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Colchester United 2-1 Notts County

A Richard Duffy own goal helped Colchester come from behind to beat struggling Notts County and extend their unbeaten run to four matches.

County took a 17th-minute lead through former Colchester loanee Elliott Hewitt, who headed in from close range after Duffy had nodded on Carl Dickinson's corner at the near post.

Colchester's Denny Johnstone came close to converting Brennan Dickenson's cross, while Owen Garvan's half-volley flew straight at Adam Collin.

But Colchester equalised in the 24th minute when Kurtis Guthrie sent a fine diving header past Collin from close range, following Johnstone's excellent cross into the six-yard box.

Collin easily saved George Elokobi's weak header just before half-time while in the opening stages of the second half Tom Eastman's header from Dickenson's cross flew just over the bar.

Colchester keeper Sam Walker denied Dickinson at his near post but Duffy put through his own net with 13 minutes to go after Eastman had headed Garvan's free-kick into the six-yard box.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Kent
  • 15Elokobi
  • 2BrindleySubstituted forWrightat 69'minutes
  • 4Lapslie
  • 24SlaterBooked at 49minsSubstituted forVincent-Youngat 90+2'minutes
  • 22Garvan
  • 11Dickenson
  • 28Guthrie
  • 17JohnstoneSubstituted forBonneat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wright
  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 19Bonne
  • 25Barnes
  • 30Doyley
  • 31Fosu-Henry

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 31AudelBooked at 75mins
  • 5Duffy
  • 18HewittBooked at 48mins
  • 2Tootle
  • 12Milsom
  • 15ThompsonSubstituted forLaingat 80'minutes
  • 19RichardsSubstituted forCampbellat 83'minutes
  • 3DickinsonBooked at 80mins
  • 30Stead
  • 11ForteSubstituted forOliverat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 6Hollis
  • 9Oliver
  • 13Loach
  • 14Laing
  • 24Campbell
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,385

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 2, Notts County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Notts County 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Kane Vincent-Young replaces Craig Slater.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Thierry Audel (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Adam Campbell replaces Jordan Richards.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Denny Johnstone.

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

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

Booking

Carl Dickinson (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Louis Laing replaces Curtis Thompson.

Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Notts County).

Goal!

Own Goal by Richard Duffy, Notts County. Colchester United 2, Notts County 1.

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

Booking

Thierry Audel (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Thierry Audel (Notts County).

Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).

Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

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

Foul by Jordan Richards (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces Richard Brindley.

Attempt missed. Carl Dickinson (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Carl Dickinson (Notts County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Jordan Richards (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Vadaine Oliver replaces Jonathan Forte.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth21142532211144
2Carlisle21119140251542
3Doncaster21133543301342
4Portsmouth21105633201335
5Luton2198431191235
6Wycombe2110472622434
7Cambridge219482824431
8Blackpool2186735241130
9Stevenage219393232030
10Barnet217952929030
11Crawley218582633-729
12Yeovil218492526-128
13Colchester217682927227
14Grimsby217592727026
15Exeter2182112526-126
16Crewe216872329-626
17Mansfield216872127-626
18Hartlepool215882837-923
19Morecambe2072112438-1423
20Notts County2164112536-1122
21Leyton Orient2163122227-521
22Accrington2156102027-721
23Cheltenham214982332-921
24Newport2045112332-917
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