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Blackpool 0-1 Colchester United

Chris Porter
Both Blackpool and Colchester have struggled for wins all season

Chris Porter's seventh goal of the season earned Colchester a vital win over fellow strugglers Blackpool.

The visitors had the best chance of a lively first half, but Elliot Lee's effort, which deflected off Tom Aldred, flew just wide of the upright.

Midway through the second half, Porter found space to volley Colchester into the lead from close range.

Blackpool pushed for a leveller, but Jim McAlister's header was saved by Elliot Parish as Colchester hung on.

The result meant both sides remain in the relegation zone with Colchester eight points adrift of safety in 23rd place and Blackpool one point behind Shrewsbury in 21st position.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Doyle
  • 2White
  • 5Robertson
  • 15AldredBooked at 29mins
  • 24Higham
  • 17PhilliskirkSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 66'minutes
  • 19Norris
  • 8PottsSubstituted forSmithat 77'minutes
  • 4McAlisterBooked at 85mins
  • 27Blyth
  • 9CullenSubstituted forRedshawat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Redshaw
  • 16Boyce
  • 20Paterson
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 22Smith
  • 23Letheren
  • 25Aimson

Colchester

  • 33Parish
  • 4Edwards
  • 15Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 31Shorey
  • 2Garvan
  • 8GilbeySubstituted forLapslieat 31'minutes
  • 11Massey
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forAmbroseat 86'minutes
  • 12LeeSubstituted forBrindleyat 81'minutes
  • 9Porter

Substitutes

  • 16Akinwande
  • 19Bonne
  • 20Lapslie
  • 24Brindley
  • 25Barnes
  • 26Harney
  • 28Ambrose
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
6,242

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home6
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home4
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 0, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Colchester United 1.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Blackpool).

Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Darren Ambrose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jim McAlister (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

David Norris (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Darren Ambrose replaces George Moncur.

Booking

Jim McAlister (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Richard Brindley replaces Elliot Lee.

Hayden White (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nicky Shorey (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Liam Smith replaces Brad Potts.

Attempt saved. Joe Edwards (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by David Norris (Blackpool).

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Luke Higham (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt saved. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Danny Philliskirk.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jack Redshaw replaces Mark Cullen.

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 0, Colchester United 1. Chris Porter (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jacob Blyth (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Delay in match David Norris (Blackpool) because of an injury.

Foul by Elliot Lee (Colchester United).

David Norris (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

Mark Cullen (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Colchester United).

Jim McAlister (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Gavin Massey (Colchester United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Second Half

Second Half begins Blackpool 0, Colchester United 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan412214571363580
2Burton412371151351676
3Bradford412010114738970
4Millwall412091263451869
5Gillingham4019111065442168
6Walsall391911957411668
7Barnsley401951661501162
8Rochdale411710145953661
9Scunthorpe411611145044659
10Sheff Utd411611145853559
11Southend411611145554159
12Port Vale421611155051-159
13Coventry4115121459451457
14Peterborough41166196965454
15Bury411412155063-1354
16Swindon41149185767-1051
17Chesterfield41147205463-949
18Oldham401017134050-1047
19Fleetwood411113174851-346
20Shrewsbury401210184965-1646
21Blackpool42129213951-1245
22Doncaster41911214159-1838
23Colchester41911215287-3538
24Crewe41612234075-3530
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