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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Ben Stevenson (59')
  • Tom Eastman (80')

Ben Stevenson scores on debut as Colchester end winless run

Colchester registered their first victory of 2018 by beating play-off rivals Newport County 2-0 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Second-half goals from debutant Ben Stevenson and Tom Eastman ended the hosts'six-game winless run.
Colchester had the better chances in the first half, with Sean Murray's rasping 25-yard drive flying over early on and Ryan Jackson's rasping cross-shot deflected wide of the far post just before the break.
Newport goalkeeper Joe Day saved Kane Vincent-Young's low shot early in the second half.
But Colchester finally broke the deadlock just before the hour when debutant Stevenson, on as a second-half substitute for the injured Murray, tapped in from close range after being set up by Courtney Senior.
Mikael Mandron blasted a good chance over with 20 minutes to go after more good work by Senior and Kurtis Guthrie also squandered a good opportunity for the hosts.
Colchester wrapped up victory with 10 minutes remaining when Eastman squeezed a shot home at the far post, after Newport failed to properly clear Brandon Comley's corner.

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English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 9 +11 22
2 Exeter City 9 +9 19
3 Newport County 9 -3 19
4 Colchester United 9 +12 16
5 Carlisle United 9 0 16
6 Yeovil Town 9 +9 15
7 Oldham Athletic 9 +6 15
8 Forest Green Rovers 9 +6 15
9 Swindon Town 9 +2 15
10 Stevenage 9 +2 15
11 Milton Keynes Dons 9 +2 14
12 Bury 9 +3 13
13 Tranmere Rovers 9 +2 13
14 Port Vale 9 +2 13
15 Crawley Town 9 0 13
16 Mansfield Town 8 +3 11
17 Crewe Alexandra 8 0 8
18 Cheltenham Town 9 -4 8
19 Cambridge United 9 -8 8
20 Northampton Town 9 -5 7
21 Morecambe 9 -13 6
22 Grimsby Town 9 -11 5
23 Notts County 9 -14 3
24 Macclesfield Town 9 -11 2

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