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Lee Beevers concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Bond. Anthony Wordsworth takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Kayode Odejayi. Matt Heath comes on in place of Kayode Odejayi. Jimmy Walker restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Jarvis by Ben Coker results in a free kick. Adam Chambers takes the direct free kick.
Ryan Jarvis takes a shot.
Andy Bond is ruled offside. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.
Foul by Kayode Odejayi on Mat Sadler, free kick awarded. Jimmy Walker takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Adam Chambers on Karl Duguid, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Wordsworth.
Karl Duguid on for Ian Henderson.
Kayode Odejayi takes a shot. Jimmy Walker makes a save.
Ryan Jarvis is brought on as a substitute for Jonathan Macken.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Darryl Westlake. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kayode Odejayi by Richard Taundry. Free kick taken by Magnus Okuonghae.
Outswinging corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth, clearance made by Adam Chambers.
Darryl Westlake replaces Will Grigg. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth, Adam Chambers makes a clearance.
Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Save by Jimmy Walker.
Kayode Odejayi is caught offside. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.
Anthony Wordsworth has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
The official flags Jonathan Macken offside. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
Unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Adam Chambers results in a free kick. Ian Henderson takes the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line, Kayode Odejayi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Walker. Free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.
Michail Antonio produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
Kayode Odejayi takes a shot. Save by Jimmy Walker.
Close range header by Kayode Odejayi goes over the bar.
The offside flag is raised against Kevan Hurst. Free kick taken by Magnus Okuonghae.
Kevan Hurst has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Will Grigg by Anthony Wordsworth results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Taundry.
Unfair challenge on Mat Sadler by Andy Bond results in a free kick. Jimmy Walker takes the indirect free kick.
Ben Coker takes a shot. Save made by Jimmy Walker.
Shot by Richard Taundry from outside the box goes high over the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Mat Sadler. Oliver Lancashire joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Paterson. Anthony Wordsworth crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
Michail Antonio fouled by Andy Butler, the ref awards a Penalty. Andy Butler shown a red card. Penalty taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth and scored. Colchester 1-0 Walsall.
Michail Antonio challenges Adam Chambers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jimmy Walker takes the indirect free kick.
Pat Baldwin challenges Jonathan Macken unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Taundry.
Ian Henderson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Ian Henderson takes a shot. Jimmy Walker makes a comfortable save.
Mat Sadler challenges Ian Henderson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anthony Wordsworth shoots direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Jimmy Walker.
Corner taken by Jamie Paterson from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Brian Wilson.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Kayode Odejayi. Indirect free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Taundry by Anthony Wordsworth. Jimmy Walker restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth.
Anthony Wordsworth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Chambers. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Richard Taundry.
Michail Antonio produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line to the near post, Adam Chambers makes a clearance.
Jamie Paterson takes a corner.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line.
Corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Brian Wilson.
Unfair challenge on Pat Baldwin by Jonathan Macken results in a free kick. Pat Baldwin takes the free kick.
Ward weighs up changes
Colchester manager John Ward will assess his squad in training towards the end of the week before deciding whether to make changes for the visit of Walsall.
The Us saw a run of three successive draws ended by last weekend`s comprehensive 3-0 defeat away to high-flying Sheffield United.
It was a disappointing display from Colchester, and Ward told his club`s official website: "We will aim for a better performance this Saturday.
"I think about how we might change the side each week and I saw the reserves (win 2-0 at Southend on Tuesday) and they did very well.
"But I want to see the boys in training on Thursday and Friday and then decide whether to make those changes or whether to stay with it."
Ward has no new injury or suspension problems but remains without midfielder John-Joe O`Toole as he serves the second game of his three-match ban, as well as long-term absentees Ashley Vincent (knee) and Bradley Hamilton (fractured cheekbone).
Jon Macken returns to contention for Walsall.
The 34-year-old striker has missed the Saddlers' last two games with a hamstring injury but trained this week and is likely to start at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
Manager Dean Smith is set to ring the changes having been less than impressed with last weekend`s performance in the 2-2 draw at home to Scunthorpe.
Smith brought in five new faces for the lacklustre display and it remains to be seen how he will line up this time around.
He must also decide whether to keep faith with the 4-5-1 system he adopted from the start against the Iron, prior to reverting back to 4-4-2.
Claude Gnakpa (hamstring) remains the only player missing, though the midfielder could return against Carlisle next week.
U's back in the groove
Anthony Wordsworth scored for the third successive home game as Colchester edged past 10-man Walsall 1-0.
The game changed just after the half-hour mark when Walsall defender Andy Butler was adjudged to have brought down winger Michail Antonio in the penalty area and was dismissed, resulting in Wordsworth slotting in from the spot.
Colchester had the better of the first half and created all of the chances. Antonio drilled a low shot just wide and Walsall goalkeeper Jimmy Walker saved Wordsworth's free-kick, before denying Ian Henderson.
Walker denied Ben Coker just before half-time and Kayode Odejayi headed over from a great position early in the second half, before being foiled by Walker seconds later.
The Saddlers appealed for a penalty midway through the second half when Colchester defender Magnus Okuonghae appeared to handle in the area.
Walker made a superb save at full-stretch to keep out Odejayi's close-range header with 12 minutes to go, as Colchester ended a run of four league games without a win.
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