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Colchester United 3-2 Grimsby Town

Brennan Dickenson scored twice as Colchester held off a spirited Grimsby fightback to record their second successive win of the season.

Colchester's Luke Prosser hit the bar with a header before creating the hosts' opening goal after 10 minutes, heading the ball into the path of Dickenson, who swept home from inside the area.

Dickenson struck the post two minutes later and after Grimsby's Kayden Jackson curled just wide, Colchester doubled their lead 11 minutes before the break through Kurtis Guthrie, who seized on Sammie Szmodics' assist and fired emphatically past goalkeeper James McKeown.

Colchester made it 3-0 in the 39th minute when Dickenson decisively fired home his second from Drey Wright's low cross.

But Grimsby pulled a goal back three minutes after the break through half-time substitute Craig Disley, heading home Ashley Chambers' cross from close range.

McKeown denied Wright's diving header before Omar Bogle netted in stoppage time for Grimsby with a swerving shot to give the visitors hope, but Craig Slater struck a post for Colchester, who held on for victory.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 33Kinsella
  • 7Wright
  • 4Lapslie
  • 28GuthrieBooked at 26minsSubstituted forSlaterat 68'minutes
  • 11Dickenson
  • 10SzmodicsSubstituted forLoftat 58'minutes
  • 9PorterSubstituted forJohnstoneat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Loft
  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 17Johnstone
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 24Slater
  • 29Bransgrove

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Davies
  • 20BoyceBooked at 21minsSubstituted forPearsonat 35'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 6Gowling
  • 3Andrew
  • 7ChambersSubstituted forBrowneat 83'minutes
  • 16Berrett
  • 19Summerfield
  • 18BolarinwaSubstituted forDisleyat 45'minutes
  • 9Bogle
  • 14Jackson

Substitutes

  • 5Pearson
  • 8Disley
  • 10Vose
  • 11Browne
  • 21Vernon
  • 23Jones
  • 24Warrington
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
3,287

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home2
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 3, Grimsby Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 3, Grimsby Town 2.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Craig Slater (Colchester United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 3, Grimsby Town 2. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Craig Disley.

Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Davies (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Denny Johnstone replaces Chris Porter.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Rhys Browne replaces Ashley Chambers.

Attempt saved. Drey Wright (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Ashley Chambers (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Craig Slater.

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town).

Attempt saved. Ashley Chambers (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Craig Slater replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Attempt missed. Kayden Jackson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Disley (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Luke Summerfield.

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Doug Loft replaces Sammie Szmodics.

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Berrett (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by James McKeown.

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

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Chambers (Grimsby Town).

Attempt saved. Kayden Jackson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Josh Gowling (Grimsby Town).

Attempt missed. Craig Disley (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32106247
2Colchester32106337
3Mansfield32105327
4Crawley32103127
5Morecambe32014316
6Barnet31204225
7Hartlepool31206515
8Crewe31205415
9Carlisle31203215
10Leyton Orient31114224
11Blackpool31114314
12Yeovil31113214
13Doncaster31114404
14Wycombe31113304
15Accrington311145-14
16Grimsby31025503
17Cheltenham30303303
18Newport310245-13
19Plymouth310225-33
20Portsmouth302113-22
21Notts County301225-31
22Cambridge301214-31
23Stevenage301226-41
24Exeter300315-40
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