Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Colchester United 3.
Colchester came out on top in League One's basement battle with a comfortable win over Crewe.
Freddie Sears opened the scoring when he converted Sanchez Watt's cross form six yards.
Substitute Rhys Healey made it two when he latched bounded onto Gavin Massey's pass and drove past Ben Garratt.
Watt finished the scoring from close range after a Sears cross was deflected by Alan Tate.
Defeat leaves Crewe with just four points from nine games, while Colchester have lifted themselves out of the bottom four.
- 3GuthrieSubstituted forInmanat 68'minutes
- 28NessSubstituted forOliverat 75'minutes
- 25HaberSubstituted forCooperat 83'minutes
- 6EastmondSubstituted forHealeyat 55'minutes
- 24MoncurSubstituted forWrightat 89'minutes
- 7Sanchez Watt
- 11SearsSubstituted forWrightat 77'minutes
- Eddie Ilderton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Colchester United 3.
Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).
Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Substitution, Colchester United. David Wright replaces George Moncur.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by George Ray.
Attempt blocked. Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.
Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Marcus Haber.
Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).
Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Frankie Kent (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Oliver Turton.
Attempt blocked. Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Substitution, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces Freddie Sears.
Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).
Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).
George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.