U’s remain in a relegation dogfight

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Forest Green Rovers v Colchester United – Sky Bet League Two – The New Lawn – Report

Forest Green Rovers 2-0 Colchester United

Colchester United remain embroiled in a relegation battle after slipping to their tenth Sky Bet League Two defeat of the season at runaway leaders, Forest Green Rovers.

Jamille Matt opened the scoring for the home side after a quarter of an hour. But despite their dominance, Rovers had to wait until stoppage time to seal the points. Substitute, Josh March seized on some hesitant defending from Tommy Smith before beating U’s stopper, Jake Turner. The U’s remain three points and one place above the dropzone.

Colchester United return to Sky Bet League Two action on Saturday, January 15 when Barrow visit the JobServe Community Stadium (3pm).

Forest Green Rovers: McGee, Wilson, Bernard, Stevenson, Stevens (March 87′), Aitchinson (Young 79′), Cadden, Matt, Moore-Taylor, Hendry (Sweeney 79′), Godwin-Malife Subs not used: Thomas, Cargill, Edwards, Diallo

Colchester United: Turner, Chambers, Smith, Wiredu, Skuse, Judge (Tovide 80′), Chilvers (Hannant 68′), Andrews, Eastman, Tchamadeu (Daniels 68′), Coxe Subs not used: Gerken, Dallison, Kennedy, Cooper

Referee: Benjamin Speedie
Assistants: Alex James and Samuel Ogles
Fourth Official: Brett Huxtable

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