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Colchester United 5-1 Forest Green Rovers

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Colchester registered their first League Two win of the season in emphatic style, thrashing visitors Forest Green.The hosts took a fourth-minute lead through Kyel Reid’s close-range strike after Sammie Szmodics’ effort had been blocked following Drey Wright’s cross.Forest Green keeper Bradley Collins denied Reid before Colchester doubled their lead through Frankie Kent, whose far-post header from Reid’s accurate cross looped in.

The visitors halved the deficit less than two minutes later when Liam Noble’s low 20-yard effort flew in off a post.Szmodics twice went close before half-time while Colchester goalkeeper Sam Walker thwarted Rovers striker Christian Doidge.Colchester restored their two-goal advantage just after the hour when Szmodics fired in at the second attempt after his initial effort from Tariq Issa’s cross had been blocked on the line.Kane Vincent-Young ran more than 50 yards to score with 16 minutes remaining and substitute Courtney Senior tapped in a fifth in stoppage-time after Collins denied Tommy O’Sullivan, as the U’s racked up a big win.Match report supplied by the Press Association.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsColchester1Walker22Vincent-Young18Eastman6Kent3Kinsella16Murray4Lapslie17ReidSubstituted forIssaat 63’minutes7WrightSubstituted forSeniorat 85’minutes19Mandron10SzmodicsSubstituted forO’Sullivanat 83’minutesSubstitutes12Kpekawa20Senior23O’Sullivan29Gilmartin31Issa35James42McKeownForest Green1Collins2Bennett21RobertsBooked at 53mins20Iacovitti3Laird5Collins15CooperBooked at 90mins8NobleSubstituted forMullingsat 75’minutes10BrownSubstituted forTraoréat 45’minutes33JamesSubstituted forBugielat 63’minutes9DoidgeSubstitutes4Traoré6Monthe11Bugiel14Mullings17Wishart18Evans23RussellReferee:Craig HicksAttendance:3,047Match StatsHome TeamColchesterAway TeamForest GreenPossessionHome52%Away48%ShotsHome22Away4Shots on TargetHome9Away2CornersHome7Away5FoulsHome10Away13Live TextPosted at Match ends, Colchester United 5, Forest Green Rovers 1.Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, Colchester United 5, Forest Green Rovers 1.BookingPosted at 90’+5′ Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 90’+5′ Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+5′ Foul by Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers).Goal!Posted at 90’+3′ Goal! Colchester United 5, Forest Green Rovers 1. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tommy O’Sullivan.Posted at 90’+3′ Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Kane Vincent-Young.Posted at 90’+2′ Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+2′ Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).Posted at 90’+1′ Foul by Tommy O’Sullivan (Colchester United).Posted at 90’+1′ Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 89′ Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Drissa Traoré.Posted at 88′ Attempt blocked. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 88′ Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 88′ Foul by Mark Roberts (Forest Green Rovers).SubstitutionPosted at 85′ Substitution, Colchester United. Courtney Senior replaces Drey Wright.Posted at 84′ Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Frankie Kent.Posted at 83′ Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Tom Eastman.SubstitutionPosted at 83′ Substitution, Colchester United. Tommy O’Sullivan replaces Sammie Szmodics.Posted at 76′ Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 76′ Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).SubstitutionPosted at 75′ Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Shamir Mullings replaces Liam Noble.Goal!Posted at 74′ Goal! Colchester United 4, Forest Green Rovers 1. Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.Posted at 70′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 69′ Delay in match Frankie Kent (Colchester United) because of an injury.Posted at 68′ Foul by Tariq Issa (Colchester United).Posted at 68′ Lee Collins (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 67′ Attempt missed. Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.Goal!Posted at 65′ Goal! Colchester United 3, Forest Green Rovers 1. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.Posted at 65′ Attempt blocked. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.Posted at 65′ Tariq Issa (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 65′ Foul by Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers).Posted at 64′ Foul by Sean Murray (Colchester United).Posted at 64′ Drissa Traoré (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.SubstitutionPosted at 63′ Substitution, Colchester United. Tariq Issa replaces Kyel Reid.SubstitutionPosted at 63′ Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Bugiel replaces Luke James.Posted at 62′ Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 62′ Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).Posted at 60′ Kyel Reid (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 60′ Foul by Lee Collins (Forest Green Rovers).Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Essex