MATCHNIGHT RECAP: Red mist for 10-men U’s in 3-0 home defeat to Forest Green

PUBLISHED: 21:39 12 March 2019 | UPDATED: 21:44 12 March 2019

U's boss John McGreal will aim to get the better of MK Dons Picture: STEVE WALLER

U's boss John McGreal will aim to get the better of MK Dons Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Colchester United hosted Forest Green in League Two on Tuesday night and we have all the best reaction in our matchday blog from the Jobserve Community Stadium.

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Colchester United were caught out by two sucker punches in the first half, at the hands of play-off rivals Forest Green Rovers, on their way to a disappointing 3-0 home defeat.

Liam Shephard and Reece Brown put the Cotswolds club in the driving seat with two similar goals, on 21 and 33 minutes, both breakaway goals where the U’s were exposed by some poor marking.

Striker Christian Doidge made the game safe for the visitors by slotting home a third, in the 81st minute, as Rovers leapfrogged their Essex hosts in the League Two table.

And the U’s miserable night was completed by Frank Nouble being sent off, in the 85th minute, for two bookable offences. Booked for a foul in the first half, a frustrated Nouble was shown a second yellow and ensuing red for an off-the-ball incident.

It was a night to forget for John McGreal’s men, and was certainly a missed chance.

• Get the best live coverage and reaction from Carl Marston in the blog above.

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