Colchester make a solid start at Carlisle

Carlisle United v Colchester United – Sky Bet League Two – Brunton Park – Summary

Carlisle United 0-0 Colchester United

Resolute Colchester United got their Sky Bet League Two campaign off to a solid start with a goalless draw against Carlisle United at Brunton Park.

The U’s were indebted to goalkeeper, Shamal George for a second-half double stop to deny Abrahams and Mellish. Meanwhile, Freddie Sears fired at Cumbrians stopper, Magnus Norman in the opening minutes as the U’s started brightly.

Colchester United now turn their attention to the Carabao Cup where they will face Birmingham City at St Andrew’s on Tuesday, August 10 (7:45pm).

Carlisle United: Norman, Tanner, Armer, McDonald, Guy, Alessandra, Clough, Dickenson (Toure 85′), Mellish (Mampala 78′), Abrahams, Whelan Subs not used: Jensen, Riley, Charters, Feeney, Bell

Colchester United: George, Clampin, Chambers, Smith, Wiredu, Skuse, Nouble, Judge, Sears (Jasper 82′), Eastman, Coxe Subs not used: Turner, Welch-Hayes, Chilvers, Kennedy, Tchamadeu, Tovide

Referee: Peter Wright
Assistants: Simon Clayton and Ivan Stankovic
Fourth Official: Adam Herczeg

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Brian Jeeves

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