Colchester United's winning run was ended tonight after they were beaten 1-0 by promotion-chasing Swindon Town at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

James Collins' well-taken strike early in the second half proved enough to celebrate the two sides, in a tight encounter.

The closest Colchester came to scoring was just before the half hour when Billy Clifford's long-range strike was palmed over the bar by keeper Wes Fotheringham.

However, U's keeper Sam Walker pulled off a number of fine saves near the end to ensure Colchester's final margin of defeat was not greater.

See Wednesday's Gazette for a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's game with Swindon.