CALLUM Harriott admits he was left disappointed despite bagging a Goal of the Season contender for Colchester United.

The 26-year-old scored a magnificent long-range goal in the U’s 1-1 draw with Crawley Town.

Harriott’s fantastic 13th-minute strike gave Colchester the lead in the League Two clash.

But the Reds hit back seven minutes later through Jordan Tunnicliffe’s close-range goal and the U’s had to content with a point, at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Harriott said: “It was a good goal but I feel like I could have more and I feel like the team could have had more.

“For me personally, I feel I need more.

“Everyone was obviously disappointed about that game but we have to look forward.

“There are many positives that we can take out of the (Crawley) game.

“It was disappointing not to get the three points but we’ll go into the Grimsby game with our heads held high and hopefully get the win.

“It’s a long season but we want to get up on the top of that table and stay there.”

Harriott’s wonder strike was his fourth goal of the season for Colchester.

It is not the first time he has scored a spectacular goal for the U’s, with his stunning strike reminiscent of the attacker’s superb strike against Macclesfield Town, last season.

“A defender dropped off me a bit so I had time to take a touch and I just thought I’d go for it,” said the former Reading and Charlton Athletic winger.

“It was a good finish, to be fair!

“When I hit it, I felt like it was a good hit.

“I always feel that once I can take a touch and cut in, I know my target that I want to hit.

“The main thing is before the goal; making sure that the touch is right and being in the right position – those are the hardest bits.”

Colchester lie three points off the play-off places in League Two, heading into their home clash with Grimsby Town on Saturday.

Harriott added: “We obviously wanted to get the win but we can’t dwell on it now – we look forward to Saturday.

“There were times (against Crawley) when we had some good play in the first half and a few counters but it was a little bit scrappy and a bit of a fight.

“We’re obviously better at keeping the ball down and playing our football.

“We scored but they got themselves back in the game from a set-piece and we obviously need to switch on.

“Fair play to Gerks – he pulled off some great saves.

“We still had chances that we created and there were a few positives, especially after the last game.

“I always feel that any time we’re on the counter, there’s a good possibility that we’re going to have a shot on goal.

“When we go forward we look unstoppable sometimes but it’s just about the finer details and putting it in the net.

“I think we need to punish teams when we create chances and it’s those little things that win games.

“We need to nail that down and hopefully on Saturday, we can do that.

“Our home record has been decent – we need to keep that going.”