Colchester United bow out of Essex Senior Cup

Concord Rangers 1 Colchester United 0

Colchester United were knocked out of the Essex Senior Cup, at the semi-final stage, by hosts Concord Rangers at the Aspect Arena tonight.

Substitute Gary Ogilvie, introduced for the start of the second half, obliged with the only goal of the game in the 55th minute.

His cracking 20-yard shot flew into the bottom corner of the net, to earn the Skrill South club a place in the final, where they will play Braintree Town.

Neither side was able to break the deadlock during an even first half, although the U’s did threaten from a corner early on.

Both Alex Gilbey and Frankie Kent went close before Drey Wright, on the comeback trail after a long term injury, forced a save from keeper Jamie Butler. Wright enjoyed an hour’s run-out.

Ogilvie’s goal, 10 minutes into the second period, was to prove the match winner. The U’s had appeals for a penalty turned down, when Connor Hubble seemed to be upended in the box, while at the other end Ogilvie was denied a second by Mark Cousins.

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COLCHESTER: Cousins, Sanderson,O’Donoghue, Olufemi, Kent, Roast, Hubble, Gilbey (sub Szmodics, 72), Simmons (sub Nwachuku, 70), Wright (sub Spence, 60), Bonne. Unused subs: Phillips, Lapslie.

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