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Stevenage 0-1 Colchester United

Dino Maamria's first game in charge of Stevenage ended in defeat after Colchester United claimed a 1-0 victory at the Lamex.

Mikael Mandron's well-taken first-half strike gave the U's their first victory in six matches and extended the hosts' winless run to four games.

Sammie Szmodics' snap-shot flashed inches wide early on for Colchester, while at the other end Alex Revell's downward header was gathered easily by keeper Sam Walker.

Colchester grabbed a 27th-minute winner through Mandron, who expertly turned home Kane Vincent-Young's cross into a crowded area to give the visitors the lead.

Szmodics almost made it 2-0 when he drove a low shot inches wide of the far post and Mandron's near post header was gathered by Stevenage keeper Tom King as Colchester deservedly went in ahead at half-time.

Revell's spectacular effort from a tight angle flew just over early in the second half but Stevenage struggled to create opportunities after that.

And although substitute Luke Amos' half-volley from 25 yards flashed just wide, Colchester claimed a narrow win.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13King
  • 2SmithSubstituted forWhiteat 76'minutes
  • 4King
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 3Martin
  • 30McKee
  • 25Henry
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forConlonat 61'minutes
  • 11GoddardSubstituted forAmosat 45'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 9Revell
  • 19Newton

Substitutes

  • 1Fryer
  • 5Franks
  • 8Sheaf
  • 14Amos
  • 18Conlon
  • 20Vancooten
  • 26White

Colchester

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Walker
  • 2Jackson
  • 4Lapslie
  • 5Prosser
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 7WrightSubstituted forMurrayat 72'minutes
  • 18Eastman
  • 10Szmodics
  • 17StevensonSubstituted forComleyat 84'minutes
  • 11DickensonSubstituted forMandevilleat 88'minutes
  • 19Mandron

Substitutes

  • 6Kent
  • 14Comley
  • 16Murray
  • 20Senior
  • 21Mandeville
  • 25Barnes
  • 27Ogedi-Uzokwe
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
2,709

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home5
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 0, Colchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Colchester United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Luke Prosser (Colchester United).

  4. Post update

    Tom Conlon (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Luke Amos.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Liam Mandeville replaces Brennan Dickenson.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Brandon Comley replaces Ben Stevenson.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

  9. Booking

    Luke Amos (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Luke Amos (Stevenage).

  11. Post update

    Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Amos (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Joe White replaces Jonathan Smith.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jack King.

  16. Post update

    Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Sean Murray replaces Drey Wright.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton392111781404174
2Accrington37235964402474
3Wycombe392010973541970
4Notts County381812860392166
5Exeter38206125041966
6Coventry381971247311664
7Mansfield381615756401663
8Lincoln City381613953401361
9Swindon38193165958160
10Carlisle391512125649757
11Colchester391413124743455
12Newport381314114849-153
13Crawley39158164954-553
14Cambridge391312143951-1251
15Cheltenham391212155857148
16Stevenage381111165056-644
17Crewe39134224963-1443
18Yeovil37119174757-1042
19Morecambe38914153747-1041
20Forest Green39117214767-2040
21Port Vale39912184154-1339
22Grimsby39910203261-2937
23Chesterfield3687213765-2831
24Barnet3979233458-2430
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