RED CARD: Stevenage 0-0 Colchester United

(19′ mins): Ryan Jackson swept clear following a lightning raid down the right involving Elliott List, while Luke Norris sent a free-kick dipping off-target as early exchanges suggested a closer contest than league placing suggested would prevail. 

Harry Pell perhaps should have done better – nodding the wrong side of an upright after arriving unmarked to meet Callum Harriott’s pinpoint delivery. But then a flashpoint – Tom Soares was too high and too late on Luke Gambin. Referee, Ollie Yates had little hesitation in reaching to his top pocket and reducing Stevenage to ten men.

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Brian Jeeves

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