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Colchester United 2-1 Luton Town

Chris Porter's brace helped play-off chasing Colchester beat Luton and deal a blow to their opponents' Sky Bet League Two promotion hopes.

Colchester took a fourth-minute lead when Porter netted with a fine looping header from Brennan Dickenson's superb cross.

Luton keeper Matt Macey foiled Dickenson and Drey Wright while Tom Eastman headed over from six yards as the U's pushed for a second.

The hosts eventually doubled their lead just after the half-hour mark through Porter, who prodded in Richard Brindley's cross from close range despite Macey's efforts to keep it out.

Porter almost completed a hat-trick just before half-time when he headed over from Sean Murray's free-kick.

The Hatters improved after the break and substitute James Justin's curling effort was palmed over by keeper Sam Walker, seconds after George Elokobi had cleared Alan Sheehan's shot off the line.

Luton gave themselves hope when Isaac Vassell scored from close range after Colchester had failed to clear a ball into the box, but the hosts held on for a valuable win.

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Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 35JamesSubstituted forWynterat 59'minutes
  • 15Elokobi
  • 18Eastman
  • 2Brindley
  • 4LapslieBooked at 69mins
  • 23Murray
  • 7WrightSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 66'minutes
  • 11Dickenson
  • 9PorterSubstituted forBonneat 88'minutes
  • 27Pyke

Substitutes

  • 3Briggs
  • 14Wynter
  • 19Bonne
  • 29Brill
  • 31Fosu-Henry
  • 32O'Sullivan
  • 33Kinsella

Luton

  • 13Macey
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 16Rea
  • 44Sheehan
  • 17Ruddock
  • 7GraySubstituted forJustinat 38'minutes
  • 24D'Ath
  • 10CookSubstituted forLeeat 68'minutes
  • 20Vassell
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forPalmerat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moore
  • 4Smith
  • 19Lee
  • 27Bakinson
  • 28Palmer
  • 36Justin
  • 39Famewo
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
5,445

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 2, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Luton Town 1.

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

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Luton Town 1. Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Glen Rea (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Chris Porter.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

Glen Rea (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Alex Wynter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Luton Town).

Attempt blocked. Lawson D'Ath (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Glen Rea (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Alex Wynter.

Attempt blocked. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Olly Lee replaces Jordan Cook because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tarique Fosu-Henry replaces Drey Wright.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by George Elokobi.

Attempt blocked. Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt saved. Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Cook (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Jack Marriott.

Attempt missed. Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Wynter replaces Cameron James because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Richard Brindley (Colchester United).

James Justin (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Luton Town).

George Elokobi (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 2, Luton Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Colchester United 2, Luton Town 0.

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster38239675443178
2Plymouth382261058401872
3Portsmouth392081161352668
4Stevenage391951564521262
5Blackpool391515961402160
6Luton391515956371960
7Exeter391781463471659
8Carlisle391514105658-259
9Mansfield391513114843558
10Colchester39169145551457
11Wycombe391510144747055
12Cambridge38159144842654
13Grimsby391410154648-252
14Barnet391215125053-351
15Accrington381213134849-149
16Crewe391212154554-948
17Crawley39139174760-1348
18Yeovil391016134251-946
19Morecambe39137194661-1546
20Notts County39137194365-2246
21Hartlepool391011184965-1641
22Cheltenham39912183955-1639
23Newport39712204364-2133
24Leyton Orient3995254170-2932
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