KANE Vincent-Young says scoring Colchester United’s dramatic last-gasp winner at Cambridge United was the sweetest moment of his career so far.

The attacking left-back slammed home a 96th-minute winner for John McGreal’s side in their 1-0 victory at the Abbey Stadium, in front of more than 1,100 jubilant U’s fans.

It secured a vital victory for Colchester in their quest to reach the League Two play-offs, leaving them just one point off the top seven with six games remaining.

And Vincent-Young admits seeing the ball hit the net for the all-important winning goal was a memorable moment.

He said: “It was my sweetest moment in football so far, without a doubt.

“It was amazing and a fantastic feeling.

“I don’t score tap-ins and that seems to be me at the minute – when I score, they’re all good goals.

“Whether it’s from 20 yards or two yards, all that matter is they go in.

“Goals are always that much sweeter when they come late on.

“We had to win this game – everybody knew that and we did.

“The boys were fantastic and we played like we had to win it, from first minute until last so hopefully, this can be a springboard.

“We kept playing with purpose and intensity and we didn’t give up.

“We had that belief and it came to fruition.

“We could have been 1-0 up in the first half but we were patient and the goal came.”

Colchester’s win at Cambridge ended a three-match losing streak and Vincent-Young says it can now provide the springboard for a strong finish to the season.

“Football has ups and downs but we’ve never stopped working hard,” said the U’s defender.

“We’ve stayed together and hopefully now, this is the start of what we hope can be a good run.

“We’re one point off the play-offs and if we play to the standard that we know that we can, we can get in there – we’re good enough.

“Hopefully the performance can be a stepping stone for us.

“We were due one, as we were resolute and strong and we kept a clean sheet.

“I scored the goal but anybody could have scored it.”

After conceding eight goals without reply in their previous three games, Colchester kept a much-needed clean sheet at Cambridge.

“I have to hold my hands up – I haven’t been the greatest defensively, over recent weeks,” added Vincent-Young, who has now scored three times for the U’s, this season.

“I was really pleased that together, we could muster up a clean sheet and hopefully, it’s the first of a few coming into these last six games.”