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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).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves41279574254990
2Brentford40259665362984
3Rotherham402212677482978
4Leyton Orient412211873383577
5Preston412016557391876
6Peterborough40194176154761
7MK Dons41177175855358
8Swindon41169165854457
9Port Vale41176185566-1157
10Walsall411414134542356
11Sheff Utd401411154143-253
12Bradford411116145251149
13Coventry411611147171049
14Gillingham40146205467-1348
15Bristol City411017146364-147
16Oldham411211184657-1147
17Crawley381113144048-846
18Colchester411013184557-1243
19Tranmere401110194970-2143
20Carlisle401110194061-2143
21Crewe411110204976-2743
22Shrewsbury41914183750-1341
23Notts County41124255572-1740
24Stevenage41109224061-2139
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