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Accrington Stanley 3-1 Colchester United

Kayden Jackson scored on his debut as Accrington started the season by beating Colchester.

Jackson opened the scoring on nine minutes when he raced onto a through ball from Liam Nolan and finished low into the bottom of the net past Sam Walker.

The Reds doubled their lead on 32 minutes after Colchester failed to clear their lines from a Sean McConville cross and the ball came out to Billy Kee, who rifled home.

Colchester had their chances with Ryan Jackson forcing an early save out of Aaron Chapman, Craig Slater scuffing a shot and Denny Johnstone's close-range strike blocked before half-time.

United boss John McGreal had used all three substitutions by the start of the second half and one of them, Sammie Szmodics, fired narrowly wide just after the restart.

However, it was three on 65 minutes when, from a McConville corner, Nolan headed on and defender Omar Beckles poked home at the far post.

Szmodics got a consolation for Colchester on 82 minutes, rifling the ball home at the far post from a deflected cross.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 12Beckles
  • 3Hughes
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 4DonacienSubstituted forHornby-Forbesat 74'minutes
  • 7ClarkBooked at 42mins
  • 6Nolan
  • 28Conneely
  • 11McConville
  • 10JacksonSubstituted forEdwardsat 81'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 2Hornby-Forbes
  • 8Brown
  • 9Edwards
  • 14Leacock-McLeod
  • 16Bloch Jorgensen
  • 17Sousa
  • 18Dallison-Lisbon

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2JacksonBooked at 67mins
  • 18EastmanSubstituted forKpekawaat 38'minutes
  • 6Kent
  • 35James
  • 7Wright
  • 4LapslieBooked at 45mins
  • 16Murray
  • 24SlaterSubstituted forKinsellaat 45'minutes
  • 9JohnstoneSubstituted forSzmodicsat 45'minutes
  • 19Mandron

Substitutes

  • 3Kinsella
  • 10Szmodics
  • 12Kpekawa
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 23O'Sullivan
  • 29Gilmartin
  • 31Issa
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
1,625

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Colchester United 1.

Foul by Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley).

Cole Kpekawa (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Edwards (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Sean McConville.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Colchester United 1. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jonathan Edwards replaces Kayden Jackson.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

Attempt missed. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Mikael Mandron.

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Seamus Conneely.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Tyler Hornby-Forbes replaces Janoi Donacien.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley).

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Colchester United 0. Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Nolan.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Attempt blocked. Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Tom Lapslie.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton11008263
2Coventry11003033
3Accrington11003123
4Grimsby11003123
5Port Vale11003123
6Morecambe11002113
7Swindon11002113
8Exeter11001013
9Newport10103301
10Stevenage10103301
11Barnet10102201
12Crewe10102201
13Forest Green10102201
14Lincoln City10102201
15Mansfield10102201
16Wycombe10102201
17Carlisle100112-10
18Cheltenham100112-10
19Cambridge100101-10
20Chesterfield100113-20
21Colchester100113-20
22Crawley100113-20
23Notts County100103-30
24Yeovil100128-60
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