STEVE Ball says he is happy to see his free-scoring Colchester United hit the net on a regular basis.

But the U’s head coach he is still looking for more from his side, despite their impressive scoring record.

Only three sides have scored more League Two goals so far this season than the U’s, who have hit the net 18 times in the league and have scored eight goals in their last two games.

Colchester moved into the play-off positions with their 2-1 win over Leyton Orient last weekend, their fourth straight home league triumph.

Ball said: “I’ve always seen goals in this team, this year not just from the top but all over the pitch.

“I want more from that from midfielders and wide areas, they’re all capable in that final third.

“It’s something that we work on every day and we’re very heavy on final third and finishing sessions.

“It’s something that’s pleasing but we have to carry on.

“The big thing about us and what we’re doing more than ever now is that we’re playing right on the edge of their backline.

“When we’re like that with the pace and the quality that we have, we’ve worked hard in training with sessions to have running in beyond.

“If we carry on doing that, we’re going to have loads of chances, which is good.

“We have quality on the ball but let’s also have quality running in behind – if we can mix that up, I think we’ll have a good time of it.”

Ball was pleased with his Colchester side’s attacking play, which paved the way for their success against Orient.

But the U’s were also impressive at the other end, with centre-back duo Tom Eastman and Tommy Smith both in excellent form in helping to repel the visitors.

Ball added: “We all get a bit side-tracked with the goals we’re scoring and our offensive quality, myself included.

“But you can only win games if centre-halves and back fours are on it.

“The back four were outstanding and those around them were outstanding too, to a man.

“In this league as we all know, you have to do that because every team comes here with a different angle and a different bit of quality.

“To keep them down to a last-minute goal was great.”