U's thrash Stevenage to secure biggest win of the season

On target - Jabo Ibehre netted a spectacular goal for Colchester in their 4-0 win over Stevenage.

On target - Jabo Ibehre netted a spectacular goal for Colchester in their 4-0 win over Stevenage.

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Colchester United secured a convincing 4-0 win over Stevenage to make it back to back wins in League One.

Two goals from Craig Eastmond and strikes from Jabo Ibehre and Blair Turgott helped the U's register back to back wins.

Turgott gave the U's a tenth-minute lead after Stevenage keeper Chris Day dropped Brian Wilson's cross, under pressure from Jabo Ibehre.

And it was 2-0 less than three minutes later when Ibehre acrobatically volleyed home, after Day had once again struggled to deal with a cross, this time from Luke Garbutt.

Eastmond scored Colchester's third goal midway through the first half when he converted from Turgott's delivery.

And although U's keeper Sam Walker denied Luke Freeman and Luke Jones hit the bar with a header for Stevenage, the U's wrapped up a fine win with 13 minutes to go when Eastmond tapped in a pass from substitute Sanchez Watt, who made his first appearance since August after recovering from injury.

For a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's win over Stevenage, see Friday's Gazette.

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6:03pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Noah4x4 says...

Now will all the moaners and malicious posters on here be silenced?

We have played 6/9 of the form sides AWAY and got decent points.
We have played 5/8 teams that WERE (struggling) around us AWAY and got decent points.
At the end of February 2013 we had 23 points....and where are we now with a game still to play before the end of DECEMBER?

We now must play all of our most critical games at HOME.
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Now will all the moaners and malicious posters on here be silenced? We have played 6/9 of the form sides AWAY and got decent points. We have played 5/8 teams that WERE (struggling) around us AWAY and got decent points. At the end of February 2013 we had 23 points....and where are we now with a game still to play before the end of DECEMBER? We now must play all of our most critical games at HOME. . Noah4x4
  • Score: -5

7:14pm Thu 26 Dec 13

25414nora says...

Stevenage are only a shadow of the side that walloped us 6-1 two years ago,
a 4-0 Us victory today is ample revenge, and Another 3 points closer to league one survival. Last season we only just escaped the dreaded drop, luck can go either way, but at least we are slightly better placed to achieve the magic 50/53 points to be sure.
Stevenage are only a shadow of the side that walloped us 6-1 two years ago, a 4-0 Us victory today is ample revenge, and Another 3 points closer to league one survival. Last season we only just escaped the dreaded drop, luck can go either way, but at least we are slightly better placed to achieve the magic 50/53 points to be sure. 25414nora
  • Score: 5

10:33pm Thu 26 Dec 13

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

I'm coming to the conclusion my attendance at Colchester games is a bad omen. I've missed the last two games and we've totalled 6 goals for and none against. Well done lads, it just goes to show if you have concentration and put in the effort good results will follow more often than not.
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I'm coming to the conclusion my attendance at Colchester games is a bad omen. I've missed the last two games and we've totalled 6 goals for and none against. Well done lads, it just goes to show if you have concentration and put in the effort good results will follow more often than not. . BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: 6

12:39am Fri 27 Dec 13

Boris says...

It was so funny watching Turgott, when the Stevenage keeper dropped the ball and he had the open goal at his mercy. He hesitated, as if asking if he was dreaming, couldn't believe his eyes. Then: oh well, this is a nice Xmas present, I'd better tap it in the net. And he did.
The second goal was a gift too. Call it a 2-0 win, plus a couple of bunce goals. Still a good win, but really Stevenage were pretty poor.
Let's hope for another home win on Sunday, then we can look forward with confidence.
Up the U's.
It was so funny watching Turgott, when the Stevenage keeper dropped the ball and he had the open goal at his mercy. He hesitated, as if asking if he was dreaming, couldn't believe his eyes. Then: oh well, this is a nice Xmas present, I'd better tap it in the net. And he did. The second goal was a gift too. Call it a 2-0 win, plus a couple of bunce goals. Still a good win, but really Stevenage were pretty poor. Let's hope for another home win on Sunday, then we can look forward with confidence. Up the U's. Boris
  • Score: 6

8:46am Fri 27 Dec 13

stevedawson says...

Joe what a christmas present that stevenage keeper gave you and all who turned up.it was luvely to see and listen to the away supporters sitting in the north stand wishing they were at home and saying so.great afternoon for once.
Joe what a christmas present that stevenage keeper gave you and all who turned up.it was luvely to see and listen to the away supporters sitting in the north stand wishing they were at home and saying so.great afternoon for once. stevedawson
  • Score: 8

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