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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 2,508) 18th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Colchester Colchester United vs Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury

Colchester 1

J Ibehre (56)

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U's edge past Shrews

Last Updated: 18/03/14 10:47pm

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Jabo Ibehre: Strike proved the difference

Jabo Ibehre: Strike proved the difference

Jabo Ibehre's well-taken goal gave Colchester a vital 1-0 win over Shrewsbury at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Shrewsbury should have scored in the seventh minute when the unmarked Tom Eaves somehow headed over from eight yards from Jermaine Grandison's cross.

U's goalkeeper Sam Walker then denied Eaves soon afterwards but Colchester warmed to the task after that.

They came agonisingly close to taking a 25th-minute lead when skipper Brian Wilson's excellent free-kick from the edge of the area slammed against the underside of the crossbar before bouncing back into play.

And unlucky Colchester struck the woodwork again four minutes before half-time when Dominic Vose's long-range shot bounced off the bar.

Walker pushed away Paul Parry's free-kick just before half-time but Colchester went ahead in the 56th minute when Ibehre kept possession in the area before planting a low shot inside the far post from Alex Gilbey's pass.

Shrewsbury pressed for an equaliser after that but Colchester held out for a crucial three points.

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1 Barnsley 0 0
2 Bradford City 0 0
3 Bristol City 0 0
4 Chesterfield 0 0
5 Colchester United 0 0
6 Coventry City 0 0
7 Crawley Town 0 0
8 Crewe Alexandra 0 0
9 Doncaster Rovers 0 0
10 Fleetwood Town 0 0
11 Gillingham 0 0
12 Leyton Orient 0 0
13 Milton Keynes Dons 0 0
14 Notts County 0 0
15 Oldham Athletic 0 0
16 Peterborough United 0 0
17 Port Vale 0 0
18 Preston North End 0 0
19 Rochdale 0 0
20 Scunthorpe United 0 0
21 Sheffield United 0 0
22 Swindon Town 0 0
23 Walsall 0 0
24 Yeovil Town 0 0