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Colchester United 4-1 Carlisle United

Kurtis Guthrie
Kurtis Guthrie has now scored nine goals this season

Kurtis Guthrie scored a hat-trick as Colchester thrashed Carlisle to secure a fifth successive win and move them into the League Two play-off places.

Colchester took an 11th-minute lead through Chris Porter, who headed home Brennan Dickenson's cross from six yards.

Carlisle goalkeeper Mark Gillespie parried Craig Slater's shot, while at the other end Charlie Wyke fired wide.

The Cumbrians levelled in the 28th minute when Shaun Brisley's header looped over Sam Walker following Macaulay Gillesphey's cross to the far post.

But five minutes later, Colchester restored their lead when Guthrie curled a delightful shot past Gillespie from the edge of the area after Carlisle had failed to deal with Slater's cross.

Jason Kennedy had an effort ruled out for offside after Walker had foiled both Brisley and Nicky Adams.

But Guthrie blasted home Colchester's third five minutes after the break after Porter had cleverly dummied Slater's delivery.

Guthrie's shot crashed against the crossbar before he completed a fine hat-trick in stoppage-time, tapping home after Gillespie had saved Denny Johnstone's effort.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

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Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Kent
  • 15Elokobi
  • 2BrindleySubstituted forWrightat 90+2'minutes
  • 4Lapslie
  • 24SlaterSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 90'minutes
  • 22Garvan
  • 11DickensonBooked at 38mins
  • 9PorterSubstituted forJohnstoneat 87'minutes
  • 28Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 7Wright
  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 17Johnstone
  • 25Barnes
  • 30Doyley
  • 31Fosu-Henry

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23MillerSubstituted forMcQueenat 58'minutes
  • 15Brisley
  • 6Ellis
  • 12GillespheySubstituted forWrightat 82'minutes
  • 17Devitt
  • 4JoyceSubstituted forMillerat 77'minutes
  • 7Kennedy
  • 10Adams
  • 14IbehreBooked at 56mins
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 11Asamoah
  • 18McKee
  • 19Lambe
  • 20Miller
  • 22Crocombe
  • 26Wright
  • 44McQueen
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
3,525

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 4, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 4, Carlisle United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 4, Carlisle United 1. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Denny Johnstone (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces Richard Brindley.

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tarique Fosu-Henry replaces Craig Slater.

Foul by Craig Slater (Colchester United).

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Denny Johnstone replaces Chris Porter.

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United).

Hand ball by Shaun Miller (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Kevin Wright replaces Macaulay Gillesphey.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Shaun Brisley.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Macaulay Gillesphey.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Shaun Miller replaces Luke Joyce.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt blocked. Chris Porter (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Alex McQueen.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jamie Devitt.

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Brisley (Carlisle United).

Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Brisley (Carlisle United).

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Luke Joyce (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Alex McQueen replaces Tom Miller.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tom Lapslie.

Booking

Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Craig Slater (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster25164549321752
2Plymouth24153637251248
3Carlisle251210346351146
4Portsmouth25126738251342
5Wycombe2412573226641
6Colchester25116840301039
7Barnet2510963634239
8Luton24108634221238
9Cambridge2411583526938
10Grimsby2510693328536
11Blackpool2497836251134
12Exeter24103113327633
13Stevenage25103123840-233
14Mansfield258982629-333
15Crawley2495103038-832
16Yeovil2486102528-330
17Morecambe2493123142-1130
18Crewe2561092434-1028
19Hartlepool2569103343-1027
20Accrington2467112331-825
21Leyton Orient2574142737-1025
22Notts County2564152848-2022
23Cheltenham2449112437-1321
24Newport2445152844-1617
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