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Stockport 1-2 Colchester

Clive Platt's well-taken late strike secured a win for Colchester in Paul Lambert's first game in charge.

Stephen Gillespie missed a chance after just 10 seconds, but the U's went in front after 20 minutes when Platt crossed for Perkins to side-foot home.

But Leon McSweeney crossed for Matty McNeil - later stretchered off with a head injury - to nod home an equaliser.

But Platt pounced from close range after latching on to a neat flick from David Perkins to sink Stockport.


Stockport: Forster, McSweeney, McNulty, Fojut, Rowe, Baker, Dicker (Johnson 90), Raynes (Turnbull 29), Gleeson, Thompson, McNeil (Anthony Pilkington 49).
Subs Not Used: fon Williams, Kane.

Goals: McNeil 42.

Colchester: Gerken, White, Reid, Baldwin, Jackson, Yeates, Hammond, Perkins, Wordsworth (Izzet 66), Platt, Gillespie (Wasiu 73).
Subs Not Used: Cousins, Heath, Vernon.

Booked: Hammond, Reid, Jackson, Wordsworth.

Goals: Perkins 20, Platt 87.

Att: 6,025

Ref: Darren Deadman (Cambridgeshire).



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