Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

Hereford 0 V U's 2 - Report

Hereford 0 V U's 2 - Report

Hereford United 0 (0) Colchester United (2) 2

Edgar Street, April 18 2009

Att: 2,100

Yeates 36, Beckwith 43 o.g.


Colchester United`s double, inspired by an electric Mark Yeates, ended Hereford`s one-season stay in League One when the U`s won on Saturday.

Dean Gerken was left largely untroubled in goal for the visiting side as they ended a winless run of five matches, encouragingly winning without several important players. Misfit striker Akanni-Sunday Wasiu deputised during the injury crisis, and youngster Sam Corcoran made his league debut as a substitute.

"It was good, considering we are makeshift at the moment. The lads that came in have done well," U`s manager, Paul Lambert, told the BBC. The Scot said he would have expected his side to convert even more chances.

It was Yeates, the club`s top-scorer this season with twelve this season, who both wrote and stole the headlines here.

Colchester`s wing wonder did come in for a little criticism from Lambert at full-time, despite his manager`s admission that Yeates was in overall "fine" form.

He hit the post almost from the first whistle and broke the deadlock shortly before half-time with a stunning solo free-kick. The Irishman, who infamously professed to not practicing with a dead ball, fired an arrow-like effort through the middle of the goal. It whizzed effortlessly past Peter Gulacsi from the left-hand edge of the penalty area. Yeates was playing in a withdrawn role due to an absence of attackers.

It was his strong work on the opposite side that saw the lead doubled before half-time.

Yeates` mistaken shot was unintentionally a crossfield ball, headed into the net. Dean Beckwith`s head was the unlikely source of United`s second goal.

"There`s no doubt he`s goal ability," added Lambert, on the afternoon`s virtuoso performer.

He went on: "With a bit more consistency, he`d be one heck of a player. I think you get players like that, you always frustrate you. They`ve got the capability of being absolutely brilliant."

With no other standout faces, Yeates was bound to get all the plaudits in this story, although even he quietened down in the second half.

There were no other standout mentions, except the sub-plot that Kem Izzet took the captain`s armband ahead of official club skipper Chris Coyne, even though both played the full match.

As for Hereford, they were awful, to a man, conceding what their manager called "stupid goals."

It was a deserved halt to Colchester`s loosing run. Three points gained, at last.

Let us know with a comment below, or comment on this article in the forum. Not yet a member? Don't panic, click on the banner below to join in.




We want to know YOUR thoughts...


VITAL COLCHESTER; YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE!


VITAL COLCHESTER IS 100% UNOFFICIAL - FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS!











For the very latest League One odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Monday April 20 2009
Time: 8:47PM

Comments

0
Sounds like Yeates had a good game, good goal too. Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
24/04/2009 21:20:00
0
Sounds like Yeates had a good game, good goal too. Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
24/04/2009 21:20:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Colchester United Articles

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (21/3/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

Safe Standing Takes Another Step

Last weekend the EFL contacted League One and Two clubs and informed them that they had the choice of whether or not to introduce the new 'rail seats' that are a topic...

FSF February 2017 Round-up

February was an important month for the game as the future of the FA came under intense scrutiny. We submitted recommendations to MPs who are calling for...

Archived Vital Colchester Articles

Vital Colchester articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Colchester
Write For Vital Colchester
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Colchester v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Colchester win55%
Rochdale win36%
Draw9%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 38 23 9 6 78 31
2 Plymouth 38 22 6 10 72 18
3 Portsmouth 39 20 8 11 68 26
4 Stevenage 39 19 5 15 62 12
5 Blackpool 39 15 15 9 60 21
6 Luton 39 15 15 9 60 19
7 Exeter 39 17 8 14 59 16
8 Carlisle 39 15 14 10 59 -2
9 Mansfield 39 15 13 11 58 5
10 Colchester 39 16 9 14 57 4
11 Wycombe 39 15 10 14 55 0
12 Cambridge 38 15 9 14 54 6
13 Grimsby 39 14 10 15 52 -2
14 Barnet 39 12 15 12 51 -3
15 Accrington 38 12 13 13 49 -1
16 Crewe 39 12 12 15 48 -9
17 Crawley 39 13 9 17 48 -13
18 Yeovil 39 10 16 13 46 -9
19 Morecambe 39 13 7 19 46 -15
20 Notts County 39 13 7 19 46 -22
21 Hartlepool 39 10 11 18 41 -16
22 Cheltenham 39 9 12 18 39 -16
23 Newport 39 7 12 20 33 -21
24 Leyton Orient 39 9 5 25 32 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Stevenage (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Morecambe (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Plymouth Argyle (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Leyton Orient (a)
Sky Bet League Two
The Vital Football Members League