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Swindon Snatch Victory Against U's

The U's sank to defeat by the odd-goal this evening as visiting Swindon took all three points thanks to a James Collins strike just after half-time.

Wins over Walsall and Portsmouth ensured that Joe Dunne's men were heading into the game high on confidence and hopeful of picking something up from a challenging game against the Wiltshire side, who are sitting pretty high in the League One play-off positions.

Both sides were well in the first half, and John White went close to bagging his first goal for his hometown club as his snatched shot inside the box was clutched by Foderingham in the visiting goal.

Billy Clifford and George Porter were also both denied by Town in the first-half, whilst Darren Ward saw his header drift wide of the post in an opportunity for the away side.

There was just one change at half-time, as James Collins came on for Rafael De Vita for Paolo Di Canio's side and, just eight minutes later, it was COLLINS who opened the scoring with what would prove to be the only goal of the game, as he latched onto a through ball inside the box, making no mistake in rifling home past Sam Walker.

The goal sparked a strong shift in momentum to the visitors who went on to dominate proceedings in the remaining of the second half, with Walker performing brilliantly in the U's goal to keep the score at 1-0.

First, Walker quickly denied Tommy Miller just after the goal, as well as denying Sam Williams at his near post and, finally, making his most impressive save of all with just minutes to go as he tipped Gary Roberts' effort over at full-stretch.

Joe Dunne introduced Drey Wright, Clinton Morrison and Jack Compton in an attempt to get back into the game and Jabo Ibehre went close for the U's, but it wasn't to be.

However, six points from nine and with another home game to come this Saturday, the U's have much to be positive about.


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Writer: Colchester Dan Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 5 2013

Time: 10:03PM

 

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