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Swindon Town 3-0 Colchester United

Goals from Canice Carroll, Luke Woolfenden and Kyle Bennett secured a convincing 3-0 win for Swindon against Colchester to keep their play-off hopes alive.

A dull first half sparked into life when Carroll opened the scoring with a composed close-range finish in the 39th minute following a nice team move.

Woolfenden nodded home from a James Dunne cross two minutes later to put Swindon 2-0 up and cruising in the blink of an eye.

Bennett settled the contest in the 66th minute with his first Robins goal - a long-range strike that slipped through the fingers of Rene Gilmartin and into the net.

Colchester rarely threatened, however two Brennan Dickenson shots from tight angles went wide to create mild panic for the home supporters.

Jak McCourt also twice came close, with a long-range chip in the first half and a free-kick in the second, both of which were saved.

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Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 32WoolfendenBooked at 87mins
  • 33Broadbent
  • 26Conroy
  • 2Knoyle
  • 4McCourtSubstituted forDiagouragaat 88'minutes
  • 19Carroll
  • 8Dunne
  • 37Bennett
  • 35RobinsonSubstituted forBancroftat 90+1'minutes
  • 22WoolerySubstituted forAndersonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Richards
  • 10Anderson
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 23McCormick
  • 29Koiki
  • 31Taylor
  • 38Bancroft

Colchester

  • 25Gilmartin
  • 2Jackson
  • 5ProsserBooked at 50mins
  • 6KentBooked at 60mins
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 24Stevenson
  • 16WrightSubstituted forEastmanat 55'minutes
  • 7Senior
  • 19MandronBooked at 85mins
  • 11DickensonSubstituted forNorrisat 55'minutes
  • 45NoubleSubstituted forRobertsat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Barnes
  • 9Norris
  • 15Roberts
  • 18Eastman
  • 27Chilvers
  • 33Dunne
  • 39Eisa
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
6,082

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 3, Colchester United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jacob Bancroft replaces Theo Robinson.

Foul by Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United).

Kyle Bennett (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Toumani Diagouraga replaces Jak McCourt.

Attempt missed. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Luke Woolfenden (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Luke Woolfenden (Swindon Town).

Attempt blocked. Jak McCourt (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

James Dunne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Keshi Anderson replaces Kaiyne Woolery.

Attempt blocked. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

Courtney Senior (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Canice Carroll (Swindon Town).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Tom Broadbent.

Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Callum Roberts (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Callum Roberts (Colchester United).

Kyle Bennett (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Kyle Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Callum Roberts replaces Frank Nouble.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Luke Woolfenden.

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Canice Carroll (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Luke Woolfenden.

Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Canice Carroll (Swindon Town).

Hand ball by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

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

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 3, Colchester United 0. Kyle Bennett (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Dunne.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Kane Vincent-Young.

Courtney Senior (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Dunne (Swindon Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City351912462352769
2Bury35199769402966
3Mansfield351713553282564
4MK Dons35188956342262
5Exeter3515101046351155
6Tranmere351510104941855
7Forest Green351412951351654
8Colchester351591154401454
9Carlisle35165145344953
10Swindon341311104242050
11Stevenage35147144045-549
12Newport34147134552-749
13Oldham351211125345847
14Grimsby35145163842-447
15Crewe35137154046-646
16Northampton351015104546-145
17Cheltenham35118164153-1241
18Crawley35116183748-1139
19Cambridge35116183153-2239
20Yeovil3599173648-1236
21Morecambe3598183756-1935
22Port Vale35810172842-1434
23Macclesfield3579193559-2430
24Notts County35611183466-3229
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