Impressive U’s back in the play-off places

Sky Bet League Two round-up

Carlisle United 0-3 Colchester United 3

John McGreal’s U’s got their play-offs bid with a convincing win at the lowly Cumbrians.

Bouncing back from a forgettable performance against Cheltenham Town, seven days before, the now sixth-placed outfit strode to an almost routine away win.

Kwame Poku’s brace on 41 and 59 minutes sandwiched Luke Norris’s 43rd-minute strike, as the U’s climbed into a comfortable sixth place – leapfrogging ten-men Northampton Town – who lost 1-2 at home to Mansfield Town.

The Cobblers played almost eighty minutes with a man short after Sam Hoskins was red-carded.

The Essex side also dislodged Port Vale – who dropped to eight spot – despite ending Cheltenham’s five-match winning streak – drawing 0-0 away at Whaddon Road.

Leyton Orient 2-1 Cambridge United 

Ross Embleton’s East Londoners continue to flourish with a battling performance in the M11 derby – their tenth victory in their return to the EFL.

First-half Jordan Maguire-Drew and Danny Johnson strike proved too much of a mountain for Mark Bonner’s U’s to climb – although Paul Mullin halved the deficit with a fine second-half strike.

Orient player-coach, Jobi McAnuff made a welcome return after the break and came close to hitting an Orient third – only to be denied by a fine Cameron Burton stop.

This win virtually guarantees their league status, after Stevenage crashed again – 3-1 at leaders Crewe Alexandra – opening up a massive twenty-point gap.

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Rowland Lyons

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