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Colchester 1 - 0 Orient

Colchester 1 - 0 Orient

A first half penalty from Steven Gillespie and a second half penalty save from U's custodian Jimmy Walker was enough for the U's to secure three points at home to Leyton Orient Today.

Colchester went into today's home fixture against an Orient side who had already managed to remove their hosts from the FA Cup competition earlier on in the season.

Manager Paul Lambert chose to start with Steven Gillespie who continues his return from a long lay off through injury, and Scott Vernon who scored the winning goal away to Brighton some 2 days earlier, along with Paul Reid who replaced injured Australian international Chris Coyne in defence.

Lambert's choices were soon justified as Gillespie slotted the U's in front early on from the penalty spot, whilst West Ham loanee Walker saved from the spot in the second period.

Orient had a player sent off later in the second half and Perkins saw his goal bound effort came back off the post after the original effort had been cleared off the line.

Colchester rise to 12th in League One, as their impressive form continues to move them further up the table.

Christmas and indeed for a period shortly before has seen Colchester start to turn around what was a bad start to the season and long may it continue.

Colchester United 1 Leyton Orient 0



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Writer:Deeno
Date:Sunday December 28 2008
Time: 5:34PM

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Upto 11th is looking good. Lets keep the form going and be in the top 10 by mid January and hopefully then a play-off place doesn't look too unrealistic. Jimmy Walker is looking like he should be signed at all costs and is looking very solid indeed. The ref were a proper joke it must be said. How many bookings??!! and it wasn't what you would call a dirty game.
ooohhJohnnieJackson
29/12/2008 22:09:00
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Good result, like the look of Walker.
StevieG Col U
02/01/2009 10:29:00
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