Colchester guaranteed another season in League One as goals from Gavin Massey and Tom Eastman saw off Carlisle.

The Essex club needed a win to guarantee their survival in the third tier and their nerves were finally settled when Massey struck.

Massey reacted quickest to head into the net after Billy Clifford's effort rebounded off the crossbar.

Eastman wrapped up the three points as he headed in David Wright's looping ball from the by-line.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"Mission accomplished. We talked about getting the job done ourselves, and I thought we were magnificent.

"We had a gameplan that worked spot-on. We frustrated Carlisle, killed the game a bit, made sure we were counter-attacking.

"I thought we controlled the first half and the game developed into exactly what we wanted it to. It doesn't matter what the other team did - we've done it."

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Saturday, 27 April 2013

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Carlisle 0-2 Colchester FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Massey 65
    • Eastman 80

    Carlisle

    • 20 Gillespie
    • 03 Robson
    • 05 Livesey
    • 22 Mustoe yellow card
    • 23 O'Hanlon
    • 08 Noble yellow card
    • 12 Thirlwell yellow card (Manset 52)
    • 16 Potts
    • 21 Berrett
    • 09 Loy (Salmon 67)
    • 14 Miller

    Substitutes

    • 01 Collin,
    • 02 Simek,
    • 06 Murphy,
    • 18 Todd,
    • 27 Salmon,
    • 10 Manset,
    • 17 Beck

    Colchester

    • 44 Walker
    • 02 Wright
    • 04 Okuonghae
    • 18 Eastman
    • 20 Wilson
    • 25 White
    • 41 Clifford (O'Toole 82)
    • 15 Bean (Izzet 87)
    • 39 Porter (Garmston 70)
    • 17 Ibehre
    • 21 Massey

    Substitutes

    • 01 Cousins,
    • 03 Garmston,
    • 08 O'Toole,
    • 10 Izzet,
    • 14 Bond,
    • 11 Sears,
    • 22 Smith
    Ref: BoyesonAtt: 5,427
    CARLISLE
    COLCHESTER

    Possession

    • Carlisle 54%
    • Colchester 46%

    Attempts on target

    • Carlisle 4
    • Colchester 6

    Attempts off target

    • Carlisle 4
    • Colchester 4

    Corners

    • Carlisle 8
    • Colchester 4

    Fouls

    • Carlisle 12
    • Colchester 7
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:22 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+3:26 Lee Miller fouled by Kem Izzet, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Brad Potts.
    • 90:00+2:30 Lee Miller challenges John White unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Walker takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:50 Tom Eastman fouled by Mathieu Manset, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.
    • 90:00+0:34 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matt Robson, save by Sam Walker.
    • 89:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Magnus Okuonghae on Lee Miller. Liam Noble fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Sam Walker.
    • 88:30 Inswinging corner taken by Matt Robson from the right by-line, Sam Walker makes a save.
    • 87:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mathieu Manset on Magnus Okuonghae. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
    • 86:17 Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
    • 86:17 Substitution (Colchester) makes a substitution, with Kem Izzet coming on for Marcus Bean.
    • 86:17 Mathieu Manset is ruled offside.
    • 85:57 Bradley Garmston delivers the ball, clearance made by Sean O'Hanlon.
    • 84:15 Centre by Matt Robson.
    • 81:49 Foul by Brad Potts on Jabo Ibehre, free kick awarded. Bradley Garmston restarts play with the free kick.
    • 80:47 Tom Eastman restarts play with the free kick.
    • 80:47 Substitution Billy Clifford goes off and John-Joe O'Toole comes on.
    • 80:47 Booking Liam Noble shown a yellow card.
    • 80:35 Foul by Liam Noble on Billy Clifford, free kick awarded.
    • 79:11 The assist for the goal came from David Wright.
    • 79:11 GOAL - Tom EastmanCarlisle 0 - 2 Colchester Tom Eastman finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Carlisle 0-2 Colchester.
    • 78:15 Liam Noble challenges Gavin Massey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Billy Clifford, clearance by Danny Livesey.
    • 77:10 The ball is swung over by Bradley Garmston.
    • 73:45 Liam Noble sends in a cross.
    • 73:28 Short corner worked by James Berrett.
    • 72:32 Corner taken right-footed by James Berrett from the left by-line, save by Sam Walker.
    • 71:57 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Berrett played to the near post, clearance made by Brian Wilson.
    • 69:08 Billy Clifford takes the free kick.
    • 69:08 Substitution Bradley Garmston comes on in place of George Porter.
    • 69:08 James Berrett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Clifford.
    • 68:46 Lee Miller takes a shot. Save made by Sam Walker.
    • 66:05 Substitution Alex Salmon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rory Loy.
    • 64:30 GOAL - Gavin MasseyCarlisle 0 - 1 Colchester Gavin Massey finds the net with a headed goal from just inside the box. Carlisle 0-1 Colchester.
    • 63:59 Billy Clifford takes a shot.
    • 61:59 Billy Clifford restarts play with the free kick.
    • 61:59 Booking Booking for Jordan Mustoe.
    • 61:35 Jordan Mustoe concedes a free kick for a foul on George Porter.
    • 60:32 Corner from the left by-line taken by Billy Clifford, James Berrett manages to make a clearance.
    • 60:11 The ball is sent over by David Wright, Sean O'Hanlon manages to make a clearance.
    • 56:10 Floated corner taken from the right by-line by Billy Clifford, clearance by Sean O'Hanlon.
    • 55:51 The ball is swung over by Marcus Bean, clearance made by Danny Livesey.
    • 54:04 Sean O'Hanlon concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Clifford. Brian Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 51:52 Substitution Mathieu Manset is brought on as a substitute for Paul Thirlwell.
    • 49:27 Unfair challenge on George Porter by Jordan Mustoe results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Brian Wilson, Brad Potts manages to make a clearance.
    • 47:15 Matt Robson has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
    • 46:28 The ball is sent over by George Porter, save by Mark Gillespie.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:36 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45:00+2:43 The official flags Billy Clifford offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jordan Mustoe.
    • 44:13 Liam Noble produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
    • 43:38 Magnus Okuonghae gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Miller. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Mustoe.
    • 43:04 Shot on goal by Jabo Ibehre from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
    • 42:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Porter by Matt Robson. Brian Wilson takes the free kick.
    • 41:26 Jabo Ibehre is caught offside. Mark Gillespie takes the indirect free kick.
    • 39:29 Lee Miller fouled by Tom Eastman, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jordan Mustoe, clearance by Marcus Bean.
    • 38:26 A cross is delivered by James Berrett, Lee Miller has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
    • 37:57 Corner taken right-footed by James Berrett, clearance made by Marcus Bean.
    • 37:37 Liam Noble takes a shot. Sam Walker makes a save.
    • 36:29 Floated corner taken by Billy Clifford from the right by-line, save made by Mark Gillespie.
    • 36:02 Gavin Massey takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Livesey.
    • 35:07 The referee blows for offside against Billy Clifford. Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.
    • 32:11 Foul by Brian Wilson on Matt Robson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by James Berrett from left wing, save by Sam Walker.
    • 30:14 Matt Robson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Walker.
    • 28:52 Jabo Ibehre takes a shot. Mark Gillespie makes a save.
    • 28:32 Billy Clifford takes a shot. Liam Noble gets a block in.
    • 24:25 Liam Noble has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 23:39 The referee penalises Jabo Ibehre for handball. Danny Livesey takes the direct free kick.
    • 19:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rory Loy by Marcus Bean. Jordan Mustoe crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Tom Eastman.
    • 18:37 The ball is sent over by Brad Potts, Tom Eastman makes a clearance.
    • 18:14 Centre by Matt Robson, clearance by John White.
    • 12:35 Matt Robson takes the inswinging corner, save made by Sam Walker.
    • 12:16 Rory Loy takes a shot. Blocked by David Wright.
    • 9:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wright on Lee Miller. Paul Thirlwell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 5:36 Brian Wilson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 5:36 Booking The referee cautions Paul Thirlwell for unsporting behaviour.
    • 5:20 John White fouled by Paul Thirlwell, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 4:20 The offside flag is raised against Gavin Massey. Indirect free kick taken by Brad Potts.
    • 2:57 Billy Clifford takes a shot. Save by Mark Gillespie. Floated corner taken by Billy Clifford from the right by-line, clearance made by Danny Livesey.
    • 2:14 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Berrett, clearance by John White.
    • 2:00 Matt Robson delivers the ball, David Wright manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:28 Jabo Ibehre produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
    • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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