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Port Vale 1-2 Colchester United

George Moncur
Midfielder George Moncur netted for the first time in 15 matches for Colchester

Colchester boosted their chances of survival in League One with a win over Port Vale, although they remain four points adrift of safety.

Mark Marshall and Ben Williamson forced saves from keeper Sam Walker as Vale made all the early running.

But George Moncur struck a low shot from 14 yards to give Colchester the lead in the 57th minute.

A fierce Jacob Murphy shot doubled the U's lead before Louis Dodds volleyed in a consolation goal for Port Vale.

Defeat leaves Vale looking over their shoulders as they sit only four points ahead of the drop zone with six matches remaining.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 12Johnson
  • 2Yates
  • 21VeseliBooked at 90mins
  • 16CollinsSubstituted forRobertsonat 67'minutes
  • 3Dickinson
  • 7BirchallSubstituted forCoulibalyat 58'minutes
  • 17Brown
  • 15O'Connor
  • 20Marshall
  • 8DoddsBooked at 90mins
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forPopeat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Robertson
  • 5McGivern
  • 11Pope
  • 14Daniel
  • 23Boot
  • 25Coulibaly
  • 28Campion

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 31Brindley
  • 6Khumalo
  • 18Eastman
  • 2WynterBooked at 81mins
  • 24Moncur
  • 8Gilbey
  • 32LapslieBooked at 64minsSubstituted forSzmodicsat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 42PorterSubstituted forHealeyat 85'minutes
  • 21MasseyBooked at 90mins
  • 25Murphy

Substitutes

  • 5Osborne
  • 12Lewington
  • 19Healey
  • 23Vincent-Young
  • 27Bonne
  • 28Szmodics
  • 37Sembie-Ferris
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,471

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Colchester United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Colchester United 2.

Booking

Gavin Massey (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Frederic Veseli (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Frederic Veseli (Port Vale).

Gavin Massey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Rhys Healey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

Jacob Murphy (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Louis Dodds (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Brown (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Moncur (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Rhys Healey replaces Chris Porter.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Colchester United 2. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Pope.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Tom Lapslie because of an injury.

Booking

Alex Wynter (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Wynter (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Attempt saved. Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Colchester United 2. Jacob Murphy (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

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

Attempt missed. Michael Brown (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Mohamed Coulibaly (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Richard Brindley (Colchester United).

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

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Alex Wynter.

Attempt saved. Richard Brindley (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Robertson replaces Neill Collins because of an injury.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Alex Wynter.

Booking

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

Foul by Neill Collins (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City402510576354185
2Preston392211665333277
3Swindon37217965392670
4MK Dons38209976403669
5Sheff Utd3917101256451161
6Chesterfield40179145951860
7Bradford391512125143857
8Rochdale391751765521356
9Barnsley39168155352156
10Peterborough40175184649-356
11Fleetwood401511144144-356
12Doncaster391411144851-353
13Oldham401411155059-953
14Gillingham401312155458-451
15Port Vale40146204958-948
16Walsall391114143642-647
17Scunthorpe391211165262-1047
18Coventry401113164455-1146
19Crewe40137203769-3246
20Leyton Orient39129185154-345
21Notts County391111173952-1344
22Crawley401111184466-2244
23Colchester39118204864-1641
24Yeovil4089233163-3233
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