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Colchester United 3-1 Barnsley

Colchester came from behind to beat Barnsley and boost their hopes of avoiding relegation from League One.

The Tykes, who are now seven points off the play-offs, led when George Waring converted Conor Hourihane's free-kick.

The U's levelled when Gavin Massey poked home Jacob Murphy's cross and the striker then set up their next two goals in the last 10 minutes, a Murphy header and George Moncur finish.

Colchester are now only two points from safety with six games left.

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Humes on Colchester v Barnsley

Colchester United boss Tony Humes told BBC Radio Essex:

"First half we were a little bit cagey, a bit tense. Overall, we just needed to free ourselves up and give it a go."

"There was a bit of passion shown in the dressing room at half-time. Second half, we utilised the width and got hold of the game."

"As long as the players keep building in confidence and keep working as hard as they can, we've got to believe that it's on (avoiding relegation)."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 31Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Khumalo
  • 2Wynter
  • 32Lapslie
  • 28SzmodicsBooked at 13minsSubstituted forGilbeyat 56'minutes
  • 24Moncur
  • 21MasseyBooked at 32mins
  • 42Porter
  • 25Murphy

Substitutes

  • 8Gilbey
  • 12Lewington
  • 19Healey
  • 23Vincent-Young
  • 27Bonne
  • 37Sembie-Ferris
  • 40Harney

Barnsley

  • 12Davies
  • 27Holgate
  • 6CranieBooked at 87mins
  • 5NyatangaBooked at 49mins
  • 3John
  • 8HourihaneSubstituted forBerryat 90'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 32BaileyBooked at 26minsSubstituted forWinnallat 76'minutes
  • 36Pearson
  • 7Scowen
  • 37LalkovicSubstituted forStewartat 71'minutes
  • 41Waring

Substitutes

  • 4Berry
  • 9Winnall
  • 10Hemmings
  • 16Ramage
  • 19Stewart
  • 20Smith
  • 24Dibble
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
5,157

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 3, Barnsley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 3, Barnsley 1.

Booking

Luke Berry (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Jacob Murphy (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Berry (Barnsley).

Foul by George Moncur (Colchester United).

George Waring (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Luke Berry replaces Conor Hourihane.

Booking

Martin Cranie (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 3, Barnsley 1. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gavin Massey.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Barnsley 1. Jacob Murphy (Colchester United) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Gavin Massey.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Sam Winnall replaces James Bailey.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jacob Murphy.

Attempt missed. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Attempt blocked. Ben Pearson (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Cameron Stewart replaces Milan Lalkovic.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Colchester United).

Declan John (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Barnsley 1. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jacob Murphy.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Sam Walker.

Attempt saved. Ben Pearson (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Gilbey replaces Sammie Szmodics.

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

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Adam Davies.

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Martin Cranie.

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Wynter (Colchester United).

Booking

Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley).

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

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Alex Wynter.

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 0, Barnsley 1.

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As It Stood

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3MK Dons39219979403972
4Swindon382171065422370
5Sheff Utd4018101258451364
6Chesterfield41189146051963
7Rochdale401851766521459
8Fleetwood411611144544159
9Bradford401512135146557
10Peterborough41176184649-357
11Barnsley41168175457-356
12Doncaster391411144851-353
13Oldham411411165061-1153
14Gillingham411313155761-452
15Walsall401115143642-648
16Port Vale41146214959-1048
17Scunthorpe391211165262-1047
18Coventry411114164455-1147
19Crawley411211184666-2047
20Leyton Orient401210185457-346
21Crewe41137213770-3346
22Notts County401112173952-1345
23Colchester40128205165-1444
24Yeovil4189243167-3633
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