Chilvers winner a huge step towards safety for U’s

Brian Jeeves

Salford City v Colchester United – Sky Bet League Two The Peninsula Stadium – Report

Salford City 0-1 Colchester United

Colchester United took a significant step towards securing their Sky Bet League Two status with a hugely impressive single-goal success over play-off contenders Salford City at the Peninsula Stadium.

Noah Chilvers, so often the driving force behind the U’s, came up with the all-important strike. The midfielder fired home, left-footed, midway through the first half following good work from Samson Tovide.

Colchester defended stoutly to ensure the three points. The result moved them three places and six points above those occupying the relegation places.

Colchester United return to Sky Bet League Two action on Tuesday, April 18 when they face Crawley Town at the Broadfield Stadium (7:45pm).

Salford City: Cairns, Touray, Watt, Lund (Mallan 61’), Hendry, Mariappa, Smith, McAleny, Bolton, Shephard (Barry 68’), Vassell (Morton 82’).

Subs not used: Bellagambi, Lowe, Galbraith, Leak

Colchester United: Smith, Chambers, Chilvers, Kelleher, Read (Marshall Miranda 75’), Ashley, Tchamadeu, Wood (Greenidge 86’), Akinde (Newby 61’), Hall, Tovide (Sears 86’) Subs not used: O’Hara, Jay, Fevrier

Referee: Andy Haines

Assistants: Anthony Moore and Ivan Stankovic

Fourth Official: Paul Stonier

Attendance: 2,333 (223 from Colchester United)

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Brian Jeeves

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