Crewe Alexandra 1 – Colchester United 0

U’s fail to take advantage of Crewe’s poor run of form at Gresty Road.

The Railwaymen had lost five of their previous six matches, taking just one point from a possible 18, but boosted their chances of avoiding the drop by overcoming a lacklustre U’s.

Shaun Miller grabbed the only goal of the game in the 61st minute.

Brandon Comley conceded a free-kick in a dangerous position, for a foul on substitute Tom Lowery just outside the penalty area.

Callum Ainley’s free-kick cannoned off the wall and Miller pounced on the rebound to tap home the ball from eight yards out.

The U’s remain three points adrift of the play-offs.