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West Brom 4-3 Colchester

A late goal from Roman Bednar boosted West Brom's promotion hopes at the expense of bottom-side Colchester.

Chris Coyne's overhead kick gave the U's the lead and Medy Elito made it 2-0 from 18 yards before Kevin Phillips slotted in to reduce the deficit.

Chris Brunt made it 2-2 when he found bottom left corner before Kevin Lisbie pounced after Dean Kiely spilled Kemal Izzet's shot to put the Us back on top.

But James Morrison's 18-yarder and then Bednar's header sealed it for Albion.


  • West Brom manager Tony Mowbray:

  • "The way we are defending at the moment is a huge disappointment.

    "We know we can score goals and to score four is fantastic. To get the three points is a positive but there are to many negatives for my liking.

    "It is great we stuck at it and I am delighted the players got the points."

  • Colchester manager Geraint Williams:

  • "We didn't defend well enough and to come to a place like Albion, score three goals and not get any reward is criminal.

    "We put in a performance full of effort and it deserved some kind of reward.

    "But West Brom keep going to the last. I hope they go up because I think they could have a chance to flourish in the Premiership with the way they play."


    West Brom: Kiely, Hoefkens (Miller 70), Cesar (Clement 46), Albrechtsen, Robinson, Gera, Greening, Koren (Morrison 72), Brunt, Bednar, Phillips.
    Subs Not Used: Kim, Pele.

    Booked: Bednar.

    Goals: Phillips 36, Brunt 39, Bednar 90, Morrison 90.

    Colchester: Gerken, Ifil, Baldwin (Virgo 5), Coyne, White, Duguid, Hammond, Jackson, Elito (Izzet 46), Lisbie, Platt (Vernon 62).
    Subs Not Used: Cousins, Balogh.

    Booked: Coyne, Lisbie.

    Goals: Coyne 14, Elito 17, Lisbie 76.

    Att: 20,433

    Ref: Graham Laws (Tyne & Wear).


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