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Not My Goal, Says U’s Connolly

Judging by his reaction and the team’s pie-up in front of the home fans after Colchester United’s second goal against Barnsley on Saturday, you’d be right to assume that Arsenal loanee Matthew Connolly had netted a first U’s strike.

But in yesterday’s EADT, the 19-year-old defender denied that he had been able to make a clean contact with Jonnie Jackson’s corner in the 48th minute, citing instead a deflection after his minimal flick en route to goal.

When asked if he had hit the ball over the line last, Connolly replied: “It wasn’t me. I’d like to have claimed it but it was not my goal; it was an own goal.”

Although now accredited to Connolly, TV replays show Barnsley’s Rob Kozluk to have accidentally helped the ball in for that goal, which didn’t prove decisive as the Tykes levelled five with minutes remaining.




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Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 21 2007

Time: 9:00AM

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A lot of players would claim it weather they scored it or not (ie. Cureton!!!!), so he seems an honeast lad!
StevieG Col U
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21/08/2007 20:49:00

Fair point. I thought he did score it but you could see on the replays on TV that it was slowed up before it went in. They all count!
Matt_Us
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22/08/2007 07:22:00

Yeah every one counts, from a 30yard belter to a 2yard own goal!
StevieG Col U
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22/08/2007 18:51:00

 

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