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Colchester United 1-2 Swindon Town

Dany N'Guessan

Swindon Town secured victory over Colchester to move into the League One play-off places.

U's keeper Sam Walker initially denied Massimo Luongo's superb long-range effort but the loose ball was crashed in by Nicky Ajose to put Swindon ahead.

Town doubled their lead straight after half-time when Dany N'Guessan got on the end of Ryan Harley's cross.

Magnus Okuonghae broke free to head home for Colchester with 12 minutes to go but Swindon survived a nervy finish.

Moments before the U's goal, Luongo's 35-yard strike crashed off the woodwork and Ajose's follow-up was ruled offside.

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Post-match: Swindon manager Cooper

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"I thought we were outstanding. It's been a long week with a lot of work on the training pitch.

"It's very nice when it comes off. The pleasing thing is we've come away from home and won.

"We wanted to hit them on the break with two wide strikers [in a 4-6-0 formation] which is what we did and I thought the game should have been well and truly over before it was.

"It was totally different to what we've done before and it worked."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 20B Wilson
  • 3Dickson
  • 15Bean
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 39Bolger
  • 41Bonne
  • 6EastmondBooked at 29minsSubstituted forMasseyat 56'minutes
  • 38LeeSubstituted forIbehreat 55'minutes
  • 9Morrison
  • 22Gilbey

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 11Sears
  • 14Bond
  • 17Ibehre
  • 18Eastman
  • 21Massey
  • 23Olufemi

Swindon

  • 1FoderinghamBooked at 90mins
  • 14McEveley
  • 3Byrne
  • 15KasimBooked at 70mins
  • 22Ward
  • 5Hall
  • 7Harley
  • 4Luongo
  • 33Ajose
  • 12N'Guessan
  • 19ThompsonSubstituted forPritchardat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Pritchard
  • 20Storey
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 29Branco
  • 34El-Gabbas
  • 36Jones
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
3,334

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Swindon Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Swindon Town 2.

Attempt saved. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Brian Wilson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nicholas Ajose (Swindon Town).

Foul by Clinton Morrison (Colchester United).

Nicholas Ajose (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Alex Gilbey.

Booking

Wes Foderingham (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United).

James McEveley (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Cian Bolger (Colchester United).

Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town).

Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Swindon Town 2. Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from more than 35 yards.

Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Alex Pritchard replaces Louis Thompson.

Attempt missed. Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Booking

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Brian Wilson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

Attempt saved. Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by James McEveley.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Gavin Massey replaces Craig Eastmond.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Jabo Ibehre replaces Elliot Lee.

Foul by Nicholas Ajose (Swindon Town).

Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 0, Swindon Town 2. Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 0, Swindon Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Colchester United 0, Swindon Town 1.

goal

As It Stood

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2Leyton Orient16122236132338
3Peterborough15102325121332
4Brentford169342517830
5Preston168622416830
6Swindon1682631211026
7Rotherham166642422224
8Bradford1565424141023
9Port Vale167272425-123
10MK Dons156452420422
11Walsall156451715222
12Coventry1593334221220
13Crawley165561923-420
14Gillingham165382025-518
15Colchester163851622-617
16Carlisle164571628-1217
17Shrewsbury163761619-316
18Oldham154381923-415
19Bristol City162862428-414
20Stevenage1642101526-1114
21Tranmere163581630-1414
22Crewe163491236-2413
23Sheff Utd1633101425-1112
24Notts County1631121730-1310
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