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John White fouled by Matt Ritchie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Arter by John White. Matt Ritchie restarts play with the free kick. The referee shows John White a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Corner taken by Billy Clifford from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the box by Magnus Okuonghae misses to the right of the target.
Richard Hughes comes on in place of Marc Pugh.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Marc Pugh, Shot on goal by Gavin Massey from just inside the area goes over the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh, clearance by Josh Thompson.
Short corner taken by Drey Wright.
Marc Pugh sends in a cross, clearance by Magnus Okuonghae.
Matt Tubbs on for Lewis Grabban.
Effort from just outside the box by Brett Pitman goes over the bar.
Billy Clifford has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Short corner taken by Marc Pugh from the left by-line, Harry Arter takes a shot. Corner taken by Charlie Daniels, save by Sam Walker. Clearance by Magnus Okuonghae.
Unfair challenge on John White by Simon Francis results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Brian Wilson, clearance made by Tommy Elphick.
Foul by Michael Smith on Ryan Allsop, free kick awarded. Ryan Allsop takes the direct free kick.
Simon Francis challenges Drey Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Billy Clifford, save by Ryan Allsop.
Clinton Morrison goes off and Michael Smith comes on.
Drey Wright joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Compton.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jack Compton, Ryan Allsop makes a save.
The ball is sent over by Brian Wilson, Marc Pugh gets a block in.
The offside flag is raised against Lewis Grabban. Sam Walker takes the free kick.
Harry Arter takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.
The referee blows for offside. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick. John White on for Bradley Garmston.
Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Blocked by Bradley Garmston.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Lewis Grabban. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Jack Compton from the right by-line, Josh Thompson takes a shot.
Harry Arter takes a shot. Save made by Sam Walker.
Simon Francis takes a shot. Sam Walker makes a save.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jack Compton. Ryan Allsop restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken short by Clinton Morrison.
Corner taken right-footed by Billy Clifford from the left by-line, Tommy Elphick manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Arter by Clinton Morrison. Steve Cook restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from close range by Lewis Grabban goes wide left of the target.
Shaun MacDonald handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Billy Clifford.
Marc Pugh decides to take the corner short.
Charlie Daniels sends in a cross, Brett Pitman takes a shot. Blocked by Josh Thompson.
Centre by Harry Arter, Marc Pugh has a headed effort at goal from close in that hits the post.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jabo Ibehre. Ryan Allsop restarts play with the free kick.
Shaun MacDonald replaces Eunan O'Kane.
Eunan O'Kane concedes a free kick for a foul on Clinton Morrison. Eunan O'Kane shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Brian Wilson.
Simon Francis concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Garmston. Billy Clifford crosses the ball in from the free kick, Brett Pitman manages to make a clearance.
Brett Pitman takes a shot. Save made by Sam Walker.
The ball is sent over by Matt Ritchie, Brett Pitman grabs a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Colchester 0-1 Bournemouth.Matt Ritchie provided the assist for the goal.
Jack Compton challenges Matt Ritchie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Allsop restarts play with the free kick.
Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Save made by Sam Walker.
Centre by Jack Compton, Gavin Massey takes a shot. Ryan Allsop makes a save.
Clinton Morrison challenges Simon Francis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Allsop takes the direct free kick.
Jabo Ibehre takes a shot.
Matt Ritchie produces a cross, Josh Thompson makes a clearance.
Jack Compton takes a shot. Simon Francis gets a block in.
Matt Ritchie has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
Jabo Ibehre takes a shot. Save by Ryan Allsop.
Effort on goal by Gavin Massey from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Sears set to miss out
Colchester are unlikely to welcome back Freddie Sears for the Good Friday visit of third-placed Bournemouth.
The striker has missed the U's last four games with a knee injury and despite returning to training earlier this week is unlikely to be risked over the Easter period, meaning he will also sit out of Monday's trip to Oldham.
Colchester are hopeful, though, that he will then be fully fit to feature in the club's remaining five matches of the campaign.
The postponement of last weekend's home clash against MK Dons means George Porter is still to start his three-match suspension, while striker Jabo Ibehre is itching to make his comeback from a three-match ban of his own but will finally get the chance against the Cherries.
Defender Tom Eastman continues to miss out due to injury.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has no fresh injury concerns.
The Cherries boss, who saw his side make it three wins on the bounce against Bury last weekend, has the option of recalling captain Tommy Elphick to the starting line-up as the defender continues his recovery back to full fitness.
Howe admits he will have to look at rotating his squad for the home game with Scunthorpe on Monday but says he will play his best possible team against the struggling U's.
Brett Pitman is set to get the nod up front again having scored four in his last five appearances for a Bournemouth side who are only outside the automatic promotion places on goal difference.
The forward has been in excellent form since winning his place back in the side, scoring four in his last five appearances.
Long-term absentees Miles Addison, Stephen Purches and Stephane Zubar remain sidelined.
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