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Colchester United 1-2 Cambridge United

Substitute Harry Darling's first professional goal was a late winner as Cambridge came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory at East Anglian rivals Colchester.

The hosts had made a fast start to the League Two contest, taking a ninth-minute lead following a confident penalty by Luke Norris.

But they failed to add a second despite dominating the first half, with Luke Prosser heading against the crossbar from Jevani Brown's corner late in the opening period.

And they were made to rue that miss as the visitors hit back to record their first league victory of the season.

Cambridge were on level terms 10 minutes into the second half as Marc Richards headed home from Leon Davies' cross.

And their winner came four minutes from time when goalkeeper Dean Gerken was unable to keep out an acrobatic effort from Darling.

Colchester are still waiting for their first league victory of the campaign after starting with a draw and two defeats, though they saw off Swindon in the Carabao Cup in midweek.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 21ClampinSubstituted forJamesat 83'minutes
  • 14Comley
  • 24Stevenson
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forGambinat 73'minutes
  • 10Brown
  • 45Nouble
  • 9Norris

Substitutes

  • 6Sowunmi
  • 17James
  • 26Gambin
  • 27Chilvers
  • 29Ross
  • 37Hasanally
  • 49Poku

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 17Davies
  • 5Taylor
  • 4Taft
  • 11DunkBooked at 83mins
  • 19Lambe
  • 22Lewis
  • 10MarisSubstituted forKnibbsat 63'minutes
  • 7Hannant
  • 9DallasSubstituted forSmithat 64'minutes
  • 18RichardsSubstituted forDarlingat 74'minutesBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 15John
  • 16Darling
  • 20Smith
  • 23Knowles
  • 25Burton
  • 26Knibbs
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
4,148

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Cambridge United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Cambridge United 2.

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Colchester United).

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dimitar Mitov.

Attempt saved. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Cameron James.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Cambridge United. Leon Davies tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

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

Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

Booking

Harry Darling (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Cambridge United 2. Harry Darling (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Lewis with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Foul by Brandon Comley (Colchester United).

Sam Smith (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Cameron James replaces Ryan Clampin because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Ryan Clampin (Colchester United).

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Cambridge United. Dimitar Mitov tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Colchester United).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harry Darling replaces Marc Richards.

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

Foul by George Taft (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Gambin replaces Courtney Senior.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Frank Nouble (Colchester United) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked. Assisted by Luke Norris.

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Colchester United).

Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ryan Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Sam Smith replaces Andrew Dallas.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harvey Knibbs replaces George Maris.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32106337
2Exeter32103127
3Forest Green32103127
4Macclesfield32015236
5Plymouth32014136
6Crewe320134-16
7Bradford31204135
8Mansfield31206425
9Newport31203215
10Cambridge31202115
11Cheltenham31114224
12Crawley31115414
13Grimsby31113214
14Salford31113304
15Walsall31112204
16Leyton Orient311113-24
17Port Vale30303303
18Carlisle310246-23
19Morecambe302124-22
20Northampton301224-21
21Colchester301224-21
22Stevenage301203-31
23Scunthorpe301238-51
24Oldham300316-50
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