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Colchester United 1-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Craig Mackail-Smith's first Wycombe goal secured his side a hard-fought 2-1 win at Colchester.

Wycombe goalkeeper Scott Brown foiled Sammie Szmodics early on and Drey Wright also went close for the U's, while Mackail-Smith volleyed a good chance wide.

The Chairboys went ahead just after the half-hour through Nathan Tyson, who nodded in after Colchester goalkeeper Sam Walker pushed away Mackail-Smith's long-range strike.

The home side pressed and Brown tipped over Szmodics' fine 20-yard effort before they levelled two minutes before the break through Brandon Hanlan, who fired in off the crossbar after being picked out by Wright.

Hanlan was denied by Brown just before half-time while Colchester went close to going ahead just after the hour when Ryan Inniss' header was hacked off the line by Joe Jacobson.

But Wycombe scored the winner midway through the second half when Mackail-Smith converted from close range after Dan Scarr's header from Jacobson's free-kick had hit a post.

Brown denied Hanlan and Wright but Walker saved from Adebayo Akinfenwa as Wycombe held on for victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 18EastmanSubstituted forReidat 78'minutes
  • 26Inniss
  • 6Kent
  • 2Jackson
  • 4LapslieBooked at 64minsSubstituted forMurrayat 83'minutes
  • 8LoftSubstituted forKabambaat 80'minutes
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 10SzmodicsBooked at 71mins
  • 7Wright
  • 21Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 14Comley
  • 15Kabamba
  • 16Murray
  • 17Reid
  • 27Odelusi
  • 29Gilmartin
  • 35James

Wycombe

  • 1Brown
  • 16Harriman
  • 5Stewart
  • 28Scarr
  • 3Jacobson
  • 17O'NienBooked at 77mins
  • 8BeanBooked at 61mins
  • 27EzeSubstituted forSaundersat 74'minutes
  • 25Mackail-SmithSubstituted forFreemanat 83'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 23Tyson

Substitutes

  • 2Jombati
  • 6El-Abd
  • 7Saunders
  • 13Richardson
  • 15Southwell
  • 22Freeman
  • 24Williams
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
3,562

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Nicke Kabamba (Colchester United).

(Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Brandon Hanlan (Colchester United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt saved. Drey Wright (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nick Freeman replaces Craig Mackail-Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sean Murray replaces Tom Lapslie.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Sam Saunders.

Attempt blocked. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Nicke Kabamba replaces Doug Loft.

Attempt missed. Kyel Reid (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Kyel Reid replaces Tom Eastman.

Booking

Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Sam Walker.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Sam Saunders replaces Eberechi Eze.

Attempt saved. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Doug Loft (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

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

Ryan Inniss (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Brandon Hanlan (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner following a set piece situation.

Booking

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County9711178922
2Exeter9711168822
3Luton9522189917
4Accrington95221812617
5Mansfield9441159616
6Coventry9513115616
7Swindon95131312116
8Newport9432128415
9Stevenage94321512315
10Wycombe94321614215
11Cambridge941489-113
12Lincoln City93331111012
13Grimsby94051216-412
14Barnet93241311211
15Carlisle93241414011
16Crewe93241014-411
17Crawley93151011-110
18Morecambe9234912-39
19Yeovil92341421-79
20Colchester92251316-38
21Cheltenham9225913-48
22Port Vale9126713-65
23Chesterfield9126718-115
24Forest Green91261022-125
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