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Molineux Stadium (ATT 17,041) 25th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Wolves Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Colchester United Colchester

Wolves 4

M Jacobs (2)
D Edwards (27)
J Henry (44)
N Dicko (90+5)

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Colchester 2

A Gilbey (58)
D Wright (72)

Wolves keep battling U's at bay

Last Updated: 25/03/14 11:42pm

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Nouha Dicko: Completed the result

Nouha Dicko: Completed the result

Wolves survived a second-half fight-back from Colchester to strengthen their position at the top of the table with a nervy 4-2 win.

Wolves had raced into a 3-0 half-time lead only to then have to hang on for the three points.

Michael Jacobs broke the deadlock after just 50 seconds before Dave Edwards and James Henry increased the home side's advantage.

But Alex Gilbey - with Colchester's first ever goal at Molineux on their sixth visit - and David Wright then set the alarm bells ringing for Wolves before Freddie Sears hit the post for Colchester.

Nouha Dicko finally ended Colchester's comeback hopes with a strike in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Jacobs opened the scoring when his left-wing cross deceived everyone and left goalkeeper Sam Walker flat-footed as the ball nestled in the corner of the net.

Edwards strengthened Wolves' advantage in the 27th minute when he latched on to a mis-placed back pass from Ryan Dickson to take the ball around Walker before rolling it into an unguarded goal.

Henry then underlined Wolves' first-half supremacy two minutes before the interval when Walker tipped away Leon Clarke's shot only to see Henry turn home the rebound.

But Colchester were a different proposition in the second-half and Gilbey nodded home a cross from Dominic Vose after 52 minutes.

Any hopes that Wolves had of coasting to victory were then dashed by Wright, who volleyed Sears' cross into the net from inside the six-yard box in the 71st minute.

Sears then beat Ikeme with a low drive six minutes from time only to see the ball crash off the foot of the post.

But as Colchester pressed for an equaliser, Dicko was able to use his pace to race clear and score from an acute angle.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24