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Port Vale 1-2 Colchester United

George Moncur
Midfielder George Moncur netted for the first time in 15 matches for Colchester

Colchester boosted their chances of survival in League One with a win over Port Vale, although they remain four points adrift of safety.

Mark Marshall and Ben Williamson forced saves from keeper Sam Walker as Vale made all the early running.

But George Moncur struck a low shot from 14 yards to give Colchester the lead in the 57th minute.

A fierce Jacob Murphy shot doubled the U's lead before Louis Dodds volleyed in a consolation goal for Port Vale.

Defeat leaves Vale looking over their shoulders as they sit only four points ahead of the drop zone with six matches remaining.

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Johnson
  • 2Yates
  • 21VeseliBooked at 90mins
  • 16CollinsSubstituted forRobertsonat 67'minutes
  • 3Dickinson
  • 7BirchallSubstituted forCoulibalyat 58'minutes
  • 17Brown
  • 15O'Connor
  • 20Marshall
  • 8DoddsBooked at 90mins
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forPopeat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Robertson
  • 5McGivern
  • 11Pope
  • 14Daniel
  • 23Boot
  • 25Coulibaly
  • 28Campion

Colchester

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Walker
  • 31Brindley
  • 6Khumalo
  • 18Eastman
  • 2WynterBooked at 81mins
  • 24Moncur
  • 8Gilbey
  • 32LapslieBooked at 64minsSubstituted forSzmodicsat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 42PorterSubstituted forHealeyat 85'minutes
  • 21MasseyBooked at 90mins
  • 25Murphy

Substitutes

  • 5Osborne
  • 12Lewington
  • 19Healey
  • 23Vincent-Young
  • 27Bonne
  • 28Szmodics
  • 37Sembie-Ferris
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,471

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 1, Colchester United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Colchester United 2.

  3. Booking

    Gavin Massey (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Booking

    Frederic Veseli (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Frederic Veseli (Port Vale).

  6. Post update

    Gavin Massey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rhys Healey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

  9. Post update

    Jacob Murphy (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Booking

    Louis Dodds (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Michael Brown (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by George Moncur (Colchester United).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Rhys Healey replaces Chris Porter.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Port Vale 1, Colchester United 2. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Pope.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Tom Lapslie because of an injury.

  19. Booking

    Alex Wynter (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City402510576354185
2Preston392211665333277
3Swindon37217965392670
4MK Dons38209976403669
5Sheff Utd3917101256451161
6Chesterfield40179145951860
7Bradford391512125143857
8Rochdale391751765521356
9Barnsley39168155352156
10Peterborough40175184649-356
11Fleetwood401511144144-356
12Doncaster391411144851-353
13Oldham401411155059-953
14Gillingham401312155458-451
15Port Vale40146204958-948
16Walsall391114143642-647
17Scunthorpe391211165262-1047
18Coventry401113164455-1146
19Crewe40137203769-3246
20Leyton Orient39129185154-345
21Notts County391111173952-1344
22Crawley401111184466-2244
23Colchester39118204864-1641
24Yeovil4089233163-3233
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