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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Colchester United’s Denny Johnstone delighted with strikes in pre-season

PUBLISHED: 09:15 19 July 2017

Kane Vincent-Young congratulates Denny Johnstone after he had scored the U's second goal in their win over West Ham last night. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Kane Vincent-Young congratulates Denny Johnstone after he had scored the U's second goal in their win over West Ham last night. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Colchester United extended their 100% record in pre-season, with a fourth win from four friendlies following last night’s comfortable 2-0 home win over a West Ham XI.

Drey Wright broke the deadlock after just five minutes, and Denny Johnstone headed home his third goal of pre-season just after the hour mark, against a very young Hammers side.

Johnstone enthused: “I’m really happy with the way things are going.

“One of my main objectives was to score some goals this pre-season, because I think back to 12 months ago when I never actually managed to get off the mark with a goal in pre-season, to set me up for the season ahead.

“So I’m happy that I’ve got three goals already,” added front-man Johnstone.

U’s boss John McGreal said: “It was more of a technical, tactical game, against a young West Ham team. I thought our boys put on a terrific show and did the job. I was pleased with the overall display.”

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