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Colchester United 3-2 Blackpool

Chris Porter scored twice as Colchester United recovered to beat Blackpool.

Blackpool took a 13th-minute lead when Armand Gnanduillet latched onto Kyle Vassell's precise pass and brushed off Tom Eastman in the area before firing home.

But Colchester equalised nine minutes before the break through Sammie Szmodics, who showed great composure before finding the net from close range from Richard Brindley's pass.

Colchester winger Drey Wright went close early in the second half and Blackpool keeper Sam Slocombe thwarted Kurtis Guthrie's far-post header.

But the hosts went ahead 11 minutes after the break when Porter flicked home from two yards after substitute Tarique Fosu had helped on Brennan Dickenson's corner at the near post.

Potts was denied by Colchester keeper Sam Walker while Slocombe foiled Fosu, before Porter made it 3-1 with eight minutes remaining when he collected Fosu's pass and showed fine footwork before slotting home.

Blackpool midfielder Brad Potts netted with a low free-kick from nearly 25 yards with a minute remaining, but Colchester held on.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 5ProsserBooked at 45mins
  • 33KinsellaSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 45'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 7Wright
  • 4LapslieBooked at 27minsSubstituted forSlaterat 74'minutes
  • 28GuthrieSubstituted forKamaraat 68'minutes
  • 11Dickenson
  • 10Szmodics
  • 9Porter

Substitutes

  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 17Johnstone
  • 24Slater
  • 29Bransgrove
  • 31Fosu-Henry
  • 32Kamara

Blackpool

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Robertson
  • 15AldredBooked at 40mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 22Pugh
  • 8Potts
  • 4McAlisterSubstituted forPayneat 79'minutes
  • 23DanielSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 57'minutes
  • 31Gnanduillet
  • 7VassellSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 17Yeates
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 26Cain
  • 27Lyness
  • 28Payne
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
3,077

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 3, Blackpool 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 3, Blackpool 2.

Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brad Potts (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Tom Aldred (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 3, Blackpool 2. Brad Potts (Blackpool) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 3, Blackpool 1. Chris Porter (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tarique Fosu-Henry.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jack Payne replaces Jim McAlister.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Danny Philliskirk replaces Kyle Vassell.

Attempt missed. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Craig Slater replaces Tom Lapslie because of an injury.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Tom Lapslie.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Glen Kamara replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Booking

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United).

Clark Robertson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Luke Prosser (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Tom Lapslie.

Attempt blocked. Tom Aldred (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Pugh (Blackpool).

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

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

Attempt saved. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Colin Daniel.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Blackpool 1. Chris Porter (Colchester United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tarique Fosu-Henry.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth750286215
2Portsmouth7421115614
3Luton7412157813
4Doncaster7412158713
5Colchester74121310313
6Crewe7331108212
7Morecambe74031012-212
8Leyton Orient7322118311
9Carlisle725097211
10Mansfield732277011
11Grimsby73131512310
12Stevenage73131414010
13Barnet62316429
14Hartlepool72321216-49
15Blackpool72239728
16Accrington72231011-18
17Notts County7223911-28
18Crawley7223610-48
19Cheltenham71427707
20Newport6132910-16
21Exeter7205611-56
22Wycombe7124613-75
23Yeovil7115512-74
24Cambridge7034411-73
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