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Cheltenham Town 3-1 Colchester United

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.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 4-3-3

  • 24Flinders
  • 11Winchester
  • 28Moore
  • 2Grimes
  • 3Cranston
  • 7Pell
  • 25Morrell
  • 4StorerSubstituted forBoyleat 61'minutes
  • 8DawsonBooked at 24minsSubstituted forGordonat 60'minutes
  • 21GrahamSubstituted forWrightat 78'minutes
  • 20Eisa

Substitutes

  • 1Flatt
  • 9Wright
  • 14O'Shaughnessy
  • 15Boyle
  • 18Bower
  • 26Gordon

Colchester

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1WalkerBooked at 60mins
  • 18Eastman
  • 26Inniss
  • 35JamesSubstituted forWrightat 45'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 2Jackson
  • 4LapslieBooked at 80mins
  • 14ComleySubstituted forMurrayat 63'minutes
  • 22Vincent-YoungBooked at 54mins
  • 10Szmodics
  • 15KabambaSubstituted forHanlanat 60'minutes
  • 19MandronBooked at 56mins

Substitutes

  • 3Kinsella
  • 7Wright
  • 12Kpekawa
  • 16Murray
  • 21Hanlan
  • 27Odelusi
  • 29Gilmartin
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
2,718

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home21
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Colchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Colchester United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town).

  5. Post update

    Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).

  11. Post update

    Taylor Moore (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brandon Hanlan (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by William Boyle.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Inniss (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

  20. Post update

    Brandon Hanlan (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter87101661022
2Notts County8611137619
3Accrington85121711616
4Luton8422179814
5Mansfield8341138513
6Coventry841395413
7Cambridge841377013
8Swindon84131112-113
9Newport8332118312
10Lincoln City8332107312
11Stevenage83321311212
12Wycombe83321413112
13Grimsby84041215-312
14Barnet8323129311
15Crewe8323109111
16Morecambe8233810-29
17Colchester82241214-28
18Carlisle8224914-58
19Yeovil82241320-78
20Crawley8215810-27
21Cheltenham8215812-47
22Forest Green81251020-105
23Chesterfield8125717-105
24Port Vale8116612-64
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