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Lambert Era Begins With Win

Lambert Era Begins With Win

Colchester United manager Paul Lambert marked his first game in charge of the U's with a win.

The struggling U's earned a hard-fought victory over Stockport County, at Edgeley Park.

A goal from David Perkins and and a late Clive Platt strike gave the Essex side their first league win of the month.

The U's started brightly and record-signing Steven Gillespie spurned a good chance, with less than a minute gone.

However, the U's lead with 20 minutes gone, through Perkins. The blond midfielder calmly slotted home from just inside the box, following good build-up play.

With half-time just around the corner, the home side got level. Matty McNeil headed home a cross from the right-hand side, fending off pressure from Paul Reid in the process.

Early in the second-period McNeil was stretchered off, with a nasty looking injury, following a collision with U's centre-back Reid.

Three-minutes from time, Mark Yeates' clever flick allowed Platt to fire home from close range and snatch a dramatic victory for the U's.


Stockport County: Forster, McSweeney, McNulty, Fojut, Rowe, Baker, Dicker (sub Johnson, 89), Raynes (sub Turnbull, 29), Gleeson, Thompson, McNeil (sub Pilkington, 53).

Unused Subs: Kane, fon Williams.

Colchester United: Gerken, White, Baldwin, Reid, Jackson, Wordsworth (sub Izzet, 65), Hammond, Perkins, Yeates, Platt, Gillespie (sub Wasiu, 73)

Unused Subs: Heath, Vernon, Cousins.

Referee: Mr D Deadman (Cambridgeshire)

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Writer:StevieG Col U
Date:Sunday October 19 2008
Time: 9:29PM

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