WATCH: Ex-Arsenal man Bramall scores excellent free kick

Colchester United playoff recap
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Oh, the physics!

Colchester United has a 1-0 lead after the first leg of its League Two playoff tie with Exeter City on Cohen Bramall’s aesthetically-pleasing free kick at Colchester Community Stadium on Thursday.

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The artist of the goal was Cohen Bramall, the 24-year-old who left Arsenal for the U’s last summer. The left back now has two goals and five assists on the season.

The beauty of the free kick is Bramall shaping like he’s going to spin a right-footed cross into the mixer, instead smashing a left-footed shot that zips inside the near post.

The second leg is Monday at Exeter’s St. James Park. The winner of the tie between fifth-place Exeter and sixth-place Colchester meets the winner of Northampton Town and Cheltenham Town for the right to join League One.