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Colchester United 1-4 Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham won for the first time in four League Two outings with victory over 10-man Colchester.

Town goalkeeper Scott Flinders denied Frankie Kent before Colchester took a 40th-minute lead when Kurtis Guthrie held off Joe Morrell and scored with a superb 25-yard shot, despite Flinders' best efforts to keep it out.

But Colchester were reduced to 10 men three minutes later when winger Kyel Reid was dismissed after lashing out at Morrell prior to a Colchester free-kick.

And Cheltenham equalised just before the hour mark when former Colchester attacker Sanmi Odelusi bundled home from close range after Mohamed Eisa's low drive had been kept out.

Cheltenham went ahead with 20 minutes remaining through Nigel Atangana, who converted after Tom Eastman had failed to cut out Jerell Sellars' drive from the left.

It was 3-1 with 11 minutes remaining when Sellars drove a low shot under Sam Walker and in from Kevin Dawson's pass.

And Eisa wrapped up Cheltenham's win five minutes later when he slotted home clinically, from Carl Winchester's pass.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2Jackson
  • 18EastmanBooked at 80mins
  • 6Kent
  • 22Vincent-YoungSubstituted forKpekawaat 46'minutes
  • 7Wright
  • 4LapslieBooked at 90mins
  • 14ComleySubstituted forLoftat 68'minutes
  • 17ReidBooked at 44mins
  • 28Guthrie
  • 19MandronSubstituted forHanlanat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Loft
  • 10Szmodics
  • 12Kpekawa
  • 16Murray
  • 21Hanlan
  • 27Ogedi-Uzokwe
  • 29Gilmartin

Cheltenham

  • 24Flinders
  • 28Moore
  • 30Onariase
  • 2Grimes
  • 11Winchester
  • 8Dawson
  • 6AtanganaBooked at 63mins
  • 25Morrell
  • 17SellarsBooked at 33minsSubstituted forStorerat 90+1'minutes
  • 9WrightSubstituted forOdelusiat 46'minutes
  • 20EisaSubstituted forLloydat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Storer
  • 15Boyle
  • 18Bower
  • 21Graham
  • 22Lovett
  • 29Odelusi
  • 50Lloyd
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
2,886

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away10
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Cheltenham Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Cheltenham Town 4.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Kyle Storer replaces Jerell Sellars.

Booking

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

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. George Lloyd replaces Mohamed Eisa.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Manny Onariase.

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

Foul by Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Cheltenham Town 4. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nigel Atangana.

Booking

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

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Cheltenham Town 3. Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Dawson.

Attempt saved. Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Brandon Hanlan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Grimes (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Brandon Hanlan replaces Mikael Mandron.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Cheltenham Town 2. Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Doug Loft replaces Brandon Comley.

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

Foul by Taylor Moore (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Sam Walker.

Attempt saved. Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Nigel Atangana.

Attempt saved. Sanmi Odelusi (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United).

Taylor Moore (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Sanmi Odelusi (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton26166462253754
2Notts County26148444261850
3Coventry26135828181044
4Accrington25134842301243
5Wycombe26127746351143
6Lincoln City26127735241143
7Mansfield26111053829943
8Exeter2513393532342
9Colchester2711883631541
10Swindon25132103834441
11Newport2610973530539
12Cambridge2610792531-637
13Carlisle2697103737034
14Cheltenham2797113739-234
15Grimsby2797112636-1034
16Stevenage2696113639-333
17Crawley2696112531-633
18Port Vale2794142935-631
19Crewe2692152941-1229
20Morecambe2677122636-1028
21Yeovil2676133647-1127
22Forest Green2665152647-2123
23Chesterfield2756162651-2521
24Barnet2655162639-1320
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