Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Colchester United 3.
Colchester picked up their first away win of the season with a 3-1 success at Cheltenham.
John McGreal's men took the lead from the penalty spot after ex-Cheltenham midfielder Harry Pell was tripped in the box by Nigel Atangana.
Luke Norris stepped up and buried his spot-kick in the bottom left corner.
It was 2-0 after Will Boyle tripped Pell and Norris smashed in the resulting free-kick from 25 yards.
The closest Cheltenham came to pulling one back before the break was a Ryan Broom shot that Dillon Barnes turned over the bar during first-half stoppage time.
They did reduce the arrears when Sam Jones teed up Kevin Dawson for Cheltenham's first home league goal of the season.
Cheltenham were on top for most of the second period and substitute Tyrone Barnett thumped an effort wide after a step over from Jacob Maddox.
But they could not find a leveller and Pell added Colchester's third from the spot after Broom brought down Sammie Szmodics.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 23ForsterBooked at 40minsSubstituted forBarnettat 78'minutes
- 15BoyleSubstituted forKalalaat 89'minutes
- 25JonesBooked at 89mins
- 9DukuBooked at 17minsSubstituted forMooneyat 54'minutes
- 2JacksonBooked at 52mins
- 5ProsserBooked at 55mins
- 14ComleySubstituted forWrightat 86'minutes
- 9NorrisSubstituted forMandronat 66'minutes
- 45NoubleBooked at 40mins
- Ollie Yates
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Colchester United 3.
Attempt blocked. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Kalvin Kalala replaces William Boyle.
Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Colchester United 3. Harry Pell (Colchester United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.
Penalty conceded by Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics draws a foul in the penalty area.
Substitution, Colchester United. Diaz Wright replaces Brandon Comley because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Tyrone Barnett replaces Jordon Forster.
Attempt missed. Sam Jones (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Luke Prosser.
Attempt missed. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.
Attempt missed. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Luke Norris.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Scott Flinders.
Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Colchester United 2. Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Jones.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Frankie Kent.