Colchester 2-0 Exeter

Colchester bounced back from their Boxing Day humbling against Stevenage to comfortably defeat 10-man Exeter.

The U's lost 6-1 at home on Monday but goals from Anthony Wordsworth and Andrew Bond saw them return to form.

Wordsworth swept home the first from Ian Henderson's pass before Bond made it 2-0 with a calm finish from 15 yards after Steven Gillespie's fine run.

Jake Taylor missed two chances for the Grecians, who had Danny Coles sent off for a professional foul on Karl Duguid.

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Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

Very unhappy to lose - Tisdale

"It's not total failure for us but it's obviously not a good result.

"They seem to score too easily against us and we didn't look like scoring a goal.

"I don't think the referee had any other choice but to send Danny Coles off."

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