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Andy Bond produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
Adam Dugdale on for Mathias Pogba.
Gavin Massey produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Michael Smith fouled by Mark Ellis, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Bond shoots direct from the free kick. Andy Bond produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
The referee blows for offside. Max Clayton leaves the field to be replaced by Oliver Turton. Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.
Troy Hewitt takes a shot. Blocked by Harry Davis. George Porter produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post. The referee books George Porter for dissent.
Mathias Pogba concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Thompson. The referee shows Mathias Pogba a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Brian Wilson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Thompson by Mathias Pogba. Billy Clifford takes the free kick.
Clinton Morrison leaves the field to be replaced by Troy Hewitt.
Corner taken right-footed by Billy Clifford, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.
Mathias Pogba fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Colchester 1-2 Crewe.The assist for the goal came from Luke Murphy.
George Porter takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.
Gavin Massey takes a shot. Comfortable save by Steve Phillips.
Corner taken left-footed by Gregor Robertson, Header by Mathias Pogba from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken short by Luke Murphy.
Abdul Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on Clinton Morrison. Abdul Osman receives a caution. Brian Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on John White by Byron Moore results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
Unfair challenge on John White by Byron Moore results in a free kick. Magnus Okuonghae restarts play with the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Michael Smith. Mark Ellis restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison by Luke Murphy results in a free kick. Billy Clifford takes the free kick.
Billy Clifford has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Shot from deep inside the area by Michael Smith clears the bar.
Michael Smith challenges Mark Ellis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.
Abdul Osman challenges Clinton Morrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Billy Clifford takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on George Porter by Gregor Robertson results in a free kick. Billy Clifford takes the free kick.
The official flags Michael Smith offside. Harry Davis takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Billy Clifford, Josh Thompson takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.
Michael Smith takes a shot. Harry Davis gets a block in.
Gregor Robertson is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Walker.
John White takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Tootle.
Gavin Massey has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
Byron Moore is ruled offside. Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.
Michael Smith is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Phillips.
A goal is scored by George Porter from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Colchester 1-1 Crewe.Michael Smith provided the assist for the goal.
Gavin Massey takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Tootle. Corner taken by Billy Clifford, Magnus Okuonghae takes a shot. Luke Murphy manages to make a clearance. Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Magnus Okuonghae goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Billy Clifford goes wide left of the target.
Effort on goal by Gavin Massey from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison by Abdul Osman results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Billy Clifford.
(Colchester) makes a substitution, with Michael Smith coming on for David Wright.
Gregor Robertson takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.
Handball decision goes against Josh Thompson. The referee shows Josh Thompson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Placed penalty scored by Luke Murphy. Colchester 0-1 Crewe.
David Wright fouled by Luke Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Billy Clifford takes the direct free kick.
Abdul Osman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Clifford. Tom Eastman leaves the field to be replaced by Josh Thompson. David Wright restarts play with the free kick.
Gavin Massey produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Andy Bond concedes a free kick for a foul on Abdul Osman. Direct free kick taken by Luke Murphy.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Bond. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.
Foul by Abdul Osman on Clinton Morrison, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andy Bond.
Short corner worked by Luke Murphy.
Ibehre banned for U's
Colchester will be without Jabo Ibehre for the visit of Crewe.
The striker saw red just before half-time in Tuesday's goalless draw at Hartlepool following a challenge on defender Neil Austin.
U's manager Joe Dunne stressed post-match that he would be launching an immediate appeal against the harsh decision but, on further inspection of the rulebook this week, he has decided not to do so and Ibehre will now start a three-match suspension.
His unavailability comes as a blow at a time when Freddie Sears is again ruled out with the knee injury that forced him to miss the game at Victoria Park altogether, with Colchester now without their two leading goalscorers against the Alex.
Captain Kem Izzet got another 90 minutes under his belt for the club's Under-21 side in midweek following his ankle injury and will hope to make the matchday 18.
Crewe boss Steve Davis retains major doubts over the fitness of on-loan Newcastle midfielder Brad Inman for the trip.
The Railwaymen are looking to bounce back from consecutive defeats to the U's fellow strugglers Hartlepool and Portsmouth and Inman sustained ankle damage against the former.
"Brad is still out but he is making good progress and it is nothing too serious," Davis told his club's official website.
"He should be out for a week or so, so we'll have to see with him."
With the exception of rookie defender Jon Guthrie, who will miss the rest of the season after undergoing hernia surgery, Davis has no other injury worries as he looks to secure the victory that will take Alex to the much-desired 50-point mark.
"I've pushed them hard this season, more than I did last season and they have done superbly well so far," he added.
"But we want to push on and finish as we possibility can. The first priority is still 50 points and safety."
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