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Carlisle United 2-4 Colchester United

Sanchez Watt scored a first-half brace as Colchester beat Carlisle.

Watt's first was a 20-yard shot and, after Carlisle drew level through Magnus Okuonghae's own goal, the former Arsenal trainee rounded keeper Greg Fleming to roll into an empty net.

The visitors extended their lead after the break when Marcus Bean headed home and they made it 4-1 when Max Ehmer put Dominic Vose's cross into his own net.

Ehmer made some amends with a tap-in after Sam Walker spilled a free-kick.

Colchester move up to 12th in the table while Carlisle are now two points above the relegation zone.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"The result was important, how we got it was by the by. We've got a good win.

"We've played better and lost. It was a real professional performance. We had to soak up a lot of pressure.

"Carlisle will feel aggrieved but we've hit on a few sucker punches. We've come away from home and scored four goals, so we deserve a lot of credit.

"We weren't at our best but it keeps the run going."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 20Fleming
  • 39ChimbondaBooked at 60mins
  • 3Robson
  • 21Berrett
  • 6Buaben
  • 30Meppen-WalterBooked at 42mins
  • 28EhmerBooked at 34mins
  • 16PottsSubstituted forDrennanat 73'minutes
  • 33Lawrence
  • 9Miller
  • 7Amoo

Substitutes

  • 8Noble
  • 19Symington
  • 22Brass
  • 27Brough
  • 29Guy
  • 31Drennan
  • 32Dempsey

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 2WrightSubstituted forGilbeyat 45'minutes
  • 27Garbutt
  • 6Eastmond
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 18Eastman
  • 20Wilson
  • 15BeanBooked at 90mins
  • 7Sanchez WattSubstituted forDicksonat 82'minutes
  • 9MorrisonSubstituted forIbehreat 70'minutes
  • 25VoseBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 3Dickson
  • 11Sears
  • 17Ibehre
  • 22Gilbey
  • 23Olufemi
  • 41Bonne
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,688

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 2, Colchester United 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 2, Colchester United 4.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Carlisle United 2, Colchester United 4. Max Ehmer (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Booking

    Marcus Bean (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Prince Buaben.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Ryan Dickson replaces Sanchez Watt.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

  15. Post update

    Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Michael Drennan (Carlisle United).

  18. Post update

    Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Matty Robson.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient26176356243257
2Brentford26175445242156
3Wolves26157441192252
4Preston2613943627948
5Rotherham26128645341144
6Peterborough26133104032842
7Walsall2711973024642
8Port Vale26123113739-239
9Swindon26114114236637
10MK Dons2510694136536
11Coventry26128655451034
12Colchester2681083534134
13Bradford2671273832633
14Gillingham2795133545-1032
15Crawley247982732-530
16Notts County2783163339-627
17Oldham2676132734-727
18Carlisle2676132847-1927
19Sheff Utd2668122635-926
20Shrewsbury2768132635-926
21Tranmere2667132948-1925
22Bristol City2541293639-324
23Crewe2666142553-2824
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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