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Brighton   1 - 2   Colchester

Brighton 1-2 Colchester

Brighton 1-2 Colchester

Colchester went third in League One with a narrow victory away to strugglers Brighton.

Philip Ifil opened the scoring when he found the net from 25 yards.

The U's doubled their early advantage when Ifil set up Anthony Wordsworth to head in before Kevin Lisbie hit the bar with an overhead kick.

Gary Dicker headed in a deflected cross from Nicky Forster to reduce the deficit, but Colchester keeper Ben Williams helped earn his side the win.


Brighton boss Gus Poyet told BBC Sussex: "I think I should have the three points, not at least one. I think everybody knows me, I really hate to lose and I don't like to make any sort of excuse

"But today I want to tell you one thing, if there is a way of losing a game, this is the way I want to lose because I'm sure if we play like that we are going to win games."

Colchester United manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Essex:

"We were absolutely fantastic in the first 25 minutes and followed on from the Bristol Rovers game.

"Then we turned into a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde and lost our discipline a little bit and it got a little bit raggy.

"But you have to expect the home team to have a spell and they did."

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Friday, 11 December 2009

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Brighton 1-2 Colchester FT
(HT 1-2)
  • Dicker 42
  • Ifil 9
  • Wordsworth 14

Brighton

  • 29 Brezovan
  • 04 Elphick
  • 06 El-Abd (McNulty 15 yellow card)
  • 12 Tunnicliffe
  • 27 Hoyte (Dickinson 63)
  • 08 Navarro (Cox 78)
  • 18 Dicker
  • 20 Crofts
  • 26 Bennett
  • 09 Forster
  • 17 Murray

Substitutes

  • 31 Pelling,
  • 02 Whing,
  • 03 McNulty,
  • 23 Virgo,
  • 07 Cox,
  • 15 Hart,
  • 10 Dickinson

Colchester

  • 01 Williams
  • 04 Okuonghae yellow card
  • 06 Reid
  • 23 Tierney
  • 25 White
  • 31 Ifil (Gillespie 84)
  • 08 O'Toole
  • 10 Izzet
  • 22 Wordsworth yellow card
  • 09 Platt yellow card (Hackney 61 yellow card)
  • 20 Lisbie (Odejayi 67)

Substitutes

  • 12 Cousins,
  • 21 Batth,
  • 28 Heath,
  • 11 Hackney,
  • 39 Elito,
  • 15 Odejayi,
  • 18 Gillespie
Ref: TannerAtt: 5,898
BRIGHTON
COLCHESTER

Possession

  • Brighton 46%
  • Colchester 54%

Attempts on target

  • Brighton 7
  • Colchester 5

Attempts off target

  • Brighton 6
  • Colchester 4

Corners

  • Brighton 10
  • Colchester 4

Fouls

  • Brighton 9
  • Colchester 15
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:35 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+3:37 Short corner taken by Dean Cox from the left by-line.
  • 90:00+3:17 Dean Cox takes a shot. Steven Gillespie gets a block in.
  • 90:00+1:14 Corner taken short by Dean Cox.
  • 89:52 Shot from deep inside the area by Nicky Forster clears the bar.
  • 87:39 Short corner worked by Marc Tierney.
  • 87:24 Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Save made by Peter Brezovan.
  • 86:32 James Tunnicliffe fouled by Kayode Odejayi, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Brezovan takes the free kick.
  • 85:14 Elliott Bennett decides to take the corner short.
  • 85:03 Nicky Forster takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.
  • 83:10 Substitution Philip Ifil leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Gillespie.
  • 81:50 Elliott Bennett crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, save by Peter Brezovan.
  • 81:50 Booking Booking for Magnus Okuonghae for unsporting behaviour.
  • 81:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Magnus Okuonghae.
  • 81:08 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
  • 78:18 Philip Ifil crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Gary Dicker.
  • 78:18 Booking The referee shows Jim McNulty a yellow card for dissent.
  • 78:04 Philip Ifil fouled by Jim McNulty, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 77:05 Substitution Alan Navarro leaves the field to be replaced by Dean Cox.
  • 76:43 Jim McNulty takes the direct free kick.
  • 76:43 Booking Simon Hackney booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 76:33 Foul by Simon Hackney on Gary Dicker, free kick awarded.
  • 75:36 Corner from the left by-line taken by Elliott Bennett, save made by Ben Williams.
  • Correction - 74:49 Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save made by Ben Williams. Elliott Bennett decides to take the corner short.
  • 74:49 Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save made by Ben Williams. Elliott Bennett takes a short corner.
  • 74:14 John-Joe O'Toole takes a shot. Save by Peter Brezovan.
  • 68:46 Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.
  • 67:46 Foul by Magnus Okuonghae on Glenn Murray, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alan Navarro.
  • 67:12 Andrew Crofts takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
  • 66:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Tunnicliffe by Kayode Odejayi. Direct free kick taken by James Tunnicliffe.
  • 66:01 Substitution Kayode Odejayi is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Lisbie.
  • 64:50 Unfair challenge on Kemal Izzet by Glenn Murray results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Williams.
  • 63:43 Foul by Elliott Bennett on Simon Hackney, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marc Tierney from left channel.
  • 62:51 Substitution Gavin Hoyte leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Dickinson.
  • 61:40 Nicky Forster takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.
  • Correction - 60:38 The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Lisbie. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
  • 60:38 Substitution Clive Platt leaves the field to be replaced by Simon Hackney.
  • 60:38 The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Lisbie. Jim McNulty restarts play with the free kick.
  • 59:54 Foul by Kemal Izzet on Gary Dicker, free kick awarded. Tommy Elphick takes the free kick.
  • 57:31 Corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line, save made by Peter Brezovan.
  • 56:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Elphick on Clive Platt. Anthony Wordsworth produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 55:39 James Tunnicliffe is caught offside. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.
  • 54:47 The offside flag is raised against Clive Platt. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
  • 50:50 Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John-Joe O'Toole by Nicky Forster. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
  • 50:26 Corner taken by Elliott Bennett, clearance made by Magnus Okuonghae.
  • 49:20 Kemal Izzet concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Forster. Tommy Elphick restarts play with the free kick.
  • 48:29 Foul by Glenn Murray on Paul Reid, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ben Williams.
  • 47:54 Clive Platt fouled by Gavin Hoyte, the ref awards a free kick. John-Joe O'Toole restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:10 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+1:45 Clive Platt concedes a free kick for a foul on James Tunnicliffe. Peter Brezovan takes the free kick.
  • 44:04 James Tunnicliffe restarts play with the free kick.
  • 44:04 Booking Clive Platt receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 43:57 Clive Platt concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Navarro.
  • 41:52 Assist on the goal came from Nicky Forster.
  • 41:52 GOAL - Gary DickerBrighton 1 - 2 Colchester Gary Dicker finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Brighton 1-2 Colchester.
  • 40:23 Alan Navarro restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:23 Booking The referee shows Anthony Wordsworth a yellow card.
  • 40:18 Unfair challenge on Alan Navarro by Anthony Wordsworth results in a free kick.
  • 38:29 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, Tommy Elphick takes a shot. Paul Reid gets a block in.
  • Correction - 36:58 Alan Navarro takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.
  • 36:58 Alan Navarro takes a shot.
  • 33:50 John-Joe O'Toole is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
  • 33:09 The offside flag is raised against Nicky Forster. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.
  • 30:04 Elliott Bennett takes a short corner.
  • 29:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Philip Ifil. Elliott Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
  • 29:03 The referee blows for offside against Clive Platt. Peter Brezovan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:25 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Elliott Bennett, save by Ben Williams.
  • 27:31 Anthony Wordsworth challenges Glenn Murray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Elliott Bennett from the free kick, Ben Williams makes a save.
  • 26:30 Elliott Bennett fouled by Marc Tierney, the ref awards a free kick. Jim McNulty delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by John White.
  • 24:34 Anthony Wordsworth has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 23:33 The referee blows for offside. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.
  • 20:59 Kemal Izzet takes a shot.
  • 18:10 Glenn Murray produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 17:50 Alan Navarro fouled by John-Joe O'Toole, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Navarro takes the free kick.
  • 17:06 Elliott Bennett has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 16:26 Anthony Wordsworth takes the inswinging corner, save by Peter Brezovan.
  • 15:30 Corner taken right-footed by Philip Ifil, Kevin Lisbie takes a shot from 12 yards.
  • 14:25 Philip Ifil crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Tommy Elphick gets a block in.
  • 14:25 Substitution Jim McNulty is brought on as a substitute for Adam El-Abd.
  • 14:25 Marc Tierney fouled by Alan Navarro, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 13:09 Philip Ifil provided the assist for the goal.
  • 13:09 GOAL - Anthony WordsworthBrighton 0 - 2 Colchester Anthony Wordsworth finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Brighton 0-2 Colchester.
  • 9:48 Shot from outside the area by Kevin Lisbie misses to the left of the target.
  • 8:23 GOAL - Philip IfilBrighton 0 - 1 Colchester Philip Ifil scores a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brighton 0-1 Colchester.
  • 8:07 The referee blows for offside against Philip Ifil. Peter Brezovan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 7:04 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
  • 4:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clive Platt on James Tunnicliffe. Peter Brezovan takes the free kick.
  • 3:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Forster on Magnus Okuonghae. Direct free kick taken by John White.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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League One table

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Position Team P GD PTS
Full League One table
1 Leeds United 19 27 46
2 Charlton 20 18 42
3 Colchester 21 16 39
4 Norwich 20 18 38
5 Huddersfield 20 19 32
6 Swindon 18 2 31
7 Bristol Rovers 20 -3 31
8 Walsall 20 4 30
9 MK Dons 20 -2 30
10 Millwall 20 6 29
11 Hartlepool 20 1 26
12 Carlisle 20 -3 24
13 Yeovil 20 -4 23
14 Southend 20 -4 23
15 Southampton 20 10 22
16 Gillingham 20 -5 22
17 Exeter 20 -6 22
18 Brentford 20 -6 22
19 Leyton Orient 20 -11 22
20 Oldham 20 -10 21
21 Brighton 21 -15 20
22 Wycombe 20 -13 17
23 Tranmere 20 -21 17
24 Stockport 19 -18 14


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