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The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
Byron Moore on for Bradden Inman.
George Ray joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Hitchcock.
Ben Garratt takes the free kick.
Sanchez Watt gets a header at goal.
Alex Gilbey on for David Wright.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Bradden Inman.
Tom Hitchcock scores with a header. Colchester 1-2 Crewe.Assist on the goal came from Bradden Inman.
Corner taken by Bradden Inman from the left by-line.
Chuks Aneke scores with their right foot. Colchester 1-1 Crewe.Assist by Bradden Inman.
Chuks Aneke fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick which goes left of the net.
Unfair challenge on Tom Hitchcock by Brian Wilson results in a free kick.
Clinton Morrison replaces Jabo Ibehre.
Dominic Vose leaves the field to be replaced by Sanchez Watt.
Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Harry Davis. Sam Walker catches the ball.
Blair Turgott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Grant.
Free kick taken by Ben Garratt.
Free kick taken by Tom Eastman.
Foul by Abdul Osman on Craig Eastmond, free kick awarded.
George Evans leaves the field to be replaced by Anthony Grant.
Corner taken by George Evans.
Free kick taken by George Evans.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chuks Aneke by Tom Eastman.
Corner from the right by-line taken by George Evans.
Booking for George Evans.
Mark Ellis takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Chuks Aneke by Blair Turgott results in a free kick.
Bradden Inman takes a shot.
The game restarts for the second half.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
The ball is crossed by Kelvin Mellor.
Free kick taken by Harry Davis.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chuks Aneke by Craig Eastmond.
Corner taken by Luke Garbutt.
Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.
Luke Garbutt takes the free kick.
Bradden Inman concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Wilson.
Bradden Inman takes a shot. Sam Walker parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Shot by Craig Eastmond. Ben Garratt safely holds on.
Free kick scored by Luke Garbutt. Colchester 1-0 Crewe.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Buomesca Tue Na Bangna on Luke Garbutt.
Marcus Bean takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Blair Turgott by Kelvin Mellor results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Marcus Bean.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Wright by Abdul Osman.
Clearance made by Jabo Ibehre.
Corner taken by George Evans from the right by-line.
Handball by Jabo Ibehre.
Dominic Vose fouled by Buomesca Tue Na Bangna, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Luke Garbutt.
David Wright restarts play with the free kick.
Matt Tootle concedes a free kick for a foul on Dominic Vose.
Abdul Osman makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Luke Garbutt from the right by-line.
Ben Garratt restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Eastmond challenges George Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Dominic Vose takes the free kick.
Foul by Kelvin Mellor on Dominic Vose, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle by Jabo Ibehre.
The match gets underway.
Dunne keen to name same XI
Joe Dunne will hope to be able to stick with a winning line-up as Colchester prepare to welcome Crewe on Sunday.
Dunne watched the U's record the biggest victory of his 15-month reign as they brushed aside Stevenage 4-0 on Boxing Day, registering back-to-back wins following their triumph at Oldham.
The Irishman kept faith with the same starting XI for both matches and will now assess the bumps and bruises within his squad, with captain Brian Wilson substituted late on against Boro.
Fit-again striker Freddie Sears will hope to make the bench as he looks to get minutes under his belt, although the game comes too soon for forwards Gavin Massey and Drey Wright as they look to make their long-awaited comebacks.
Crewe boss Steve Davis could be without a number of first-team players as he prepares his side to end a run of three winless games.
Defender Adam Dugdale required a brain scan after suffering concussion in last Saturday's draw with Shrewsbury and will definitely miss out but Mathias Pogba (knee) and Ryan Colclough (stomach) are nearing full fitness.
Davis will also have to make do without long-term absentees Neil Etheridge (thigh) and Steve Phillips (shoulder) while striker Max Clayton (ankle) and defender Ollie Turton (knee) are not expected to feature.
The Railwaymen will arrive in Essex looking for their first win on the road since mid-October but will be encouraged by last season's trip to Colchester when strikes from Luke Murphy and Pogba secured a 2-1 win.
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