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Colchester United 4-0 Crewe Alexandra

Colchester recorded their biggest win of the season as they put four past Crewe Alexandra.

Colchester took a 20th-minute lead through Kurtis Guthrie, whose flick-header from Owen Garvan's corner flew in at the near post.

Crewe goalkeeper Ben Garratt denied both Denny Johnstone and Richard Brindley, before Colchester had a penalty appeal rejected when Perry Ng appeared to handle Brindley's attempted cross in the area.

Brennan Dickenson's effort hit the roof of the net for Colchester early in the second half before Us keeper Sam Walker denied Alex Kiwomya at his near post.

Colchester doubled their lead with 18 minutes remaining through Garvan, who dispossessed George Cooper before coolly slotting past Garratt.

Substitute Drey Wright made it 3-0 four minutes later when he escaped down the Crewe left and squeezed a low shot into the far corner.

Dickenson wrapped up Colchester's victory in stoppage time with a superb left-foot strike that left Garratt no chance.

Report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Kent
  • 15Elokobi
  • 2BrindleySubstituted forVincent-Youngat 88'minutes
  • 4LapslieBooked at 44mins
  • 24Slater
  • 22GarvanSubstituted forBonneat 90+1'minutes
  • 11Dickenson
  • 28Guthrie
  • 17JohnstoneSubstituted forWrightat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wright
  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 19Bonne
  • 25Barnes
  • 31Fosu-Henry
  • 32Kamara

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 4Davis
  • 3Guthrie
  • 23NgSubstituted forNugentat 45'minutes
  • 22Kiwomya
  • 15Hollands
  • 8JonesSubstituted forAinleyat 78'minutes
  • 11Cooper
  • 9DagnallSubstituted forUdohat 73'minutes
  • 7Lowe

Substitutes

  • 6Nugent
  • 13Richards
  • 17Udoh
  • 20Kirk
  • 21Wintle
  • 25Ainley
  • 36Lowery
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
2,931

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 4, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 4, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 4, Crewe Alexandra 0. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Slater.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Owen Garvan.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Kane Vincent-Young replaces Richard Brindley.

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

Attempt missed. Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).

Daniel Udoh (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces James Jones.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 3, Crewe Alexandra 0. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Daniel Udoh replaces Chris Dagnall.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Crewe Alexandra 0. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Owen Garvan.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces Denny Johnstone.

Attempt missed. Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by George Elokobi.

Attempt blocked. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Craig Slater (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Sam Walker.

Attempt saved. Alex Kiwomya (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is just a bit too high.

Foul by George Elokobi (Colchester United).

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ben Nugent replaces Perry Ng.

Half Time

First Half ends, Colchester United 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Booking

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Denny Johnstone (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Perry Ng.

goal

As It Stood

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2Plymouth1912252921838
3Doncaster18113438251336
4Portsmouth1994632201231
5Luton1987428181031
6Wycombe198472322128
7Blackpool1976633221127
8Barnet196942727027
9Grimsby197572725226
10Crewe196852225-326
11Cambridge197482123-225
12Mansfield196762125-425
13Yeovil187471923-425
14Stevenage177372525024
15Colchester196582726123
16Crawley186572127-623
17Morecambe1972102336-1323
18Hartlepool195772832-422
19Notts County196492432-822
20Accrington195682025-521
21Exeter1962112025-520
22Leyton Orient1953112126-518
23Cheltenham193972028-818
24Newport184592227-517
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