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Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Martin on Steven Gillespie. Free kick taken by Lloyd James.
The referee blows for offside. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Nathan Clarke on Richard Chaplow, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leaves the field to be replaced by Frazer Richardson.
Outswinging corner taken by Lloyd James.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Lallana, save by Ben Williams.
Adam Lallana takes a shot. Ben Williams makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from the right by-line, save by Ben Williams.
Corner taken by Lloyd James from the right by-line, Dany N'Guessan makes a clearance.
Ashley Vincent is brought on as a substitute for Kayode Odejayi.
Dany N'Guessan on for Lee Barnard. Shot by Lee Barnard from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ben Coker. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lloyd James, clearance by Richard Lambert.
The referee blows for offside against Matt Heath. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
(Southampton) makes a substitution, with Aaron Martin coming on for Radhi Jaidi. Inswinging corner taken by Lloyd James, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Nathan Clarke goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Lloyd James takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Richard Lambert makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
Anthony Wordsworth goes off and Steven Gillespie comes on. Andy Bond on for Kemal Izzet.
Foul by Nathan Clarke on Lee Barnard, free kick awarded. Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Adam Lallana on John White, free kick awarded. Lloyd James takes the direct free kick.
Lloyd James takes the outswinging corner, Jose Fonte makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lloyd James, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Anthony Wordsworth goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Corner taken short by Lloyd James.
Corner taken right-footed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from the left by-line, Ben Williams makes a save. Richard Chaplow has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a outswinging corner.
A goal is scored by Dean Hammond from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Colchester 0-2 Southampton.
Short corner worked by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Ian Henderson takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a save.
Foul by Lee Barnard on Lloyd James, free kick awarded. Matt Heath takes the direct free kick.
Lloyd James produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
The official flags Anthony Wordsworth offside. Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.
Richard Lambert takes a shot. Matt Heath gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, save made by Ben Williams.
Shot from deep inside the area by Richard Lambert goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Butterfield by Kayode Odejayi. Jose Fonte takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Lloyd James from the left by-line, save made by Kelvin Davis.
Corner taken by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, save made by Ben Williams.
The referee red cards David Mooney for violent conduct.
Nathan Clarke is shown a yellow card. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Colchester 0-1 Southampton.Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Barnard by Nathan Clarke. Shot on goal comes in from Richard Lambert from the free kick, Matt Heath gets a block in. Richard Lambert provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kemal Izzet by Dean Hammond. Free kick crossed by Lloyd James.
Richard Lambert produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from the right by-line, clearance by Kayode Odejayi.
Nathan Clarke challenges Lee Barnard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Lambert.
Kayode Odejayi concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Fonte. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.
Ben Coker is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Lee Barnard shown a yellow card. Lee Barnard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Heath. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Save made by Kelvin Davis.
Effort from inside the area by Ian Henderson misses to the right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Ian Henderson by Dean Hammond results in a free kick. Centre by Anthony Wordsworth, Lloyd James takes a shot. Richard Chaplow gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Anthony Wordsworth, clearance by Radhi Jaidi.
The referee penalises Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for handball. Lloyd James crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save by Kelvin Davis.
Lloyd James produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
The offside flag is raised against Richard Lambert. John White takes the indirect free kick.
David Mooney takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.
No worries for Ward
Colchester boss John Ward has no fresh injury or suspension concerns and is likely to name an unchanged squad for the home clash with Southampton.
John-Joe O'Toole returned to the squad for the 1-0 midweek win over relegation battlers Bristol Rovers following 10 months on the sidelines with a serious knee injury, and replaced Kemal Izzet for the final 12 minutes.
The Irish midfielder is set to retain his place among the substitutes after coming through his cameo unscathed.
Defender Magnus Okuonghae will be out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on an ankle problem, while fellow defenders Brian Wilson and Morten Knudsen have returned to training following ankle and knee problems respectively but the game will come too soon for them.
The Us will be hoping to secure back-to-back wins for the first time this season when they take on the Saints.
Southampton boss Nigel Adkins will check on the fitness of Guly Do Prado before naming his squad.
The Brazilian midfielder, who missed the 1-0 midweek defeat at Walsall after suffering a hamstring injury during the second-half of last Saturday's 4-1 thumping of Swindon, could make a swift return against the Us.
Defender Dan Seaborne, as well as strikers Jonathan Forte and David Connolly, are also pushing for a return to the squad after recovering from minor niggles, with all three expected to be involved.
However, goalkeeper James Shea returned to parent-club Arsenal before Tuesday night's game so Tommy Forecast will continue on the substitutes bench in the absence of back-up keeper Bartosz Bialkowski, who may require surgery on a knee injury.
Hammond on song for Saints
Dean Hammond scored against his former club as Southampton boosted their promotion hopes with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Colchester.
Saints goalkeeper Kelvin Davis denied David Mooney early on, but Southampton took the lead on the half hour through winger Alex Chamberlain, who converted from close range after Rickie Lambert's free-kick had deflected off the wall and into his path.
Things went from bad to worse for Colchester less than two minutes later when leading scorer Mooney was dismissed for pushing Southampton right-back Danny Butterfield.
Us goalkeeper Ben Williams made a fine save to keep out Adam Lallana's powerful header.
But Southampton doubled their lead five minutes after half-time through Hammond, who fired in a low shot from the edge of the area after the home side had failed to clear a corner.
Williams foiled Richard Chaplow and Lee Barnard poked wide from close range after getting the better of John White in the area.
And the Us shot-stopper again thwarted Lallana late on as Saints took the points.
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