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Scunthorpe United 0-1 Colchester United

Tommy Smith's first-half header secured Colchester their first away victory of the season in a 1-0 success at Scunthorpe.

The skipper was left unmarked in the 26th minute to nod home from an inviting Cohen Bramall cross.

The goal was the only real chance the U's created - with goalkeeper Dean Gerken their man of the match for a string of fine stops which frustrated the hosts.

Gerken saved with his feet to keep out a low drive from Harrison McGahey from a well-worked Iron corner routine and then beat away a curling effort from Alfie Beestin on the stroke of half-time.

Scunthorpe piled on the pressure after the break, and were left to rue a manic seven minutes when they somehow failed to level.

Devarn Green was first denied by a post with a great hit from range and substitute Ryan Loft, moments after he saw a header which was ruled not to have crossed the line after bouncing down off the underside of the bar, had a powerful effort pushed away at full stretch by a flying Gerken.

The Iron continued to see plenty of possession in the final third, but the U's dug in and held on.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 33Howard
  • 2ClarkeSubstituted forRoweat 77'minutes
  • 6Onariase
  • 5McGaheySubstituted forBedeauat 42'minutes
  • 38O'Malley
  • 8Gilliead
  • 22Beestin
  • 20Spence
  • 14GreenSubstituted forEisaat 74'minutes
  • 34TaylorSubstituted forLoftat 45'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 19Jarvis

Substitutes

  • 1Watson
  • 4Bedeau
  • 9Loft
  • 11Eisa
  • 18Hallam
  • 25Rowe
  • 45McAtee

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Welch-HayesBooked at 35mins
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Smith
  • 3Bramall
  • 14Chilvers
  • 26Gambin
  • 11HarriottSubstituted forSowunmiat 53'minutes
  • 10BrownSubstituted forFoliviat 59'minutes
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forClampinat 71'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forPokuat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Sowunmi
  • 21Clampin
  • 23Poku
  • 29George
  • 33Marshall
  • 38Tchamadeu
  • 39Folivi
Referee:
Charles Breakspear

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home19
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Colchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Colchester United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Onariase (Scunthorpe United).

  4. Post update

    Tommy Smith (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jacob Bedeau (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Emmanuel Onariase.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Emmanuel Onariase (Scunthorpe United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Jacob Bedeau with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

  7. Post update

    Lewis Spence (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Luke Gambin (Colchester United).

  9. Post update

    Lewis Spence (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Luke Gambin (Colchester United).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Bedeau (Scunthorpe United).

  12. Post update

    Michael Folivi (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Abo Eisa (Scunthorpe United).

  14. Post update

    Kwame Poku (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United).

  16. Post update

    Cohen Bramall (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Booking

    Ryan Clampin (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Beestin (Scunthorpe United).

  19. Post update

    Luke Gambin (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lewis Spence (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newport16113226131336
2Cheltenham16102429161332
3Forest Green168532114729
4Carlisle169252216629
5Exeter1676333231027
6Colchester167632422227
7Cambridge1574427131425
8Salford1574423131025
9Leyton Orient167362419524
10Tranmere167361918124
11Port Vale167182421322
12Bolton166462024-422
13Morecambe166461927-822
14Walsall164931718-121
15Crawley165562322120
16Oldham166282329-620
17Harrogate165471720-319
18Scunthorpe155281522-717
19Mansfield162951722-515
20Grimsby154381326-1315
21Barrow162772024-413
22Stevenage162771116-513
23Bradford153481420-613
24Southend151311629-236
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