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Cambridge United 0-1 Colchester United

Kane Vincent-Young's fabulous strike in the last minute of stoppage time secured a precious 1-0 win for play-off chasing Colchester at Cambridge.

The Us' left-back found the net with a curling effort from 20 yards which beat Dimitar Mitov all ends up to give the visitors the victory their performance deserved.

Colchester dominated the first half, spurning a great chance to take the lead in the 33rd minute through Luke Norris, who shot over with the goal gaping after Mitov had made a brilliant save to block Frankie Kent's header with his feet.

The visitors continued to make the running in the second half, with Norris again firing over after good work from Sammy Szmodics, and Ben Stevenson looping a shot into Mitov's arms from 12 yards out.

Chances were few and far between for struggling Cambridge, although George Maris might feel he should have done better with a shot that flew wide of the far post following a decent break down the right instigated by Hayden Coulson.

They remain 21st in League Two, but six points clear of the three teams below them in the relegation fight.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Taft
  • 5Taylor
  • 3CarrollBooked at 42minsSubstituted forLewisat 64'minutesSubstituted forAmooat 72'minutes
  • 27Coulson
  • 6DeeganSubstituted forDoyle-Hayesat 64'minutes
  • 18Maris
  • 11Dunk
  • 20Brown
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 1Forde
  • 7Amoo
  • 16Darling
  • 22Lewis
  • 25John
  • 26Jones
  • 28Doyle-Hayes

Colchester

  • 1Barnes
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Prosser
  • 6KentBooked at 62mins
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 4LapslieSubstituted forSaundersat 83'minutes
  • 24StevensonBooked at 86mins
  • 7Senior
  • 10Szmodics
  • 39EisaSubstituted forDickensonat 85'minutes
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forMandronat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Dickenson
  • 16Wright
  • 18Eastman
  • 19Mandron
  • 25Gilmartin
  • 27Chilvers
  • 36Saunders
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
5,515

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Colchester United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 0, Colchester United 1. Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Mikael Mandron.

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

Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

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

Sam Saunders (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Brennan Dickenson replaces Abobaker Eisa.

Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

Sam Saunders (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Luke Prosser (Colchester United) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sam Saunders replaces Tom Lapslie.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Luke Norris.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Tom Lapslie.

George Maris (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Colchester United).

Delay in match George Maris (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. David Amoo replaces Paul Lewis because of an injury.

Delay in match Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Hayden Coulson (Cambridge United).

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

George Maris (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Abobaker Eisa (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jake Doyle-Hayes replaces Gary Deegan because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Paul Lewis replaces Jake Carroll.

Delay in match Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Booking

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City402214470373380
2MK Dons402191066412572
3Bury392011872442871
4Mansfield401815760342669
5Tranmere3919101059421767
6Forest Green4016131158411761
7Exeter3917101252411161
8Colchester401791458481060
9Carlisle40177165954558
10Swindon391512125047357
11Newport38167154957-855
12Stevenage40159164552-754
13Crewe40158174952-353
14Northampton401216125052-252
15Oldham381312135648851
16Cheltenham40149175258-651
17Grimsby40147194050-1049
18Morecambe40129194562-1745
19Port Vale401111183546-1144
20Crawley40127214059-1943
21Cambridge39119193457-2342
22Yeovil4099223759-2236
23Notts County40812204172-3136
24Macclesfield39811204165-2435
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