U’s woes deepen as they get lost in the Forest

Forest Green Rovers 3-0 Colchester United

Interim boss, Wayne Brown must be wondering what he has left himself in for after witnessing out of sorts Colchester United slip to defeat against ten-man Forest Green Rovers.

The U’s are now without a win in fourteen matches and sit just seven points above the Sky Bet League Two dropzone. Indeed, there seems very little evidence of upward movement from the North-Essex outfit.

Jamille Matt bundled the home side ahead midway through the opening period and he fired his, and Rovers’ second six-minutes later to all but kill the contest.

Forest Green were reduced to ten min in first-half stoppage-time when Ebou Adams was given his marching orders following a crude challenge on Josh Doherty. But it made little difference to the outcome. Udoka Godwin-Malife caused confusion – the ball appearing to go in off Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu to complete a miserable afternoon for the U’s.

To compund their issues further, goalkeeper Dean Gerken – making his 200th apperance for the U’s – limped out of the action at half-time – replaced by Shamal George.

Colchester United return to Sky Bet League Two action on Tuesday, March 2 when Carlisle United visit the JobServe Community Stadium (7pm).

Forest Green Rovers: Thomas, Wilson, Bernard, Cargill, Adams, Collins (Hutchinson 90′), Cadden (Richardson 46′), Matt (Davison 79′), Bailey (Whitehouse 46′), Wagstaff, Godwin-Malife Subs not used: McGee, Young, Hallett

Colchester United: Gerken (George 46′), Welch-Hayes, Doherty (Sayer 82′), Smith, Harriott, Chilvers, Eastman, Sarpong-Wiredu, Poku (Brown 75′), Tchamadeu (Senior 59′), Nouble (Oteh 75′) Subs not used: Sowunmi, Marshall Miranda

Referee: Carl Brook
Assistants: Robert Dabbs and Marvyn Amphlett
Fourth Official: David Rock

Brian Jeeves

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