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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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 1, Notts County 3.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Booking

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Notts County).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

  13. Booking

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Ben Hall replaces Jorge Grant.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Olamide Shodipo (Colchester United).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Sean Murray replaces Brandon Comley.

  18. Goal!

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

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Luke Prosser (Colchester United).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

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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