Colchester bounced back from their Boxing Day humbling against Stevenage to comfortably defeat 10-man Exeter.

The U's lost 6-1 at home on Monday but goals from Anthony Wordsworth and Andrew Bond saw them return to form.

Wordsworth swept home the first from Ian Henderson's pass before Bond made it 2-0 with a calm finish from 15 yards after Steven Gillespie's fine run.

Jake Taylor missed two chances for the Grecians, who had Danny Coles sent off for a professional foul on Karl Duguid.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"It's not total failure for us but it's obviously not a good result.

"They seem to score too easily against us and we didn't look like scoring a goal.

"I don't think the referee had any other choice but to send Danny Coles off."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Colchester

  • 01 Williams
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 06 Heath (Eastman - 55' )
  • 20 Wilson
  • 25 White
  • 14 Bond
  • 22 Wordsworth Booked
  • 23 James
  • 09 Gillespie
  • 16 Henderson
  • 27 Duguid (Coker - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Eastman
  • 08 O'Toole
  • 10 Izzet
  • 24 Coker
  • 15 Odejayi

Exeter

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 05 Archibald-Henville
  • 06 Duffy
  • 11 Golbourne
  • 18 Coles Dismissed
  • 04 Dunne Booked
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 08 Noble
  • 35 Taylor
  • 21 Bauza Booked (Tully - 66' )
  • 34 Hackett (Nardiello - 19' )

Substitutes

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 02 Tully
  • 10 Nardiello (O'Flynn - 76' )
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 20 Logan
Ref: Phil Gibbs
Att: 3,667

Match Stats

Shots

18 17

On target

8 4

Corners

1 8

Fouls

6 7

Live Text Commentary

94:05 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:21

Ben Coker produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

90:00 +1:13

Effort on goal by Jake Taylor from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

90:00 +0:09

Liam Sercombe takes a short corner.

89:20

Anthony Wordsworth produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

85:31

Troy Archibald-Henville challenges Steven Gillespie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lloyd James restarts play with the free kick.

84:52

The referee blows for offside. Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.

80:52

Corner taken left-footed by Ben Coker, Steven Gillespie has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

80:39

Ben Coker takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

79:35

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Sercombe from the right by-line, Troy Archibald-Henville takes a shot.

79:18

Liam Sercombe takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.

78:06 Substitution

Substitution Karl Duguid goes off and Ben Coker comes on.

77:32

Lloyd James takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak.

76:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Duguid by Scott Golbourne. Anthony Wordsworth takes the free kick.

75:17 Substitution

Substitution John O'Flynn is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Nardiello.

74:44

Karl Duguid is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

71:42

Shot by Ian Henderson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

71:14

Shot from just outside the penalty box by James Dunne misses to the left of the target.

70:34

The referee blows for offside against Ian Henderson. Scott Golbourne restarts play with the free kick.

69:52

Ian Henderson takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak.

67:31

Effort on goal by Andy Bond from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

65:16 Substitution

Substitution Steve Tully replaces Guillem Bauza.

63:07

Anthony Wordsworth shoots direct from the free kick, save by Artur Krysiak.

63:07 Dismissal

Dismissal Danny Coles sent off.

62:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Duguid by Danny Coles.

61:17

Steven Gillespie provided the assist for the goal.

61:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Bond - Colchester 2 - 0 Exeter A goal is scored by Andy Bond from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Colchester 2-0 Exeter.

58:14

Shot from just outside the area by Anthony Wordsworth goes over the bar.

56:14

Richard Duffy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Gillespie. Direct free kick taken by Tom Eastman.

55:42

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Sercombe from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Anthony Wordsworth.

54:31 Substitution

Substitution Matt Heath goes off and Tom Eastman comes on.

54:31

Shot from outside the penalty box by Daniel Nardiello goes wide right of the goal.

53:24

Scott Golbourne fouled by Karl Duguid, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Coles takes the free kick.

52:24

Shot from just outside the box by Liam Sercombe misses to the right of the target.

50:54

David Noble takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.

49:46 Booking

Booking James Dunne booked.

49:28 Booking

Booking Anthony Wordsworth is booked.

48:35

Jake Taylor takes a shot. Matt Heath gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Liam Sercombe, clearance made by Matt Heath.

46:50

Corner taken by Liam Sercombe, clearance made by Matt Heath.

46:25

Jake Taylor fouled by Magnus Okuonghae, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Noble.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:28 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +2:04

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Sercombe from the right by-line, save made by Ben Williams.

45:00 +1:26

Ian Henderson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.

44:41

Steven Gillespie fouled by Scott Golbourne, the ref awards a free kick. Anthony Wordsworth restarts play with the free kick.

43:42

Guillem Bauza produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

43:10

Ian Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Duffy. Free kick taken by Troy Archibald-Henville.

42:08

Steven Gillespie is penalised for a handball. Danny Coles takes the free kick.

40:30

Effort from inside the area by Steven Gillespie misses to the left of the target.

38:18

Shot by Liam Sercombe from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

37:10

John White challenges James Dunne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Troy Archibald-Henville.

32:16

Long range shot from Liam Sercombe misses to the left of the goal.

31:41

Steven Gillespie challenges Richard Duffy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Duffy restarts play with the free kick.

30:25

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Gillespie. Danny Coles takes the free kick.

29:37

Effort from outside the penalty box by Jake Taylor goes wide left of the goal.

27:32

Daniel Nardiello is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

22:38

Guillem Bauza produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

21:52

Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save.

18:37

Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.

18:37 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Nardiello on for Chris Hackett.

18:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Henderson on Richard Duffy.

15:56

Assist on the goal came from Ian Henderson.

15:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Wordsworth - Colchester 1 - 0 Exeter Anthony Wordsworth fires in a goal from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 1-0 Exeter.

14:09

Magnus Okuonghae restarts play with the free kick.

14:09 Booking

Booking Booking for Guillem Bauza.

13:59

Andy Bond fouled by Guillem Bauza, the ref awards a free kick.

12:37

Chris Hackett takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.

11:46

Liam Sercombe takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.

11:08

Lloyd James has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

9:34

Ian Henderson takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak.

7:12

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Steven Gillespie misses to the left of the goal.

5:36

David Noble takes a shot. Matt Heath gets a block in. Corner taken by Chris Hackett from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by James Dunne goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

4:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Magnus Okuonghae by James Dunne. Matt Heath takes the direct free kick.

4:14

Anthony Wordsworth has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

1:37

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Hackett.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers