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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 September 2007, 16:32 GMT 17:32 UK
Colchester 2-3 Burnley
Burnley capitalised on an impressive start to win away at Colchester.

Alan Mahon gave the visitors the lead when his 18-yard strike beat Dean Gerken and Andy Gray doubled the lead by volleying in Wade Elliott's cross.

Kevin Lisbie pulled one back for the hosts on the stroke of half-time with a header from George Elokobi's centre.

Gray extended the lead again from the spot after Elokobi fouled Chris McCann and although Adam Virgo headed in Teddy Sheringham's cross, Burnley held on.


  • Colchester manager Geraint Williams:
    "All defeats are disappointing, but the nature of this one was very disappointing. We were a bit naive in our defending and it has cost us.

    "We stepped off Burnley a bit, but we need to give them credit because they were worth their lead at half-time."

  • Burnley manager Steve Cotterill:
    "I felt we played very well and I think 3-2 flattered them a bit.

    "The only disappointing thing was that we did not keep a clean sheet but this has given us a boost going into the two-week break."


    Colchester: Gerken, White (McLeod 34), Baldwin, Connolly, Elokobi, Duguid, Izzet (Guttridge 85), Jackson, Yeates (Virgo 77), Lisbie, Sheringham.
    Subs Not Used: Davison, Granville.

    Goals: Lisbie 45, Virgo 88.

    Burnley: Jensen, Duff, Carlisle, Caldwell, Jordan, Elliott, McCann, Alexander (Spicer 68), Mahon (Harley 84), Gray, Blake (Akinbiyi 76).
    Subs Not Used: Jones, Unsworth.

    Booked: Carlisle, Blake, Alexander, McCann.

    Goals: Mahon 15, Gray 29, 63 pen.

    Att: 4,925

    Ref: Phil Joslin (Nottinghamshire).

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