In the second half Yannick Bolasie saw a thumping effort tipped behind after a neat one-two with Puncheon early on, and although the U's won a number of free kicks and threatened from time to time, Palace would see the game out for a morale-boosting pre-season win.
Jul 25, 2016 at 7pm UK at Colchester Community Stadium
Result: Crystal Palace earn narrow pre-season friendly win over Colchester United
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Jordon Mutch's early goal helps Crystal Palace seal a 1-0 win over Colchester United in Monday night's pre-season friendly at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
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