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Millwall 0 - Colchester 1

New Den

Tuesday 31, March

Attendance: 8,071

Millwall 0-1 U's - Report

A LATE goal from Clive Platt took his tally to eight for the season, and all three points to North Essex on Tuesday against Millwall.

Colchester bounded back from last weekend`s disappointing defeat to Scunthorpe by saving their best play of a poor second half to win the game.

Platt`s goal came thanks to a combination of Mark Tierney and Mark Yeates` good work.

Yeates held the ball up after receiving it from Tierney`s throw, talking it under control with a great first touch. Having won a corner, and evading an on-coming challenge from James Henry, Yeates delivered a cross which founds Clive Platt. The precision of the cross, and sheer strength, beat the outstretched David Forde right in the middle of the goal.

Colchester beat a side that had taken 17 points from a possible 21 and were hoping to win to improve their odds of an automatic League One promotion spot.

What was surprising is that Colchester`s beaten XI from the weekend all remained in this line-up and managed to redeem themselves by stealing a tough victory. Manager Paul Lambert said at full-time that his team "deserved" win.

Millwall appeared to have the better of the game, though, especially though the lively striker Gary Alexander, who fashioned a great chance before exiting play prematurely with injury, after fifteen minutes. David Martin also had a free header which some speeded defending by Tierney saw cleared off the line and over the bar.

Alexander got a later chance on 20 and the home side could easily have been aggrieved at the half-time score still goaless, He also put the on-loan Jason Price through on goal before leaving the field.

Colchester didn`t threaten in the first half, and equally managed to get all four of their defenders booked by full time. They didn`t create a single first-half chance.

It was a scrappy game in trough, even in the second half little improved. Colchester managed to nick a win and now must prepare for tomorrow`s game against Leeds.

U`s: Cousins, Maybury, Trotman, Baldwin, Tierney, Perkins, Hammond, Izzet, Yeates (White), Platt, Hawley (Wasiu).


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Your Comments

Well done on getting three points their.
dazza71
Well done on getting three points their.
dazza71
Yep, top win! We may not be going up but will help decide who does! Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
Yep, top win! We may not be going up but will help decide who does! Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
 

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