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Scunthorpe 3-0 U's - Report

Scunthorpe United
3 - 0
Colchester United

Glanford Park

29/03/2009 - 15:00

Attendance: 4,304

Referee:

COLCHESTER UNITED were comprehensively beaten by promotion-chasing Scunthorpe United, on Saturday afternoon.

Any hopes the U`s had of a late play-off push were firmly distinguished as the Iron ran out 3-0 winners at Glanford Park.

Paul Lambert named an unchanged starting XI from last week`s 1-1 draw against table-topping Leicester City, with loan pair Neal Trotman and Karl Hawley featuring from the off again.

Irish winger Mark Yeates found space on the left and fired in a cross-cum-shot which Clive Platt failed to connect with, in the game's frist real chance.

Moments later the ball was up the other end and U`s man Pat Baldwin was forced to block a goal-bound effort from Paul Hayes, in an open first period of the game.

Platt tested Joe Murphy in the Iron goal with a header, after doing well to meet a ball in from the right.

On thirty-six minutes ex-Southend goal-getter Gary Hooper put the Iron in front, slotting the ball under Mark Cousins, after skipping beyond Trotman.

The U`s were forced to defend, as the home side looked for a second goal, blocking twice to deny Matt Sparrow.

Early in the second half the U`s had a good shout for a spot-kick after Yeates was upended in the penalty area; however, referee Graham Scott was not interested.

As the U`s started to impress Kem Izzet had a chance to level but failed to hit the target when in space.

Around the hour mark, Scunthorpe, and Hooper, got their second goal of the game. Following a quickly-taken throw in Hooper burst forward and calmly placed the ball beyond Cousins for his 29th goal of the season.

The U`s came very close to an instant response, as Hawley`s rasping drive from distance hit the bar and post before rolling away from danger.

With just over twenty-two minutes of the match left to play, the U`s found themselves three goals down as Arsenal loanee Henri Lansbury finished impressively after the Iron broke away.

More bad news for the U's was that substitute Johnnie Jackson, currently returning from injury, was on the pitch less than five minutes before being forced off with a hamstring problem.

The U`s looked for a consolation goal; as Yeates saw his powerful effort comfortably collected by Murphy.

As the game ended in a 3-0 defeat for the U`s, Lambert will surely concede any chance of an instant return to the Championship is now over.

U's: Cousins, Maybury, Baldwin, Trotman, Tierney, Yeates, Izzet (Jackson (Hackney)), Hammond, Perkins (Gobern), Hawley, Platt

Subs Not Used: Gerken, White

Star Player

Mark Yeates

If any U's player was going to find the net it seemed it was going to be the lively wide-man.






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Writer:StevieG Col U
Date:Sunday March 29 2009
Time: 11:11AM

Comments

0
Shame! Our season's over, but there are many changes to come this summer. There was already a 10 point gap at the start of play so safe to say the U's aren't top-six material for this season.
Matt_Us
29/03/2009 11:37:00
0
Shame! Our season's over, but there are many changes to come this summer. There was already a 10 point gap at the start of play so safe to say the U's aren't top-six material for this season.
Matt_Us
29/03/2009 11:37:00
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The next few games Lambert should try out a few players and have a good look at them for next season
ooohhJohnnieJackson
29/03/2009 13:28:00
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The next few games Lambert should try out a few players and have a good look at them for next season
ooohhJohnnieJackson
29/03/2009 13:28:00
0
Yeah, am expecting a busy summer, next season we should hopefully be pushing on and looking at promotion.
StevieG Col U
29/03/2009 14:18:00
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Yeah, am expecting a busy summer, next season we should hopefully be pushing on and looking at promotion.
StevieG Col U
29/03/2009 14:18:00
0
It would be nice to see a few of the lonees stay on namely Gobern n Trotman!!
Rob_CU
30/03/2009 11:04:00
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It would be nice to see a few of the lonees stay on namely Gobern n Trotman!!
Rob_CU
30/03/2009 11:04:00
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Nice to see another face on the site Rob_CU. :D Yeah, still unsure about Gobern's end product but is a good young player. Doubt we could get Trotman, think he would demand a god fee.
StevieG Col U
30/03/2009 11:38:00
0
Nice to see another face on the site Rob_CU. :D Yeah, still unsure about Gobern's end product but is a good young player. Doubt we could get Trotman, think he would demand a god fee.
StevieG Col U
30/03/2009 11:38:00
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