Huish Park record up in smoke for Glovers
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.