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Colchester United 3-0 Cambridge United

Colchester continued their impressive start to the season with a comprehensive 3-0 home win over Cambridge.

Sammie Szmodics and Harry Pell both threatened for Colchester early on but at the other end, keeper Dillon Barnes denied Cambridge's George Maris and from the resultant corner Brennan Dickenson hacked Greg Taylor's header off the line.

The hosts took a 23rd-minute lead through Szmodics, who clinically slotted in from close range after Luke Norris had helped on a ball into the Cambridge area.

Barnes denied Jabo Ibehre before Frank Nouble raced onto Norris's flick and drilled powerfully in to double Colchester's lead 10 minutes before half-time.

Barnes denied David Amoo and Dickenson cleared Taylor's effort off the line, early in the second half.

But Nouble, Szmodics and Norris all went close before substitute Courtney Senior wrapped up Colchester's win with 10 minutes remaining when he got the better of George Taft just inside the visitors' half before advancing towards goal and slotting past David Forde to wrap up the hosts' win.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Barnes
  • 2Jackson
  • 6Kent
  • 5Prosser
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 14Comley
  • 8Pell
  • 10SzmodicsSubstituted forCollinsat 84'minutes
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forMandronat 86'minutes
  • 11DickensonSubstituted forSeniorat 65'minutes
  • 45Nouble

Substitutes

  • 7Senior
  • 16Wright
  • 18Eastman
  • 19Mandron
  • 23Gondoh
  • 29Ross
  • 39Collins

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2HallidayBooked at 72mins
  • 5Taylor
  • 4Taft
  • 3CarrollBooked at 90mins
  • 6Deegan
  • 18Maris
  • 7Amoo
  • 20Brown
  • 19LambeSubstituted forCorrat 65'minutes
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forAzeezat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8O'Neil
  • 9Corr
  • 10Azeez
  • 15Osadebe
  • 22Lewis
  • 25John
  • 44Pilkington
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
4,108

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 3, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 3, Cambridge United 0.

Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aaron Collins (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Carroll (Cambridge United).

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Aaron Collins (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Luke Norris.

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

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Aaron Collins replaces Sammie Szmodics.

Foul by Brandon Comley (Colchester United).

Adebayo Azeez (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 3, Cambridge United 0. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Colchester United) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Amoo (Cambridge United).

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

Foul by Barry Corr (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Adebayo Azeez replaces Jabo Ibehre.

Delay in match Harry Pell (Colchester United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Colchester United) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Harry Pell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Cambridge United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by George Taft.

Attempt blocked. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Luke Norris (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Barry Corr replaces Reggie Lambe.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Courtney Senior replaces Brennan Dickenson.

Attempt saved. George Taft (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Brandon Comley.

Attempt saved. Frank Nouble (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Attempt saved. Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City86111661019
2Exeter8512158716
3Newport8512913-416
4Colchester84311751215
5Yeovil74211531214
6Oldham8422126614
7Bury84131410413
8Tranmere8341107313
9MK Dons734074313
10Crawley84131110113
11Carlisle8413910-113
12Forest Green8260127512
13Stevenage8332109112
14Swindon83321314-112
15Mansfield724196310
16Port Vale831498110
17Crewe72239818
18Cheltenham822468-28
19Cambridge8215715-87
20Northampton8134813-56
21Grimsby8125515-105
22Morecambe8107317-143
23Macclesfield8026616-102
24Notts County80261024-142
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