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Colchester   0 - 0   Brighton

Colchester 0-0 Brighton

Colchester 0-0 Brighton

Brighton earned a valuable point in their survival fight but could have had more at promotion-chasing Colchester.

Glenn Murray, who had penalty appeals turned down in either half, should have put Gus Poyet's side in front early on but the striker headed wide.

John Joe O'Toole went close for the hosts before Murray fluffed another chance after the restart.

Albion's Adam El-Abd nodded wide from close range as Aidy Boothroyd's fourth-placed side hung on for the draw.


Colchester manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Essex:
"The important thing is that when you play as bad as as that you keep clean sheets and we have a good habit of doing that.

"Overall I'm disappointed that we got the draw, but we didn't deserve anything other than that.

"Brighton maybe feel a bit disappointed that they go away with just a point."

Brighton boss Gus Poyet told BBC Sussex:
"I don't think it was the kind of game where you really, really deserve the three points. The result is quite fair.

"I think the side believe in themselves. The four defenders also did well.

"They took good decisions and the keeper is helping us a lot especially in games like today."

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Monday, 8 March 2010

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Colchester 0-0 Brighton FT
(HT 0-0)

      Colchester

      • 01 Williams
      • 04 Okuonghae
      • 23 Tierney
      • 25 White yellow card
      • 28 Heath
      • 08 O'Toole (Vincent 46)
      • 10 Izzet yellow card
      • 22 Wordsworth
      • 26 Prutton yellow card
      • 09 Platt (Lisbie 46)
      • 15 Odejayi (Gillespie 80)

      Substitutes

      • 12 Cousins,
      • 21 Batth,
      • 31 Ifil,
      • 07 Vincent,
      • 16 I Henderson,
      • 18 Gillespie,
      • 20 Lisbie

      Brighton

      • 29 Brezovan
      • 04 Elphick
      • 06 El-Abd
      • 19 Calderon yellow card
      • 22 Painter
      • 08 Navarro
      • 11 LuaLua (Holroyd 63)
      • 18 Dicker yellow card
      • 20 Crofts
      • 26 Bennett
      • 17 Murray yellow card

      Substitutes

      • 13 Walker,
      • 03 McNulty,
      • 27 Hoyte,
      • 15 Hart,
      • 21 Carole,
      • 09 Forster,
      • 33 Holroyd
      Ref: BatesAtt: 3,914
      COLCHESTER
      BRIGHTON

      Possession

      • Colchester 44%
      • Brighton 56%

      Attempts on target

      • Colchester 7
      • Brighton 6

      Attempts off target

      • Colchester 0
      • Brighton 4

      Corners

      • Colchester 7
      • Brighton 6

      Fouls

      • Colchester 19
      • Brighton 14
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+4:51 The referee blows for the end of the match.
      • 90:00+4:16 The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Holroyd. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
      • 90:00+3:56 Foul by John White on Chris Holroyd, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary Dicker.
      • 90:00+3:35 Short corner worked by Steven Gillespie.
      • 90:00+2:37 Foul by Kevin Lisbie on Glenn Murray, free kick awarded. Peter Brezovan takes the direct free kick.
      • 87:35 The ball is sent over by Kemal Izzet, save by Peter Brezovan.
      • 86:20 Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Save made by Peter Brezovan.
      • 85:42 Inswinging corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line, Peter Brezovan makes a save.
      • 85:32 John White takes a shot. Marcos Painter gets a block in.
      • 84:47 Steven Gillespie fouled by Tommy Elphick, the ref awards a free kick. Anthony Wordsworth takes the direct free kick.
      • 83:34 Magnus Okuonghae takes the direct free kick.
      • 83:34 Booking Booking for Gary Dicker for unsporting behaviour.
      • 83:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Dicker on Steven Gillespie.
      • 82:14 Corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth from the left by-line, save by Peter Brezovan.
      • 79:16 Substitution Kayode Odejayi goes off and Steven Gillespie comes on.
      • 78:13 Corner taken by Elliott Bennett, save by Ben Williams.
      • 77:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Magnus Okuonghae. Alan Navarro takes the free kick.
      • 76:16 Alan Navarro takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Heath.
      • 76:01 Short corner worked by Elliott Bennett.
      • 75:47 Centre by Inigo Calderon, Ben Williams makes a save.
      • 74:42 Kevin Lisbie concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Elphick. Free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
      • 73:59 Glenn Murray is caught offside. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
      • 72:12 Gary Dicker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Prutton. David Prutton restarts play with the free kick.
      • 71:35 Kemal Izzet challenges Gary Dicker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Marcos Painter.
      • 70:39 Unfair challenge on Peter Brezovan by Ashley Vincent results in a free kick. Peter Brezovan restarts play with the free kick.
      • 66:45 Chris Holroyd concedes a free kick for a foul on John White. Direct free kick taken by Ben Williams.
      • 65:07 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
      • 62:59 Elliott Bennett fouled by Kevin Lisbie, the ref awards a free kick. Marcos Painter takes the free kick.
      • 62:04 Substitution Chris Holroyd on for Kazenga LuaLua.
      • 60:42 Gary Dicker concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Vincent. Direct free kick taken by John White.
      • 60:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kemal Izzet on Glenn Murray. Direct free kick taken by Gary Dicker.
      • 57:52 Inigo Calderon challenges Anthony Wordsworth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marc Tierney takes the free kick.
      • 56:36 Corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth, Glenn Murray manages to make a clearance.
      • 55:09 Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the left by-line, Headed effort from close range by Adam El-Abd goes wide left of the goal.
      • 54:16 Strike comes in from Elliott Bennett from the free kick, Anthony Wordsworth gets a block in.
      • 54:16 Booking John White receives a caution.
      • 54:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliott Bennett by John White.
      • 51:31 Foul by Gary Dicker on Kayode Odejayi, free kick awarded. John White takes the direct free kick.
      • 50:15 Kemal Izzet takes a shot. Alan Navarro gets a block in.
      • 48:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Magnus Okuonghae on Glenn Murray. The ball is swung over by Elliott Bennett, Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.
      • 48:39 Kayode Odejayi is caught offside. Free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
      • 48:08 Kevin Lisbie takes a shot. Blocked by Inigo Calderon.
      • 47:19 Short corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth.
      • 46:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Vincent by Gary Dicker. Anthony Wordsworth delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
      • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
      • 45:01 Substitution Ashley Vincent is brought on as a substitute for John-Joe O'Toole.
      • 45:01 Substitution Kevin Lisbie comes on in place of Clive Platt.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+2:47 The ref blows to end the first period.
      • 44:48 Direct free kick taken by Ben Williams.
      • 44:48 Booking Booking for Glenn Murray for unsporting behaviour.
      • 44:31 Gary Dicker concedes a free kick for a foul on Kemal Izzet.
      • 44:11 The ball is swung over by John White, save made by Peter Brezovan.
      • 43:23 Matt Heath challenges Glenn Murray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Elphick takes the direct free kick.
      • 41:49 Direct free kick taken by Alan Navarro.
      • 41:49 Booking Kemal Izzet goes into the referee's book.
      • 41:32 Kemal Izzet concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Murray.
      • 39:43 Unfair challenge on John-Joe O'Toole by Andrew Crofts results in a free kick. Matt Heath takes the direct free kick.
      • 39:09 Marcos Painter has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
      • 38:47 Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett to the near post, Marc Tierney manages to make a clearance.
      • 38:34 Inigo Calderon takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.
      • 36:12 Short corner worked by Elliott Bennett.
      • 35:18 The offside flag is raised against Glenn Murray. Ben Williams takes the free kick.
      • 34:52 Matt Heath gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray. Free kick taken by Alan Navarro.
      • 34:42 John-Joe O'Toole takes a shot. Peter Brezovan makes a save.
      • 32:23 Centre by Alan Navarro, Adam El-Abd takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.
      • 32:23 Booking David Prutton is shown a yellow card.
      • 31:55 Foul by David Prutton on Gary Dicker, free kick awarded.
      • 31:44 Glenn Murray takes a shot. Matt Heath gets a block in.
      • 30:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clive Platt on Adam El-Abd. Peter Brezovan restarts play with the free kick.
      • 30:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcos Painter by Clive Platt. Peter Brezovan takes the free kick.
      • 26:37 Unfair challenge on Inigo Calderon by Anthony Wordsworth results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
      • 24:55 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line, save made by Peter Brezovan.
      • 24:25 Tommy Elphick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kayode Odejayi. John White takes the free kick.
      • 22:00 Marc Tierney takes the free kick.
      • 22:00 Booking Inigo Calderon is cautioned.
      • 21:47 Unfair challenge on Kayode Odejayi by Inigo Calderon results in a free kick.
      • 19:39 Kayode Odejayi takes a shot. Save by Peter Brezovan.
      • 18:41 Marc Tierney takes a shot. Andrew Crofts gets a block in.
      • 16:29 Marc Tierney sends in a cross, Peter Brezovan makes a save.
      • 14:23 Corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line played to the near post, Glenn Murray manages to make a clearance.
      • 13:16 Glenn Murray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
      • 7:50 Glenn Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on John-Joe O'Toole. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
      • 6:43 Alan Navarro concedes a free kick for a foul on John-Joe O'Toole. Marc Tierney takes the free kick.
      • 6:05 Adam El-Abd has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 5:28 Corner taken short by Elliott Bennett.
      • 4:38 The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Dicker. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.
      • 4:04 Kayode Odejayi concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Elphick. Tommy Elphick restarts play with the free kick.
      • 1:11 John-Joe O'Toole concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Dicker. A cross is delivered by David Prutton, Glenn Murray has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
      • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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      League One table snapshot

      As it stood on 8 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Norwich 35 37 75
      2 Leeds United 34 30 68
      3 Charlton 35 23 66
      4 Colchester 34 17 63
      5 Swindon 33 11 60
      6 Millwall 34 15 59
      7 Huddersfield 35 18 58
      8 MK Dons 34 1 52
      9 Bristol Rovers 34 -3 51
      10 Southampton 33 25 44
      11 Walsall 34 -2 44
      12 Carlisle 34 -3 41
      13 Yeovil 35 -6 41
      14 Brentford 31 0 39
      15 Hartlepool 34 -7 38
      16 Leyton Orient 34 -7 38
      17 Brighton 34 -11 38
      18 Gillingham 35 -11 37
      19 Tranmere 33 -22 36
      20 Oldham 32 -14 33
      21 Exeter 34 -15 32
      22 Southend 34 -16 32
      23 Wycombe 35 -25 29
      24 Stockport 34 -35 23


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