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Colchester United 1-2 Tranmere Rovers

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.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 23OlufemiBooked at 19minsSubstituted forWattat 45'minutes
  • 3Dickson
  • 21Massey
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 18Eastman
  • 22Gilbey
  • 2WrightSubstituted forWrightat 83'minutes
  • 17Ibehre
  • 25VoseSubstituted forWynterat 69'minutes
  • 11Sears

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 7Watt
  • 9Morrison
  • 15Bean
  • 16Wynter
  • 30Wright
  • 40Szmodics

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2Pennington
  • 26Ridehalgh
  • 17PowerBooked at 87mins
  • 5Taylor
  • 6ArthurworreyBooked at 49minsSubstituted forHolmesat 54'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14KoumasSubstituted forKirbyat 58'minutes
  • 7Jennings
  • 9LoweSubstituted forStocktonat 86'minutes
  • 8Cassidy
  • 11Akpa-Akpro

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home19
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.
Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Matthew Pennington.

Booking

Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).
Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.
Attempt blocked. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Booking

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Gavin Massey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Ryan Lowe.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces David Wright.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.
Attempt blocked. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.
Foul by Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers).
Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Alex Wynter.
Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.
Attempt blocked. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Wynter replaces Dominic Vose.
Hand ball by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).
Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Gavin Massey.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Gavin Massey.
Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

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.
Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United).
Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Jason Koumas because of an injury.
Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).
Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Danny Holmes replaces Stephen Arthurworrey.
Attempt missed. Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Freddie Sears (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).
Attempt missed. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Gavin Massey.

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sanchez Watt replaces Tosin Olufemi.

Half Time

First Half ends, Colchester United 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.
Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers).
Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4127954990
2Brentford4025962984
3Rotherham40221262978
4Leyton Orient41221183577
5Preston41201651876
6Peterborough4019417761
7MK Dons4117717358
8Swindon4116916457
9Port Vale4117618-1157
10Walsall41141413356
11Sheff Utd40141115-253
12Bradford41111614149
13Coventry41161114049
14Gillingham4014620-1348
15Bristol City41101714-147
16Oldham41121118-1147
17Crawley38111314-846
18Colchester41101318-1243
19Tranmere40111019-2143
20Carlisle40111019-2143
21Crewe41111020-2743
22Shrewsbury4191418-1341
23Notts County4112425-1740
24Stevenage4110922-2139
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