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Colchester United 1-0 Swindon Town

Sammie Szmodics' strike just before half-time helped Colchester move into the League Two automatic promotion places with victory over Swindon.

Colchester striker Luke Norris' downward header deflected wide and Szmodics fired straight at keeper Lawrence Vigouroux, from a tight angle as the home side started strongly.

Colchester goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin saved Jermaine McGlashan's drive but soon after leading scorer Norris had been stretchered off with an ankle injury, the hosts took the lead.

Szmodics drove a low shot past Vigouroux from close range in the fifth minute of first-half stoppage-time after Frank Nouble had done brilliantly inside the area to set him up.

Harry Pell's 25-yard strike flashed inches wide just before the hour and Vigouroux pushed away Ryan Jackson's fierce shot at his near post as Colchester looked for a second.

But Swindon pressed after that - Gilmartin made a fine point-blank range save to deny Martin Smith and Keshi Anderson dragged a glorious chance wide after being picked out by fellow substitute Steven Alzate as Colchester saw out another victory.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25Gilmartin
  • 2Jackson
  • 6Kent
  • 5ProsserBooked at 31mins
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 4Lapslie
  • 8PellBooked at 68mins
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forComleyat 77'minutes
  • 10SzmodicsSubstituted forMandronat 89'minutes
  • 45Nouble
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forDickensonat 45+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Barnes
  • 11Dickenson
  • 14Comley
  • 16Wright
  • 18Eastman
  • 19Mandron
  • 39Collins

Swindon

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 2Knoyle
  • 5Nelson
  • 6LancashireSubstituted forConroyat 57'minutes
  • 25RomanskiSubstituted forAndersonat 63'minutes
  • 7McGlashanBooked at 88mins
  • 4McCourtSubstituted forAlzateat 58'minutes
  • 16Smith
  • 8DunneBooked at 41mins
  • 31Taylor
  • 17Adebayo

Substitutes

  • 10Anderson
  • 11Alzate
  • 14Iandolo
  • 23McCormick
  • 24Twine
  • 26Conroy
  • 32Woolfenden
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,227

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 1, Swindon Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Swindon Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

  4. Post update

    Dion Conroy (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Sammie Szmodics.

  7. Booking

    Jermaine McGlashan (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Jermaine McGlashan (Swindon Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

  11. Post update

    Steven Alzate (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

  13. Post update

    Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Brandon Comley replaces Courtney Senior.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Steven Alzate.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Martin Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City17113332151736
2MK Dons1797124101434
3Colchester1794431161531
4Tranmere178632516930
5Exeter178542617929
6Newport178542529-429
7Stevenage178452116528
8Forest Green176922617927
9Bury1775528181026
10Mansfield16510123121125
11Carlisle177281922-323
12Crawley177282429-523
13Port Vale176471721-422
14Yeovil165652318521
15Northampton175662021-121
16Swindon175661922-321
17Oldham165562118320
18Crewe175481619-319
19Cambridge175391627-1118
20Morecambe1752101729-1217
21Grimsby164391021-1115
22Notts County163492036-1613
23Cheltenham162591225-1311
24Macclesfield1714121435-217
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