Colchester United 0-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Leigh Griffiths

A brace from Leigh Griffiths helped Wolves to a comfortable victory at Colchester as they moved to within one point of leaders Leyton Orient.

Griffiths opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Matt Doherty had been tripped by Matt Taylor in the box.

And he doubled the lead from close range, after James Henry's cut-back.

Kevin Doyle fired in a third from close range and Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme saved Freddie Sears' penalty, awarded after he fouled Marcus Bean.

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Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

Joe Dunne

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Post-match: Colchester boss Dunne

"Any defeat at home is a difficult defeat. Up until the penalty, we are well in the game.

"They always carry a threat and they've gone down the other end and scored a penalty and that changed the complexion of the first half.

"We chased it a bit against a quality team needed to get to half-time without conceding anymore and we did that.

"We spoke at half-time about a response. How we wanted to play in the second-half unfortunately the game is dead 10 minutes into the second half. We need a better response than that. We are better than that."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient108201826
2Peterborough108111425
3Wolves108111425
4Bradford106311321
5Preston10541719
6Rotherham10541519
7MK Dons10442516
8Crawley10442316
9Walsall10433115
10Brentford10433-115
11Swindon10424314
12Port Vale10424-214
13Carlisle10334-912
14Colchester10253-411
15Shrewsbury10163-39
16Gillingham10235-49
17Oldham10226-38
18Coventry1052357
19Notts County10217-67
20Bristol City10064-66
21Crewe10136-176
22Sheff Utd10127-105
23Stevenage10127-115
24Tranmere10127-125
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