Colchester United 1-2 Morecambe
(60′ mins): Bramall tested Halstead’s resolve as the U’s finally offered a viable threat of their own. But Colchester’s anxious performance was filtering through to the stands – the home support unimpressed with their sides lack of urgency and ideas.
A triple-substitution saw Ball throw Luke Norris, Kwame Poku and Miles Welch-Hayes into the frey. But Morecambe’s response was to reestablish their earlier advantage – Yann Songo’o arriving at the far post to finish after Diagouraga had nodded on Wildig’s flag-kick.