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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Swindon Town 4.

Full Time

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

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

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Lawrence Vigouroux.

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

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

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

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

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

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

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

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine Hylton replaces Nicky Ajose.

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

Foul by Drissa Traoré (Swindon Town).

Foul by Elliot Lee (Colchester United).

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

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.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Lawrence Vigouroux.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Drissa Traoré replaces Anton Rodgers.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Swindon Town 3. Joe Edwards (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Louis Thompson replaces Ellis Iandolo.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Lawrence Vigouroux.

Attempt saved. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces Gavin Massey.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Chris Porter.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Owen Garvan replaces Darren Ambrose.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 0, Swindon Town 3. Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Obika.

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

Foul by Michael Doughty (Swindon Town).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 0, Swindon Town 2. Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Turnbull.

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

Attempt saved. Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 0, Swindon Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Colchester United 0, Swindon Town 1.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

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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