Sat 18
Colchester 2
1st XI
R Coleman (15'), (60'), N Key (25')
Clacton Back to Winning Ways

Clacton Back to Winning Ways

By Mike Key
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Positive result after five games without victory, that now sees the Seasiders eight points clear of the relegation places.

It was the home side that started the scoring with Clacton starting slowly, and when the Seasiders did get going it was short corners from Rik Coleman and Nick Key that gave Clacton the lead only for the home side to strike straight back for 2-2. Coleman had a chance from the penalty spot but found the keeper, and Carl Parkes hit the post after a ghosting run down the left.

At the back Michael Hook, Johnny Hambrook, Steve Hawes, and Denzil Donovan kept the home side at bay, with man-of-the-match Key making some fantastic interceptions and showing his immense jab reach. Russell Measor showed he hasn't lost his energy or roll-out skills, and Sam Hodge and Steve Moriarty caused the home defence problems.

With time running out Coleman stepped up for a short corner and forced the ball passed the post man to seal the scrappy victory.

Next week Clacton host Thurrock (Vista Road 2pm) who are three points below and an opportunity to put more distance from the relegation scrap, and with four teams only three points ahead it could mean the Seasiders start looking to climb the table.

Match Report by Carl Parkes

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Match details

Match date

Sat 18, Jan 2014



Meet time



Division 3 SE
Nick Key

Player of the match

Nick Key