Match ends, Blackpool 0, Colchester United 1.
Chris Porter's seventh goal of the season earned Colchester a vital win over fellow strugglers Blackpool.
The visitors had the best chance of a lively first half, but Elliot Lee's effort, which deflected off Tom Aldred, flew just wide of the upright.
Midway through the second half, Porter found space to volley Colchester into the lead from close range.
Blackpool pushed for a leveller, but Jim McAlister's header was saved by Elliot Parish as Colchester hung on.
The result meant both sides remain in the relegation zone with Colchester eight points adrift of safety in 23rd place and Blackpool one point behind Shrewsbury in 21st position.
- 15AldredBooked at 29mins
- 17PhilliskirkSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 66'minutes
- 8PottsSubstituted forSmithat 77'minutes
- 4McAlisterBooked at 85mins
- 9CullenSubstituted forRedshawat 66'minutes
- 8GilbeySubstituted forLapslieat 31'minutes
- 10MoncurSubstituted forAmbroseat 86'minutes
- 12LeeSubstituted forBrindleyat 81'minutes
- Chris Sarginson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Colchester United 1.
Foul by Tom Aldred (Blackpool).
Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Darren Ambrose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Jim McAlister (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
David Norris (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).
Substitution, Colchester United. Darren Ambrose replaces George Moncur.
Jim McAlister (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Colchester United. Richard Brindley replaces Elliot Lee.
Hayden White (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Nicky Shorey (Colchester United).
Substitution, Blackpool. Liam Smith replaces Brad Potts.
Attempt saved. Joe Edwards (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Foul by David Norris (Blackpool).
Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Luke Higham (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).
Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.