Vincent seals narrow win for U’s

npower League One Colchester Utd 1 Oldham Athletic 0

COLCHESTER United stopped the rot with a narrow victory over Oldham Athletic last night in front of the lowest crowd ever witnessed for a league game at The Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Winger Ashley Vincent raced onto a neat flick from David Mooney to slot home the winner seven minutes after the break.

Just 2,892 turned up to watch a game between two equally out-of-form sides – the lowest ever for a league game in the three seasons the Essex side have been playing at their new stadium.

The U’s were able to make it a positive night though, ending a four-game losing streak to climb back up to 10th in the League One table.


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For the free-falling Latics it marked a sixth straight defeat and a failure to score in nine of their last 10 games.

– Reaction to follow. Full match report and ratings in tomorrow’s EADT.

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COLCHESTER UTD (4-4-2): Williams; Wilson, Heath, Clarke, Coker; Vincent (O’Toole 84), Izzet, Perkins, Bond; Mooney (Odejayi 76), Gillespie (Henderson 90).

Unused Subs: Cousins; White; Wordsworth, James.

OLDHAM ATH (4-4-2): Brill; Lee, Mvoto (Tarkowski 63), Hazell, Black; Jones (Millar 70), Furman, Stephens, Evina; Brooke (Tounkara 58), Reid.

Unused Subs: Gerrard, White, Winchester, Alessandra.

Booked: Lee (63).

U’s Man-of-the-Match: Vincent

Attendance: 2,892

Referee: Mr J Linington

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