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Peterborough United 0-2 Colchester United

Colchester United moved to within one point of safety after beating Peterborough United, who are now winless in six League One home matches.

Joe Newell had the host's best chance early on, but he failed to connect with his shot properly after Erhun Oztumer's initial effort had been saved.

Freddie Sears met Sean Clohessy's low cross to steer home the opener.

Elliott Hewitt's first senior goal - a 20-yard effort late on - helped move Colchester to 22nd place in the table.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Alnwick
  • 2SmithBooked at 62mins
  • 6BostwickBooked at 71mins
  • 21BurgessBooked at 42mins
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 10OztumerBooked at 45mins
  • 8PayneBooked at 38mins
  • 35BeautymanSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 57'minutes
  • 17NewellSubstituted forMcLeanat 74'minutes
  • 30MaddisonSubstituted forWashingtonat 58'minutes
  • 9James

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 12Vassell
  • 14Washington
  • 15Anderson
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 20McLean
  • 32Henry

Colchester

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Walker
  • 20Clohessy
  • 18Eastman
  • 13Gorkss
  • 2WynterBooked at 67mins
  • 38Fox
  • 24Moncur
  • 28Szmodics
  • 41HewittBooked at 21minsSubstituted forMasseyat 87'minutes
  • 11SearsSubstituted forHealeyat 74'minutes
  • 7Sanchez WattBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 12Lewington
  • 19Healey
  • 21Massey
  • 27Bonne
  • 32Lapslie
  • 37Sembie-Ferris
  • 42Kpekawa
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
5,524

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Colchester United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Colchester United 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by George Moncur.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by David Fox.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Gavin Massey replaces Elliott Hewitt.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 0, Colchester United 2. Elliott Hewitt (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

  11. Booking

    Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Luke James (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sanchez Watt (Colchester United).

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Aaron McLean replaces Joe Newell.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Rhys Healey replaces Freddie Sears.

  17. Booking

    Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

  20. Post update

    Joe Newell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City24156346222451
2Swindon24146446242248
3MK Dons23136450242645
4Preston24136537231445
5Bradford2410683228436
6Sheff Utd2310673027336
7Chesterfield249873531435
8Rochdale24104104132934
9Fleetwood259792624234
10Port Vale2595113136-532
11Peterborough2494113031-131
12Notts County238782728-131
13Oldham2371063135-431
14Doncaster238782529-431
15Walsall257992428-430
16Barnsley2385103435-129
17Scunthorpe228593237-529
18Coventry247892631-529
19Crewe2475122342-1926
20Leyton Orient2467113235-325
21Gillingham2567122940-1125
22Colchester2466122940-1124
23Crawley2459102338-1524
24Yeovil2455141938-1920
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