Sanchez Watt scored a first-half brace as Colchester beat Carlisle.

Watt's first was a 20-yard shot and, after Carlisle drew level through Magnus Okuonghae's own goal, the former Arsenal trainee rounded keeper Greg Fleming to roll into an empty net.

The visitors extended their lead after the break when Marcus Bean headed home and they made it 4-1 when Max Ehmer put Dominic Vose's cross into his own net.

Ehmer made some amends with a tap-in after Sam Walker spilled a free-kick.

Colchester move up to 12th in the table while Carlisle are now two points above the relegation zone.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"The result was important, how we got it was by the by. We've got a good win.

"We've played better and lost. It was a real professional performance. We had to soak up a lot of pressure.

"Carlisle will feel aggrieved but we've hit on a few sucker punches. We've come away from home and scored four goals, so we deserve a lot of credit.

"We weren't at our best but it keeps the run going."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Carlisle United

  • 20 Fleming
  • 39 Chimbonda Booked
  • 03 Robson
  • 21 Berrett
  • 06 Buaben
  • 30 Meppen-Walter Booked
  • 28 Ehmer Booked
  • 16 Potts (Drennan - 73' )
  • 33 Lawrence
  • 09 Miller
  • 07 Amoo

Substitutes

  • 08 Noble
  • 19 Symington
  • 22 Brass
  • 27 Brough
  • 29 Guy
  • 31 Drennan
  • 32 Dempsey

Colchester United

  • 44 Walker
  • 02 Wright (Gilbey - 45' )
  • 27 Garbutt
  • 06 Eastmond
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 18 Eastman
  • 20 Wilson
  • 15 Bean Booked
  • 07 Watt (Dickson - 82' )
  • 09 Morrison (Ibehre - 70' )
  • 25 Vose Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Cousins
  • 03 Dickson
  • 11 Sears
  • 17 Ibehre
  • 22 Gilbey
  • 23 Olufemi
  • 41 Bonne
Ref: Chris Sarginson
Att: 3,688

Match Stats

Shots

16 6

On target

9 4

Corners

8 8

Fouls

6 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Colchester United 4.

90:00 +4:13 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Colchester United 4.

90:00 +1:32

Hand ball by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

90:00 +0:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 2, Colchester United 4. Max Ehmer (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

90:00 +0:34

Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

89:56 Booking

Booking Marcus Bean (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

89:44

James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:44

Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

89:20

Attempt saved. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

88:45

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.

88:20

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Prince Buaben.

85:24

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

81:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Ryan Dickson replaces Sanchez Watt.

80:41

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

80:16

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:16

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).

78:31

Foul by Michael Drennan (Carlisle United).

78:31

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:53

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Matty Robson.

74:54

Attempt saved. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

74:10 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Max Ehmer, Carlisle United. Carlisle United 1, Colchester United 4.

72:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Michael Drennan replaces Brad Potts.

69:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Jabo Ibehre replaces Clinton Morrison.

67:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 1, Colchester United 3. Marcus Bean (Colchester United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Garbutt.

67:02

Foul by Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United).

67:02

Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:45

Attempt saved. Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

64:31 Booking

Booking Dominic Vose (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

64:23

Hand ball by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

62:51

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

62:35

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by James Berrett.

62:14

Attempt blocked. Marcus Bean (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

61:00

Attempt missed. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

59:28 Booking

Booking Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

59:22

Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:22

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

57:25

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Sam Walker.

57:11

Attempt saved. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

54:56

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Matty Robson.

51:08

Attempt missed. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

50:14

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

49:57

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Alex Gilbey.

45:39

James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:39

Foul by Clinton Morrison (Colchester United).

45:00

Second Half begins Carlisle United 1, Colchester United 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Gilbey replaces David Wright.

45:00 +2:24 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Colchester United 2.

45:00 +1:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 1, Colchester United 2. Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

41:30

Attempt missed. Luke Garbutt (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

41:10 Booking

Booking Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

40:53

Foul by Brad Potts (Carlisle United).

40:53

Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:17

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Sam Walker.

40:08

Attempt saved. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

39:07

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

38:35

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

37:58

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

37:24

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:24

Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

36:11

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

36:11

Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:33 Booking

Booking Max Ehmer (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

33:15

Foul by Max Ehmer (Carlisle United).

33:15

Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:51

Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

28:26

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Courtney Meppen-Walter.

27:57

Foul by Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United).

27:57

Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:38

Attempt missed. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

23:52

Hand ball by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

20:48

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Tom Lawrence.

18:41

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:41

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).

18:02 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Magnus Okuonghae, Colchester United. Carlisle United 1, Colchester United 1.

17:16

Prince Buaben (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:16

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

15:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Carlisle United 0, Colchester United 1. Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

13:04

Attempt missed. Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

12:45

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

12:05

Prince Buaben (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:05

Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

9:31

Attempt saved. Prince Buaben (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

8:35

Foul by Clinton Morrison (Colchester United).

8:35

James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:24

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Sam Walker.

3:16

Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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