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Colchester United 4-0 Stevenage

Colchester cruised to an impressive victory which increased Stevenage's League One relegation fears.

Colchester's Blair Turgott struck from close range early in the first half before Jabo Ibehre volleyed home.

Craig Eastmond side-footed in the home side's third minutes later before notching his second of the match late into proceedings from a tap in.

Stevenage improved after the break and hit the bar through Luke Jones but could not find a consolation.

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Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It's probably as low a point as I can remember having as Stevenage manager.

"The first 45 minutes, where we were lame at 3-0, was very difficult to accept. When you watch a performance you think, it's just not a team of mine out there.

"What really upset me was the way that the team almost rounded on Daysie (Stevenage goal keeper Chris Day) looking for an excuse. That isn't the togetherness that's the Stevenage togetherness, that's not the togetherness that wins you anything.

"You've got to make sure you get winning people with winning attitudes together. There's plenty of them here, but unfortunately they're not necessarily the stronger characters."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 20B WilsonSubstituted forOlufemiat 79'minutes
  • 27Garbutt
  • 2Wright
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 18Eastman
  • 25Vose
  • 6Eastmond
  • 17IbehreSubstituted forMorrisonat 78'minutes
  • 15Bean
  • 16TurgottSubstituted forWattat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 3Dickson
  • 7Watt
  • 9Morrison
  • 12Sanderson
  • 22Gilbey
  • 23Olufemi

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 20Smith
  • 15Freeman
  • 5Ashton
  • 4Chorley
  • 6Jones
  • 14HeslopSubstituted forDeaconat 68'minutes
  • 24DoughtySubstituted forTanseyat 78'minutes
  • 12Zoko
  • 7Morais
  • 25AndradeSubstituted forAkinsat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Wedgbury
  • 10Burrow
  • 11Akins
  • 17Tansey
  • 21Tounkara
  • 34Deacon
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
3,919

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 4, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 4, Stevenage 0.

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

Foul by Filipe Morais (Stevenage).

Foul by Sanchez Watt (Colchester United).

Jimmy Smith (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Greg Tansey (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Roarie Deacon.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tosin Olufemi replaces Brian Wilson because of an injury.

Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Greg Tansey (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Clinton Morrison replaces Jabo Ibehre.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Greg Tansey replaces Michael Doughty.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 4, Stevenage 0. Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sanchez Watt.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sanchez Watt replaces Blair Turgott.

Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Doughty (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Ben Chorley (Stevenage) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Roarie Deacon replaces Simon Heslop.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ben Chorley.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Lucas Akins replaces Bruno Andrade.

Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Michael Doughty (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Sam Walker.

Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Stevenage).

Foul by Luke Garbutt (Colchester United).

Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

Michael Doughty (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

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

Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 3, Stevenage 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient22145347222547
2Wolves22145337162147
3Brentford22144436211546
4Preston2211833122941
5Peterborough2212373425939
6Rotherham22108437271038
7Swindon2210393930933
8Walsall229672319433
9Port Vale2210393234-233
10MK Dons219483529631
11Bradford227963425930
12Coventry2211564840828
13Colchester226972730-327
14Crawley226882430-626
15Gillingham2374123040-1025
16Carlisle2266102336-1324
17Shrewsbury225892225-323
18Oldham2165102429-523
19Tranmere2265112640-1423
20Sheff Utd2257101928-922
21Bristol City2231092935-619
22Stevenage2254132138-1719
23Notts County2353152737-1018
24Crewe2246121845-2718
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