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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Swindon Town 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Sammie Szmodics.

Booking

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

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

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

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

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

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Brandon Comley replaces Courtney Senior.

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

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Steven Alzate.

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

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

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

Luke Prosser (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by James Dunne (Swindon Town).

Booking

Harry Pell (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Pell (Colchester United).

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

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Lawrence Vigouroux.

Attempt saved. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Keshi Anderson replaces Joe Romanski.

Foul by Courtney Senior (Colchester United).

Jermaine McGlashan (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dion Conroy.

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

Attempt saved. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Steven Alzate replaces Jak McCourt.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Dion Conroy replaces Oliver Lancashire because of an injury.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Delay in match Oliver Lancashire (Swindon Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Harry Pell.

Foul by Luke Prosser (Colchester United).

goal

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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