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Huddersfield 2 - Colchester United 2

Galpharm Stadium

03/03/09

Attendance: 10,580

Huddersfield 2 -2 U's - Report

DEAN HAMMOND scored twice as the U's drew 2-2 last night against Huddersfield.

United drew level with a remarkable Hammond free-kick after falling behind in the second period to a Gary Roberts effort.

Injuries to U's players Jimmy Walker, who hurt his groin, and Mark Yeates meant that Mark Cousins and Simon Hackney came into the side.

Paul Lambert also recalled Clive Platt, David Perkins and Hammond to the starting XI after knocks kept them out at the weekend.

It was Hammond who opened the scoring with the first of his salvo, with a clear-cut penatly after an obvious handball by Jim Goodwin.

Goal-getter Hammond also shot a free-kcik over the bar inside the first-half hour, with a 20-yard free-kick, while the home side went close Gary Roberts, Anthony Pilkington and Chris Lucketti all testing the U's goal before the break.

Second half, and the Terriers clawed back into the game, after six minutes when Pilkington pounced on Lukas Jutkiewicz's spilt shot to find the back of the net.

That advantage was doubled when former Ipswich man Roberts moved into space on the left and found the net from close-range.

Hammond's hard work paid off, though, as he rescued a Colchester point with his set-piece effort, which fooled everyone, including England youth international, Alex Smithies.

The U's skipper found the net deep into a lengthy stoppage time with a well-drilled shot; Colchester had yet another chance through second-half sub Steven Gillespie.

U's: Cousins, Maybury, Reid (Coyne 55), Baldwin, Tierney, Perkins, Hammond, Izzet, Hackney (Gillespie 64), Gobern (Wordsworth 68), Platt.








Star Player

Dean Hammond gave a really convincing performance, proving just why Paul Lambert gave him the armband over Chris Coyne this season. Two well-taken goals.




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The Journalist

Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 4 2009

Time: 8:22PM

Your Comments

Top stuff, more than happy with a point, on a three game unbeaten run now...!!! THERE'S ONLY ONE DEAN HAMMOND.....!!!!!!
StevieG Col U
Top stuff, more than happy with a point, on a three game unbeaten run now...!!! THERE'S ONLY ONE DEAN HAMMOND.....!!!!!!
StevieG Col U
mate u need a spell checker, well played mind, see you next season probably!
Terrier24
mate u need a spell checker, well played mind, see you next season probably!
Terrier24
Yeah, probably will, can't see either team going up but you never know in football.... Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
Yeah, probably will, can't see either team going up but you never know in football.... Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
... well, we'll see.
Matt_Us
... well, we'll see.
Matt_Us
Well could do after today's win
StevieG Col U
Well could do after today's win
StevieG Col U
 

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