Date:Sunday April 8 2007
Geraint Williams was understandably delighted with the weekend’s win against Southend United; Jamie Cureton walked away with the match ball after his stunning hat-trick, and left the Colchester boss with a smile on his face.
After the game, the Welshman said: “That was just about the perfect game for us. We scored in the first minute, and could have scored again in the last [through Karl Duguid] so it was the perfect 90 minutes.”
A first U’s victory at Roots Hall since 1980 was certainly worth the wait for Colchester fans, whose forward Cureton continued the fne form that has seen him find the net six times during the last three games.
“Jamie is a fantastic finisher,” added his manager. “He could have scored from two or three more strikes as well. To get 21 goals this season is no more than he deserves. He showed that he’s a natural goalscorer with the early chance.”
That goal was one of the quickest of Colchester ‘s season, and added to Jamie’s overall tally. Williams resumes the praise: “He works the lines and darts in. If we can find him, he’ll usually score.”
The win delighted Williams, because it was a fantastic collective performance that ensured three points, and against the U’s most bitter rivals.
George, as he is affectionately known to the faithful, also pleased those two thousand travelling supporters at Roots Hall by responding to their cries of “give us a wave.” In the dugout, he dully obliged.
“From front to back we were very good today. We rolled up our sleeves, like you have to in local derby games but we started to roll the ball around well after going two-nil up.”
He continued: We’ve had some disappointing results against Southend over the years, but this season we’ve beaten them 3-0 twice and taken six points.”
Making no apology for appearing boring, by refusing to commit anything about his plans for the five remaining games of the season, he added: “I’m not going to make any comments about the play-offs,” he said, after prompting from the press.
“I’m just happy to get into the sixties on 62 points. We were in the fifties far too long!”
Date:Sunday April 8 2007
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