Match ends, Colchester United 0, Notts County 4.
Notts County trounced Colchester to register back-to-back wins under manager Shaun Derry.
County went ahead through Jack Grealish, who fired past goalkeeper Sam Walker following Jamal Campbell-Ryce's low cross.
They doubled their lead when Morgan Fox slotted home from close range from Callum Ball's cross.
Callum McGregor and Gary Liddle then sealed victory for the Magpies in the final five minutes with late strikes.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Colchester United assistant manager Mark Kinsella told BBC Essex:
"Very disappointed. Obviously everyone expects you to beat bottom of the table when they come to your home ground. We did our homework on Notts County and unfortunately they are not as bad as they look.
"Once they go on the pitch it's down to the players. We've gone through it all, we've gone through them individually and as a team, the way they play. It's very disappointing when we don't put what we worked on [in training] on Saturday at three o'clock.
"We knew their main threats and we thought we'd dealt with them.
"We both (Joe Dunne and I) know the club means a lot. Performances like this don't help anyone. It hurts us as well as the players when we don't perform."
- 39TozerSubstituted forOlufemiat 67'minutes
- 6EastmondBooked at 70minsSubstituted forBondat 73'minutes
- 4OkuonghaeBooked at 38mins
- 3DicksonSubstituted forTurgottat 45'minutes
- 28BoucaudSubstituted forFotheringhamat 90'minutes
- 4LiddleBooked at 50mins
- 8McGregorBooked at 72minsSubstituted forMurrayat 90+2'minutes
- Simon Hooper
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Notts County 4.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Sam Walker.
Attempt saved. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Substitution, Notts County. Ronan Murray replaces Callum McGregor.
Attempt saved. Callum Ball (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Substitution, Notts County. Mark Fotheringham replaces Andre Boucaud.
Goal! Colchester United 0, Notts County 4. Gary Liddle (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Grealish with a cross.
Goal! Colchester United 0, Notts County 3. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Callum Ball (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Jack Grealish (Notts County) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Clinton Morrison.
Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Substitution, Colchester United. Andrew Bond replaces Craig Eastmond.
Callum McGregor (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.
Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Callum McGregor (Notts County).
Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.