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Colchester United 3-1 Crewe Alexandra

Mikael Mandron scored twice as hosts Colchester came from behind to beat Crewe in League Two.

Chris Porter fired wide for Alex early on before they took a 22nd-minute lead through Jordan Bowery.

His close-range effort at the far post from Chris Dagnall's cross squirmed in despite the best efforts of U's goalkeeper Sam Walker, following a well-worked move.

Bowery fired wastefully wide at the second attempt from Zoumana Bakayogo's pass and Colchester equalised six minutes before half-time through Mandron, who calmly slotted home at the far post after Kyel Reid's corner had flown across the box.

Brandon Hanlan bundled wide early in the second half and Mandron fired into the side-netting, while at the other end Dagnall's shot was acrobatically saved by Walker.

But Colchester went ahead on the hour mark when Tom Eastman nodded in from close range after his shot from Brandon Comley's assist had come back off the crossbar.

And 11 minutes later, Mandron converted Ryan Jackson's accurate cross from close range to wrap up Colchester's win.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 18EastmanBooked at 63mins
  • 26Inniss
  • 6Kent
  • 2JacksonSubstituted forKinsellaat 87'minutes
  • 8LoftBooked at 76minsSubstituted forSlaterat 86'minutes
  • 14Comley
  • 17ReidBooked at 54mins
  • 7Wright
  • 19Mandron
  • 21HanlanSubstituted forKabambaat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kinsella
  • 15Kabamba
  • 23O'Sullivan
  • 24Slater
  • 27Odelusi
  • 29Gilmartin
  • 35James

Crewe

  • 13Richards
  • 2Ng
  • 4Walker
  • 12Nolan
  • 14AinleySubstituted forCooperat 61'minutes
  • 16Lowery
  • 28Grant
  • 3BakayogoSubstituted forPickeringat 85'minutes
  • 9Dagnall
  • 7Porter
  • 10Bowery

Substitutes

  • 1Garratt
  • 11Cooper
  • 18Pickering
  • 20Kirk
  • 22Lundstram
  • 24Reilly
  • 27Stubbs
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
3,088

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 3, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 3, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Brad Walker.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Nicke Kabamba replaces Brandon Hanlan.

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

Brandon Comley (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Lewis Kinsella replaces Ryan Jackson because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Craig Slater replaces Doug Loft.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Harry Pickering replaces Zoumana Bakayogo.

Brandon Comley (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt blocked. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Conor Grant (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

Booking

Doug Loft (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Doug Loft (Colchester United).

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brad Walker (Crewe Alexandra).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 3, Crewe Alexandra 1. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Jackson.

Attempt saved. Frankie Kent (Colchester United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Colchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Brandon Comley.

Booking

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

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

Conor Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

Conor Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Callum Ainley.

Attempt missed. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Crewe Alexandra 1. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Perry Ng.

Attempt missed. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Attempt missed. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County16103328161233
2Accrington16102430191132
3Luton1694334151931
4Exeter169342318530
5Swindon169162418628
6Coventry16835178927
7Wycombe167633125627
8Newport167452318525
9Lincoln City166641614224
10Cambridge167361616024
11Stevenage167362427-324
12Grimsby166551921-223
13Colchester166462321222
14Mansfield165742221122
15Cheltenham166372323021
16Carlisle165562223-120
17Yeovil165472429-519
18Crewe165291625-917
19Crawley164481216-416
20Forest Green164391632-1615
21Barnet163581924-514
22Port Vale1642101623-714
23Morecambe163581222-1014
24Chesterfield1623111531-169
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