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Colchester United 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Colchester moved into the League Two play-off places with a 1-0 win over Wycombe.

U's winger Brennan Dickenson drilled wide early on before the hosts took a 13th-minute lead when George Elokobi picked up possession 25 yards out and curled a superb shot over stranded Wycombe goalkeeper Jamal Blackman.

Colchester keeper Sam Walker twice denied Wycombe's Paris Cowan-Hall while Alex Jakubiak's low cross-shot flashed across the six-yard box as the Chairboys pushed for an equaliser.

Wycombe striker Adebayo Akinfenwa blasted over at the second attempt from close range just before half-time after his first effort was blocked.

Walker saved Akinfenwa's weak close-range header just after half-time and Elokobi made an acrobatic goal-line clearance to deny Cowan-Hall while at the other end, Blackman pushed Kurtis Guthrie's low attempt around the post midway through the second half.

Michael Harriman nodded Guthrie's header off the line and Wycombe defender Joe Jacobson was sent off with two minutes remaining after being shown a second yellow card as Colchester claimed victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Walker
  • 35James
  • 15Elokobi
  • 3Briggs
  • 2Brindley
  • 4LapslieBooked at 44mins
  • 23MurraySubstituted forFosu-Henryat 78'minutes
  • 22Garvan
  • 11Dickenson
  • 9PorterSubstituted forWrightat 73'minutes
  • 28Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 7Wright
  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 25Barnes
  • 27Pyke
  • 31Fosu-Henry
  • 39Edge

Wycombe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 27Blackman
  • 16Harriman
  • 23De HavillandBooked at 12minsSubstituted forMüllerat 45'minutes
  • 5Stewart
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 88mins
  • 29Saunders
  • 8BeanSubstituted forWoodat 84'minutes
  • 17O'Nien
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 26JakubiakSubstituted forThompsonat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jombati
  • 7Thompson
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 11Wood
  • 13Richardson
  • 21Müller
  • 25Gape
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
3,031

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Owen Garvan.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United).

  6. Post update

    Max Müller (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    George Elokobi (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  10. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Kurtis Guthrie.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Sam Wood replaces Marcus Bean.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) header from very close range is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Max Müller.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).

  19. Post update

    Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Tarique Fosu-Henry replaces Sean Murray.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster32197661382364
2Plymouth31194851341761
3Carlisle321513456451158
4Luton321411748301853
5Portsmouth31157945291652
6Exeter321551251351650
7Colchester32138114841747
8Mansfield32121194137447
9Stevenage32144145049146
10Wycombe32137123940-146
11Barnet32111294143-245
12Grimsby32128123939044
13Cambridge31127124037343
14Blackpool311012945331242
15Morecambe31126134047-742
16Crawley31116143849-1139
17Yeovil32911123340-738
18Crewe32812123546-1136
19Accrington3089133242-1033
20Notts County3296173758-2133
21Cheltenham32711143646-1032
22Hartlepool32711143856-1832
23Leyton Orient3285193550-1529
24Newport32511163651-1526
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