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Colchester United 4-0 Stevenage

A superb first-half display secured Colchester a thumping 4-0 victory over fellow League Two play-off hopefuls Stevenage.

Richard Brindley hit the woodwork early on for Colchester, who took an 11th-minute lead when Brennan Dickenson lashed home after Drey Wright had helped on Tarique Fosu's delivery into the box.

Keeper Sam Walker made a fine double stop at his near post to deny Stevenage forward Matt Godden but Colchester doubled their lead just before the half-hour through Chris Porter's deflected shot after Sean Murray had followed up when George Elokobi's header hit a post.

It was 3-0 in the 33rd minute when Stevenage's Josh McQuoid turned into his own net after Tom Eastman had helped on a corner.

And Fosu's cross was headed into his own net by Charlie Lee seven minutes before half-time for Colchester's fourth.

Walker pushed Jobi McAnuff's curled effort over early in the second half for Stevenage, for whom Jack King stabbed just wide.

Boro goalkeeper Chris Day denied Dickenson late on but Colchester's win had long since been assured.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 35James
  • 18Eastman
  • 15Elokobi
  • 2Brindley
  • 4Lapslie
  • 7WrightSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 78'minutes
  • 23Murray
  • 11DickensonSubstituted forKinsellaat 88'minutes
  • 9PorterSubstituted forPykeat 84'minutes
  • 31Fosu-Henry

Substitutes

  • 3Briggs
  • 14Wynter
  • 19Bonne
  • 27Pyke
  • 29Brill
  • 32O'Sullivan
  • 33Kinsella

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 5Franks
  • 4KingBooked at 45mins
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 20Ogilvie
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forGormanat 80'minutes
  • 22Lee
  • 11Pett
  • 7McAnuffBooked at 39minsSubstituted forMcKeeat 71'minutes
  • 24Godden
  • 10McQuoidSubstituted forHindsat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Preston
  • 17Gorman
  • 18Tonge
  • 19Wells
  • 26Hinds
  • 30McKee
  • 33Ntlhe
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,583

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 4, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 4, Stevenage 0.

Delay in match Tom Pett (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Cameron James (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kaylen Hinds (Stevenage).

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage).

Foul by Sean Murray (Colchester United).

Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Lewis Kinsella replaces Brennan Dickenson.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

Jack King (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Tommy O'Sullivan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Rekeil Pyke replaces Chris Porter.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dale Gorman replaces Steven Schumacher.

Attempt saved. Mark McKee (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tommy O'Sullivan replaces Drey Wright.

Attempt missed. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jack King.

Attempt blocked. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Mark McKee replaces Jobi McAnuff.

Attempt blocked. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Richard Brindley (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Drey Wright (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Stevenage).

Kaylen Hinds (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Richard Brindley (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kaylen Hinds replaces Josh McQuoid.

Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Drey Wright (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster41259781463584
2Plymouth412461161421978
3Portsmouth412281166363074
4Luton411715958372166
5Stevenage41205166556965
6Exeter411881565491662
7Carlisle411614115960-162
8Blackpool4115151162441860
9Cambridge41179155345860
10Colchester41179156054660
11Wycombe411611145250259
12Accrington411513135451358
13Mansfield411513134946358
14Grimsby411510165054-455
15Notts County41157194867-1952
16Barnet411215145055-551
17Crewe411212174859-1148
18Crawley41139194863-1548
19Morecambe41138204865-1747
20Yeovil411016154356-1346
21Cheltenham411013184559-1443
22Hartlepool411012195068-1842
23Newport41912204564-1939
24Leyton Orient4195274175-3432
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