Wapping 4 Colchester 1
Premier BWapping 4 Colchester 1Colchester's four match unbeaten run came to an end in East London on Saturday when they lost out to league leaders Wapping.
Wapping 4 Colchester 1
Colchester's four match unbeaten run came to an end in East London on Saturday when they lost out to league leaders Wapping.
Despite missing four regular players, the visitors started the game confidently, snuffing out any attacks that the hosts threw at them. Keeper Martin Beaver made some smart saves and Colchester kept the ball well when they had possession.
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Colchester took the lead after 15 minutes when Matt Low fired in a rasping short corner strike into the bottom corner of the goal to shock the hosts.
Wapping dominated possession for much of the remainder of the half, but the Colchester defence of Elston, Kennedy, Lowe and Philp were in no mood to let them back in the game.
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Just when it looked like the visitors would go into the break ahead, a cross from the Wapping right bobbled over Elston and Philp's sticks allowing the left-winger to deflect the ball home to level at half-time.
Five minutes into the second half and the host's were ahead when their potent short corner drag flicker found his range, firing an unstoppable effort passed Beaver.
Colchester battled hard to find an equaliser but lacked an outlet up front; their best chances coming from short corners as Low had two further efforts thwarted by the home keeper and defender.
As the came wore on the visitors began to tire, which allowed Wapping to score two further goals in the final 15 minutes to seal the victory.
Colchester should take heart from this performance and they will be looking to bounce back as they entertain Wisbech this Saturday at the Garrison (1pm start).