Strikers Freddie Sears and Dan Holman on target again in another Colchester United win

PUBLISHED: 21:31 17 July 2014 | UPDATED: 21:36 17 July 2014

Freddie Sears, scored from the penalty spot at AFC Sudbury tonight

Freddie Sears, scored from the penalty spot at AFC Sudbury tonight

AFC Sudbury 1 Colchester United 4

Colchester United recorded their third pre-season friendly victory inside six days with a 4-1 win at AFC Sudbury tonight.

The U’s went two-up in the first half, thanks to a penalty by Freddie Sears, after defender Yiga had handled Drey Wright’s cross, and then a goal by Drey Wright himself.

Winger Wright beat keeper Archer with a curling shot that flew into the top corner of the net.

AFC Sudbury pulled a goal back, early in the second half, when half-time substitutes Shinn and Hughes combined. Shinn’s corner eluded keeper Sam Walker and Hughes headed home.

Howvever, the League One side restored their two-goal advantage thanks to Sammie Szmodics’ first goal of the summer.

Dan Holman released Gavin Massey down the wing, and the ex-Watford man set up Szmodics to guide home the U’s third.

It was Holman who added the fourth, benefiting from a defensive mistake to net a real poacher’s goal.

Holman had also netted in the first friendly, a 4-1 win at Brantham last Saturday, while fellow striker Sears now has four goals to his name following a penalty at Brantham and a brace at Heybridge on Tuesday night.


AFC Sudbury (starting line-up): Archer, Swatman, Flynn, Baker, Yiga, Henshaw, Coley, Clarke, Reed, Maxwell, Newby. Subs used: Shinn, Hughes, Baker, Blackwell, Mallardo.

U’s (first-half): Lewington, Olufemi, Okuonghae, Eastman, Gordon, David Wright, Eastmond, Drey Wright, Sears, Vose, Ibehre.

U’s (second-half): Walker, Clohessy, Thompson, Kent, O’Donoghue, Gilbey, Moncur, Watt, Szmodics, Massey, Holman.

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