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  • English League 1
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Broadfield Stadium
  • Attendance: 3,160
CrawleyCrawleyvColchesterColchester
3
  • Connolly, 5
  • Clarke, 71
  • Adams, 87
0

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Match ends, Crawley Town 3, Colchester United 0.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Crawley Town 3, Colchester United 0.

90+2 mins:Anthony Wordsworth (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+2 mins:Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Colchester United).

90+2 mins:Hope Akpan (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Substitution, Crawley Town. Jonte Smith replaces Gary Alexander.

90 mins:Attempt missed. Hope Akpan (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

90 mins:Corner, Crawley Town.

88 mins:Substitution, Crawley Town. Dannie Bulman replaces Billy Clarke.

87 mins:Goal! Crawley Town 3, Colchester United 0. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hope Akpan.

83 mins:Substitution, Crawley Town. Nathan Byrne replaces Michael Jones.

83 mins:Attempt blocked. Michael Jones (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

78 mins:Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).

78 mins:Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Attempt missed. David Hunt (Crawley Town) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right.

75 mins:Foul by Clinton Morrison (Colchester United).

75 mins:Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Foul by Nicky Adams (Crawley Town).

74 mins:Daniel Potts (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Substitution, Colchester United. George Porter replaces Kemal Izzet.

73 mins:David Hunt (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73 mins:Foul by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

73 mins:Jack Compton (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Goal! Crawley Town 2, Colchester United 0. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner.

69 mins:Foul by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

69 mins:Jack Compton (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Substitution, Colchester United. Jack Compton replaces Gavin Massey.

67 mins:Foul by Kemal Izzet (Colchester United).

67 mins:Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Offside, Crawley Town. Billy Clarke tries a through ball, but Billy Clarke is caught offside.

64 mins:Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

64 mins:Anthony Wordsworth (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

60 mins:Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

60 mins:Kemal Izzet (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

60 mins:Corner, Crawley Town.

59 mins:Attempt saved. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

57 mins:Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).

57 mins:Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

55 mins:Foul by Hope Akpan (Crawley Town).

55 mins:Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Offside, Colchester United. Daniel Potts tries a through ball, but Daniel Potts is caught offside.

52 mins:Foul by Billy Clarke (Crawley Town).

52 mins:Daniel Potts (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Offside, Crawley Town. Gary Alexander tries a through ball, but Gary Alexander is caught offside.

48 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

48 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

47 mins:Offside, Colchester United. Gavin Massey tries a through ball, but Gavin Massey is caught offside.

47 mins:Attempt blocked. Daniel Potts (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Second Half begins Crawley Town 1, Colchester United 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Colchester United 0.

44 mins:Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

44 mins:Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

44 mins:Matthew Heath (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

43 mins:Attempt missed. Anthony Wordsworth (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

40 mins:Foul by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

40 mins:Gavin Massey (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Attempt saved. Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

39 mins:Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

39 mins:Matthew Heath (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

39 mins:Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Foul by Matthew Heath (Colchester United).

38 mins:Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Foul by Hope Akpan (Crawley Town).

37 mins:Kemal Izzet (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Foul by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

35 mins:Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

35 mins:Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

34 mins:Attempt blocked. Anthony Wordsworth (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

33 mins:Attempt saved. Matthew Heath (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Anthony Wordsworth.

33 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

30 mins:Offside, Colchester United. Daniel Potts tries a through ball, but Daniel Potts is caught offside.

29 mins:Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

29 mins:Clinton Morrison (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Corner, Crawley Town.

25 mins:Attempt saved. Hope Akpan (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

22 mins:Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

22 mins:Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

21 mins:Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Colchester United).

21 mins:Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Attempt saved. Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved.

19 mins:Foul by Matthew Heath (Colchester United).

19 mins:Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Colchester United).

19 mins:Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Attempt saved. Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

16 mins:Foul by Nicky Adams (Crawley Town).

16 mins:Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Attempt blocked. Anthony Wordsworth (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

13 mins:Foul by Clinton Morrison (Colchester United).

13 mins:Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Foul by Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town).

11 mins:Clinton Morrison (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Offside, Colchester United. Drey Wright tries a through ball, but Drey Wright is caught offside.

8 mins:Foul by Matthew Heath (Colchester United).

8 mins:Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

5 mins:Goal! Crawley Town 1, Colchester United 0. Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

4 mins:Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).

4 mins:Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Attempt missed. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 1
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Broadfield Stadium
  • Attendance: 3,160
CrawleyCrawleyvColchesterColchester
3
  • Connolly, 5
  • Clarke, 71
  • Adams, 87
0

match report

Crawley clinched their first home league victory in nine weeks with a 3-0 win over struggling Colchester on New Year's Day.

The visitors were behind after only five minutes and later conceded two late goals on the way to going down to their seventh successive league defeat.

Defender Mark Connolly gave Crawley the perfect start with the lead from close range.

A free-kick from Adams was headed down by Josh Simpson and Colchester goalkeeper Mark Cousins parried a goalbound effort from Billy Clarke before Connolly tapped-in the rebound.

Leading goalscorer Clarke increased the lead 19 minutes from time by firing left-footed into the top corner from 17 yards after latching on to a hurried clearance from keeper Cousins.

Winger Adams sealed the Red Devils' comfortable victory with a clever chip from 18 yards two minutes from time following a through-ball from Hope Akpan.

Adams should have put Crawley 2-0 ahead early on when his shot from close in was cleared off the line and keeper Cousins went full length to turn away a 20-yard effort from Akpan midway through the first half.

Colchester enjoyed more possession as the interval approached and Anthony Wordsworth fired over following a one-two with Clinton Morrison.

team line-up

1Paul Jones
4Mark Connolly
13David Hunt
12Joe Walsh
3Matthew Sadler
16Nicky Adams
6Hope Akpan
21Michael Jones83
11Josh Simpson
7Billy Clarke88
9Gary Alexander91

substitutes

19Nathan Byrne83
18Shaun Cooper
14Nicholas Ajose
25Michel Kuipers
23Jonte Smith91
8Sergio Torres
15Dannie Bulman88

referee

Graham Scott

team line-up

1Mark Cousins
20Brian Wilson
4Magnus Okuonghae
6Matthew Heath
41Daniel Potts
22Anthony Wordsworth
15Marcus Bean
10Kemal Izzet73
21Gavin Massey68
9Clinton Morrison
30Drey Wright

substitutes

14Andrew Bond
3Michael Rose
28Alex Gilbey
33Jack Compton68
39George Porter73
35Carl Pentney
11Freddie Sears

referee

Graham Scott

match stats

possession %5347
shots on target91
shots off target32
corners35
tackles won00
offsides24