First half goals enough to beat City.
Colchester United U21s continued their excellent start to 2016, as they beat Bristol City 2-0 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Goals in the first half from Drey Wright and Louis Dunne were enough to make it five wins in six matches since the turn of the year.
Tom Lapslie was instrumental in the performance and it was his tackle and cross that set up Wright to open the scoring after fifteen minutes for John McGreal's men.
Wright made no mistake from a good position to bury the ball and put the U's in front.
Through the first half, the U's controlled possession and played at a decent tempo, so it was no surprise when they took a two goal lead.
This time it was Wright who turned provider, breaking the offside trap and squaring the ball unselfishly to weekend debutant Dunne who slotted in from close range.
Two up at the break, the U's were made to work hard defensively in the second half, but protected Dillon Barnes well at the back.
Whilst City saw more of the ball in the second period and had more territory, the U's were robust in their protection of their lead and it was a professional display to ensure that the U's kept pace with Millwall in the quest for second place.
Next up, it's a long trip to Cardiff City on Thursday.