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  • English League 1
  • 26 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Weston Homes Community Stadium
  • Attendance: 2,865
ColchesterColchestervWalsallWalsall
2
  • Ibehre, 79
  • Sears, 89
0

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Match ends, Colchester United 2, Walsall 0.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Walsall 0.

90+5 mins:Corner, Walsall.

90+4 mins:Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90+1 mins:Offside, Colchester United. Jabo Ibehre tries a through ball, but Jabo Ibehre is caught offside.

89 mins:Goal! Colchester United 2, Walsall 0. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Porter.

87 mins:Attempt saved. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

85 mins:Substitution, Walsall. George Bowerman replaces Nicky Featherstone.

84 mins:Foul by Ashley Hemmings (Walsall).

84 mins:Brian Wilson (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Freddie Sears (Colchester United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

80 mins:Substitution, Walsall. Ashley Hemmings replaces James Baxendale.

79 mins:Goal! Colchester United 1, Walsall 0. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

77 mins:Foul by Andrew Butler (Walsall).

77 mins:Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Foul by John White (Colchester United).

77 mins:William Grigg (Walsall) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Substitution, Colchester United. Freddie Sears replaces Marcus Bean.

74 mins:Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

72 mins:Offside, Walsall. Nicky Featherstone tries a through ball, but Nicky Featherstone is caught offside.

72 mins:Attempt saved. Marcus Bean (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

71 mins:Foul by Brian Wilson (Colchester United).

71 mins:Nicky Featherstone (Walsall) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

66 mins:Attempt missed. Marcus Bean (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

62 mins:Substitution, Colchester United. George Porter replaces Drey Wright.

61 mins:Foul by Ben Purkiss (Walsall).

61 mins:Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) wins a free kick.

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

58 mins:Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

56 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

52 mins:Foul by Billy Clifford (Colchester United).

52 mins:Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Corner, Walsall.

51 mins:Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

50 mins:William Grigg (Walsall) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Substitution, Colchester United. Tom Eastman replaces Josh Thompson because of an injury.

Second Half begins Colchester United 0, Walsall 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Colchester United 0, Walsall 0.

44 mins:Attempt saved. Brian Wilson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

44 mins:Foul by David Wright (Colchester United).

44 mins:Jamie Paterson (Walsall) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Attempt missed. James Baxendale (Walsall) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

41 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

39 mins:Offside, Colchester United. Jabo Ibehre tries a through ball, but Jabo Ibehre is caught offside.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Billy Clifford (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

33 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

33 mins:Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) header from the right side of the box is saved.

32 mins:Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

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

29 mins:Foul by Sam Mantom (Walsall).

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

28 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Downing (Walsall) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Mantom.

27 mins:Corner, Walsall.

26 mins:Foul by Billy Clifford (Colchester United).

26 mins:Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Attempt blocked. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

25 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie Paterson (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

25 mins:Billy Clifford (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

23 mins:Hand ball by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

21 mins:Corner, Walsall.

21 mins:Attempt blocked. Sam Mantom (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

20 mins:Attempt blocked. Jamie Paterson (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

19 mins:Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

19 mins:Ben Purkiss (Walsall) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Adam Chambers (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

14 mins:Corner, Walsall.

13 mins:Foul by Josh Thompson (Colchester United).

13 mins:William Grigg (Walsall) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Corner, Colchester United.

2 mins:Corner, Walsall.

1 mins:Offside, Colchester United. Jabo Ibehre tries a through ball, but Jabo Ibehre is caught offside.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 1
  • 26 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Weston Homes Community Stadium
  • Attendance: 2,865
ColchesterColchestervWalsallWalsall
2
  • Ibehre, 79
  • Sears, 89
0

match report

Colchester ended their nine-match losing run with a 2-0 win over Walsall thanks to goals from Jabo Ibehre and Freddie Sears.

Ibehre volleyed just wide from the edge of the area for Colchester before the former MK Dons striker broke the deadlock with 12 minutes to go when he slotted in from the edge of the area, after Freddie Sears had closed down goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin's clearance.

And Sears wrapped up the U's win in the final minute when he tapped in from close range, following fellow substitute George Porter's low cross.

Sam Mantom's saw his strike deflected inches wide for Walsall in the first half, while James Baxendale wastefully shot across the face of goal and wide, after he was picked out by Mantom following a swift counter attack.

The closest Colchester came to scoring before half-time was when Ibehre's brave header looked goalbound before being cleared, following John White's long punt forward.

The game continued in similar tight fashion in the second half, although the U's looked the more likely to create chances.

team line-up

44Sam Walker
25John White
40Josh Thompson46
20Brian Wilson
41Billy Clifford
2David Wright
4Magnus Okuonghae
30Drey Wright62
15Marcus Bean75
21Gavin Massey
17Jabo Ibehre

substitutes

39George Porter62
9Clinton Morrison
18Tom Eastman46
29Shaun Phillips
14Andrew Bond
12Dominic Samuel
11Freddie Sears75

referee

Dean Whitestone

team line-up

28Ian McLoughlin
4Andrew Butler
14Ben Purkiss
22Paul Downing
20Malvind Benning
27Sam Mantom
6Nicky Featherstone85
24James Baxendale80
7Adam Chambers
10Jamie Paterson
9William Grigg

substitutes

5Dean Holden
1David Grof
21Kieron Morris
17George Bowerman85
26Andy Taylor
11Ashley Hemmings80
25James Chambers

referee

Dean Whitestone

match stats

possession %4653
shots on target62
shots off target44
corners66
tackles won00
offsides31