Colchester United secured their fourth league win in five matches under new boss Joe Dunne with a 2-0 victory over Carlisle United this afternoon.

Craig Eastmond tapped in Sanchez Watt's low cross in the 25th minute to give the U's the lead, after some smart passing.

And Jabo Ibehre doubled Colchester's advantage six minutes later when he fired home first-time from Watt's low cross.

Ibehre, Anthony Wordsworth and Marcus Bean were all denied by Carlisle goalkeeper Mark Gillespie before half-time, as the U's turned on the style.

Carlisle improved in the second half and had the better of the play and the chances, with Mike Edwards, Kallum Higginbotham and James Berrett all missing free headers.

But Colchester claimed victory and the only real downside to the afternoon for them was losing both Watt and right-back Brian Wilson to injuries.

For a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester United's win over Carlisle, see Monday's Daily Gazette.