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More Away Day Blues For U's As Cumbrians Punish Slack Defending

Poor away form in 2010 continued on Saturday as Carlisle gained revenge for their defeat earlier in the season. Aidy Boothroyd rang the changes for the trip to Cumbria as Ian Henderson, Ashley Vincent, David Fox and Kevin Lisbie came into the side. Anthony Wordsworth, Clive Platt and John Joe O-Toole had to settle for a place on the bench as Aidy attempted to arrest a run of poor form. Those ....

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Silverware Still Possible As U's Reach Senior Cup Final

The U's reached the final of the Essex Senior Cup after a late win against Dagenham and Redbridge at Victoria Road. They made a couple of changes to their squad, with Simon Hackney and Medy Elito, who had previously featured prominently in the run to this point, going on loan spells to Morecamble and Cheltenham respectively. The Daggers fielding a strong side including seven first teamers, the likes of including experienced Darren Currie. They had the best of the first period but they were ....

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Canaries Are Five-alive As Lambert Returns With A Vengance

Since Paul Lambert's defection to Norwich City after his side demolished his current charges 7-1 on the opening day, this game had the makings of one that would be remembered for years to come. Colchester made four changes to the side that were embarrased 7-0 by Preston in the FA Cup fourteen days earlier. Simon Hackney, Kayode Odejayi, Steven Gillespie and Paul Reid, who had an operation ....

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Seventh Heaven For The U's As The Canaries' Fail To Fly

It was a case of the magnificent seven as Colchester United shocked Norwich with a magnificent display in the first League One fixture of the season. All of manager Paul Lambert's new arrivals travelled to Norfolk to take on one of the favourites for the League One title, with Ben Williams starting in goal, Magnus Okuonghae and Lee Beevers in defence, Ashley Vincent and David Fox in midfield ....

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Slade Is Albion's Number One As They Battle Relegation

Brighton and Hove Albion took another step in their survival battle, as they picked up a crucial one goal win in Essex. Home boss Paul Lambert used the game as another opportunity to cast his eyes over the fringe players as Matt Lockwood, Chris Coyne, John White, Mark Yeates and Anthony Wordsworth came into the starting Eleven after Saturday's defeat. The home side were in the ascendancy in the ....

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O's Take Another Step To Safety With Crucial Win

Geraint Williams came back to haunt his ex- club as Leyton Orient came back from a goal down to pick up three points in their bid to secure their League One status. As Paul Lambert looked to take a look at which squad players were part of his plans for next season, he made four changes after last weekends 1-0 defeat against Leeds. David Perkins and On-Loan Striker Karl Hawley were ruled out ....

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Argentinian Le-eds His Side To Vital Victory

Colchester United failed to build on their impressive midweek display as Leeds kept the pressure up on the sides on the top of the table as they picked up three points in Essex. Both sides were unchanged as the visitors were looking to extend their unbeaten run to nine games. The visitors started the game brightly with 31 goal Jermaine Beckford looking dangerous. He was denied by U's Keeper ....

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Lions Fail To Roar As U's Grab Suprise Victory

Colchester United confounded their critics as they picked up a suprise win at the New Den. The U's were unchanged for the third successive match as Manager Paul Lambert kept faith in the players that fell to an embarrasing defeat at Scunthorpe. The first half was a war of attrition, with neither side giving the other room to breathe in all parts of the field. The best efforts for both sides ....

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Iron Make Their Mark As U's Playoff Dream Clings On

The U's hopes of snatching a play-off place faltered as Scunthorpe strengthened their own position with their third successive home win. The visitors were unchanged from the side that started in the draw away to Leicester. The first period was a lively, open affair with Mark Yeates having opportunities for the U's, but the home side took the lead nine minutes before the interval. After a ....

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Leicester Match Report

The U's slim hopes of a play-off place were kept alive on Saturday as they picked up a fantastic point against League leaders Leicester City at the Walkers Stadium. Boss Paul Lambert made two changes from the side that fell to a disapointing 1-0 home defeat to Crewe Alexandra last weekend, as he gave two of the new loanees their chance. Neal Trotman replaced Chris Coyne while Karl Hawley took ....

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Crewe Match Report

Colchester's hopes of a play-off place were dented as Crewe boosted their hopes of survival. The U's made one change to the side that beat Swindon on Tuesday night as Mark Yeates replaced the injured Steven Gillespie. It was a case of deja vu from midweek, as the home side again started the brighter and were dominant in the first ten minutes but were unable to find a way through the visitors ....

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Swindon Match Report

The U's kept up their hopes of a playoff place as they beat struggling Swindon in a five-goal thriller. After Mark Yeates and Lewis Gobern failed fitness tests prior to the match, it was the same eleven that started against Oldham on Saturday. And for the second game on the trot, they came flying out the blocks. After good work in midfield by Kem Izzet, Simon Hackney's teasing cross was headed ....

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