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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 3,624) 12th February 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Salisbury

Colchester Colchester United vs Swindon Town Swindon

Colchester 2

D Mooney (pen 7)
S Gillespie (90+1)

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Swindon 1

S Cuthbert (51)

Gillespie keeps U's on track

Last Updated: 12/02/11 7:16pm

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Gillespie: On target

Gillespie: On target

Steven Gillespie's long-range strike secured play-off chasing Colchester a narrow win over struggling Swindon.

Gillespie, who started on the bench, lashed in a stoppage-time shot from 25 yards after Swindon goalkeeper David Lucas had punched away Lloyd James' corner to seal three points for the home side.

Swindon, without a win in nine games, almost took a second-minute lead when Colchester goalkeeper Mark Cousins palmed Elliott Benyon's superb 30-yard effort on to the crossbar.

But the U's went ahead four minutes later through David Mooney, who scored from the spot after Robins' defender Andy Frampton had handled in the penalty area.

The visitors equalised six minutes after half-time through Scott Cuthbert, who headed in after Cousins had prevented U's defender Pat Baldwin from putting through his own net.

The game might have gone either way after that, before Gillespie won it for Colchester with his spectacular late strike.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40