Colchester United - Watford V U's - Match Report
UK time is: 09:22:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Watford V U's - Match Report

U`s Resist Hornets' Sting

Watford (1) 2 Colchester (1) 2


Watford Goals:

Johnson, 4

King,64

Colchester Goals:

Platt, 20

Lisbie, 46

Saurday 10th November, 2007

Attendence: 16,069

Vicerage Road

Colchester won a point at table-topping Watford despite their recent mediocre string of results.

Watford went into the game in fine form but it wasn`t all plain sailing for the home side - they needed a spectacular overhead-kick from golden striker Marlon King to salvage a point against a spirited Colchester side.

The visiting U`s produced one of the shock results of the day, by holding the Hornets to a 2-2 draw.

The U`s went into the game, at Vicarage Road, on a winless run of five games and made one change following Tuesdays 1-1 home draw against Plymouth, with Hungarian Bela Balogh coming in for the on-loan Matthew Connolly in the centre of defence.

On four minutes, when Watford`s on-loan winger Adam Johnson`s cross come shot slipped through Dean Gerken`s fingertips, the home side thought the floodgates had opened and they were going to be in for a stroll in the park. Colchester ensured that was not going to be the case.

Just over quarter-of-an-hour later, Kem Izzet`s curling cross from the left was met by striker Clive Platt, whose initial header thundered against the crossbar, but he followed it up and volleyed the ball past Watford keeper Richard Lee following a tidy bit of ball control.

With the second-half just 38 seconds old, Lisbie latched onto Kem Izzets` clever chip to chest the ball down and fire it low past Lee for his 6th goal of the season following the Jamaican`s summer transfer from Charlton Athletic. The home fans were stunned.

The home side were given a chance to get back on level terms, just after the hour mark, when the lively Johnson was sandwiched by U`s skipper Karl Duguid and back tracking winger Mark Yeates`, in the penalty area. The referee pointed to the spot.

Marlon King stepped up to take it but his weak effort was saved comfortably by visiting keeper Dean Gerken; a golden chance wasted.

King, not deflated by his penalty miss, then emphasized brilliantly and scored a stunning over head bicycle-kick to rescue a point for the promotion chasing Championship outfit.

Watford went close to hitting a winner, King and strike partner Darius Henderson both being thwarted by Gerken, with Hornets midfielder Lee Williamson and U`s winger Yeates both hitting the woodwork late on.

This is certainly a valuable point for the Essex side as they attempt to fight against a serving of the dreaded 'second season syndrome`.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Stevie_G_Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 13 2007

Time: 6:48PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Yeah good result, shows we're a spirited side.
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
13/11/2007 18:57:00

Indeed - great game and great point!
Matt_Us
Report Abuse
13/11/2007 19:04:00

Wise words, Wise words.
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
13/11/2007 19:18:00

Shame we didn't win but we battled hard n they pinned us back. I agree lads, good point.
Rob_CU
Report Abuse
13/11/2007 20:44:00

Excellent result for you guy's. Not many come away with anything from down there.
will it ever happen
Report Abuse
14/11/2007 17:36:00

Only two so far this season, according to the sats. Was it West Brom (win) and U's (draw)?
Matt_Us
Report Abuse
14/11/2007 17:58:00

Yeah think it might well be. Good to see you again Rob_Cu.
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
14/11/2007 18:23:00

As Williams says all the time, the U's play to win, no messing!
Matt_Us
Report Abuse
14/11/2007 19:17:00

Does he.....
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
15/11/2007 18:38:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Colchester United Articles

Pre-Season Ends With Fulham Setback (Tuesday August 4 2015)

U's Squad Numbers Confirmed (Tuesday August 4 2015)

Defender Set To Miss U's Opener (Tuesday August 4 2015)

U's Secure Ipswich Win (Wednesday July 29 2015)

One To Learn From (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Keeper Ready To Return (Saturday July 25 2015)

Parish Pens U's Deal (Friday July 24 2015)

Moncur Not For Sale (Friday July 24 2015)

Archived Colchester United Articles

List All Vital Colchester Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
5. Bury 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Chesterfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Colchester 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Coventry 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Crewe 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Doncaster 0 0 0 0 0 0

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Arrival Not Planned But Not Ruled
Port Vale : 05/08/2015 08:57:00
Vale Win At Altrincham
Port Vale : 05/08/2015 08:54:00
An Unhappy Camper!
Port Vale : 05/08/2015 08:53:01
Another Gills Setback For Youngster
Gillingham : 05/08/2015 08:26:00
2015/16 Gills Squad Numbers Confirmed
Gillingham : 05/08/2015 08:24:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Has it been a good season?
Suggested By:  VitalU's
Yes, above expectation 30%
No, below expectation 28%
About what I thought 42%