put the Es­sex side ahead and they com­fort­ably held on to claim three points.

Hav­ing avoided de­feat in their first five home games, Yeovil failed to se­ri­ously threaten the Colch­ester goal after fall­ing be­hind and were booed off at the fi­nal whis­tle.

It al­lowed United to chalk up their first vic­tory on the road, hav­ing picked up their first point away from home at Grimsby in mid­week.

Boss John McGreal said: “We felt that our first away win of the sea­son has been com­ing and we’ve got it.

“It’s taken longer than we ex­pected but it was a great per­for­mance to come away and pick up three points.

“We got a good away point in mid­week and we car­ried on that mo­men­tum to get this win.

“I thought we were com­fort­able in the first half but then they had a chance just be­fore the break and that changed our team talk.

“We could have been go­ing in level, so we made sure we came out after the break and kept a good solid shape and we didn’t sink as we have done in other games.”

After see­ing his side per­form below their usual stan­dards, Yeovil man­ager Dar­ren Way was hon­est in his as­sess­ment.

He said: “We are dis­ap­pointed with the per­for­mance and ob­vi­ously dis­ap­pointed to lose our un­beaten run at home.

“There wasn’t much in the game in the first half and the goal that they scored was poor from our point of view.

“And then the way we came out in the sec­ond half, we had no ad­ven­ture or cre­ativ­ity and we didn’t get at their de­fence enough.”

Yeovil cre­ated the bet­ter chances in the first half, but were un­able to make the break­through.

Olufela Olo­mola and Otis Khan both shot wide be­fore Olo­mola had a goal ruled out for a push.

Colch­ester went ahead on 43 min­utes when Kyel Reid rolled the ball to Murray and the mid­fielder blasted in a low shot which found the corner of the net.

Be­fore the break the Glovers came close to an equaliser as Sid Nel­son pow­ered a closerange header over the top from a Khan corner.

And in the sec­ond half Yeovil saw James Bai­ley shoot over be­fore Omar Sowunmi headed wide from close range.

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