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Colchester United 0-1 Yeovil Town

Alex Fisher's first-half strike secured Yeovil Town their first victory in five league matches with a win at Colchester United.

Colchester squandered a great chance to take an eighth-minute lead when Sammie Szmodics' penalty was saved low to his left by keeper Stuart Nelson, after Ryan Dickson had been adjudged to have fouled Kane Vincent-Young just inside the area.

Szmodics dragged a low shot wide of the target soon after but Yeovil took a 21st-minute lead through Fisher, who slotted in from close range from Francois Zoko's assist after Omar Sowunmi had flicked on Dickson's long throw.

Nelson denied Colchester striker Kurtis Guthrie but Fisher was foiled on the stroke of half-time by keeper Sam Walker, who pushed his shot away.

Colchester went in search of an equaliser in the second half and on the hour mark, Nelson made a fine flying one-handed save to push away Liam Mandeville's curling free-kick for a corner.

Nelson also denied both Olamide Shodipo and Frankie Kent late on but the Glovers claimed victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Walker
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 6Kent
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 4Lapslie
  • 14ComleyBooked at 36minsSubstituted forSeniorat 45'minutes
  • 7Wright
  • 10Szmodics
  • 21MandevilleSubstituted forShodipoat 71'minutes
  • 28GuthrieSubstituted forMandronat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Shodipo
  • 16Murray
  • 17Stevenson
  • 19Mandron
  • 20Senior
  • 25Barnes
  • 46Rooney

Yeovil

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Nelson
  • 23James
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 27Donnellan
  • 11DicksonSubstituted forMugabiat 40'minutes
  • 15Green
  • 6Wing
  • 4Bird
  • 9Browne
  • 13ZokoSubstituted forBarnesat 82'minutes
  • 18FisherSubstituted forSurridgeat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mugabi
  • 7Khan
  • 12Maddison
  • 14Surridge
  • 19Barnes
  • 21Seager
  • 30Santos
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
2,772

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 0, Yeovil Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Yeovil Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Rhys Browne (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  6. Post update

    Rhys Browne (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Prosser (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Omar Sowunmi.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Frankie Kent (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Omar Sowunmi.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sam Surridge (Yeovil Town).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Marcus Barnes replaces Francois Zoko.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Bevis Mugabi.

  19. Post update

    Jordan Green (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Courtney Senior (Colchester United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington37235964402474
2Luton382011779403971
3Notts County381812860392166
4Wycombe37199970521866
5Mansfield371615656381863
6Coventry371871243311261
7Lincoln City371612953401360
8Exeter36186124640660
9Swindon37193155855360
10Carlisle381511125548756
11Newport371314104747053
12Crawley37158144446-253
13Colchester371312124643351
14Cambridge381311143850-1250
15Cheltenham381112155354-145
16Stevenage371111155055-544
17Yeovil37119174757-1042
18Morecambe36912153747-1039
19Port Vale37911174153-1238
20Crewe37114224461-1737
21Forest Green37107204464-2037
22Grimsby38910193257-2537
23Chesterfield3687213765-2831
24Barnet3879223456-2230
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