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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Sammie Szmodics (8')
  • Ryan Jackson (14')
  • Mikael Mandron (38')
  • Jimmy Smith (66')

Colchester break Crawley hoodoo with comfortable win

Colchester claimed a first-ever win over Crawley with a deserved 3-1 victory at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
The U's took a ninth-minute lead when Sammie Szmodics superbly volleyed home from Ryan Jackson's cross.
And Colchester went further ahead five minutes later when Jackson slammed the ball past goalkeeper Glenn Morris after excellent play by Szmodics had set him up.
The home side made it 3-0 seven minutes before half-time through Mikael Mandron, who nodded in from two yards after Frankie Kent had headed Brandon Comley's cross back across goal.
Tom Eastman and Ryan Inniss combined to clear Panutche Camara's shot off the line before the break, while Crawley squandered the chance to get back into the game in the 52nd minute when Walker saved Mark Randall's penalty after debutant Inniss had fouled Josh Yorwerth in the area.
Jimmy Smith poked home from a corner in a crowded area midway through the second half to give Crawley hope and Walker denied Smith late on, but it was Colchester's day.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Luton Town 21 +30 42
2 Notts County 21 +15 42
3 Accrington Stanley 20 +10 37
4 Exeter City 21 +4 36
5 Wycombe Wanderers 21 +9 34
6 Lincoln City 21 +7 33
7 Coventry City 21 +7 32
8 Swindon Town 20 +5 32
9 Mansfield Town 21 +5 32
10 Colchester United 21 +5 32
11 Grimsby Town 21 -1 32
12 Newport County 21 +5 31
13 Cambridge United 21 -8 29
14 Carlisle United 21 +1 28
15 Cheltenham Town 21 -1 27
16 Stevenage 21 -5 27
17 Crawley Town 21 -4 24
18 Morecambe 21 -8 22
19 Port Vale 21 -10 21
20 Yeovil Town 21 -13 20
21 Chesterfield 21 -13 20
22 Crewe Alexandra 21 -14 20
23 Forest Green Rovers 21 -17 20
24 Barnet 21 -9 17

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