Colchester United 3-0 Carlisle United – Reaction
JOHN McGreal waxed lyrical over his impressive Colchester United side after they brushed aside Carlisle United to move within a point of the Sky Bet League Two play-off places.
An own-goal from Nathanial Knight-Percival set the U’s on their way midway through the opening half, and it was 2-0 shortly before the interval when Callum Harriott reacts the quickest after Carlisle stopper, Adam Collin had turned aside Kwame Poku’s fierce effort.
And Colchester extended their recent unbeaten league sequence to seven games, adding a third goal six minutes after the restart.
The impressive Cohen Bramall brilliantly curled home a third – giving Collin little chance with his dead-ball effort, much to the delight of the U’s chief: “He’s got a wand of a left foot, he runs like the wind and his stats are Premier League standard, there’s no question of it,” McGreal beamed.
“Even the Man United guys were talking the other night about his stats and performance. He’s improving game by game by game. If you think of it, he’s only really fourteen or fifteen games.
“He’s come from non-league; it didn’t really work out for him at Arsenal but he’s got his head down.”
This was Colchester’s ninth victory of the campaign and McGreal was left purring over his side’s performance: “It was brilliant and I thought we dominated the ball and got into positions where we looked threatening,” he added.
“It took a little bit of time for our top-six players to play together because they haven’t really done it that much. But once they found their groove it was greatly helped by Ben who I thought was outstanding.
“He made everything tick with Pelle alongside him and Gams. You know what you’re going to get from him.”