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Kem Izzet on for Jabo Ibehre.
Anthony Wordsworth decides to take a short corner.
Foul by Ian Henderson on Evan Horwood, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Franks.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Anthony Wordsworth, save by Scott Flinders.
The official flags Freddie Sears offside. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from inside the area by James Poole misses to the left of the goal.
Gavin Massey goes off and Freddie Sears comes on. Ian Henderson is brought on as a substitute for Sanchez Watt.
Effort from inside the area by Andy Monkhouse misses to the left of the target.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Jonathan Franks, save made by Mark Cousins.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Franks from the right by-line.
The referee books Steve Howard for unsporting behaviour.
A goal is scored by Jabo Ibehre from the edge of the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Colchester 2-1 Hartlepool.
Craig Eastmond concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Austin. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Austin.
Gavin Massey grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 1-1 Hartlepool.Assist by Sanchez Watt.
Shot on goal by Jabo Ibehre from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Jack Baldwin challenges Anthony Wordsworth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anthony Wordsworth takes the indirect free kick.
Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth, clearance made by Steve Howard.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Franks, Antony Sweeney takes a shot. Magnus Okuonghae manages to make a clearance.
Floated corner taken from the right by-line by Evan Horwood.
Gavin Massey is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Antony Sweeney. Magnus Okuonghae takes the free kick.
Jabo Ibehre takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.
Corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line, Sam Collins makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Eastmond from the left by-line to the near post, Jabo Ibehre produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, save by Mark Cousins.
Corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth, Scott Flinders makes a save.
Jonathan Franks has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
Steve Howard takes a shot.
Unfair challenge on Antony Sweeney by Craig Eastmond results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Evan Horwood from the free kick.
A goal is scored by Craig Lynch from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Colchester 0-1 Hartlepool.
Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Franks, Peter Hartley has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Jabo Ibehre is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Hartley.
Dunne steps into Ward's shoes
Joe Dunne takes charge of his first-ever game in senior management as Colchester host Hartlepool.
Dunne was handed the U's job on a permanent basis on Thursday having spent just 72 hours in caretaker charge following John Ward's sacking on Monday, coming on the back of the club's worst start to a season in their history.
Dunne, previously assistant to Ward, has plenty to ponder ahead of the visit of Pools as he looks to secure Colchester's first win of the season in all competitions.
Forward Jabo Ibehre was brought in on Thursday afternoon on a three-month loan deal from MK Dons and could be handed his debut.
Influential centre-back Magnus Okuonghae will be assessed having missed last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Scunthorpe with an ankle injury.
Matt Heath came in to replace Okuonghae while Ian Henderson was dropped in favour of Karl Duguid, and Dunne must decide how his new side will shape up with the likes of Freddie Sears and Andy Bond also pushing to start.
Hartlepool manager Neale Cooper has no new injury worries, with Steve Howard and Simon Walton his only concerns.
Striker Howard, who had half a dozen stitches inserted in a badly gashed shin last week, managed to last the full 90 minutes in last weekend's home draw with Shrewsbury and is expected to continue up front alongside either James Poole or Luke James.
Poole got the nod from Cooper last week, but was replaced for the last quarter of an hour by teenager James.
Midfielder Walton, an unused substitute against Shrewsbury, is struggling with an ankle niggle, but is also expected to be fit.
Winger Craig Lynch, on loan from Sunderland, made his first start for Pools last week and is hoping to retain his place.
Pools are chasing their first win in five league matches.
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