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Colchester United 3-0 Carlisle United

Promotion-chasing Colchester claimed a dominant victory over visitors Carlisle.

Colchester goalkeeper Ethan Ross made a good save early on to deny Hallam Hope, who also saw a deflected shot sail just wide soon after.

But the U's looked more dangerous and Luke Gambin was just unable to squeeze a chance home from five yards.

The hosts went ahead in the 26th minute when Cohen Bramall delivered a low cross that went in off Carlisle defender Nathaniel Knight-Percival from close range.

Carlisle goalkeeper Adam Collin saved well from Callum Harriott and Harry Pell and, although Ross saved Ryan Loft's shot with his legs, Colchester doubled their lead in the 42nd minute.

Harriott was quickest to react to score from close range, after Collin had beaten Kwame Poku's fierce strike into his path.

And it was 3-0 in the 52nd minute when Bramall curled in a superb 25-yard free-kick.

Collin pushed away Theo Robinson's close-range effort soon after, as Colchester recorded a convincing win.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 29Ross
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 5ProsserSubstituted forSowunmiat 80'minutes
  • 3Bramall
  • 8Pell
  • 24Stevenson
  • 49Poku
  • 26Gambin
  • 15HarriottSubstituted forLapslieat 75'minutes
  • 13RobinsonSubstituted forNoubleat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lapslie
  • 6Sowunmi
  • 10Brown
  • 21Clampin
  • 40Fernandes
  • 45Nouble
  • 46Coulter

Carlisle

  • 1Collin
  • 6Hayden
  • 17Webster
  • 27Knight-Percival
  • 14JonesBooked at 28mins
  • 8Jones
  • 10ScougallBooked at 64mins
  • 2ElliottSubstituted forOlomolaat 56'minutes
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forBirchat 88'minutes
  • 9Hope
  • 25LoftSubstituted forBridgeat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Carroll
  • 19Bridge
  • 22Gray
  • 24Olomola
  • 28Sagaf
  • 29Birch
  • 32Lightfoot
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
3,164

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home17
Away14
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 3, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 3, Carlisle United 0.

Offside, Carlisle United. Aaron Hayden tries a through ball, but Hallam Hope is caught offside.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Gethin Jones (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Harry Pell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Jones (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Omar Sowunmi (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Gambin with a cross.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Byron Webster.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Charlie Birch replaces Nathan Thomas.

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

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. Stefan Scougall (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Olufela Olomola.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Omar Sowunmi replaces Luke Prosser because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Michael Jones (Carlisle United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stefan Scougall.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Frank Nouble replaces Theo Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tom Lapslie replaces Callum Harriott.

Attempt missed. Kwame Poku (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Kwame Poku (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Luke Gambin.

Attempt saved. Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Hayden with a cross.

Foul by Cohen Bramall (Colchester United).

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Colchester United).

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Carlisle United. Nathaniel Knight-Percival tries a through ball, but Nathan Thomas is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jack Bridge replaces Ryan Loft.

Attempt missed. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cohen Bramall following a corner.

Attempt saved. Theo Robinson (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Pell.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Stefan Scougall.

Booking

Stefan Scougall (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Harry Pell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stefan Scougall (Carlisle United).

Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Loft (Carlisle United).

Callum Harriott (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Byron Webster (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Ryan Loft (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aaron Hayden.

Theo Robinson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Carlisle United).

Harry Pell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon22134539241543
2Exeter2211743125640
3Crewe21115538241438
4Cheltenham2199333171636
5Bradford2110652819936
6Forest Green2210662618836
7Northampton2210573223935
8Colchester2197529191034
9Plymouth209563022832
10Port Vale227962627-130
11Cambridge227782723428
12Scunthorpe227783028228
13Newport207761918128
14Salford226882431-726
15Leyton Orient226793037-725
16Walsall2266101930-1124
17Mansfield225892831-323
18Crawley225892633-723
19Oldham215882230-823
20Grimsby205692026-621
21Carlisle2256112035-1521
22Macclesfield205961922-318
23Morecambe2246121940-2118
24Stevenage2121091427-1316
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