Preston 2-4 Colchester

Colchester's Ian Henderson scored twice to help his side beat Preston.

The U's led when Anthony Wordsworth fired home a fierce effort in the bottom corner and he then set up Henderson to net from 12 yards.

North End replied through Neil Mellor's clinical shot but Henderson made it 3-1 from 20 yards out.

Preston again responded thanks to Paul Coutts' strike from range but Kayode Odejayi scored from six yards to seal the victory.

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Colchester United manager John Ward told BBC Essex:

"We've beaten a very good team. I don't think very many will score four or win here.

"A major problem last year was scoring goals away from home.

"The finishing was a lot better, we've worked very hard at it."

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