Kane Vincent-Young admits his wonder goal against Forest Green Rovers was the best moment of his Colchester United career so far.

The 21-year-old bagged his first-ever goal for the U’s in their 5-1 triumph at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, thanks to an outstanding solo strike with 16 minutes remaining.

Vincent-Young carried the ball more than 50 yards before planting a low shot past Rovers keeper, Bradley Collins for Colchester’s fourth goal of the game.

It was a memorable moment for the attacking right-back and he says it was something to cherish.

Vincent-Young said: “I think it was my best moment in a Colchester shirt, without a doubt.

“It was an amazing feeling to score and the goal topped everything off for me.

“I get into those kind of positions in training all the time.

“To be fair, the boys give me a lot of stick for not finishing them off so hopefully, this is the start of something good.

“My first thought when I got the ball was just to try and gain yards.

“We’d been under pressure for a bit and I wanted to carry the ball up the pitch.

“But the closer and closer I got the goal was right in front of me and it was natural to shoot.

“I think I went inside a defender and I was straight on goal coming towards the box - I thought “just get it on target and see what happens”.”

Vincent-Young’s strike against Forest Green helped Colchester register their first win of the League Two season, following a draw and two defeats.

The young defender is now hoping that the resounding victory will lead to more positive results for the U’s, in the coming weeks.

“It was a big win for us,” said the former Tottenham Hotspur youngster.

“It was a fantastic performance and just what we needed and deserved. Hopefully this can kick-start our season.

“The early goal always helps and scoring first in this league is really important.

“I think we made a really good start in both halves and that set a precedent for the whole game.

“We were 2-1 up at half-time and there was praise but also caution as well. We didn’t want to let our hard work go to waste.

“We wanted to maintain it and keep it going and I thought that we did that really well in the second half.

“After the Luton game, chats were had and things had to be said.

“We’ve addressed it and had a really good week’s training and I think we showed what we were capable of.

“We’re a young dressing room and we’re all close and really good mates – we just want to see each other do well.”