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Colchester United 0-1 Accrington Stanley

Billy Kee's second-half strike helped Accrington win at Colchester to chalk up a seventh straight victory and leave the League Two leaders on the brink of automatic promotion.

Kee netted from close range in the 63rd minute, after Colchester keeper Sam Walker could only parry Jordan Clark's cross into the striker's path, to seal another victory for the leaders.

Clark's audacious lob had flown over early on for Accrington, for whom Mark Hughes' fierce left-foot strike was pushed away at his near post by Walker.

Stanley skipper Seamus Conneely fired a shot inches past the post before half-time but Colchester started the second half well and Courtney Senior's 30-yard strike dropped just wide, while Drey Wright's deflected cross-shot bobbled inches past the far post.

Impressive U's keeper Walker made a smart save to foil Kayden Jackson, who had raced through on goal.

And after Kee had given Accrington the lead, Walker made good saves from point-blank range to foil both Jackson and Kee, as the visitors edged closer to promotion.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Walker
  • 2Jackson
  • 18EastmanBooked at 65mins
  • 5Prosser
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 14ComleySubstituted forMurrayat 72'minutes
  • 17Stevenson
  • 7Wright
  • 10SzmodicsSubstituted forMandevilleat 79'minutes
  • 20SeniorSubstituted forShodipoat 78'minutes
  • 19Mandron

Substitutes

  • 6Kent
  • 8Loft
  • 15Shodipo
  • 16Murray
  • 21Mandeville
  • 25Barnes
  • 27Ogedi-Uzokwe

Accrington

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Chapman
  • 26Johnson
  • 3HughesBooked at 39mins
  • 2DunneBooked at 66mins
  • 4Donacien
  • 7ClarkBooked at 74mins
  • 8Brown
  • 28Conneely
  • 11McConville
  • 10JacksonBooked at 90mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 6Nolan
  • 9Zanzala
  • 12Williams
  • 16Maxted
  • 17Esteves Sousa
  • 32Rodgers
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
3,174

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away11
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

  3. Booking

    Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Sean Murray (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

  8. Post update

    Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

  12. Post update

    Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

  16. Post update

    Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington40265967402783
2Luton422311887434480
3Wycombe412111975552074
4Exeter412261357471072
5Notts County4219131063441970
6Lincoln City401813957421567
7Coventry411981451401165
8Mansfield4116151060471363
9Swindon41196166160163
10Carlisle421613135750761
11Colchester421613135146561
12Crawley42169175359-657
13Newport401315124951-254
14Cambridge411412154455-1154
15Cheltenham421312176260251
16Stevenage411312165557-251
17Crewe42145235670-1447
18Yeovil39129185362-945
19Port Vale421013194659-1343
20Morecambe40915163851-1342
21Grimsby421011213463-2941
22Forest Green41117234870-2240
23Barnet4299243863-2536
24Chesterfield3997234169-2834
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