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Crewe Alexandra 0-3 Colchester United

Freddie Sears
Freddie Sears scored his third goal in four games to help Colchester to victory.

Colchester came out on top in League One's basement battle with a comfortable win over Crewe.

Freddie Sears opened the scoring when he converted Sanchez Watt's cross form six yards.

Substitute Rhys Healey made it two when he latched bounded onto Gavin Massey's pass and drove past Ben Garratt.

Watt finished the scoring from close range after a Sears cross was deflected by Alan Tate.

Defeat leaves Crewe with just four points from nine games, while Colchester have lifted themselves out of the bottom four.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 30Tate
  • 5Ray
  • 3GuthrieSubstituted forInmanat 68'minutes
  • 17Waters
  • 42Grant
  • 28NessSubstituted forOliverat 75'minutes
  • 24Leigh
  • 7Turton
  • 25HaberSubstituted forCooperat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 6Dugdale
  • 8Atkinson
  • 9Oliver
  • 10Inman
  • 11Cooper
  • 18Nolan

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 20Clohessy
  • 18Eastman
  • 26Kent
  • 3Gordon
  • 8Gilbey
  • 6EastmondSubstituted forHealeyat 55'minutes
  • 24MoncurSubstituted forWrightat 89'minutes
  • 21Massey
  • 7Watt
  • 11SearsSubstituted forWrightat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wright
  • 12Lewington
  • 16Lawrence
  • 17Wright
  • 19Healey
  • 25Vose
  • 37Sembie-Ferris
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,909

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away10
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Colchester United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Colchester United 3.

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. David Wright replaces George Moncur.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by George Ray.

Attempt blocked. Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Marcus Haber.

Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Frankie Kent (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Attempt blocked. Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces Freddie Sears.

Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Vadaine Oliver replaces Jamie Ness.

Attempt blocked. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

Attempt blocked. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by George Ray.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Jon Guthrie.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Colchester United 3. Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rhys Healey (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Colchester United 2. Rhys Healey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gavin Massey.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Colchester United 1. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sanchez Watt with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Rhys Healey replaces Craig Eastmond because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) hits the right post with a header from very close range.

Attempt missed. Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Second Half

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 0, Colchester United 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City107302191224
2Peterborough10613149519
3Swindon953120101018
4MK Dons95132314916
5Rochdale105141911816
6Preston9441169716
7Sheff Utd95131313016
8Chesterfield94321612415
9Bradford104331311215
10Oldham103521211114
11Fleetwood1034398113
12Crawley10415612-613
13Gillingham103341214-212
14Coventry103341012-212
15Yeovil103341014-412
16Notts County925287111
17Walsall10253910-111
18Doncaster9324914-511
19Leyton Orient92431011-110
20Colchester102351213-19
21Barnsley92341316-39
22Port Vale102351117-69
23Scunthorpe102171023-137
24Crewe9117824-164
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