League One table toppers Charlton suffered their first home defeat of the season at the hands of Colchester.

Anthony Wordsworth's curling effort from 25 yards put the visitors ahead.

Bradley Wright-Phillips and Johnnie Jackson both went close to scoring an equaliser for the Addicks, while Ben Hamer denied Steven Gillespie.

But the Addicks keeper dallied and allowed Gillespie to charge down a clearance and divert the ball into the net to wrap the game up.

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Colchester United manager John Ward told BBC Essex:

"There can't be any short measures coming here. I think they are champions elect.

"They've got very good players in all departments, so if one of mine slips or doesn't put the shift in then we'd get punished.

"But that didn't happen. We did put a shift in all across the team. Every man has put the effort in and got us a fantastic result."

Match Stats

Shots

16 5

On target

10 4

Corners

11 2

Fouls

10 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:30 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +1:51

The ball is swung over by Chris Solly.

89:39

Anthony Wordsworth restarts play with the free kick.

89:39 Substitution

Substitution Karl Duguid comes on in place of Steven Gillespie.

89:39

Steven Gillespie fouled by Rhoys Wiggins, the ref awards a free kick.

89:10

Yann Kermorgant takes a shot. Blocked by Kemal Izzet. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dale Stephens from the right by-line, clearance by Magnus Okuonghae.

88:11

John White gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Haynes. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Dale Stephens from right wing, save by Ben Williams.

87:26

Long range effort by Dale Stephens goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

86:18

Ben Williams takes the free kick.

86:18 Booking

Booking Michael Morrison goes into the book.

85:58

Michael Morrison challenges Tom Eastman unfairly and gives away a free kick.

85:05 Substitution

Substitution Leon Clarke on for Johnnie Jackson.

84:06

Corner from the right by-line taken by Johnnie Jackson, Kemal Izzet makes a clearance. Dale Stephens takes the inswinging corner, Brian Wilson manages to make a clearance.

82:38 Substitution

Substitution Andy Bond joins the action as a substitute, replacing Martin Rowlands.

81:49

Long range effort from Danny Haynes misses to the left of the target.

81:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yann Kermorgant by Anthony Wordsworth. Chris Solly takes the direct free kick.

80:35

The ball is sent over by Rhoys Wiggins.

80:26

The ball is delivered by Rhoys Wiggins, Magnus Okuonghae makes a clearance.

79:56

Danny Hollands crosses the ball, clearance made by Kemal Izzet.

77:51

Corner taken right-footed by Martin Rowlands, Shot from outside the box by Martin Rowlands misses to the left of the goal.

75:58

Chris Solly fouled by Anthony Wordsworth, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

75:09

Unfair challenge on Dale Stephens by Martin Rowlands results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dale Stephens.

73:46 Substitution

Substitution (Charlton) makes a substitution, with Danny Haynes coming on for Danny Green.

72:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Steven Gillespie - Charlton 0 - 2 Colchester Steven Gillespie fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Charlton 0-2 Colchester.

70:53

Martin Rowlands is ruled offside. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.

70:08

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Johnnie Jackson, save by Ben Williams.

70:08 Booking

Booking Booking for Anthony Wordsworth for unsporting behaviour.

70:06

Anthony Wordsworth challenges Danny Green unfairly and gives away a free kick.

69:16

Rhoys Wiggins restarts play with the free kick.

69:16 Booking

Booking Ian Henderson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

69:05

Steven Gillespie concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Hollands.

68:35

Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Save made by Ben Hamer.

68:07

Bradley Wright-Phillips is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Williams.

66:35

Yann Kermorgant produces a cross, save by Ben Williams.

65:52

Unfair challenge on Anthony Wordsworth by Yann Kermorgant results in a free kick. Tom Eastman takes the direct free kick.

64:36

The referee penalises Ian Henderson for handball. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.

64:05

Foul by Dale Stephens on Steven Gillespie, free kick awarded. Tom Eastman takes the free kick.

62:25

Dale Stephens takes a shot. Magnus Okuonghae gets a block in.

59:24

Yann Kermorgant is penalised for a handball. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

59:10

The ball is sent over by Johnnie Jackson.

58:29 Booking

Booking Kemal Izzet is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

57:45

Centre by Chris Solly, clearance made by Tom Eastman.

56:02

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Green from the left by-line, Yann Kermorgant takes a shot. Ben Williams makes a save. Johnnie Jackson takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by John White. Corner taken left-footed by Johnnie Jackson from the right by-line, Magnus Okuonghae makes a clearance.

55:22

Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Eastman.

53:54

Unfair challenge on Steven Gillespie by Dale Stephens results in a free kick. Martin Rowlands restarts play with the free kick.

52:49

The ball is swung over by Rhoys Wiggins, clearance by Brian Wilson.

51:42

Unfair challenge on Rhoys Wiggins by Ian Henderson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Johnnie Jackson.

49:26

Anthony Wordsworth is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.

48:26

Chris Solly delivers the ball, Johnnie Jackson takes a shot. Save made by Ben Williams.

47:57

Effort from 12 yards by Bradley Wright-Phillips. Ben Williams makes a save.

46:33

Johnnie Jackson delivers the ball, Yann Kermorgant takes a shot. Martin Rowlands gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Danny Green from the left by-line.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:16 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

44:00

The ball is crossed by Danny Green, clearance by Tom Eastman.

42:07

Centre by Danny Hollands, Bradley Wright-Phillips produces a right-footed shot from inside the box and hits the post.

40:49

Yann Kermorgant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kemal Izzet. Direct free kick taken by Tom Eastman.

40:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Gillespie by Dale Stephens. Free kick taken by Brian Wilson.

38:10

Rhoys Wiggins crosses the ball, Shot by Bradley Wright-Phillips from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

37:33

Anthony Wordsworth fouled by Yann Kermorgant, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Eastman takes the free kick.

34:51

Rhoys Wiggins fouled by Ian Henderson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

34:19

Unfair challenge on Anthony Wordsworth by Danny Green results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John White.

33:32

The ball is sent over by Danny Green, save by Ben Williams.

29:33

Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Save by Ben Hamer.

27:47

Corner taken left-footed by Johnnie Jackson, Ben Williams makes a save.

26:35

The ball is delivered by Danny Green, clearance by Magnus Okuonghae.

25:42

Steven Gillespie concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Solly. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

25:12

Danny Hollands takes a shot. Martin Rowlands gets a block in. Corner taken by Danny Green played to the near post, clearance by John White.

23:07

Johnnie Jackson delivers the ball.

20:26

Rhoys Wiggins produces a cross, Kemal Izzet makes a clearance.

19:01

Johnnie Jackson delivers the ball, Tom Eastman manages to make a clearance.

17:38

Foul by Kayode Odejayi on Dale Stephens, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

16:59

Shot from deep inside the area by Johnnie Jackson goes over the bar.

15:49

Danny Green takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.

14:44

Shot by Dale Stephens. Martin Rowlands gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Johnnie Jackson from the right by-line, save made by Ben Williams.

14:03

Corner taken left-footed by Johnnie Jackson from the right by-line, clearance by John White.

13:48

The ball is sent over by Danny Green, Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Magnus Okuonghae gets a block in.

12:45

Kemal Izzet concedes a free kick for a foul on Yann Kermorgant. Chris Solly restarts play with the free kick.

9:17

Martin Rowlands takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Bradley Wright-Phillips.

7:04

Yann Kermorgant concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Wilson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Martin Rowlands, Dale Stephens manages to make a clearance. Steven Gillespie concedes a free kick for a foul on Dale Stephens. Direct free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

4:33

Assist by Steven Gillespie.

4:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Wordsworth - Charlton 0 - 1 Colchester Anthony Wordsworth finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Charlton 0-1 Colchester.

2:17

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae on Bradley Wright-Phillips, free kick awarded. Johnnie Jackson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Martin Rowlands manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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