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Norwich   1 - 7   Colchester

Colchester United's Clive Platt (front left) celebrates
Colchester United celebrate another goal at Carrow Road

Norwich slumped to a huge defeat as Bryan Gunn's Championship return bid began in utterly disastrous fashion.

Keeper Michael Theoklitos missed his punch to hand Kevin Lisbie Colchester's first, and Clive Platt finished into an unguarded net three minutes later.

Platt got a second at the back post, David Fox curled in a free kick, Lisbie headed another, David Perkins scored a volley and Scott Vernon tapped in.

Cody McDonald converted a flick-on for Norwich but angry fans confronted Gunn.

Colchester had bagged five goals by the 40th minute, by which time Norwich supporters were already heading for the exits.

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The away side could even have stretched their lead further in the second half, before McDonald's consolation from Grant Holt's flick.

Two Norwich fans ran onto the pitch after Colchester had made it 4-0 and threw their season tickets at Gunn before being ejected.

The result was the worst home defeat in Norwich City's 107-year history.


Norwich manager Bryan Gunn told BBC Radio Norfolk:

"I don't think I can explain it, it's very disappointing that we're standing here on the back of a 7-1 defeat.

"You sit in the dressing room, you scratch your head and wonder why it's got to that stage.

"We can look back on every goal and say there was mistakes, we just didn't apply ourselves right in the first 20 minutes.

"We've got 45 games to go in League One, we need to make sure we never see a performance like that again."

Colchester manager Paul Lambert told BBC Essex:
"It's the best I've seen in years. I thought we were sensational. Winning 7-1 was a phenomenal performance.

"I wasn't going to come here and sit back. Our performance was absolutely unbelievable.

"The front two were brilliant. Lisbie has been a top player for years and is a massive signing for us and Platty has been brilliant in pre-season.

"You never rest at half-time because you think 'if we score five in a half then so can they'."

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Saturday, 8 August 2009

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Norwich 1-7 Colchester FT
(HT 0-5)
  • McDonald 72
  • Lisbie 10
  • Platt 13
  • Platt 19
  • Fox 22
  • Lisbie 38
  • Perkins 76
  • Vernon 90

Norwich

  • 01 Theoklitos
  • 02 Otsemobor
  • 03 Drury
  • 05 Nelson
  • 12 Doherty yellow card
  • 04 Gill (Adeyemi 59)
  • 07 Tudur-Jones
  • 11 Whaley
  • 14 Hoolahan
  • 09 Holt
  • 16 Martin (McDonald 58)

Substitutes

  • 31 Alnwick,
  • 15 Spillane,
  • 17 Adeyemi,
  • 19 Lappin,
  • 10 Cureton,
  • 27 McDonald,
  • 32 Maric

Colchester

  • 01 Williams
  • 03 Beevers
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 23 Tierney yellow card
  • 08 Hammond
  • 11 Hackney (Perkins 66)
  • 14 Fox yellow card
  • 07 Vincent (Izzet 70)
  • 09 Platt
  • 20 Lisbie (Vernon 62)

Substitutes

  • 12 Cousins,
  • 02 Maybury,
  • 10 Izzet,
  • 16 Holt,
  • 17 Perkins,
  • 29 Vernon,
  • 19 Thomas
Ref: ShoebridgeAtt: 25,217
NORWICH
COLCHESTER

Possession

  • Norwich 41%
  • Colchester 59%

Attempts on target

  • Norwich 5
  • Colchester 10

Attempts off target

  • Norwich 13
  • Colchester 5

Corners

  • Norwich 7
  • Colchester 1

Fouls

  • Norwich 17
  • Colchester 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:31 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+3:21 Dean Hammond delivers the ball, Adam Drury makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+2:09 Wesley Hoolahan challenges Kemal Izzet unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Beevers takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+1:16 Centre by Clive Platt.
  • 89:54 Assist by Kemal Izzet.
  • 89:54 GOAL - Scott VernonNorwich 1 - 7 Colchester Scott Vernon scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Norwich 1-7 Colchester.
  • 89:52 The ball is swung over by Kemal Izzet,
  • 88:34 Michael Nelson takes a shot. Ben Williams makes a comfortable save.
  • 87:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Beevers on Owain Tudur Jones. Cody McDonald restarts play with the free kick.
  • 87:04 Outswinging corner taken by Simon Whaley, clearance made by Kemal Izzet.
  • 84:21 Owain Tudur Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clive Platt. Dean Hammond restarts play with the free kick.
  • 83:28 Corner taken left-footed by Wesley Hoolahan, Headed effort from inside the area by Grant Holt misses to the left of the goal.
  • 83:16 Tom Adeyemi takes a shot. Save made by Ben Williams.
  • 82:19 Unfair challenge on David Perkins by Owain Tudur Jones results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marc Tierney.
  • 79:49 The referee blows for offside. Ben Williams takes the free kick.
  • 79:24 David Perkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jon Otsemobor.
  • 79:01 The ball is swung over by Adam Drury, clearance by Marc Tierney.
  • 78:55 Jon Otsemobor produces a cross, clearance by Magnus Okuonghae.
  • 77:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Beevers by Cody McDonald. Lee Beevers takes the free kick.
  • 75:36 Assist by Clive Platt.
  • 75:36 GOAL - David PerkinsNorwich 1 - 6 Colchester David Perkins finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Norwich 1-6 Colchester.
  • 75:17 The offside flag is raised against Cody McDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Williams.
  • 74:54 Scott Vernon takes a shot. Save made by Michael Theoklitos.
  • 74:36 David Fox concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Holt. Free kick taken by Owain Tudur Jones.
  • 73:55 Lee Beevers sends in a cross.
  • 73:16 Tom Adeyemi has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 72:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Nelson by Clive Platt. Adam Drury takes the free kick.
  • 72:06 Adam Drury crosses the ball, Grant Holt has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 71:01 Assist by Wesley Hoolahan.
  • 71:01 GOAL - Cody McDonaldNorwich 1 - 5 Colchester Goal scored by Cody McDonald from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Norwich 1-5 Colchester.
  • 69:50 Substitution (Colchester) makes a substitution, with Kemal Izzet coming on for Ashley Vincent.
  • 69:25 Shot from just outside the area by Owain Tudur Jones misses to the left of the target.
  • 68:36 Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Magnus Okuonghae results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Simon Whaley from the free kick, Marc Tierney gets a block in.
  • 67:42 Shot from outside the box by Simon Whaley misses to the left of the target.
  • 67:26 Adam Drury crosses the ball.
  • 65:34 Substitution (Colchester) makes a substitution, with David Perkins coming on for Simon Hackney.
  • 64:53 David Fox produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 64:53 Booking The referee shows David Fox a yellow card.
  • 64:34 Clive Platt fouled by Gary Doherty, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 64:07 Cody McDonald takes a shot. Ben Williams makes a comfortable save.
  • 61:17 Dean Hammond crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Michael Nelson.
  • 61:17 Substitution Scott Vernon replaces Kevin Lisbie.
  • 61:17 Booking Gary Doherty goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 61:06 Foul by Gary Doherty on Kevin Lisbie, free kick awarded.
  • 60:40 The ball is swung over by Simon Whaley, Ben Williams makes a save.
  • 59:18 Simon Whaley sends in a cross, Grant Holt takes a shot. Ben Williams makes a save. Corner from the right by-line taken by Simon Whaley, Owain Tudur Jones takes a shot. Ben Williams makes a brilliant save.
  • 59:18 Booking The referee cautions Marc Tierney for unsporting behaviour.
  • 59:03 Wesley Hoolahan fouled by Marc Tierney, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 57:56 Substitution Tom Adeyemi on for Matthew Gill.
  • 57:56 Substitution Cody McDonald replaces Chris Martin.
  • 57:42 Kevin Lisbie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 56:52 Jon Otsemobor concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Hackney. David Fox restarts play with the free kick.
  • 55:43 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Gill from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Gary Doherty misses to the left of the goal.
  • 55:37 Wesley Hoolahan produces a cross, Marc Tierney makes a clearance.
  • 54:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Gill on Kevin Lisbie. Direct free kick taken by David Fox.
  • 51:12 Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pat Baldwin. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
  • 48:46 The ball is crossed by Kevin Lisbie, Shot from deep inside the area by Ashley Vincent clears the crossbar.
  • 47:51 The referee blows for offside against Kevin Lisbie. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Theoklitos.
  • 46:44 Marc Tierney delivers the ball, save by Michael Theoklitos.
  • 46:06 Ashley Vincent delivers the ball, Jon Otsemobor makes a clearance.
  • 45:17 The ball is delivered by Grant Holt, Pat Baldwin makes a clearance.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:03 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 45:00+2:41 Grant Holt fouled by David Fox, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Theoklitos.
  • 44:24 Short corner taken by Wesley Hoolahan, Shot by Owain Tudur Jones from outside the box goes high over the target.
  • 44:17 The ball is swung over by Simon Whaley, Ashley Vincent makes a clearance.
  • 43:45 Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Kevin Lisbie misses to the right of the target.
  • 43:25 Ashley Vincent takes a shot. Adam Drury gets a block in.
  • 39:27 Foul by Grant Holt on Magnus Okuonghae, free kick awarded. Ben Williams takes the free kick.
  • 37:47 The assist for the goal came from Clive Platt.
  • 37:47 GOAL - Kevin LisbieNorwich 0 - 5 Colchester Kevin Lisbie finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Norwich 0-5 Colchester.
  • 36:21 The ball is delivered by Gary Doherty, Ben Williams makes a save.
  • 34:38 The official flags Clive Platt offside. Free kick taken by Michael Theoklitos.
  • 32:01 The ball is crossed by Owain Tudur Jones, Ben Williams makes a save.
  • 31:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Lee Beevers. Owain Tudur Jones restarts play with the free kick.
  • 31:21 Foul by Kevin Lisbie on Gary Doherty, free kick awarded. Jon Otsemobor takes the free kick.
  • 29:07 The referee blows for offside against Simon Hackney. Michael Theoklitos restarts play with the free kick.
  • 27:21 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Gill from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Gary Doherty misses to the right of the target.
  • 27:16 Wesley Hoolahan delivers the ball, Lee Beevers manages to make a clearance.
  • 24:19 Foul by Lee Beevers on Wesley Hoolahan, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by Matthew Gill, Effort on goal by Chris Martin from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 21:27 GOAL - David FoxNorwich 0 - 4 Colchester David Fox hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Norwich 0-4 Colchester.
  • 20:51 Michael Nelson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Vincent.
  • 20:13 Grant Holt fouled by Lee Beevers, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Drury takes the free kick.
  • 19:38 Unfair challenge on Lee Beevers by Grant Holt results in a free kick. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
  • 18:22 Assist by Simon Hackney.
  • 18:22 GOAL - Clive PlattNorwich 0 - 3 Colchester A goal is scored by Clive Platt from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Norwich 0-3 Colchester.
  • 18:19 Simon Hackney produces a cross,
  • 17:42 David Fox takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Wesley Hoolahan makes a clearance.
  • 17:37 The ball is sent over by Ashley Vincent, Adam Drury manages to make a clearance.
  • 14:17 Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Magnus Okuonghae results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Owain Tudur Jones, free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Doherty on Pat Baldwin. Direct free kick taken by Ben Williams.
  • 13:55 The ball is crossed by Jon Otsemobor, Headed effort from inside the area by Grant Holt misses to the left of the goal.
  • 12:56 Assist on the goal came from Kevin Lisbie.
  • 12:56 GOAL - Clive PlattNorwich 0 - 2 Colchester Clive Platt gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Norwich 0-2 Colchester.
  • 12:36 Kevin Lisbie takes a shot. Save by Michael Theoklitos.
  • 11:15 Chris Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Pat Baldwin. Ben Williams takes the direct free kick.
  • 9:57 GOAL - Kevin LisbieNorwich 0 - 1 Colchester Kevin Lisbie gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Norwich 0-1 Colchester.
  • 8:20 Centre by Chris Martin.
  • 6:56 Corner taken by Wesley Hoolahan from the right by-line played to the near post, save made by Ben Williams.
  • 6:49 The ball is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan, Pat Baldwin manages to make a clearance.
  • 6:03 Wesley Hoolahan produces a cross, Simon Whaley takes a shot. Clearance made by Magnus Okuonghae.
  • 5:42 The ball is delivered by Jon Otsemobor, clearance by Lee Beevers.
  • 5:15 Handball by Ashley Vincent. Adam Drury takes the indirect free kick.
  • 4:33 The ball is crossed by Lee Beevers, save made by Michael Theoklitos.
  • 2:55 Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Pat Baldwin results in a free kick. Matthew Gill restarts play with the free kick.
  • 2:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Pat Baldwin on Grant Holt. Matthew Gill takes the direct free kick.
  • 2:01 Chris Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Magnus Okuonghae. Free kick taken by Magnus Okuonghae.
  • 1:50 Ashley Vincent sends in a cross, Gary Doherty manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:38 Foul by Chris Martin on Dean Hammond, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Dean Hammond from the free kick.
  • 0:07 Wesley Hoolahan challenges Kevin Lisbie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by David Fox, clearance made by Gary Doherty.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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League One results

8 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Brighton 0-1 Walsall R
Bristol Rovers 1-2 Leyton Orient R
Carlisle 1-3 Brentford R
Charlton 3-2 Wycombe R
Gillingham 5-0 Swindon R
Leeds United 2-1 Exeter R
MK Dons 0-0 Hartlepool R
Norwich 1-7 Colchester R
Oldham 0-0 Stockport R
Southampton 1-1 Millwall R
Southend 2-2 Huddersfield R
Yeovil 2-0 Tranmere R

League One table
Saturday, 2 November 2013 17:08 UK
    P GD PTS
1 Leyton Orient 15 24 38
2 Wolves 14 19 35

3 Peterborough 15 13 32
4 Preston 15 7 27
5 Brentford 15 3 27
6 Bradford 15 10 23

7 Swindon 15 9 23
8 MK Dons 15 4 22
9 Walsall 15 2 22
10 Rotherham 15 -1 21
11 Coventry 15 12 20
12 Port Vale 15 -3 20
13 Crawley Town 14 -2 19
14 Colchester 15 -5 17
15 Shrewsbury 15 -1 16
16 Oldham 15 -4 15
17 Gillingham 15 -6 15
18 Carlisle 14 -12 15
19 Stevenage 15 -8 14
20 Tranmere 15 -14 13

21 Crewe 15 -19 13
22 Sheffield Utd 15 -10 12
23 Bristol City 14 -6 10
24 Notts County 15 -12 10


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