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Walsall 0-1 Colchester United

Walsall were consigned to a sixth game without a win after a freak goal gave Colchester the three points with their place in League One assured.

Gavin Massey's curling shot drew a save from Richard O'Donnell before Sam Walker kept Sam Mantom's shot out.

The U's winner came in bizarre fashion when James Chambers' clearance hit Craig Eastmond and flew past O'Donnell.

Walsall had chances to equalise but Walker denied Andy Butler and Clinton Morrison cleared off the line late on.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 15Chambers
  • 3Taylor
  • 8Mantom
  • 12Downing
  • 4Butler
  • 16BaxendaleSubstituted forBakayokoat 75'minutes
  • 7Chambers
  • 26McQuilkinSubstituted forSawyersat 62'minutes
  • 10Westcarr
  • 21MorrisSubstituted forFeatherstoneat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Featherstone
  • 13Lewis
  • 14Benning
  • 17Flanagan
  • 25Sawyers
  • 27Bakayoko

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 16Wynter
  • 3Dickson
  • 15BeanSubstituted forWrightat 45'minutes
  • 4OkuonghaeSubstituted forKentat 45'minutes
  • 18Eastman
  • 22Gilbey
  • 6Eastmond
  • 9Morrison
  • 21Massey
  • 25VoseSubstituted forDuguidat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 2Wright
  • 23Olufemi
  • 30Wright
  • 37Duguid
  • 41Bonne
  • 42Kent
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
4,271

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Walsall 0, Colchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Walsall 0, Colchester United 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Gavin Massey.

  4. Post update

    Andy Taylor (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Karl Duguid (Colchester United).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Taylor (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high following a set piece situation.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

  8. Post update

    Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Westcarr (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Sam Walker.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Butler (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  13. Post update

    Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Walsall).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Taylor (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Chambers (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Karl Duguid (Colchester United).

  18. Post update

    Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

  20. Post update

    Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves4631105893158103
2Brentford462810872432994
3Leyton Orient4625111085454086
4Rotherham462414886582886
5Preston462316772462685
6Peterborough462351872581474
7Sheff Utd461813154846267
8Swindon46199186359466
9Port Vale46187215973-1461
10MK Dons46179206365-260
11Bradford461417155754359
12Bristol City461319147067358
13Walsall461416164949058
14Crawley461415174854-657
15Oldham461414185059-956
16Colchester461314195361-853
17Gillingham46158236079-1953
18Coventry461613177477-351
19Crewe461312215480-2651
20Notts County46155266477-1350
21Tranmere461211235279-2747
22Carlisle461112234376-3345
23Shrewsbury46915224465-2142
24Stevenage46119264672-2642
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