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Brighton 1-2 Colchester

Scott Vernon grabbed a late winner as Colchester came from behind for their first away league win at Brighton.

Nicky Forster headed a deft opener but a bizarre Adam Hinshelwood own goal, who was under no pressure when slamming into his own net, put Colchester level.

Brighton's Glenn Murray had a shot saved and Jimmy Walker also stopped a Bradley Johnson shot. Meanwhile, Colchester's Clive Platt went close.

And three minutes from time, substitute Vernon converted Kemal Izzet's pass.


Brighton: Sullivan, Whing, Hinshelwood, Richards, Elphick, El-Abd, Cox (Thornton 84), Fraser (McLeod 83), Johnson, Forster (Fleetwood 82), Murray.
Subs Not Used: Crichton, Loft.

Booked: Cox, Fraser.

Goals: Forster 21.

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Colchester: Walker, Tierney, Maybury, Baldwin, Coyne, Hammond, Izzet, Jackson (Gillespie 73), Perkins (White 79), Yeates, Platt (Vernon 79).
Subs Not Used: Gerken, Reid.

Booked: Tierney.

Goals: Hinshelwood 35 og, Vernon 87.

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