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Colchester United 1-2 Accrington Stanley

Billy Kee grabbed the winner as Accrington came from behind to beat Colchester 2-1.

The home side went close in the fourth minute when Tarique Fosu saw a shot cleared off the line by Matty Pearson.

But the U's took the lead three minutes later when Fosu picked out Drey Wright and he found the net with a fine low effort from 25 yards.

Colchester goalkeeper Sam Walker denied Pearson but both Wright and Richard Brindley came close to doubling the U's lead before half-time.

However, Accrington equalised just before the hour when Romy Boco ran from inside his own half and planted a low shot past Walker via a deflection after a home attack had broken down.

And Stanley scored the winner 10 minutes later through Kee, who tapped home from three yards after skipper Scott Brown had got clear in the area and picked him out.

Brown was sent off in stoppage time after receiving a second yellow card, but the visitors held out for victory.

Report supplied by the Press Assocation.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 33Kinsella
  • 7Wright
  • 24SlaterBooked at 50mins
  • 28GuthrieSubstituted forAkinwandeat 72'minutes
  • 31Fosu-HenrySubstituted forDickensonat 75'minutes
  • 10Szmodics
  • 9PorterBooked at 23minsSubstituted forJohnstoneat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Dickenson
  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 16Akinwande
  • 17Johnstone
  • 29Bransgrove
  • 32Kamara

Accrington

  • 1Parish
  • 6VynerSubstituted forGornellat 62'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 2Pearson
  • 5Beckles
  • 30Donacien
  • 8BrownBooked at 90mins
  • 17LaceyBooked at 24minsSubstituted forHewittat 90+6'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 14Boco
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 55mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 4Davies
  • 9Gornell
  • 12Jones
  • 18Hewitt
  • 20Chapman
  • 33Eagles
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
3,109

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Steven Hewitt replaces Paddy Lacey because of an injury.

Hand ball by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) for a bad foul.

Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

Attempt blocked. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Prosser (Colchester United).

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sam Walker (Colchester United).

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Paddy Lacey (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Brennan Dickenson replaces Tarique Fosu-Henry.

Booking

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Femi Akinwande replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Accrington Stanley 2. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Brown.

Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paddy Lacey (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Denny Johnstone replaces Chris Porter.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell replaces Zak Vyner.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Omar Beckles.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Richard Brindley (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Tarique Fosu-Henry.

Booking

Craig Slater (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth9612117419
2Portsmouth9522167917
3Luton95131810816
4Doncaster95131811716
5Crewe9441139416
6Carlisle9360129315
7Morecambe95041416-215
8Colchester94231513214
9Notts County94231514114
10Accrington94231312114
11Crawley94231112-114
12Grimsby94141614213
13Mansfield933378-112
14Leyton Orient93241212011
15Hartlepool92521317-411
16Blackpool92431210210
17Barnet8242810-210
18Stevenage93151417-310
19Yeovil93151014-410
20Exeter9306813-59
21Wycombe9225714-78
22Cheltenham91441114-37
23Newport81341014-46
24Cambridge9135714-76
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