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Colchester United 2-0 Mansfield Town

Sean Murray scored one goal and made another as Colchester ran out winners over visitors Mansfield.

Mikael Mandron and Brandon Hanlan both went close for the Us early on, while at the other end, Will Atkinson's diving header sailed just wide.

Colchester took the lead just before the half hour through Murray, who slotted home a low 20-yard shot after Kyel Reid had laid a free-kick off to him.

And the hosts went further ahead five minutes later through Mandron, who brilliantly glanced home Murray's delightful ball at the far post.

Mansfield pressed hard for a route back into the game, with Danny Rose's spectacular diving header flying just over and Sam Walker pushing away Alex McDonald's powerful effort.

With the clock ticking down, Murray was denied by Conrad Logan and sliced wide from a good position late on as Colchester claimed a notable victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2Jackson
  • 26Inniss
  • 6Kent
  • 22Vincent-YoungSubstituted forEastmanat 20'minutes
  • 7Wright
  • 8Loft
  • 16Murray
  • 17ReidSubstituted forComleyat 55'minutes
  • 19MandronBooked at 71mins
  • 21HanlanSubstituted forKabambaat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Comley
  • 15Kabamba
  • 18Eastman
  • 24Slater
  • 27Odelusi
  • 28Guthrie
  • 29Gilmartin

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 10AndersonBooked at 61minsSubstituted forMellisat 64'minutes
  • 5Pearce
  • 18Mirfin
  • 19Hunt
  • 7MacDonald
  • 24Butcher
  • 11AtkinsonBooked at 65mins
  • 21Sterling-JamesSubstituted forBennettat 45'minutes
  • 32Rose
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forAngolat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bennett
  • 4Digby
  • 8Mellis
  • 9Angol
  • 12Olejnik
  • 15Spencer
  • 22Hamilton
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
3,262

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 2, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Mansfield Town 0.

Attempt saved. Lee Angol (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Brandon Comley (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Butcher (Mansfield Town).

Attempt blocked. Lee Angol (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Nicke Kabamba (Colchester United).

(Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Nicke Kabamba replaces Brandon Hanlan.

Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Alexander MacDonald.

Attempt saved. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Drey Wright.

Lee Angol (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brandon Comley (Colchester United).

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brandon Comley (Colchester United).

Callum Butcher (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

(Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town).

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

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Brandon Comley (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Angol (Mansfield Town).

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Will Atkinson (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Mansfield Town).

Brandon Comley (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lee Angol replaces Kane Hemmings.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jacob Mellis replaces Paul Anderson.

Attempt missed. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Sam Walker.

Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Paul Anderson (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter129122112928
2Notts County1282222121026
3Luton1273223101324
4Wycombe127322518724
5Coventry12723146823
6Accrington127232115623
7Stevenage126331913621
8Newport126331712521
9Mansfield125431815319
10Lincoln City125431513219
11Swindon126151716119
12Cheltenham125251614217
13Grimsby125251619-317
14Cambridge125161214-216
15Colchester124351818015
16Carlisle124261517-214
17Crewe124261318-514
18Crawley124171214-213
19Barnet123361516-112
20Yeovil123361726-912
21Morecambe122461017-710
22Forest Green121381127-166
23Port Vale12129919-105
24Chesterfield121291025-155
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