GOAL FLASH!

Colchester United 1-0 Southend United

(30′ mins): Honest, but unprepossessing endeavour adorned the early stages – stretched and scrappy – hardly surprising with what was at stake. Indeed, it was fully twenty-six minutes before either offered an effort in anger. Blues stopper, Mark Oxley, expertly dealing with Callum Harriott’s speculative strike.

But Oxley swiftly turned villain for the visitors – allowing Harry Pell’s strike to squirm free – Michael Folivi picking up the pieces to net from close range

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Brian Jeeves

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