In-form Colchester beat Leyton Orient to secure their third consecutive League One victory.

Captain Anthony Wordsworth collected a pass from Gavin Massey and drilled home to give the U's the lead.

Scott Wagstaff tested visiting keeper Mark Cousins with two powerful shots but he failed to find the net.

Colchester secured all three points when Ryan Allsop fumbled Craig Eastmond's shot at goal and Ian Henderson converted the loose ball.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Leyton Orient

  • 16 Allsopp
  • 03 Sawyer
  • 04 Chorley Booked
  • 15 Clarke
  • 02 McSweeney
  • 07 Cox (Cook - 62' )
  • 11 Smith
  • 17 Odubajo Booked
  • 22 Rowlands
  • 27 Wagstaff
  • 26 Brunt (Mooney - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Jones
  • 06 Baudry
  • 08 Griffith
  • 21 Cook
  • 23 James
  • 10 Symes
  • 39 Mooney

Colchester United

  • 01 Cousins
  • 03 Rose Booked
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 18 Eastman
  • 20 Wilson Booked
  • 33 Eastmond (O'Toole - 80' )
  • 15 Bean (Duguid - 84' )
  • 22 Wordsworth Booked
  • 12 Ibehre
  • 16 Henderson
  • 21 Massey (Sears - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 35 Pentney
  • 25 White
  • 05 Nkumu
  • 07 Duguid
  • 08 O'Toole
  • 30 Wright
  • 11 Sears
Ref: Whitestone
Att: 3,378

Match Stats

Shots

11 14

On target

5 11

Corners

8 4

Fouls

10 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +0:55

Lee Cook takes the outswinging corner, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre by Nathan Clarke. Mark Cousins restarts play with the free kick.

89:56

The ball is delivered by Lee Cook, David Mooney produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

86:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney by Jabo Ibehre. Free kick taken by Ryan Allsop.

84:47

Corner from left by-line taken by Anthony Wordsworth.

84:16

Jabo Ibehre has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

83:22

Mark Cousins restarts play with the free kick.

83:22 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Bean leaves the field to be replaced by Karl Duguid.

83:22

The offside flag is raised against David Mooney.

81:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by John-Joe O'Toole on Nathan Clarke. Free kick taken by Ryan Allsop.

79:34 Substitution

Substitution John-Joe O'Toole joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Eastmond.

76:55

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Lee Cook from the right by-line, Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Cook, save made by Mark Cousins. Clearance by Tom Eastman.

76:20

Scott Wagstaff takes a shot. Save made by Mark Cousins.

75:32

David Mooney takes a shot. Mark Cousins makes a save.

75:05

Foul by Jabo Ibehre on Nathan Clarke, free kick awarded. Ryan Allsop restarts play with the free kick.

73:52

Indirect free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

73:52 Substitution

Substitution Freddie Sears on for Gavin Massey.

73:52

Moses Odubajo takes a shot. Save by Mark Cousins. The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Wagstaff.

71:39

Tom Eastman challenges Scott Wagstaff unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Lee Cook from right wing, Gary Sawyer makes a clearance.

70:52

Shot from just outside the box by Scott Wagstaff misses to the left of the target.

68:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Wilson on David Mooney. Free kick crossed by Lee Cook, clearance by Tom Eastman.

67:12

Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

65:28

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Lee Cook, Marcus Bean manages to make a clearance.

65:28 Booking

Booking Brian Wilson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

65:13

Foul by Brian Wilson on Scott Wagstaff, free kick awarded.

63:37

Martin Rowlands takes the free kick.

63:37 Booking

Booking Anthony Wordsworth goes into the referee's book.

63:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Mooney by Anthony Wordsworth.

62:30

The ball is swung over by Michael Rose, save by Ryan Allsop.

62:10

Ian Henderson delivers the ball, Leon McSweeney makes a clearance.

60:50 Substitution

Substitution Dean Cox goes off and Lee Cook comes on.

60:50 Substitution

Substitution David Mooney comes on in place of Ryan Brunt.

59:27

Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary Sawyer.

59:27 Booking

Booking Michael Rose goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

59:18

Michael Rose concedes a free kick for a foul on Moses Odubajo.

57:26

Jimmy Smith fouled by Craig Eastmond, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Rowlands takes the direct free kick.

55:41

Tom Eastman takes the free kick.

55:41 Booking

Booking The referee books Moses Odubajo for unsporting behaviour.

55:05

Inswinging corner taken by Dean Cox from the left by-line, save by Mark Cousins. Moses Odubajo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Eastmond.

52:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Wagstaff on Craig Eastmond. Craig Eastmond takes the direct free kick.

50:27

Assist by Craig Eastmond.

50:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Ian Henderson - Leyton O 0 - 2 Colchester Ian Henderson finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leyton Orient 0-2 Colchester.

49:26

Craig Eastmond has a drilled shot. Save by Ryan Allsop. Ian Henderson takes a shot. Save by Ryan Allsop.

48:03

The official flags Ryan Brunt offside. Free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

47:38

Jabo Ibehre takes a shot. Ryan Allsop makes a comfortable save.

46:35

A cross is delivered by Dean Cox.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:25 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:46

Foul by Scott Wagstaff on Craig Eastmond, free kick awarded.

44:32

Michael Rose challenges Moses Odubajo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Leon McSweeney.

43:31

Craig Eastmond has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

42:59

Effort from a long way out by Ryan Brunt goes wide right of the target.

42:36

Ian Henderson delivers the ball.

40:54

Michael Rose challenges Ryan Brunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leon McSweeney takes the free kick.

40:40

Ian Henderson delivers the ball, Ben Chorley manages to make a clearance.

39:42

Ian Henderson delivers the ball, Gary Sawyer gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth, clearance by Gary Sawyer.

36:19

Craig Eastmond challenges Ryan Brunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Sawyer takes the direct free kick. Jimmy Smith is caught offside. Mark Cousins takes the indirect free kick.

34:43

Leon McSweeney produces a cross, clearance made by Marcus Bean. Shot from just outside the area by Dean Cox goes over the bar.

32:46

Assist on the goal came from Gavin Massey.

32:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Wordsworth - Leyton O 0 - 1 Colchester Anthony Wordsworth gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leyton Orient 0-1 Colchester.

32:24

Scott Wagstaff takes a shot. Brilliant save by Mark Cousins.

31:47

Michael Rose sends in a cross.

28:48

Centre by Michael Rose, save by Ryan Allsop.

28:20

Corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line, clearance by Ben Chorley.

27:58

Brian Wilson takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Rowlands.

24:52

Gary Sawyer takes a corner.

24:39

Moses Odubajo crosses the ball, Marcus Bean manages to make a clearance.

24:26

The ball is delivered by Marcus Bean, Leon McSweeney makes a clearance.

23:18

Inswinging corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth, Jabo Ibehre challenges Ryan Brunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Allsop takes the direct free kick.

23:04

Gavin Massey sends in a cross, Leon McSweeney makes a clearance.

22:07

Gavin Massey takes a shot. Ryan Allsop makes a save.

21:47

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary Sawyer, save by Mark Cousins.

20:09

Unfair challenge on Moses Odubajo by Craig Eastmond results in a free kick. Martin Rowlands has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by Magnus Okuonghae.

18:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Magnus Okuonghae by Nathan Clarke. Mark Cousins restarts play with the free kick.

18:20

Marcus Bean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Rowlands. Free kick taken by Dean Cox.

17:52 Booking

Booking Ben Chorley goes into the book for dissent.

17:12

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary Sawyer.

16:46

Scott Wagstaff takes a shot. Mark Cousins makes a save.

16:13

Dean Cox produces a cross, Effort on goal by Ryan Brunt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

15:15

Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Blocked by Nathan Clarke.

14:43

Jimmy Smith challenges Ian Henderson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marcus Bean takes the free kick.

13:55

Inswinging corner taken by Gary Sawyer.

13:26

Brian Wilson takes a shot. Ryan Allsop makes a save.

13:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Eastmond by Dean Cox. Michael Rose takes the direct free kick.

13:03

Centre by Anthony Wordsworth, clearance by Ben Chorley.

12:46

Ian Henderson delivers the ball, Leon McSweeney makes a clearance.

11:58

The ball is swung over by Moses Odubajo, save by Mark Cousins.

10:50

Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Save by Ryan Allsop.

9:38

The ball is swung over by Brian Wilson, Magnus Okuonghae takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ryan Allsop.

8:24

Martin Rowlands concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Bean. Michael Rose delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Gary Sawyer manages to make a clearance.

6:28

Ryan Brunt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Cousins takes the indirect free kick.

5:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Wagstaff on Mark Cousins. Mark Cousins takes the free kick.

4:53

Unfair challenge on Gavin Massey by Dean Cox results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Rose.

4:30

The official flags Ian Henderson offside. Gary Sawyer takes the free kick.

2:34

A cross is delivered by Brian Wilson, save by Ryan Allsop.

1:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moses Odubajo by Michael Rose. Free kick taken by Gary Sawyer, The ball is delivered by Michael Rose.

0:00

The game begins.

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