Date: 2nd March 2016 at 7:37pm
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Colchester’s League 1 season continued with a win against Bradford at Valley Parade on Tuesday.

A 19-match winless run in the league was ended by Colchester when the U’s came from behind to beat Bradford two-one.

When Wes Thomas had Bradford ahead on 17-minutes the same old same old would have been feared when he scored from a Josh Cullen’s pass but Darren Ambrose’s first Colchester goal since October saw us level on 23-minutes.

George Moncur was denied by the post before Ambrose’s second on 57-minutes won if for Colchester to see the U’s do the double over Bradford and win for the first time since beating Port Vale in October and indeed since Kevin Keen was appointment as boss in December!

These were the other results.

Tuesday 1st March 2016
Barnsley 2-0 Coventry
Bradford 1-2 Colchester
Bury 3-1 Peterborough
Chesterfield 1-1 Blackpool
Fleetwood 2-1 Gillingham
Millwall 0-0 Wigan
Oldham 1-1 Port Vale
Sheff Utd 0-1 Burton
Shrewsbury 2-0 Rochdale
Southend 1-1 Crewe
Swindon 2-0 Doncaster
Walsall 0-0 Scunthorpe

Burton’s (one-nil) lead at the top was extended once more with them beating Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

The main rivals to the Brewers at the moment either drew, which is what Wigan (nil-nil) did at Millwall as did Walsall (nil-nil) against Scunthorpe, or lost as Gillingham (two-one) once again did at Fleetwood, with the Cod Army’s survival hopes boosted by this win.

It’ll still take something special for Colchester (two-one) you sense but ending the club record run without a league win is something the U’s managed with a morale boosting win at play-off chasing Bradford.

On the topic of the play-offs, the surge from relegation battlers to genuine play-off contenders continued for Barnsley (two-nil) with another win against Coventry, who could be rivals for this but are faltering a little.

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