Match ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Colchester United 1.
Cheltenham picked up only their second League Two win of the season with victory against 10-man Colchester.
The Robins took the lead when Jordan Cranston's cross from the left was headed in from close range by Kevin Dawson.
They doubled their advantage five minutes later when Dawson's shot from 25 yards was deflected past Sam Walker by Mohamed Eisa.
Colchester had wasted an opportunity to open the scoring in the first minute after a mistake from Cranston.
Nicke Kabamba was through but delayed his shot and was closed down by goalkeeper Scott Flinders, eventually shooting tamely wide.
The U's pulled a goal back from the penalty spot after a handball in the box by Taylor Moore, with Sammie Szmodics converting.
Colchester found themselves down to 10 men when Mikael Mandron handled in the area after a free-kick from Joe Morrell.
Brian Graham's penalty was saved by Walker, but Cheltenham went 3-1 up when Jamie Grimes tapped in Eisa's low ball at the far post.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 4StorerSubstituted forBoyleat 61'minutes
- 8DawsonBooked at 24minsSubstituted forGordonat 60'minutes
- 21GrahamSubstituted forWrightat 78'minutes
- 1WalkerBooked at 60mins
- 35JamesSubstituted forWrightat 45'minutesBooked at 64mins
- 4LapslieBooked at 80mins
- 14ComleySubstituted forMurrayat 63'minutes
- 22Vincent-YoungBooked at 54mins
- 15KabambaSubstituted forHanlanat 60'minutes
- 19MandronBooked at 56mins
- Tom Nield
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Colchester United 1.
Attempt missed. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town).
Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town).
Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).
Taylor Moore (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).
Attempt blocked. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Brandon Hanlan (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by William Boyle.
Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Ryan Inniss (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).
Brandon Hanlan (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.