Match ends, Colchester United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.
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.
- 4LapslieBooked at 44mins
- 23MurraySubstituted forFosu-Henryat 78'minutes
- 9PorterSubstituted forWrightat 73'minutes
- 23De HavillandBooked at 12minsSubstituted forMüllerat 45'minutes
- 3JacobsonBooked at 88mins
- 8BeanSubstituted forWoodat 84'minutes
- 26JakubiakSubstituted forThompsonat 60'minutes
- Trevor Kettle
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.
Attempt blocked. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Owen Garvan.
Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United).
Max Müller (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
George Elokobi (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).
Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Second yellow card to Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) for a bad foul.
Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).
Attempt missed. Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Kurtis Guthrie.
Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Sam Wood replaces Marcus Bean.
Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) header from very close range is blocked.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Max Müller.
Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).
Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Colchester United. Tarique Fosu-Henry replaces Sean Murray.