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ColchesterColchester United1SwindonSwindon Town4

Colchester United 1-4 Swindon Town

Nicky Ajose
Nicky Ajose has scored 16 goals in 27 appearances for Swindon Town this season

Two goals each from Nicky Ajose and Michael Doughty helped Swindon beat struggling Colchester in League One.

Ajose slotted in from Nathan Thompson's pass to put the Robins ahead, before placing the ball beyond Elliot Parish to double the lead after the break.

Doughty powered in Swindon's third from outside the box, but Joe Edwards' half-volley gave the hosts hope.

Town sealed the points shortly after as Bradley Barry found Doughty, who turned and fired home his second goal.

The result means Colchester are eight points adrift of safety at the bottom of League One, having failed to win in 16 league games.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 4-4-2

  • 33Parish
  • 24Brindley
  • 15Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 31Shorey
  • 11MasseySubstituted forWrightat 60'minutes
  • 10Moncur
  • 4Edwards
  • 28AmbroseSubstituted forGarvanat 59'minutes
  • 9PorterSubstituted forBonneat 60'minutes
  • 12Lee

Substitutes

  • 2Garvan
  • 6Elokobi
  • 7Wright
  • 19Bonne
  • 20Lapslie
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 25Barnes

Swindon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 2Thompson
  • 6Turnbull
  • 27Barry
  • 28IandoloSubstituted forThompsonat 62'minutes
  • 14Doughty
  • 26RodgersSubstituted forTraoreat 67'minutes
  • 15Brophy
  • 20Obika
  • 10AjoseSubstituted forHyltonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Traore
  • 18Thompson
  • 22Marshall
  • 23Cooke
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
  • 35Young
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
3,269

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home3
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 1, Swindon Town 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Swindon Town 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Lawrence Vigouroux.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Edwards (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  11. Post update

    Elliot Lee (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine Hylton replaces Nicky Ajose.

  14. Post update

    Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Drissa Traoré (Swindon Town).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Lee (Colchester United).

  17. Post update

    Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Colchester United 1, Swindon Town 4. Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bradley Barry.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Lawrence Vigouroux.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Richard Brindley (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton30203741241763
2Gillingham31177757372058
3Walsall30169548311757
4Wigan311511550292156
5Coventry311410755332252
6Millwall301551048381050
7Southend3013894136547
8Sheff Utd3012994641545
9Port Vale32129113536-145
10Peterborough30135125445944
11Bradford2912893332144
12Barnsley30133144944542
13Scunthorpe29125123437-341
14Swindon31116144648-239
15Rochdale29107123740-337
16Bury29107123649-1337
17Doncaster3099123540-536
18Blackpool3096153038-833
19Shrewsbury3196163751-1433
20Fleetwood2979133437-330
21Chesterfield3093183850-1230
22Crewe3069153151-2027
23Oldham28413112740-1325
24Colchester3057183772-3522
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