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Olly Lee, James Collins and Dan Potts all got on the scoresheet for the Town

19 August 2017

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Town boss Nathan Jones was delighted with "every aspect" of his side's performance in their 3-0 victory over Colchester United at Kenilworth Road this afternoon.

Man of the Match Olly Lee stabbed home from close range just before the break, before James Collins' fantastic curling effort doubled the lead in the second half, with Dan Potts sealing the victory – directing Alan Sheehan's free-kick past Sam Walker from close range.

Jones said: "I am delighted with every aspect. Performance wise, I thought we were outstanding. That was actually a better performance than the opening day of the season in terms of our all-round performance, we had a clinical edge to us as well and we saw out the game professionally. I was very very pleased."

Danny Hylton made his first league start of the 2017/18 season with the gaffer impressed with his striker's performance, even if he did stay longer on the pitch than anticipated.

"It was 27 minutes longer than we thought we were going to give him," Jones continued. "We were going to give him an hour because he is important to us, so we wanted to bring him back, but yes, he is an outstanding footballer and we know that. I am sure he is going to be a handful up there with James Collins.

"I am really pleased. We showed a real good defensive edge. We won the first ball, we moved the ball fantastically well.

"Their keeper had an outstanding game. Ours had one real good save to make,which he made. But their keeper was outstanding and if it wasn't for him it would have been more. But I am not going to dwell on things like that because we had a real professionalism about us today and I thought we were excellent."


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