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Morrison salutes U's goal hero Bonne
Clinton Morrison said he would have been proud to have scored Macauley Bonne’s goal that helped Colchester United beat Peterborough United.
Bonne’s superb header on his senior home debut secured the U’s a 1-0 victory over high-flying Posh, as the young striker celebrated his 18th birthday in style.
Bonne was only two years old when Morrison netted on his professional debut for Crystal Palace against Sheffield Wednesday in a Premier League game, back in 1998.
And after making way for the U’s academy striker on the hour, veteran Morrison, who has scored 170 times during his successful career, said it was a special goal to win the game.
Morrison said: “Macca can score a goal and his header was a great finish.
“I’d be proud to have scored that goal and it was a great centre-forward’s goal.
“My first-ever goal was a bit different as it was for Crystal Palace in the Premier League against Sheffield Wednesday - I just wanted to get that one in!
“But I’m pleased for Macca – he’s a goalscorer and he’s been banging them in for the youth team.
“I’m also pleased for the boys, because we deserved the win.
“I was disappointed to come off, because I feel like I’ve worked hard and played well again.
“But I’ve played a lot of football lately and the gaffer wanted young legs up front with Macca.
“The lads have been doing well and hopefully we can kick on.
“I think the winless run may have weighed on a few of the lads’ minds but it didn’t weigh on mine.
“I’ve been there before and seen there and done it.
“I knew that the results would come in the end and we were playing well.
“If we’d have been playing rubbish then you start worrying but we were creating chances.”
See Monday's Gazette for more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including a full match report, pictures and reaction to the U's 1-0 win over Peterborough United and full reaction to the FA Cup draw.
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