Colchester United recorded their first league victory of the season with a well-deserved 3-1 win at Swindon Town.

First-half goals from Johnnie Jackson and Scott Vernon put the U's in a commanding position at the interval, at the County Ground.

Jackson finished well after Clive Platt had helped down Dean Gerken's long kick.

And on the stroke of half-time, Vernon gleefully slotted in after a mistake by Swindon defender Jack Smith on the edge of his own area.

Swindon made a double substitution at the break and came out fighting in the second half with an improved performance.

And they got back into the game in controversial circumstances midway through the second period.

Matt Heath was harshly adjudged to have handled Patrick Kanyuka's header in the area and Simon Cox confidently slotted home the resultant penalty.

Colchester had their own shout for a penalty turned down when Jerel Ifil appeared to handle while prostrate in the area, after Vernon had attempted to go past him towards goal.

Kanyuka headed against the underside of the crossbar from Mark Marshall's corner with six minutes remainingm as Swindon pushed hard.

But substitute Sunday-Akanni Wasiu capitalised on Swindon goalkeeper Peter Brezovan's blunder to slot into a vacant net in the final minute and put the seal on the U's fine win.

For a full report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's win at Swindon, see Monday's Colchester Gazette.