The FA Cup - First Round
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Accrington Stanley 1-0 Colchester United

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FA Cup: Accrington Stanley 1-0 Colchester highlights

On-loan midfielder Daniel Barlaser scored the winning goal as Accrington knocked League Two Colchester out of the FA Cup.

The U's have not made it into the second round since 2015 but were unlucky at the Wham Stadium after forcing the early pressure and losing two players to injury.

They lost both Tom Eastman and goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin in the opening 30 minutes and could not take their chances in front of goal.

Harry Pell's curling effort was pushed out by Connor Ripley before the Stanley goalkeeper kept out a powerful Sammie Szmodics strike.

Ripley also denied Frank Nouble who raced clean through from midfield.

However League One Stanley grew into the game and one of substitute keeper Dillon Barnes' first actions was to pick the ball out of the back of the net after Barlaser, on loan from Newcastle, hit a shot that looped up off Pell and into the bottom corner on 34 minutes.

The hosts looked for a second with Sean McConville not far off with his 30-yard strike and Jordan Clark kept out by Barnes.

Barnes also superbly held onto a Ben Richards-Everton point-blank header in the final 10 minutes.

Colchester, third in in the fourth tier, remained a threat with Szmodics close in injury-time but they could not find the equaliser.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 30Ripley
  • 2Johnson
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Ihiekwe
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 11McConville
  • 26Barlaser
  • 14Finley
  • 7Clark
  • 29Kee
  • 27CharmanSubstituted forMingoiaat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 8Brown
  • 9Zanzala
  • 15Sykes
  • 22Mingoia
  • 25Platt
  • 28Conneely

Colchester

  • 25GilmartinSubstituted forBarnesat 30'minutes
  • 2Jackson
  • 6KentBooked at 47mins
  • 18EastmanSubstituted forProsserat 3'minutes
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 4Lapslie
  • 8Pell
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forMandronat 77'minutes
  • 10Szmodics
  • 11Dickenson
  • 45NoubleBooked at 76mins

Substitutes

  • 1Barnes
  • 5Prosser
  • 14Comley
  • 16Wright
  • 19Mandron
  • 23Gondoh
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
1,267

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Colchester United 0.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Daniel Barlaser.

Attempt blocked. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Accrington Stanley).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Piero Mingoia replaces Luke Charman.

Delay in match Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Michael Ihiekwe (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Harry Pell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ben Richards-Everton (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Pell (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Courtney Senior.

Booking

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Frankie Kent (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Sean McConville.

Foul by Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley).

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Accrington Stanley).

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

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

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

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

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