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Colchester United 1-4 Peterborough United

Shaquile Coulthirst
Shaquile Coulthirst's second-half strike gave him his first League One goal this season

Peterborough earned a comfortable win at Colchester United to increase the hosts' League One relegation worries.

Jon Taylor fired the visitors ahead early on, before Colchester's George Moncur had a penalty saved by Ben Alnwick following Ricardo Santos' foul on Elliot Lee.

Lee hit the post after the break, but goals from Andrew Fox and Shaquile Coulthirst extended Posh's lead.

Moncur reduced the arrears before Marcus Maddison added Posh's fourth.

The U's are now nine points adrift of safety with four games left to play, while Graham Westley's Peterborough are mathematically assured of safety in 14th place.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 33Parish
  • 4Edwards
  • 15KentBooked at 82mins
  • 18Eastman
  • 31ShoreyBooked at 43mins
  • 2Garvan
  • 20LapslieSubstituted forAmbroseat 64'minutes
  • 11MasseySubstituted forBonneat 72'minutes
  • 10Moncur
  • 12Lee
  • 9PorterSubstituted forAkinwandeat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wright
  • 16Akinwande
  • 19Bonne
  • 24Brindley
  • 25Barnes
  • 28Ambrose
  • 32Chambers

Peterborough

  • 1Alnwick
  • 12Almeida SantosBooked at 26mins
  • 8Bostwick
  • 6BaldwinBooked at 36mins
  • 2SmithSubstituted forFoxat 65'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7Taylor
  • 33Forrester
  • 16Beautyman
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 75'minutes
  • 11MaddisonBooked at 58mins
  • 41WilliamsSubstituted forCoulthirstat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Zakuani
  • 14Tyler
  • 18Fox
  • 22Da Silva Lopes
  • 24Angol
  • 36Samuelsen
  • 39Coulthirst
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
5,965

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home24
Away19
Shots on Target
Home10
Away9
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Peterborough United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Peterborough United 4.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Peterborough United 4. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a fast break.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

Attempt saved. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Colchester United).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Andrew Fox (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

Attempt missed. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. George Moncur (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Delay in match Elliot Lee (Colchester United) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Peterborough United 3. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes replaces Erhun Oztumer.

Attempt saved. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Beautyman (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Elliot Lee (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Femi Akinwande replaces Chris Porter.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Gavin Massey.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 0, Peterborough United 3. Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jon Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 0, Peterborough United 2. Andrew Fox (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Aaron Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Andrew Fox replaces Michael Smith.

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

Foul by Michael Smith (Peterborough United).

Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Darren Ambrose replaces Tom Lapslie.

Attempt saved. Elliot Lee (Colchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan422214672393380
2Burton422381151351677
3Walsall412111960421874
4Bradford422011114839971
5Millwall422091364471769
6Gillingham4219111266481868
7Barnsley422061663511266
8Rochdale421810146253964
9Sheff Utd421711146153862
10Scunthorpe421711145346762
11Port Vale431711155251162
12Coventry4216121461461560
13Southend421611155555059
14Peterborough42176197366757
15Bury421512155163-1257
16Swindon42149195768-1151
17Chesterfield42147215466-1249
18Oldham421018144253-1148
19Fleetwood421114174952-347
20Shrewsbury411211185066-1647
21Blackpool43129223954-1545
22Doncaster421011214460-1641
23Colchester42911225391-3838
24Crewe42612244278-3630
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