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Colchester United 2-1 Gillingham

Colchester's Callum Harriott
Callum Harriott's goal against Gillingham was his first for Colchester since signing on loan from Charlton

Gillingham lost their place at the top of League One and saw their unbeaten record end after defeat at Colchester.

Cody McDonald hit the post for Gillingham before Gavin Massey met a Callum Harriott pass to give Colchester a fourth-minute lead.

Luke Norris levelled moments later but Colchester went ahead again thanks to Harriott's fine left-foot shot.

Colchester goalkeeper Jamie Jones saved a Cody McDonald penalty and made a string of saves to ensure victory.

The Gills drop to third after Burton won at Swindon and Walsall drew at Peterborough, while Colchester move into the top half after back-to-back wins.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 12Jones
  • 22Vincent-YoungBooked at 11mins
  • 15Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 3Briggs
  • 4Edwards
  • 2Garvan
  • 11Massey
  • 10MoncurBooked at 26minsSubstituted forGilbeyat 84'minutes
  • 31HarriottBooked at 44minsSubstituted forAmbroseat 80'minutes
  • 45Sordell

Substitutes

  • 8Gilbey
  • 17Szmodics
  • 19Bonne
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 26Harney
  • 28Ambrose
  • 33Parish

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2JacksonBooked at 52mins
  • 4Egan
  • 5Ehmer
  • 24DickensonBooked at 17minsSubstituted forGarmstonat 45'minutes
  • 44WrightBooked at 23minsSubstituted forHessenthalerat 64'minutes
  • 6Houghton
  • 7Loft
  • 23DackBooked at 39mins
  • 19Norris
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forDonnellyat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 9Williamson
  • 12Morris
  • 15Morris
  • 16Osadabe
  • 17Donnelly
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,694

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 2, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Gillingham 1.

Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Kane Vincent-Young.

Attempt missed. Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

Attempt blocked. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Gilbey replaces George Moncur.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by John Egan.

Attempt missed. Max Ehmer (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Darren Ambrose replaces Callum Harriott.

Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Colchester United).

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jake Hessenthaler replaces Josh Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Rory Donnelly replaces Cody McDonald.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Joe Edwards (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Gillingham).

Booking

Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum Harriott (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton8602106418
2Walsall8521145917
3Gillingham8521146817
4Coventry8512158716
5Rochdale8422115614
6Bury83411512313
7Wigan84131110113
8Sheff Utd74031211112
9Chesterfield83231211111
10Swindon83231313011
11Barnsley83231112-111
12Colchester82421316-310
13Millwall8314913-410
14Fleetwood8233121119
15Port Vale82339909
16Southend823378-19
17Bradford723279-29
18Peterborough82241213-18
19Shrewsbury822479-28
20Scunthorpe8224710-38
21Oldham8152711-48
22Doncaster814348-47
23Crewe8125815-75
24Blackpool8125615-95
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