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Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Colchester United

Ryan Lowe took his goal tally to 12 for the season with a brace to give Tranmere victory against Colchester.

Lowe opened the scoring when he met a Chris Atkinson cross to head home from the centre of the box.

He then doubled the home side's advantage from the penalty spot after Brian Wilson had brought down Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

Clinton Morrison's turn and finish in injury time pulled one back for Colchester but the hosts held on.

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Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

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Post-match: Colchester boss Dunne

"I thought we deserved more than that. We controlled the game in the first half. We've had chances that we've got to take.

"I'll accept players missing chances when they get into positions, because generally the more you do it the more you'll score.

"What I won't accept, and what I think is crucial today, is the fact that we switched off for two set pieces. That's what has done us the game.

"That is unacceptable. People had their jobs to do and we didn't do them. We can't afford that, you can't do that. That's why we'll forever be fighting."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient19134242172543
2Wolves19134232112143
3Preston19107228171137
4Brentford19114429191037
5Peterborough19112628181035
6Rotherham198743123831
7Swindon1993735251030
8Port Vale199282828029
9Bradford1877431201128
10Walsall197662018227
11Coventry1910454134724
12MK Dons186482829-122
13Shrewsbury195772122-122
14Crawley195771924-522
15Oldham176382224-221
16Colchester194962126-521
17Gillingham1963102432-821
18Carlisle195681932-1321
19Tranmere195592334-1120
20Sheff Utd1945101727-1017
21Stevenage1952121932-1317
22Crewe1944111540-2516
23Bristol City192982632-615
24Notts County1932141833-1511
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