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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Colchester United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Daniel Barlaser.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Accrington Stanley).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Piero Mingoia replaces Luke Charman.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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