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Colchester United 3-1 Exeter City

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Sammie Szmodics claimed a first-half hat-trick as Colchester secured an impressive League Two win over promotion-chasing Exeter.Szmodics’ opening strike took a big deflection off Exeter defender Troy Archibald-Henville after the U’s forward had burst into the penalty area.Colchester went further ahead when Szmodics scored from the penalty spot, after Kane Vincent-Young was fouled in the area by Jake Taylor.

Szmodics then netted again with a superb shot into the top corner of the net from inside the area, after Frankie Kent had missed his kick.Szmodics almost scored again just before half-time with a superb curled effort which smacked the outside of a post.Substitute Jayden Stockley pulled a goal back for Exeter just after the hour when he stooped low to head home from Hiran Boateng’s corner.Taylor fired over after goalkeeper Sam Walker had denied Boateng, and at the other end, Szmodics blasted over with only Christy Pym to beat.Match report supplied by the Press AssociationLine-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsColchester1Walker18Eastman26InnissSubstituted forMurrayat 54’minutes6KentBooked at 69mins2Jackson4Lapslie14Comley22Vincent-Young7Wright10SzmodicsBooked at 81minsSubstituted forOdelusiat 88’minutes19MandronSubstitutes3Kinsella16Murray17Reid21Hanlan24Slater27Odelusi29GilmartinExeter1Pym2Sweeney5Archibald-HenvilleBooked at 81mins15Moore-Taylor22Wilson4JamesSubstituted forStockleyat 32’minutes25Taylor44Boateng21MoxeySubstituted forMcAlindenat 79’minutes7HarleySubstituted forEdwardsat 59’minutes33ReidSubstitutes3Woodman6Tillson11Stockley13Hamon18Seaborne19McAlinden28EdwardsReferee:Darren DrysdaleAttendance:3,049Match StatsHome TeamColchesterAway TeamExeterPossessionHome48%Away52%ShotsHome12Away8Shots on TargetHome6Away3CornersHome4Away2FoulsHome5Away10Live TextPosted at Match ends, Colchester United 3, Exeter City 1.Full TimePosted at 90’+4′ Second Half ends, Colchester United 3, Exeter City 1.Posted at 90’+4′ Attempt blocked. Kane Wilson (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 90′ Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 90′ Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).SubstitutionPosted at 88′ Substitution, Colchester United. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Sammie Szmodics.Posted at 84′ Brandon Comley (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 84′ Foul by Hiram Boateng (Exeter City).Posted at 82′ Attempt saved. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.BookingPosted at 81′ Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.BookingPosted at 81′ Troy Archibald-Henville (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 80′ Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 80′ Foul by Kane Wilson (Exeter City).SubstitutionPosted at 79′ Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Dean Moxey.Posted at 75′ Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 75′ Foul by Reuben Reid (Exeter City).Posted at 73′ Attempt saved. Brandon Comley (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.Posted at 72′ Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.Posted at 71′ Attempt missed. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.BookingPosted at 69′ Frankie Kent (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 69′ Hand ball by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).Posted at 68′ Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is too high.Posted at 67′ Attempt blocked. Kyle Edwards (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.Posted at 67′ Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.Posted at 66′ Attempt saved. Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.Posted at 66′ Hand ball by Sean Murray (Colchester United).Posted at 66′ Attempt missed. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.Posted at 64′ Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 64′ Foul by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).Goal!Posted at 62′ Goal! Colchester United 3, Exeter City 1. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hiram Boateng with a cross following a corner.Posted at 62′ Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Drey Wright.Posted at 61′ Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).Posted at 61′ Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 59′ Substitution, Exeter City. Kyle Edwards replaces Ryan Harley.Posted at 55′ Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Tom Lapslie.SubstitutionPosted at 54′ Substitution, Colchester United. Sean Murray replaces Ryan Inniss because of an injury.Posted at 54′ Attempt missed. Brandon Comley (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.Posted at 52′ Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dean Moxey.Posted at 51′ Attempt blocked. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 48′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.Show more updatesgoal
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