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Shrewsbury Town 4-2 Colchester United

Sullay Kaikai
Sullay Kaikai's second half brace secured the win for Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury Town came back from two goals down against Colchester to earn their second league win of the season.

The U's controlled the first half, with a Mark Ellis own goal and Tom Eastman's backheel giving them a 2-0 lead.

It was a different story in the second half as substitute Tyrone Barnett scored twice to equalise.

Fellow sub Sullay Kaikai, also on at the break, then raced through to fire past Jamie Jones before adding a fourth to round off a remarkable game.

Shrewsbury boss Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I don't want to underestimate that comeback. It's hard enough to score four goals in this division at any time of the season.

"You have to keep measured in the changing room at half-time. We changed the shape, went more direct, increased the tempo and the goals came at the right time."

"The second-half performance overran Colchester. The performance of the substitutes was fantastic and I am really chuffed for all the players out there."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Tootle
  • 15EllisSubstituted forBarnettat 45'minutes
  • 31Smith
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 29Cole
  • 17Ogogo
  • 6BlackSubstituted forLawrenceat 80'minutes
  • 12Brown
  • 22ClarkSubstituted forKaikaiat 45'minutes
  • 9CollinsBooked at 27mins

Substitutes

  • 3Sadler
  • 7Lawrence
  • 10Whalley
  • 11Kaikai
  • 19McAlinden
  • 23Barnett
  • 33Rowley

Colchester

  • 12Jones
  • 14Olufemi
  • 15KentBooked at 70mins
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Elokobi
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forGilbeyat 75'minutes
  • 2GarvanBooked at 87mins
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forBonneat 75'minutes
  • 11Massey
  • 31Harriott
  • 45SordellBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 8Gilbey
  • 9Porter
  • 19Bonne
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 26Harney
  • 28Ambrose
  • 33Parish
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
4,947

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 4, Colchester United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 4, Colchester United 2.

Attempt saved. Callum Harriott (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Colchester United).

Dominic Smith (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Booking

Owen Garvan (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).

Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 4, Colchester United 2. Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Lawrence.

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Liam Lawrence replaces Ian Black.

Attempt saved. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

George Elokobi (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Gilbey replaces Joe Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces George Moncur.

Foul by Callum Harriott (Colchester United).

Larnell Cole (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 3, Colchester United 2. Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Larnell Cole.

Booking

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dominic Smith.

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

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Dominic Smith (Shrewsbury Town) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the six yard box.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by George Elokobi.

Attempt saved. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Abu Ogogo.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall127411861225
2Burton12813139425
3Gillingham1273225131224
4Bury126512317623
5Coventry1171320101022
6Sheff Utd126242118320
7Southend125341211118
8Peterborough125252320317
9Rochdale125251816217
10Wigan124531615117
11Port Vale124441413116
12Colchester124441922-316
13Barnsley114251516-114
14Shrewsbury124261517-214
15Scunthorpe124261315-214
16Chesterfield124261619-314
17Millwall114251721-414
18Bradford113441216-413
19Swindon123361720-312
20Doncaster11254914-511
21Oldham121831420-611
22Blackpool11326917-811
23Fleetwood122371420-69
24Crewe122371321-89
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