The U's cling to victory

Coca-Cola League OneBrighton & Hove Albion 1 Colchester United 2

Coca-Cola League One

Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Colchester United 2

COLCHESTER were left clinging on for victory at Brighton last night having raced into an early two-goal lead.

A spectacular first U's goal from Phil Ifil and a close range header from Anthony Wordsworth within the first 15 minutes put the Essex side firmly in control.

However, Brighton came storming back to halve the deficit just before half-time through Gary Dicker's header and they then pressed hard for an equaliser in the second period.

In the end a combination of poor finishing and fine goalkeeping from Ben Williams just about kept the U's in front for their third away victory in the league this season.

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The result sees Aidy Boothroyd's side temporarily leapfrog East Anglian rivals Norwich City into third place in the League One table ahead of today's fixtures.

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