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Colchester United 2-3 Mansfield Town

Mansfield produced a stunning second-half comeback to win at promotion rivals Colchester.

Sammie Szmodics was denied by Mansfield keeper Jordan Smith early on, while at the other end, Nicky Ajose headed wide unmarked at the far post.

But Colchester took the lead through Tom Eastman, who prodded home from close range after Mikael Mandron had headed on Courtney Senior's free-kick.

Smith denied Brennan Dickenson before Courtney Senior doubled Colchester's lead, drilling a low left-foot shot past Smith and in at the near post.

Colchester keeper Rene Gilmartin foiled Mal Benning just before half-time, but Mansfield pulled a goal back soon after the break when Ajose chested in Tyler Walker's cross from close range.

The Stags then equalised when Walker side-footed home from Jorge Grant's pass.

And Mansfield completed their superb turnaround with 11 minutes left through CJ Hamilton, who prodded home in the six-yard box after Ajose's pass had caught the home defence napping.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 25Gilmartin
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 11DickensonSubstituted forVincent-Youngat 67'minutes
  • 4LapslieBooked at 70minsSubstituted forOgedi-Uzokweat 81'minutes
  • 8Pell
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forComleyat 72'minutes
  • 10SzmodicsBooked at 74mins
  • 45NoubleBooked at 90mins
  • 19Mandron

Substitutes

  • 1Barnes
  • 14Comley
  • 16Wright
  • 20Ogedi-Uzokwe
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 23Gondoh
  • 35Kensdale

Mansfield

  • 14Smith
  • 2WhiteSubstituted forAtkinsonat 90+6'minutes
  • 5Pearce
  • 17Sweeney
  • 22Hamilton
  • 8Mellis
  • 23GrantSubstituted forRoseat 87'minutes
  • 6Bishop
  • 3BenningBooked at 71mins
  • 19Walker
  • 21AjoseSubstituted forPrestonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Logan
  • 4Preston
  • 10Khan
  • 11Atkinson
  • 29Graham
  • 30Smith
  • 32Rose
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
3,546

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 2, Mansfield Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Mansfield Town 3.

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

Jordan Smith (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Will Atkinson replaces Hayden White because of an injury.

Booking

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

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Hayden White (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Hayden White (Mansfield Town).

Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Jorge Grant.

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matt Preston replaces Nicky Ajose.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe replaces Tom Lapslie.

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

Foul by Hayden White (Mansfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Mansfield Town 3. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicky Ajose.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Hayden White (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Harry Pell (Colchester United).

Jorge Grant (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

Booking

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Brandon Comley replaces Courtney Senior.

Attempt saved. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jorge Grant (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Kane Vincent-Young replaces Brennan Dickenson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City27167448262255
2Bury29157755332252
3Mansfield281312341221951
4Carlisle291531147351248
5MK Dons27138644242047
6Colchester29137944331146
7Forest Green271111540271344
8Exeter2812883829944
9Stevenage29135113536-144
10Tranmere2811984235742
11Swindon29101093338-540
12Oldham2810994135639
13Newport27116103845-739
14Crewe29115133136-538
15Grimsby28104142935-634
16Northampton2871293738-133
17Crawley29103163442-833
18Port Vale2888122736-932
19Cambridge2995152849-2132
20Yeovil2779113032-230
21Cheltenham2878133243-1129
22Morecambe2977152946-1728
23Macclesfield2976162745-1827
24Notts County2949162959-3021
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