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Report: Boothroyd's In-Form U's Hit 3rd

Leyton Orient
0 - 1
Colchester United

Steven Green @ Brisbane Road

10/10/2009 - 15:00

Attendance: 5,410

Referee:

COLCHESTER UNITED made it three wins from three with a resolute performance against rivals Leyton Orient.

Boss Aidy Boothroyd saw his unbeaten run in charge of the U's extend to seven games, as inspired loan signing Kayode Odejayi netted the only goal.

In a crowd of 5,410, at Brisbane Road, the U's were backed by an impressive 1,067 traveling fans.

As Boothroyd named an unchanged starting XI, the game got off to a sour start. With a U's attack resulting in O's stopper Jamie Jones being knocked unconscious and departing with only minutes on the clock.

The U`s looked to take advantage instantly, with Clive Platt first heading wide before strike-partner Odejayi wasted a trio of chances.

On-loan midfielder John-Joe O`Toole came close moments later, flashing a long-range volley just inches over the cross-bar.

As the first-half wore on, Orient forced Ben Williams into a fine low save and the U`s did well to deny James Scrowcroft from the rebound.

Shortly before half-time, Odejayi rose above his man at a U`s corner-kick but couldn`t direct his header goalwards.

And the home side had the final chance of the half, with veteran Scrowcroft arrowing a speculative shot from distance over the bar.

HALF-TIME: Leyton Orient 0-0 Colchester United

The U`s, and O`Toole, had the first goal-bound effort of the second-period, but substitute 'keeper Glenn Morris pushed his neat shot round the post.

However, eight minutes after the restart and the U`s deservedly sneaked into the lead. Midfielder Anthony Wordsworth swung in a dangerous corner from the right, and following a clever flick-on from O`Toole, forward Odejayi snuck in at the back-post to guide the ball home and put the U`s one-up.

Bad news arrived shortly later, as full-back John White was forced off due to injury, although it appears to be nothing serious. He was replaced by Phil Ifil - who has been given a new lease-of-life under Boothroyd - after nearly a year out-of-favour.

As the clock ticked down, the U`s came close to adding a second as substitute Steven Gillespie raced through on goal, while under pressure from an O`s defender, but fired a powerful right-footed strike just over.

The O`s hunted for an equaliser, with a few half-chances coming their way, although U`s stopper Ben Williams was rarely called upon.

But a late stoppage-time shot from the Orient went narrowly over, but the U`s did, however, see the game out for a hard-fought victory.

FULL-TIME: Leyton Orient 0-1 Colchester United

So Boothroyd`s battling U`s climb up to 3rd in League One, now just three points off the summit. Promotion anyone?

Star Player

Marc Tierney: The ever-present left-back continues to impress for the U's, in a solid back five.




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Writer:StevieG Col U
Date:Sunday October 11 2009
Time: 10:20AM

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Good three points, a tough place to go! Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
06/11/2009 09:16:00
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