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Colchester United 1-0 Lincoln City

Leaders Lincoln suffered only their third defeat of the season as they lost at fellow promotion candidates Colchester.

The Imps started brightly as Bruno Andrade's long-range shot flew straight at goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin.

But Colchester warmed to the task and almost went ahead when Kane Vincent-Young showed great skill in the area only to be denied inside the six-yard box.

The U's went in front when Frankie Kent followed up to score at the near post after his initial headed effort from Courtney Senior's corner had been blocked by keeper Josh Vickers.

Colchester skipper Luke Prosser then made a last-ditch tackle to deny John Akinde on the edge of the area just before the break.

In the opening seconds of the second period, Andrade's shot looked goal-bound until it struck team-mate Harry Anderson in the six-yard box.

Vickers denied both Sammie Szmodics and Ryan Jackson after the break and Gilmartin saved well from Michael O'Connor's free-kick in stoppage time, as Colchester claimed a big win.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 25Gilmartin
  • 2Jackson
  • 6Kent
  • 5Prosser
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 7SeniorBooked at 34minsSubstituted forMandronat 89'minutes
  • 4Lapslie
  • 8Pell
  • 45NoubleBooked at 90mins
  • 10SzmodicsSubstituted forEastmanat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9NorrisBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Barnes
  • 11Dickenson
  • 14Comley
  • 16Wright
  • 18Eastman
  • 19Mandron
  • 39Collins

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 15Wilson
  • 16Bostwick
  • 5ShackellBooked at 90mins
  • 14Toffolo
  • 26Anderson
  • 4O'ConnorBooked at 26mins
  • 7PettBooked at 37mins
  • 11Carvalho AndradeSubstituted forRheadat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 17McCartanSubstituted forGreenat 76'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 29Akinde

Substitutes

  • 2Gordon
  • 6Wharton
  • 8Frecklington
  • 9Rhead
  • 10Green
  • 18Mensah
  • 24Slocombe
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
4,962

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Lincoln City 0.

Booking

Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Lincoln City 0.

Booking

Luke Norris (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Luke Norris (Colchester United).

Tom Pett (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Prosser (Colchester United).

Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jason Shackell (Lincoln City).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Tom Lapslie.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Courtney Senior.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Harry Pell.

Luke Prosser (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tom Eastman replaces Sammie Szmodics.

Booking

Matt Green (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Green (Lincoln City).

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

Booking

James Wilson (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by James Wilson (Lincoln City).

Attempt saved. Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Harry Pell (Colchester United).

Tom Pett (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Tom Pett (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Green replaces Shay McCartan.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead replaces Bruno Andrade.

Attempt missed. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Wilson (Lincoln City).

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Kane Vincent-Young.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City16103330141633
2MK Dons1687120101031
3Exeter1685326151129
4Newport168532326-329
5Colchester1684430161428
6Forest Green1669125151027
7Tranmere167632316727
8Stevenage167451814425
9Bury166552417723
10Crawley167272425-123
11Mansfield144911810821
12Yeovil155642216621
13Swindon165651921-221
14Port Vale166371519-421
15Oldham155551915420
16Carlisle166281620-420
17Crewe155461614219
18Northampton164661821-318
19Grimsby154381020-1015
20Cambridge164391527-1215
21Morecambe1642101528-1314
22Notts County153391834-1612
23Cheltenham152491023-1310
24Macclesfield1614111331-187
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