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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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16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
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22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
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