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Colchester United 1-3 Notts County

League Two promotion-chasers Notts County put in a strong second-half performance to claim a comeback win at Colchester United.

The Magpies trailed at the break to Drey Wright's opener but scored three goals after half-time to seal victory at the Community Stadium.

Kevin Nolan's side had trailed at the break to a 10th-minute strike from Wright, who exchanged passes with Ben Stevenson before slotting low past Adam Collin from close range.

County equalised five minutes after the break through Jonathan Forte, who squeezed a low shot inside the near post after Shaun Brisley had done well to keep the move alive from Matt Tootle's cross.

And the Magpies took the lead with 21 minutes remaining through Shola Ameobi, who followed up to score after home goalkeeper Sam Walker had denied Forte and Matthew Virtue had also come close to scoring, following Tootle's cross.

When Richard Duffy headed home Dan Jones' free-kick with 14 minutes to go, the points were Notts County's to lose.

Tom Eastman hit the post for Colchester but the visitors claimed a comeback victory that sees them sit four points off the automatic promotion spots.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 7Wright
  • 14ComleySubstituted forMurrayat 77'minutes
  • 17Stevenson
  • 15Shodipo
  • 10SzmodicsSubstituted forSeniorat 72'minutes
  • 19MandronSubstituted forOgedi-Uzokweat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Kent
  • 8Loft
  • 16Murray
  • 20Senior
  • 21Mandeville
  • 25Barnes
  • 27Ogedi-Uzokwe

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 16Brisley
  • 23Jones
  • 6Virtue-ThickBooked at 52mins
  • 18NobleSubstituted forO'Connorat 70'minutes
  • 4HewittBooked at 86mins
  • 10GrantSubstituted forHallat 80'minutes
  • 14Forte
  • 9AmeobiSubstituted forSteadat 70'minutesBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 7Alessandra
  • 8O'Connor
  • 17Smith
  • 24Milsom
  • 25Hall
  • 30Stead
  • 34Fitzsimons
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
3,599

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Notts County 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Notts County 3.

Attempt missed. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Michael O'Connor.

Booking

Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sean Murray (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Booking

Jon Stead (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Ben Hall replaces Jorge Grant.

Foul by Olamide Shodipo (Colchester United).

Matt Tootle (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sean Murray replaces Brandon Comley.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Notts County 3. Richard Duffy (Notts County) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Luke Prosser (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe replaces Mikael Mandron.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Courtney Senior replaces Sammie Szmodics.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jon Stead replaces Shola Ameobi.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Michael O'Connor replaces Liam Noble.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Notts County 2. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jorge Grant (Notts County).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Virtue-Thick (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Jonathan Forte (Notts County).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Attempt missed. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Olamide Shodipo (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Matthew Virtue-Thick (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Virtue-Thick (Notts County).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Notts County 1. Jonathan Forte (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington41266968412784
2Luton432411890444683
3Wycombe422211976552177
4Notts County4320131066452173
5Exeter422271358481073
6Coventry422081453411268
7Mansfield4317161062481467
8Lincoln City4118131057431467
9Swindon43197176464064
10Carlisle431614135851762
11Colchester431613145249361
12Newport411415125152-157
13Crawley43169185461-757
14Cambridge421512154655-957
15Stevenage431313175660-452
16Cheltenham431312186261151
17Crewe43145245773-1647
18Yeovil411210195565-1046
19Port Vale431113194759-1246
20Morecambe42917164154-1344
21Forest Green42127234970-2143
22Grimsby431012213665-2942
23Barnet43910244065-2537
24Chesterfield4198244372-2935
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