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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 2, Gillingham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Gillingham 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Kane Vincent-Young.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Gilbey replaces George Moncur.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by John Egan.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Darren Ambrose replaces Callum Harriott.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joe Edwards (Colchester United).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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