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Colchester United 4-1 Brentford

Freddie Sears

Colchester beat promoted Brentford to all but seal their League One status.

Colchester's Marcus Bean bundled in Brian Wilson's free-kick before Alex Wynter powered home a fine header.

Freddie Sears scored from the spot to make it 3-0, after Alan McCormack had fouled Sanchez Watt.

Brentford pulled a goal back when Stuart Dallas lashed in from 20 yards but Sears restored Colchester's three-goal cushion after he thumped into an empty net.

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

Joe Dunne

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Post-match: Colchester boss Dunne

"At times I thought we were magnificent today. Tactically we were great. It would be nice to see some more it, as a manager that's what frustrates you because I know what my team is capable of.

"I think the players deserve a lot of credit today against a top side. They came here and picked their best team."

"That kind of effort and that kind of commitment at this stage of the season was incredible.

"We've got a lot of injuries from it, but somebody once said about leaving everything on the battlefield and we did that today."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves453010555100
2Brentford45271082791
3Preston45231662785
4Leyton Orient452411103883
5Rotherham45231482783
6Peterborough45234181473
7Swindon4519917566
8Sheff Utd44171215163
9MK Dons4517919060
10Port Vale4518621-1460
11Walsall45141615158
12Bristol City45131814357
13Bradford45131715256
14Crawley44141317-655
15Oldham44141218-954
16Gillingham4515723-1952
17Coventry45161316-251
18Colchester45121419-950
19Notts County4515426-1349
20Crewe45121221-2748
21Tranmere45121122-2647
22Carlisle44111122-3044
23Stevenage4511925-2442
24Shrewsbury4591422-2141
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