Colchester United 0-1 Northampton Town

(22′ mins): Northampton had started the brighter and they opened the scoring shortly after the twenty-minute mark. Shamal George did well to keep out Jon Guthrie’s initial header. However, with the U’s stopper stranded, the Cobblers man reacted quickly to sweep into an empty net. Question marks of the hosts’ defending – already a sizable task ahead of them.

Brian Jeeves

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