Smith scores a hat-trick as U's see off Southend in friendly

Hat-trick hero - Dominic Smith bagged three goals for Colchester United in their friendly against Southend United.

Hat-trick hero - Dominic Smith bagged three goals for Colchester United in their friendly against Southend United.

First published in Sport
Last updated
by

Dominic Smith bagged a hat-trick as a young Colchester United side beat Southend United 6-4 in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

The U's found themselves 3-0 down at half-time against the Shrimpers, who also fielded a number of youngsters.

But three goals from under-21 striker Smith, along with further strikes from Alex Gilbey, Macauley Bonne and Jack Curtis, helped Colchester turn things around in the second half.

Colchester, who were managed by Karl Duguid, featured Gilbey, Marcus Bean, Dan Holman and Josh Thompson, who all got valuable minutes on the pitch following injury.

U's boss Joe Dunne said: “We struggled a bit in the first half and found ourselves 3-0 down at half-time.

“But the reaction in the second half was excellent and it turned out to be an entertaining game.

“A lot of young players took part and it was a good experience for them.

"And it was important that a number of players got some valuable minutes on the pitch."

For all of the latest Colchester United news, see the Daily Gazette.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

5:42pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Shrubendlad says...

About 12 years ago I said that Kaptain Karl was the driving force behind the Clubs future success.
Im saying no more.
About 12 years ago I said that Kaptain Karl was the driving force behind the Clubs future success. Im saying no more. Shrubendlad
  • Score: 0

6:46pm Tue 5 Aug 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

Strikes me they must have been watching the bowls in the Commonwealth Games too much!
Strikes me they must have been watching the bowls in the Commonwealth Games too much! BlueandWhiteBaz
  • Score: -3

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree