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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Colchester United 2 Luton Town 1: U’s impress in win over Hatters

PUBLISHED: 17:43 30 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:43 30 March 2018

Tom Eastman celebrates putting Colchester in front against Luton. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Tom Eastman celebrates putting Colchester in front against Luton. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

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League Two

Colchester United 2

Luton Town 1

Colchester United recorded a superb 2-1 home win over high-flying Luton Town in an incident-packed League Two duel this afternoon.

Luke Prosser celebrates his goal against Luton. Picture: PAGEPIX LTDLuke Prosser celebrates his goal against Luton. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

The match was suspended after just three minutes, due to a serious injury to Hatters midfielder Luke Berry.

Both sets of players left the pitch while Berry was being treated for a suspected dislocated ankle, before he was whisked off to hospital.

The U’s scored within a minute of play finally resuming, Tom Eastman heading powerfully home from Ben Stevenson’s excellent cross.

And fellow centre-half Luke Prosser doubled the U’s lead on 16 minutes, again nodding home from Stevenson’s cross.

Tom Eastman heads Colchester in front against Luton. Picture: PAGEPIX LTDTom Eastman heads Colchester in front against Luton. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Luton set up a nail-biting finale when Danny Hylton converted an 88th minute penalty, following a foul by Ryan Jackson.

But the U’s held on for a second successive win, following their 1-0 success at Stevenage last weekend.

Squads

COLCHESTER: Walker, Jackson, Eastman, Prosser, Vincent-Young, Lapslie (sub Comley, 4), Wright, Stevenson (sub Murray, 82), Szmodics, Dickenson (sub Senior, 46), Mandron. Unused subs: Barnes, Kent, Mandeville, Ogedi-Uzokwe.

LUTON: Shea, Justin, Cuthbert, Sheehan, Potts, Rea (sub Cornick, 70), O Lee, Berry (sub Gambin, 4), Shinnie (sub E Lee, 65), Collins, Hylton. Unused subs: Stetch, Stacey, Jervis, Downes.

Referee: Trevor Kettle (Rutland)

Attendance: 5,461 (1,942 away fans)

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