Colchester United vs Swindon Town. Sky Bet League Two.
JobServe Community StadiumAttendance3,599.
Sunday 1 January 2023 18:28, UK
Colchester boosted their survival hopes with an impressive 1-0 win over promotion-chasing Swindon.
Luke Hannant scored the only goal of the game after 30 minutes when he rose brilliantly to flick a fine header past goalkeeper Sol Brynn from Al-Amin Kazeem's corner.
Swindon went close early on when Fraser Blake-Tracy's header was tipped over by Colchester keeper Kieran O'Hara.
But Brynn pulled off a superb save to deny Noah Chilvers and Hannant's follow-up effort was blocked by Remeao Hutton at the near post.
Swindon had a penalty claim rejected after half-time when substitute Rushian Hepburn-Murphy's cross appeared to strike Tommy Smith's hand in the area.
Tyrese Shade was denied on the hour by O'Hara, who also made a fantastic stop to foil substitute Jacob Wakeling's header from point-blank range.
But Brynn pulled off a double save to keep out Hannant and then Kazeem, and the Swindon stopper also made a good save from Samson Tovide.
Jonny Williams' header skimmed the crossbar for Swindon with 10 minutes remaining, but Colchester claimed an important victory.