League One
YeovilYeovil Town0ColchesterColchester United1
Craig Eastmond
Craig Eastmond scored his first goal of the season against Yeovil

Craig Eastmond's late strike at Huish Park helped Colchester move above Yeovil in the League One table.

Freddie Sears came close to putting Colchester in front midway through the first half, but his strike was blocked by defender Ben Nugent.

Eastmond then broke the deadlock after the interval, slotting George Moncur's pass into the bottom left corner.

Blackburn loanee Tom Eaves almost equalised for Yeovil but his header was well kept out by keeper Sam Walker.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset:

"We didn't do anywhere near enough against a team that was very defence-minded and left it to the two lads up front to break.

"If you give it away as many times as we did in that attacking third, you find yourself sprinting back ninety yards because they're playing it forward.

"We didn't take our opportunities, although we had three or four good chances.

"Sam Walker showed us what we knew. He's a good keeper and he made a great save from Simon Gillett in a one-on-one. He saved a couple of headers and one at the end."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 30Steer
  • 2MoloneySubstituted forHayterat 68'minutes
  • 26Arthurworrey
  • 20Nugent
  • 3Smith
  • 4Edwards
  • 11Foley
  • 15Ofori-TwumasiSubstituted forInnissat 85'minutes
  • 23Gillett
  • 14HoskinsSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 68'minutes
  • 27Eaves

Substitutes

  • 8Berrett
  • 9Hayter
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 12Krysiak
  • 24Inniss
  • 28Smith

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 20Clohessy
  • 6Eastmond
  • 13Gorkss
  • 3Gordon
  • 18Eastman
  • 24Moncur
  • 38Fox
  • 21Massey
  • 11Sears
  • 41Hewitt

Substitutes

  • 12Lewington
  • 19Healey
  • 23Vincent-Young
  • 27Bonne
  • 28Szmodics
  • 37Sembie-Ferris
  • 42Kpekawa
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
6,837

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 0, Colchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 0, Colchester United 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Sam Foley.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Sam Foley (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Colchester United).

  7. Post update

    Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Ryan Inniss replaces Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Delay in match Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Simon Gillett (Yeovil Town).

  18. Post update

    Freddie Sears (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Yeovil Town 0, Colchester United 1. Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town).