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Colchester United 2-1 Leyton Orient

Jevani Brown bagged a brace as Colchester claimed a 2-1 home win over Leyton Orient.

Orient came close in the sixth minute when Jobi McAnuff's powerful low effort from the edge of the area was well saved by goalkeeper Dean Gerken.

But Colchester took a 10th-minute lead through Brown, who latched onto Michael Folivi's pass and coolly slotted past keeper Lawrence Vigouroux.

Orient responded well and Jordan Thomas' fierce shot was blocked by Tommy Smith near his own goal-line.

McAnuff's deflected effort flew over but Colchester almost doubled their lead just before the hour mark when Brown was denied by Vigouroux in a one-on-one situation.

Vigouroux denied Brown a minute later and then foiled Folivi.

But Brown made it 2-0 with 18 minutes remaining, slotting into the near post from close range for his 11th goal of the season after Courtney Senior's effort had been blocked.

Sam Ling converted from fellow substitute Jordan Maguire-Drew's delivery in the 88th minute to give Orient hope but Colchester held out.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Welch-HayesBooked at 65mins
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Smith
  • 3Bramall
  • 14Chilvers
  • 8Pell
  • 23Poku
  • 39FoliviSubstituted forBohuiat 83'minutes
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 89'minutes
  • 10BrownSubstituted forNorrisat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Sowunmi
  • 9Norris
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 21Clampin
  • 29George
  • 33Marshall
  • 37Bohui

Leyton Orient

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 22Vigouroux
  • 18AkinolaSubstituted forJohnsonat 54'minutes
  • 6Coulson
  • 5Happe
  • 12ThomasSubstituted forLingat 78'minutes
  • 26KyprianouSubstituted forMaguire-Drewat 68'minutes
  • 4Cissé
  • 16Brophy
  • 9Wilkinson
  • 7McAnuff
  • 17Dennis

Substitutes

  • 1Sargeant
  • 2Ling
  • 3Widdowson
  • 10Maguire-Drew
  • 11Dayton
  • 39Johnson
  • 44Wright
Referee:
Carl Boyeson

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 2, Leyton Orient 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Leyton Orient 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Josh Coulson (Leyton Orient).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paris Cowan-Hall (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kwame Poku.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joshua Bohui.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Thomas Eastman.

  8. Post update

    Daniel Happe (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Joshua Bohui (Colchester United).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Courtney Senior.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Colchester United 2, Leyton Orient 1. Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient) with an attempt from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Ling.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Ling (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    James Brophy (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Joshua Bohui (Colchester United).

  15. Post update

    Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Cohen Bramall (Colchester United).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Norris replaces Jevani Brown.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient).

  20. Post update

    Noah Chilvers (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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