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Colchester 1-0 Peterborough

Joe Dunne

Macauley Bonne scored on his 18th birthday to give Colchester United their first league win in 12 matches at the expense of Peterborough.

Posh went close a number of times in the first half, before U's midfielder Craig Eastmond struck the bar.

Lee Tomlin was then sent off after tangling with Eastmond, before youngster Bonne headed in on what was also his home debut.

Britt Assombalonga twice went close for Posh, who slip to third in the table.

The defeat was Peterborough's first away from home this season, and saw them slip behind Wolves in the promotion hunt.

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Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

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Post-match: Colchester boss Dunne

"They played without any fear. I was confident in the substitutions, it was a big call to take Clinton [Morrison] off, I just felt we needed that energy when they went down to ten men.

"Both guys [Macauley Bonne and Sammy Szmodics] went on and did exceptionally well. In the end we should have scored another two or three to kill the game off.

"I won't begrudge them that because I think we deserved everything we got today.

"It's a wonderful header, you don't see many goals like that anymore. I want to pay special credit to the rest of the team."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 20B WilsonBooked at 87mins
  • 27GarbuttBooked at 83mins
  • 6Eastmond
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 39BolgerBooked at 19mins
  • 22Gilbey
  • 15Bean
  • 38LeeSubstituted forSzmodicsat 68'minutes
  • 9MorrisonSubstituted forBonneat 62'minutes
  • 16MonakanaSubstituted forDicksonat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 3Dickson
  • 14Bond
  • 19Ladapo
  • 26Spence
  • 40Szmodics
  • 41Bonne

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31LittleSubstituted forBrisleyat 90+8'minutes
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 14RoweBooked at 62mins
  • 5ZakuaniSubstituted forBarnettat 78'minutes
  • 6Bostwick
  • 11McCannBooked at 65minsSubstituted forSwansonat 78'minutes
  • 8PayneBooked at 55mins
  • 12Taylor
  • 10TomlinBooked at 54mins
  • 9Assombalonga

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 4Brisley
  • 7Swanson
  • 13Day
  • 17Newell
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 23Barnett
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
4,149

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Peterborough United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Sean Brisley replaces Mark Little because of an injury.

Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Garbutt (Colchester United).

Foul by Danny Swanson (Peterborough United).

Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

Booking

Brian Wilson (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brian Wilson (Colchester United).

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Macauley Bonne (Colchester United).

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Cian Bolger (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Luke Garbutt (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Garbutt (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Ryan Dickson replaces Jeffrey Monakana.

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Swanson replaces Grant McCann.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Tyrone Barnett replaces Gabriel Zakuani.

Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

Luke Garbutt (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Luke Garbutt (Colchester United).

Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Peterborough United 0. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Elliot Lee.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient14112133112235
2Wolves1310212581732
3Peterborough1410222491532
4Preston147522215726
5Brentford147341917224
6Bradford1464424141022
7Walsall146441714322
8Swindon146262418620
9Port Vale146261919020
10Rotherham145541920-120
11MK Dons145452320319
12Crawley135441819-119
13Coventry148333122917
14Colchester143741318-516
15Carlisle134361324-1115
16Oldham134271619-314
17Stevenage144281521-614
18Shrewsbury142751316-313
19Gillingham143381724-712
20Sheff Utd143381321-812
21Tranmere143381428-1412
22Crewe143381231-1912
23Bristol City131662026-69
24Notts County1321101424-107
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