Hats off to Colchester United as Craig Slater drills home the winner

Craig Slater celebrates

Craig Slater celebrates

Luton Town 0 Colchester United 1

Craig Slater drilled home a superb winner on 83 minutes to secure a battling away victory for Colchester United at Luton Town this afternoon.

Slater fired home through a crowded penalty area, from 12 yards out, following a corner.

It therefore extended the U’s impressive recent run to five games unbeaten, with four wins and a draw.

The U’s deserved this latest away success.


You may also want to watch:


Owen Garvan went close with a stinging volley in the first half, and Denny Johnstone could have scored when scuffing a shot straight at keeper Christian Walton.

For Luton, Danny Hylton should have broken the deadlock in the 53rd minute. Sweeper Frankie Kent, back-pedalling, failed to deal with a bouncing ball and suddenly Hylton was through on goal, only to scuff his shot straight at Walker.

Most Read

But the Hatters can have few complaints.

Squads

LUTON: Walton, Mullins, Rea, Cuthbert, Justin, Gilliead (sub Mpanzu, 81), Lee (sub Cook, 87), O’Donnell, McGeehan, Marriott (sub Vassell, 66), Hylton. Unused subs: Gooch, Smith, Gray, Senior.

COLCHESTER: Walker, Eastman, Kent, Elokobi, Brindley (sub Vincent-Young, 90), Lapslie, Garvan, Dickenson, Slater (sub Wright, 87), Guthrie, Johnstone (sub Porter, 81). Unused subs: Barnes, Wynter, Doyley, Fosu.

Referee: Gavin Ward (Surrey)

Attendance: 9,164 (490 away fans)

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus