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Colchester United 3-0 Swindon Town

Colchester United won their first Carabao Cup tie since 2010 after beating Swindon Town.

Swindon almost took a 12th-minute lead when U's goalkeeper Dean Gerken made a fine stop to deny Jerry Yates from Keshi Anderson's pass.

Anderson curled a shot over the bar and then fired into the side netting soon after, as the Robins threatened.

Gerken was called into action again early in the second period when he denied Anderson, who had exchanged passes with Scott Twine in the area.

Both sides were reduced to 10 men on the hour mark when U's left-back Cohen Bramall and Swindon striker Yates were red carded, following an altercation on the touchline midway inside the U's half.

But Colchester made the breakthrough with 13 minutes remaining through Tom Eastman, who emphatically fired in from Jevani Brown's corner.

Gerken tipped substitute Lloyd Isgrove's header away as Swindon piled on the pressure.

But substitute Courtney Senior slid in to convert Frank Nouble's low cross from two yards in the second minute of time added on to make it 2-0.

And Brandon Comley then squeezed a shot over the line in the final seconds after Senior's effort had been saved.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 5ProsserBooked at 48mins
  • 3BramallBooked at 62mins
  • 4Lapslie
  • 24Stevenson
  • 26GambinBooked at 58minsSubstituted forSeniorat 72'minutes
  • 10Brown
  • 45Nouble
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forComleyat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Sowunmi
  • 7Senior
  • 14Comley
  • 19Kensdale
  • 27Chilvers
  • 29Ross
  • 37Hasanally

Swindon

  • 23McCormick
  • 24HuntBooked at 24mins
  • 16Ballard
  • 5BroadbentBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMcGlashanat 82'minutes
  • 3Fryers
  • 8MaySubstituted forLydenat 76'minutes
  • 10DoughtyBooked at 71mins
  • 17TwineSubstituted forIsgroveat 66'minutes
  • 30Anderson
  • 11Woolery
  • 9YatesBooked at 62mins

Substitutes

  • 2Reid
  • 7Isgrove
  • 12Henry
  • 15McGlashan
  • 19Lyden
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 21Curran
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
1,595

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 3, Swindon Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 3, Swindon Town 0.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 3, Swindon Town 0. Brandon Comley (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

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

Jordan Lyden (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jevani Brown (Colchester United).

Hand ball by Jermaine McGlashan (Swindon Town).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Swindon Town 0. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Frank Nouble following a fast break.

Offside, Colchester United. Ben Stevenson tries a through ball, but Frank Nouble is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jordan Lyden (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lloyd Isgrove.

Foul by Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town).

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Attempt blocked. Rob Hunt (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Doughty.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jevani Brown.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Dean Gerken.

Attempt saved. Lloyd Isgrove (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Doughty.

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Colchester United).

Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Brandon Comley replaces Luke Norris.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Tom Broadbent.

Foul by Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Swindon Town 0. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jevani Brown with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Frank Nouble with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jordan Lyden replaces Adam May.

Foul by Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town).

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Frank Nouble.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Courtney Senior replaces Luke Gambin.

Booking

Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Doughty (Swindon Town).

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

Offside, Colchester United. Jevani Brown tries a through ball, but Luke Norris is caught offside.

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

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