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Colchester United 1-2 Accrington Stanley

Billy Kee grabbed the winner as Accrington came from behind to beat Colchester 2-1.

The home side went close in the fourth minute when Tarique Fosu saw a shot cleared off the line by Matty Pearson.

But the U's took the lead three minutes later when Fosu picked out Drey Wright and he found the net with a fine low effort from 25 yards.

Colchester goalkeeper Sam Walker denied Pearson but both Wright and Richard Brindley came close to doubling the U's lead before half-time.

However, Accrington equalised just before the hour when Romy Boco ran from inside his own half and planted a low shot past Walker via a deflection after a home attack had broken down.

And Stanley scored the winner 10 minutes later through Kee, who tapped home from three yards after skipper Scott Brown had got clear in the area and picked him out.

Brown was sent off in stoppage time after receiving a second yellow card, but the visitors held out for victory.

Report supplied by the Press Assocation.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Walker
  • 2Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 33Kinsella
  • 7Wright
  • 24SlaterBooked at 50mins
  • 28GuthrieSubstituted forAkinwandeat 72'minutes
  • 31Fosu-HenrySubstituted forDickensonat 75'minutes
  • 10Szmodics
  • 9PorterBooked at 23minsSubstituted forJohnstoneat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Dickenson
  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 16Akinwande
  • 17Johnstone
  • 29Bransgrove
  • 32Kamara

Accrington

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Parish
  • 6VynerSubstituted forGornellat 62'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 2Pearson
  • 5Beckles
  • 30Donacien
  • 8BrownBooked at 90mins
  • 17LaceyBooked at 24minsSubstituted forHewittat 90+6'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 14Boco
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 55mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 4Davies
  • 9Gornell
  • 12Jones
  • 18Hewitt
  • 20Chapman
  • 33Eagles
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
3,109

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Steven Hewitt replaces Paddy Lacey because of an injury.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

  5. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).

  11. Post update

    Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Luke Prosser (Colchester United).

  13. Post update

    Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Booking

    Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sam Walker (Colchester United).

  16. Post update

    Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Paddy Lacey (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Brennan Dickenson replaces Tarique Fosu-Henry.

  20. Booking

    Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth9612117419
2Portsmouth9522167917
3Luton95131810816
4Doncaster95131811716
5Crewe9441139416
6Carlisle9360129315
7Morecambe95041416-215
8Colchester94231513214
9Notts County94231514114
10Accrington94231312114
11Crawley94231112-114
12Grimsby94141614213
13Mansfield933378-112
14Leyton Orient93241212011
15Hartlepool92521317-411
16Blackpool92431210210
17Barnet8242810-210
18Stevenage93151417-310
19Yeovil93151014-410
20Exeter9306813-59
21Wycombe9225714-78
22Cheltenham91441114-37
23Newport81341014-46
24Cambridge9135714-76
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