Tranmere picked up their second win in five games to beat Colchester United.

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro put the away side in front when he burst clear of the U's defence, before slotting past goalkeeper Sam Walker.

Freddie Sears equalised for Colchester when he finally beat the impressive Owain Fon Williams from close range.

Akpa Akpro was involved with the winner, crossing for Ryan Lowe to score a vital goal, keeping Tranmere in 19th place, while Colchester are in 18th.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Colchester United

  • 44 Walker
  • 23 Olufemi Booked (Watt - 45' )
  • 03 Dickson
  • 21 Massey
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 18 Eastman
  • 22 Gilbey
  • 02 Wright (Wright - 83' )
  • 17 Ibehre
  • 25 Vose (Wynter - 69' )
  • 11 Sears

Substitutes

  • 01 Cousins
  • 07 Watt
  • 09 Morrison
  • 15 Bean
  • 16 Wynter
  • 30 Wright
  • 40 Szmodics

Tranmere Rovers

  • 01 Williams
  • 02 Pennington
  • 26 Ridehalgh
  • 17 Power Booked
  • 05 Taylor
  • 06 Arthurworrey Booked (Holmes - 54' Booked )
  • 14 Koumas (Kirby - 58' )
  • 07 Jennings
  • 09 Lowe (Stockton - 86' )
  • 08 Cassidy
  • 11 Akpa-Akpro

Substitutes

  • 10 Kirby
  • 18 Boland
  • 20 Stockton
  • 23 Brown
  • 24 Holmes
  • 27 Ariyibi
  • 33 Mooney
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 3,443

Match Stats

Shots

19 11

On target

6 5

Corners

10 11

Fouls

8 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Colchester United 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

90:00 +4:18 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

90:00 +3:53

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90:00 +3:33

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Matthew Pennington.

90:00 +0:28 Booking

Booking Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:11

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

90:00 +0:11

Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:52

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

89:42

Attempt blocked. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88:23

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

86:55 Booking

Booking Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

86:46

Gavin Massey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:46

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

85:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Ryan Lowe.

82:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces David Wright.

81:13

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

81:04

Attempt blocked. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

79:13

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

77:30

Foul by Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers).

77:30

Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74:06

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

72:33

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Alex Wynter.

71:43

Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

71:30

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

71:17

Attempt blocked. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Wynter replaces Dominic Vose.

67:47

Hand ball by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

66:05

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:05

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

64:50

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Gavin Massey.

64:38

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Gavin Massey.

64:03

Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:03

Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

62:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Colchester United 1, Tranmere Rovers 2. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro with a cross.

61:11

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United).

61:11

Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:06

Attempt missed. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

59:37

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

57:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Jason Koumas because of an injury.

55:45

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

55:45

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:00

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:57

Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

53:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Danny Holmes replaces Stephen Arthurworrey.

52:46

Attempt missed. Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

51:27

Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

49:19

Attempt missed. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

48:54 Booking

Booking Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

48:34

Freddie Sears (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:34

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

47:37

Attempt missed. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

47:16

Attempt saved. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

46:34

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

45:50

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Gavin Massey.

45:00

Second Half begins Colchester United 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Sanchez Watt replaces Tosin Olufemi.

45:00 +1:34 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Colchester United 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

45:00 +0:35

Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:35

Foul by Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers).

45:00 +0:06

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

44:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Colchester United 1, Tranmere Rovers 1. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Dickson with a cross.

41:19

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Gavin Massey.

38:52

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by David Wright.

38:34

Attempt blocked. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

35:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Colchester United 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Max Power.

34:44

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:44

Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

34:00

Freddie Sears (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:54

Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers).

33:01

Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) header from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

32:23

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Matthew Pennington.

30:38

Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:38

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

28:17

Foul by David Wright (Colchester United).

28:17

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:41

Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

26:01

Attempt saved. Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

24:34

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

23:31

Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21:16

Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:16

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers).

20:46

Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

20:35

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Owain Williams.

20:08

Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

18:39 Booking

Booking Tosin Olufemi (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

18:26

Foul by Tosin Olufemi (Colchester United).

18:26

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:08

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Owain Williams.

15:48

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

15:12

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Stephen Arthurworrey.

14:33

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:33

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

14:01

Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

13:38

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

12:46

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

12:36

Attempt blocked. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

8:07

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

8:07

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:43

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

4:12

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

2:42

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

2:42

Freddie Sears (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:30

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

0:27

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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