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Carlisle United 2-4 Colchester United

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.

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Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

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Post-match: Colchester boss Dunne

"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."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 20Fleming
  • 39ChimbondaBooked at 60mins
  • 3Robson
  • 21Berrett
  • 6Buaben
  • 30Meppen-WalterBooked at 42mins
  • 28EhmerBooked at 34mins
  • 16PottsSubstituted forDrennanat 73'minutes
  • 33Lawrence
  • 9Miller
  • 7Amoo

Substitutes

  • 8Noble
  • 19Symington
  • 22Brass
  • 27Brough
  • 29Guy
  • 31Drennan
  • 32Dempsey

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 2WrightSubstituted forGilbeyat 45'minutes
  • 27Garbutt
  • 6Eastmond
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 18Eastman
  • 20B Wilson
  • 15BeanBooked at 90mins
  • 7WattSubstituted forDicksonat 82'minutes
  • 9MorrisonSubstituted forIbehreat 70'minutes
  • 25VoseBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 3Dickson
  • 11Sears
  • 17Ibehre
  • 22Gilbey
  • 23Olufemi
  • 41Bonne
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,688

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Colchester United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Colchester United 4.
Hand ball by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

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

Booking

Marcus Bean (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.
James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).
Attempt saved. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Prince Buaben.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Ryan Dickson replaces Sanchez Watt.
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.
Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).
Foul by Michael Drennan (Carlisle United).
Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Matty Robson.
Attempt saved. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

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

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Michael Drennan replaces Brad Potts.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Jabo Ibehre replaces Clinton Morrison.

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.
Foul by Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United).
Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Dominic Vose (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.
Hand ball by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Max Ehmer.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by James Berrett.
Attempt blocked. Marcus Bean (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.
Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Sam Walker.
Attempt saved. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Matty Robson.
Attempt missed. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Alex Gilbey.
James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Clinton Morrison (Colchester United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Carlisle United 1, Colchester United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Gilbey replaces David Wright.

Half Time

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

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.
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.

Booking

Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Brad Potts (Carlisle United).
Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Sam Walker.
Attempt saved. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.
Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.
Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).
Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).
Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient2617633257
2Brentford2617542156
3Wolves2615742252
4Preston261394948
5Rotherham2612861144
6Peterborough2613310842
7Walsall271197642
8Port Vale2612311-239
9Swindon2611411637
10MK Dons251069536
11Coventry2612861034
12Colchester268108134
13Bradford267127633
14Gillingham279513-1032
15Crawley24798-530
16Notts County278316-627
17Oldham267613-727
18Carlisle267613-1927
19Sheff Utd266812-926
20Shrewsbury276813-926
21Tranmere266713-1925
22Bristol City254129-324
23Crewe266614-2824
24Stevenage266416-2022
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