U’s ace Mooney sinks minnows

The Zamaretto League side performed superbly at the Community

Stadium on Saturday and had a glorious chance to take a 20th-minute

lead when Chris Allen dragged a shot wide from a good position from

Ben Wells’ incisive pass. And less than a minute later the U’s took

the lead when David Mooney decisively fired home after Ian

Henderson had intelligently flicked on Ashley Vincent’s cross at

the near post. Henderson fired just over before half-time and

Mooney registered two efforts for Colchester just after the break.

But Marine were always in the tie and were desperately unlucky not

to equalise when Jamie Gosling’s effort smacked against the post

just before the hour-mark. Colchester keeper Ben Williams denied

Wells with eight minutes to go and also palmed away a header from

his team-mate Paul Reid to prevent, as the U’s held on.