Bold Point Made By Boothroyd`s Battlers
Vital Colchester`s editors watched on as Aidy Boothroyd`s barmy army secured a battling point against Southampton, despite the odds, during his first game as manager this afternoon.
Colchester drew a gallant blank with the winless Saints on a day the club had saved all the pomp about ex-U's skipper, Dean Hammond, for this particular match supplement. He appeared three times: once on the cover, once in a centre-fold and then again during a glossy-three page interview.
On the pitch, there were mixed fortunes for the U`s; that their own efforts were rewarded was certainly no coincidence.
Fans were delighted to see the passionate Boothroyd and his chargers rewarded, having lost midfilder, Kem Izzet, to a red card and then skipper, Pat Baldwin, through what looked like a potentially very serious injury, before half-time. Baldwin was given a standing ovation from the travelling support when stretchered off, in recognition that he may have sustained serious hurt.
Meanwhile, Anthony Wordsworth and goalie, Ben Williams, both impressed most for United, while restored full-back, John White, again enjoyed milking applause for his welcome return to the right side of Essex. Medy Elito was back in contention and selected on the bench, too.
Defender Magnus Okuonghae also deserves an honourable mention for his fantastic goal-line clearance during the first period; a Matt Paterson shoot had seemed a dead-cert for goal.
A full, much less bias, match report will follow later on Vital Colchester...
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