IN football, we dream of a Saturday when we see Colchester United outplay their opponents and completely dominate a match.

Safe to say that last Saturday at home to Salford City, we did anything but that.

For 86 minutes of the game, it was looking like a very dull 0-0 affair that would not live long in our memories.

But then all of a sudden, the game came alive in the last four and a bit minutes.

It was like a switch had been pushed and suddenly it was all action, with the U’s throwing everything at the Salford goal and then finally putting the ball in the back of the net.

The celebrations were of relief and joy - it might not have been pretty but good teams need to know how to grind out results.

Liverpool do just that and win by whatever method they can legally do.

What made the Salford win even more enjoyable was the fact the last-minute winner was scored by none other than Harry Pell, a man who has had no luck with injuries this season.

Throughout his frustrating time he has always kept a smile on his face - at least in public - and battled through what were no doubt very tough times for him, physically and mentally.

It was a fantastic moment for the fans favourite and a fitting way for Harry to close one chapter and open another, one that is fingers crossed injury-free, with lots of goals.

We are now in December, a month that for me always is a time to start to take notice of the league tables and form.

Up until now, it has been hard to tell who sits where and who our main challengers maybe.

Anyone in the top ten can realistically still be in with a shout of going up as champions.

Once we play our game in hand, a win will all being well see us sitting nicely in the play-offs positions.

At the top of the table, it's all to play for but at the bottom, it is another story.

I am sure you will have read in the press of another League Two club in trouble financially.

In light of what happened to Bury, are we to see the same thing happening to Macclesfield Town?

And if so, will it mean a year of no relegation in our division?

It would be funny if it were not so serious, with our beloved sport being ripped apart due to greed.

Hopefully this is all buts and maybes but it does make you wonder.

Anyway, on to this Saturday and the test of Scunthorpe United away.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Glanford Park to cheer the lads on to another three points.

Si Collinson