Colchester United got back to winning ways this afternoon with a 2-0 win over lowly Bury.

The U's had the better of the early stages and Ian Henderson forced keeper Trevor Carson to palm his shot away, just before the half hour.

But Bury enjoyed the better of the closing moments of the first half, with U's keeper John Sullivan denying Dominic Poleon and Tom Hopper missing a gilt-edged chance before the break.

Colchester went ahead in the 57th minute through skipper Anthony Wordsworth, who headed in Jabo Ibehre's pinpoint cross.

And the U's doubled their advantage less than four minutes later when Freddie Sears fired in, after Ibehre had cleverly dummied Henderson's low cross.

Ethan Ebanks-Landell's effort came back off the bar for Bury with 15 minutes to go but substitute Clinton Morrison almost scored a third for the U's near the end, as Colchester secured a welcome three points.

For a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's game with Bury, see Monday's Gazette.