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Stevenage 2-4 Colchester United

Colchester United moved up to ninth in League Two with a victory at Stevenage, courtesy of two late goals.

The visitors made the perfect start after Brennan Dickenson powered home a header from an Owen Garvan corner.

And it was 2-0 four minutes later, as Kurtis Guthrie scored from the penalty spot after being brought down by Stevenage goalkeeper Jamie Jones.

But Stevenage fought back with goals either side of the interval, Ben Kennedy finishing off a Steven Schumacher free-kick before Matt Godden broke clear to pick his spot and make it 2-2 on 50 minutes.

But with 10 minutes left Chris Porter stabbed the ball home from close range to put the visitors back in front.

And then in time added on, Porter found on-loan Reading midfielder Tarique Fosu-Henry who drilled the ball past a helpless Jones to seal the victory for the U's and keep them in the hunt for a play-off spot.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Jones
  • 25Henry
  • 4KingBooked at 67mins
  • 5Franks
  • 33Ntlhe
  • 11Pett
  • 23CowansSubstituted forLeeat 85'minutes
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forWalkerat 74'minutes
  • 6WilkinsonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMcAnuffat 45'minutes
  • 14KennedyBooked at 86mins
  • 24Godden

Substitutes

  • 7McAnuff
  • 10Walker
  • 16Day
  • 17Gorman
  • 18Tonge
  • 22Lee
  • 27Johnson

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 15Elokobi
  • 6Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 11Dickenson
  • 22Garvan
  • 4Lapslie
  • 7WrightSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 2BrindleyBooked at 81minsSubstituted forDoyleyat 90+3'minutes
  • 17JohnstoneSubstituted forPorterat 45'minutes
  • 28Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 9Porter
  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 25Barnes
  • 30Doyley
  • 31Fosu-Henry
  • 32Kamara
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
3,076

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away23
Shots on Target
Home5
Away10
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 2, Colchester United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Colchester United 4.

Attempt missed. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Lloyd Doyley replaces Richard Brindley.

Booking

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 2, Colchester United 4. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Porter.

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Charlie Lee replaces Henry Cowans.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

Richard Brindley (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Matt Godden (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Elokobi (Colchester United).

Booking

Richard Brindley (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 2, Colchester United 3. Chris Porter (Colchester United) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Richard Brindley.

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

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

Foul by Tyler Walker (Stevenage).

Kgosi Ntlhe (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Attempt blocked. Matt Godden (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Attempt blocked. Richard Brindley (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Tyler Walker replaces Steven Schumacher.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tarique Fosu-Henry replaces Drey Wright.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Henry Cowans.

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Jack King (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth23153537241348
2Carlisle231210144281646
3Doncaster23144545311446
4Portsmouth23116636221439
5Luton23108534211338
6Wycombe2311573025538
7Cambridge2310583126535
8Blackpool2397736241234
9Colchester239683429533
10Barnet238963233-133
11Exeter2393112927230
12Grimsby238692927230
13Yeovil238692526-130
14Stevenage2393113538-330
15Crawley2385102838-1029
16Crewe236982431-727
17Mansfield236982229-727
18Hartlepool236893140-926
19Morecambe2282122741-1426
20Leyton Orient2374122630-425
21Accrington2366112129-824
22Notts County2364132740-1322
23Cheltenham2349102435-1121
24Newport2245132639-1317
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