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Ibehre double gives U's victory at Stevenage
Colchester United boosted their survival hopes with an impressive 2-0 win at Stevenage.
The U's recorded back-to-back wins in League One, thanks to a fine brace from Jabo Ibehre at Broadhall Way.
Colchester had plenty of chances in the first half and looked the better of the two sides going forward.
Tom Eastman blazed over from close range, while George Porter had a shot cleared off the line by David Gray and Stevenage keeper Chris Day denied Ibehre's follow-up attempt, as the U's pressed for an opener.
Freddie Sears also went close but Bor'o' arguably had the best chance of the first half.
Anthony Grant looked certain to score after being picked out by Lucas Akins in the area but the former Southend United man was denied by a fine save by U's keeper Sam Walker.
But the deadlock was broken just after the hour, when Jabo Ibehre leapt brilliantly to head in Billy Clifford's free-kick to give the U's the lead.
And Colchester doubled their lead with 18 minutes to go when Ibehre tapped in from Gavin Massey's low cross, after Porter's pass had split the Stevenage defence.
The U's went in search of a third goal before the end but in the end, two goals proved sufficient for an important win.
For a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's game at Stevenage, see Monday's Gazette.