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Colchester United 2-0 Bolton Wanderers

Tom Eastman.
Tom Eastman's header put Colchester ahead a minute before the interval

Colchester ran out comfortable winners to extend Bolton's losing start to the season.

Goals in each half from Tom Eastman and Jevani Brown sealed United's win, inflicting the Trotters' fourth straight defeat in all competitions.

Left-back Liam Gordon fired over early on for Bolton while, at the other end, Eastman drove wide.

Gethin Jones and Nathan Delfouneso also went close for the visitors, for whom Ali Crawford's low shot rattled a post.

But after Kwame Poku's low shot was saved by keeper Billy Crellin, Colchester struck in the 44th minute when Eastman headed firmly in unmarked after Brown had flicked on Cohen Bramall's corner.

Delfouneso curled a shot just wide and Eoin Doyle fired straight at keeper Dean Gerken before Colchester doubled their lead with 19 minutes remaining through Brown, who calmly lifted the ball past Crellin and in from the edge of the area after being picked out by Miles Welch-Hayes' fine through pass.

Brown missed a good chance before the end as Colchester nevertheless claimed victory.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Welch-Hayes
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Smith
  • 3Bramall
  • 14ChilversBooked at 90mins
  • 24Stevenson
  • 23PokuSubstituted forHarriottat 67'minutes
  • 26GambinSubstituted forMcLeodat 83'minutes
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 76'minutes
  • 10Brown

Substitutes

  • 6Sowunmi
  • 11Harriott
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 17Scarlett
  • 29George
  • 31McLeod
  • 34Tovide

Bolton

  • 1Crellin
  • 2JonesBooked at 52mins
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 27Baptiste
  • 3Gordon
  • 14White
  • 8ComleyBooked at 40mins
  • 12HickmanSubstituted forHurford-Lockettat 76'minutes
  • 11Crawford
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forMascollat 81'minutes
  • 9Doyle

Substitutes

  • 4Taft
  • 15Mascoll
  • 17Darcy
  • 18Tutte
  • 21Brockbank
  • 37Hurford-Lockett
  • 43Alexander
Referee:
James Oldham

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 2, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Gethin Jones (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Colchester United).

  5. Post update

    Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Eoin Doyle tries a through ball, but Finlay Hurford-Lockett is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ricardo Santos (Bolton Wanderers).

  7. Post update

    Miles Welch-Hayes (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dean Gerken.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alister Crawford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Booking

    Noah Chilvers (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Jamie Mascoll (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ben Stevenson (Colchester United).

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Harriott (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Noah Chilvers.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Colchester United. Miles Welch-Hayes tries a through ball, but Jevani Brown is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Mascoll (Bolton Wanderers).

  16. Post update

    Miles Welch-Hayes (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie McLeod replaces Luke Gambin.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cohen Bramall with a cross.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jamie Mascoll replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Luke Gambin with a through ball following a fast break.