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Bennett surged into the open space in front of him and headed towards the byline before drilling in a fierce drive from around eight yards that flew past Walker at his near post and into the far corner.
90+5min: Bonne hooks for goal after the ball had dropped into his path from a late Colchester corner but the effort sails comfortably wide.
pushing the ball past McLaughlin.
63min: A Wilson free kick into the area isn't properly cleared by City and Doyle has Omega Seamaster Watch Face
56min: GOAL!!!!!!!!!!! Colchester United 0 Bradford City 2 Bennett doubles City's lead with his first goal for the Bantams! After finding himself in space over on City's right flank, the winger drives towards the byline before drilling in a fierce strike that whistles past Walker and into the Omega Black Art
86min: SUB The Bantams bring on Carl McHugh for Drury.
Hanson's importance to City's attack became evident as early as the 15th minute when the giant striker swooped over by the far post to power a header home from Dolan's flighted corner delivery for his twelfth goal of the season.
to head over his own bar from close range for a corner after Okuonghae had hooked the ball back across the six yard box.
80min: SUB The Bantams bring on Garry Thompson for Bennett.
90+4min: YELLOW CARDS Wilson and Mclean both receive a booking each after appearing to square up following the award of a Colchester free kick just inside City's own half.
The win City's first on the road since November is their third in the last five games and sees Phil Parkinson's men move back into the top half of the League 1 table.
In truth, City could have been further ahead before the half time interval with Aaron Mclean, who enjoyed probably his best game in a City shirt, at the heart of more than one promising opening.
After passing a morning fitness test, Hanson joined Dolan, who was in for the ill Gary Jones, Andrew Davies and Adam Drury in the City side as one of four changes made by Parkinson from Saturday's match at Brentford.
90+1min: Sears strikes for goal after the ball rolls into his path but the attacker's connects is weak and the ball trickles comfortably into McLaughlin's path.
FT: Colchester United 0 Bradford City 2
66min: McLaughlin has to sprint to the edge of his area to claim a teasing through ball from Eastmond narrowly ahead of a surging Sears.
61min: YELLOW CARD Colchester think they have a goal back for a second when McLaughlin is beaten to a cross and ball nestles in the back of his net. The home celebrations are cut short, however, when a handball is spotted and the player in question, Bean, is booked for Omega Speedmaster Snoopy
Colchester United 0 Bradford City 2
With only Colchester shot stopper Sam Walker to beat, Mclean connected sweetly with the ball but could only watch on as his left footed drive whistled narrowly past the post.
After coming close on more than one occasion to doubling their lead in the first half though, City did net a second in the match just over ten minutes after the restart when Bennett latched onto a mis directed header by Craig Eastmond.
Colchester thought for a second they had a goal back five minutes later but Marcus Bean was cautioned for flicking the ball past Jon McLaughlin and into the net using his hand.
86min: Gilbey tries his luck from distance but his effort is straight at McLaughlin.
70min: City can't quite the free kick delivery into the area that follows but McLaughlin is eventually able to dive on the ball and end the brief scramble in the Bantams' area.
69min: YELLOW CARD Darby is booked for bringing down Sanchez Watt as the Colchester attacker surged dangerously forward in City's half of the pitch.
74min: Adam Reach's low cross come shot is repelled by Walker at his near post.
Parkinson's side had to ensure some spells of home pressure as The U's pushed for a way back into the game in the closing stages but City never truly looked over worked as they moved seamlessly to the win.
75min: SUBS Colchester bring on Macaulay Bonne and Alex Gilbey for Morrison and Bean respectively.
The striker's best scoring opportunity came just before the break when he was played into space by Bennett just inside Colchester's area.
90min: There will be four minutes of time added on at the end of the match.
90+2min: YELLOW CARD Gilbey is booked for a late tackle on Thompson midway in Colchester's own half.
49min: Walker has to race from his goal to narrowly beat a lurking Mclean to an under hit back pass from Eastmond and kick it out for a throw in.
James Hanson's header from a Matthew Dolan corner gave Omega Speedmaster Special Edition City a deserved half time lead before Kyle Bennett's first goal for the club after the break completed the scoring.
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