Crystal Palace loanee Sullay Kaikai scored twice for Shrewsbury Town yesterday as they came from 2-0 down to beat Colchester United 4-2.
Despite starting the game on the substitute’s bench, Kaikai and his fellow frontman Tyrone Barnett were to have a huge part to play in the tie, after being brought into the fray at half-time by manager Micky Melon.
It took the aforementioned Barnett just 60 seconds to pull one back for the hosts after the second half began, before drawing them level in the 59th minute with a neatly taken close-range effort.
From that point on, The Shrews could smell blood and in the 72nd minute, Sullay got his first goal in blue and gold, rounding the despairing Colchester goalkeeper before neatly tucking away a low finish.
Whilst a single winning goal would have made for a more than satisfying afternoon, the academy man was to get his second of the game just nine minutes later; latching onto a through ball before casually shooting across the goalkeeper into the bottom left-hand corner with the composure of a seasoned pro.
It’s a victory which lifts Shrewsbury away from the bottom three and onto 14 points for the season as a whole, with Barnett and Kaikai’s impact on proceedings sure to have given their boss some food for thought.
Highlights of the game, including both of Sullay’s beautifully taken goals are attached above.