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U's Beat Bolton

9 November 2015

Dunne grabs a winner late on.

Colchester United U21s returned to winning ways on Monday night, as they grabbed a late victory against Bolton Wanderers.

The visitors had had the better of the chances, with Dillon Barnes impressing between the sticks for the U's, but Louis Dunne was on target with just minutes to go to seal a 1-0 victory for the U's.

Chances were at a premium early on, but Cameron James was on hand to turn away a low shot with Barnes beaten.

The U's were perhaps not at their fluent best in the first half, but ensured that remained competitive as the game unfolded.

The visitors main threat came through Samizadeh, who scored a hat-trick against the U18s earlier in the season.

He tested Barnes with a shot that the keeper collected at his feet, but it was a sign of things to come as the nippy winger had a host of chances early in the second period.

Three times Samizadeh and Barnes came face to face and, on each occasion, the U's keeper came out on top.

Cvetko struck in a low free kick that fizzed past the post, before at the other end Sembie-Ferris was denied by a good sliding tackle.

Triallist Akinwande rounded the keeper midway through the second half, but it was another chance that was cleared off the line as the game's tempo lifted somewhat.

Barnes pulled off another good save with ten minutes to go as he turned Lussey's free kick away from danger and that save proved crucial.

With a minute to go, Akinwande did well down the left to get the ball and feed it back inside, where it was slid through to Dunne.

He kept his cool and opened up to curl home a shot and give the U's the win.

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