COLCHESTER United’s penalty hero Noah Chilvers says it is important they savour their magnificent win at Crystal Palace.

But the U’s teenager admits they must also use their memorable Carabao Cup victory at Selhurst Park as a springboard for a productive League Two run.

Chilvers showed great composure to strike Colchester’s fifth and final winning spot-kick in the shoot-out to help them beat Premier League outfit Palace and progress through to the third round of the League Cup for the first time since 2004.

His penalty sparked jubilant scenes among players and supporters alike and Chilvers says it was a great atmosphere in the visitors’ dressing room afterwards – but admits they must take their triumph into their league campaign.

Chilvers said: “We want to remember the day and take it in.

“It was a great atmosphere in the changing room afterwards.

“A bit of Sweet Caroline went on and it was a great feeling.

“But we also need to use it as a springboard in the league.

“Performance-wise, we all feel that we have been playing well but haven’t got the results as of yet.

“Hopefully this can be the kick-start for the season and we can take it into the league.

“We showed at Palace with team shape and confidence, we can do it anywhere."

Chilvers is now hoping that he will get more opportunities for Colchester, after playing his part in the Palace win.

The U's academy product came on for Ben Stevenson in the 77th minute of the Carabao Cup tie to make his third senior appearance for the club.

Chilvers added: “I’ve been training since pre-season and I’ve had some positive feedback from the gaffer and Bally (Steve Ball) so it’s about waiting for my chance and taking it really.”