EFL Cup - Fourth Round
CrawleyCrawley Town1ColchesterColchester United3

Crawley 1-3 Colchester: League Two side reach Carabao Cup quarter-finals

Cohen Bramall's free-kick
Cohen Bramall's free-kick led to Colchester's own-goal second

Colchester United reached the League Cup quarter-finals for only the second time in their history by beating fellow League Two side Crawley Town.

The hosts led through a brilliant 25-yard strike by Dannie Bulman.

But the U's were level 78 seconds later when Luke Norris headed home from Frank Nouble's cross.

They led when Cohen Bramall's free-kick hit the crossbar and went into the net off keeper Michael Luyambula - before Luke Gambin slammed home a third.

Gambin, who had come off the bench five minutes before scoring, played for Crawley last season.

Colchester were last in the quarter-finals in 1974-75 where they lost to Aston Villa.

The last League Two side to reach that stage were eventual finalists Bradford City in 2012-13.

The quarter-final draw will take place on Thursday at about 08:45 GMT on BBC Radio 2's Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 35Luyambula
  • 18SesaySubstituted forYoungat 67'minutes
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 6Dallison-LisbonBooked at 52mins
  • 3Doherty
  • 17AllarakhiaSubstituted forNadesanat 82'minutes
  • 21Bulman
  • 12Ferguson
  • 30Lubala
  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 16Enigbokan-BloomfieldSubstituted forPalmerat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 9Palmer
  • 10Nadesan
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 20Sendles-White
  • 28Camara

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 3Bramall
  • 24Stevenson
  • 14Comley
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forLapslieat 83'minutes
  • 49PokuSubstituted forGambinat 74'minutes
  • 45NoubleBooked at 36mins
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forHarriottat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lapslie
  • 6Sowunmi
  • 10Brown
  • 15Harriott
  • 21Clampin
  • 26Gambin
  • 29Ross
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
5,612

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Colchester United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Colchester United 3.

  3. Post update

    Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Michael Luyambula.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brandon Comley (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Lapslie.

  7. Post update

    Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Bez Lubala (Crawley Town).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Michael Luyambula.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Harriott.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Crawley Town).

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Harriott (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Brandon Comley.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Tom Lapslie replaces Courtney Senior.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Ashley Nadesan replaces Tarryn Allarakhia.

  16. Post update

    Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tom Dallison (Crawley Town).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 1, Colchester United 3. Luke Gambin (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Callum Harriott with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Tarryn Allarakhia (Crawley Town).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Gambin replaces Kwame Poku.

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