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Colchester United 2-1 Carlisle United

Callum Harriott scored twice as Colchester secured their first win in 15 matches by beating Carlisle 2-1.

Colchester goalkeeper Shamal George twice denied Brennan Dickenson early on before Carlisle took a 29th-minute lead through Jon Mellish, who converted a low shot after Colchester had failed to clear Dickenson's corner.

George thwarted Dean Furman and Dickenson fired wide while Carlisle thought they had won a penalty early in the second half following Omar Sowunmi's challenge on Josh Kayode in the area.

But after protests from the U's and consulting his assistant, referee Trevor Kettle overturned the decision and awarded a corner.

George foiled Mellish and Joe Riley before Colchester equalised in the 67th minute through Harriott, who converted from the spot after Frank Nouble had been fouled by Furman in the area.

And Colchester bagged their winner seven minutes later when Harriott collected Tommy Smith's pass and scored with a low 25-yard left-footed strike that Paul Farman could not keep out as the hosts claimed a much-needed win.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 29George
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Sowunmi
  • 5Smith
  • 2Welch-HayesSubstituted forFoliviat 68'minutes
  • 14Chilvers
  • 22Sarpong-Wiredu
  • 38TchamadeuBooked at 90mins
  • 11Harriott
  • 45NoubleSubstituted forCracknellat 90'minutes
  • 9OtehSubstituted forBrownat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Doherty
  • 7Senior
  • 10Brown
  • 23Poku
  • 28Coulter
  • 35Cracknell
  • 39Folivi

Carlisle

Formation 4-3-3

  • 21Farman
  • 2Tanner
  • 6Hayden
  • 32Bennett
  • 3Anderton
  • 12MellishSubstituted forScottat 79'minutes
  • 19Furman
  • 7Riley
  • 20ToureSubstituted forPatrickat 79'minutes
  • 14Kayode
  • 16Dickenson

Substitutes

  • 1Norman
  • 9Alessandra
  • 11Patrick
  • 13McDonald
  • 15Charters
  • 17Armer
  • 31Scott
Referee:
Trevor Kettle

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home5
Away19
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 2, Carlisle United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Carlisle United 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dean Furman.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron Hayden (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rhys Bennett.

  5. Booking

    Junior Tchamadeu (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Junior Tchamadeu (Colchester United).

  7. Post update

    Joshua Kayode (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Joshua Kayode (Carlisle United).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Billy Cracknell replaces Frank Nouble.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Paul Farman.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Folivi (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jevani Brown.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brennan Dickenson (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Paul Farman.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Joe Riley with a cross.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Cedwyn Scott replaces Jon Mellish.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Omari Patrick replaces Gime Toure.

  18. Post update

    Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jon Mellish (Carlisle United).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gime Toure (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nick Anderton.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham31168741261556
2Cambridge331671048301855
3Forest Green31159743321154
4Tranmere3116694437754
5Morecambe32157104443152
6Bolton32148104140150
7Salford311310840251549
8Newport3113993832648
9Exeter301211751371447
10Bradford30137103532346
11Harrogate32136133637-145
12Carlisle28134113932743
13Leyton Orient31126133734342
14Crawley30118114140141
15Walsall3181493640-438
16Stevenage33814112731-438
17Oldham31115154956-738
18Scunthorpe30122163239-738
19Mansfield31813103841-337
20Colchester31812113343-1036
21Port Vale3297164146-534
22Southend3277182147-2628
23Barrow3068163341-826
24Grimsby3066182249-2724
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