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.