Colchester United head coach John McGreal was delighted with the quality of his side's goals after they comprehensively beat Cheltenham Town 3-0 this afternoon.

Kane Vincent-Young's superb solo effort and Frank Nouble's excellent finish put the U's in charge at half-time, at the JobServe Community Stadium.

And Abo Eisa tapped home a third goal for Colchester early in the second half, after Courtney Senior's brilliant run and unselfish pass had set him up.

McGreal said: “It was a terrific performance.

“I thought our three goals were excellent and it’s tough to pick one out.

“Kane took it in his own half and he’s hit it terrifically well.

“Nouble has done a step over and put it in the top corner and then Courtney has danced past about three or four and has shown maturity to pass it to another player to pop it in.

“I’m just delighted to get the three goals.

“The last two performances have improved on what we have done and the boys we’ve brought in have made the players we had here up their game.

“It’s started from training – I’m a big believer that if you put that in in training you’ll get your rewards and the boys have been able to do that.

“It was good to get that home win, because it’s been a long time coming but that’s results-wise, not performances.

"We scored some fantastic goals and that's what we want to try and do, as well as continue to improve the club.

"But we still have 14 games left and we move onto the next game."

The only downside to the afternoon for Colchester was the injuries suffered by midfield duo Harry Pell and Tom Lapslie.

Pell limped off with a hamstring injury in the 11th minute, while his replacement Lapslie was replaced late on after suffering a large gash on the top of his foot.

"We don't know the extent of Harry's injury, at the moment," said McGreal.

"He's had a little ultrasound just to have a little look at the extent of it.

"Tom will need a few stitches in his foot but neither of them wanted to come off."

Colchester are fourth in League Two tonight after their win, with some of their promotion rivals dropping points around them.

But U's boss McGreal is not looking at anything other than his own side, on a game by game basis.

He added: “The games are coming week to week and we just have to look after ourselves and perform.

“We needed that home win and we just need to win games of football."