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Walsall   1 - 0   Colchester

Walsall v Colchester

Walsall 1-0 Colchester

Ten-man Walsall stunned Colchester with a stoppage-time Darren Byfield winner.

Referee Geoff Eltringham sent off Walsall's Mark Hughes even though he appeared to win the ball with a one-footed tackle near the halfway line.

But Walsall had the last laugh when Troy Deeney found lurking substitute Byfield and his low shot trickled past Colchester keeper Ben Williams.

The result marks the second time in eight days that Colchester have lost to a team reduced to 10 men.


Colchester United manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Essex:

"We created enough chances, but were not clinical enough in front of goal.

"We have hit the crossbar, hit the post, had a goal disallowed and we had done enough to score a goal, and we didn't.

"If you don't score, then there's always the opportunity that what's going to happen to you happens."


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Saturday, 20 March 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Walsall 1-0 Colchester FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Byfield 90+4

    Walsall

    • 21 Gilmartin
    • 05 Hughes red card
    • 14 Taundry yellow card
    • 19 Vincent
    • 28 McDonald
    • 08 Mattis
    • 15 O'Keefe (Richards 76)
    • 24 Gray
    • 07 Jones (Till 90+1)
    • 10 Deeney
    • 11 Nicholls (Byfield 79)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Ince,
    • 06 Smith,
    • 12 Bradley,
    • 18 Till,
    • 20 Richards,
    • 22 Grigg,
    • 27 Byfield

    Colchester

    • 01 Williams
    • 04 Okuonghae
    • 23 Tierney
    • 25 White
    • 28 Heath
    • 08 O'Toole
    • 22 Wordsworth
    • 26 Prutton yellow card
    • 07 Vincent (Odejayi 62) (Gillespie 66)
    • 09 Platt
    • 20 Lisbie

    Substitutes

    • 12 Cousins,
    • 21 Batth,
    • 31 Ifil,
    • 14 Fox,
    • 15 Odejayi,
    • 16 Henderson,
    • 18 Gillespie
    Ref: Geoff EltringhamAtt: 3,510
    WALSALL
    COLCHESTER

    Possession

    • Walsall 48%
    • Colchester 52%

    Attempts on target

    • Walsall 3
    • Colchester 6

    Attempts off target

    • Walsall 3
    • Colchester 3

    Corners

    • Walsall 3
    • Colchester 5

    Fouls

    • Walsall 8
    • Colchester 15
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:11 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+4:44 Steven Gillespie concedes a free kick for a foul on Troy Deeney. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+3:16 GOAL - Darren ByfieldWalsall 1 - 0 Colchester Darren Byfield scores a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Walsall 1-0 Colchester.
    • 90:00+0:16 Substitution (Walsall) makes a substitution, with Peter Till coming on for Steve Jones.
    • 87:06 Kevin Lisbie produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
    • 85:35 Anthony Wordsworth challenges Steve Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Taundry takes the direct free kick.
    • 84:27 Shot by Steven Gillespie. Save made by Rene Gilmartin.
    • 83:24 The ball is sent over by Anthony Wordsworth, save made by Rene Gilmartin.
    • 82:46 Richard Taundry crosses the ball.
    • Correction - 81:39 Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Rene Gilmartin makes a save.
    • 81:39 Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Save by Rene Gilmartin.
    • 81:11 David Prutton takes a floated corner.
    • 80:18 Effort from 20 yards by Steven Gillespie. Save made by Rene Gilmartin.
    • 79:03 Foul by Darren Byfield on Magnus Okuonghae, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Magnus Okuonghae.
    • 78:12 Substitution Darren Byfield is brought on as a substitute for Alex Nicholls.
    • 76:54 The referee gives a free kick against Steven Gillespie for handball. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.
    • 75:28 Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
    • 75:28 Substitution Josh O'Keefe leaves the field to be replaced by Matthew Richards.
    • 75:28 Unfair challenge on Matt Heath by Troy Deeney results in a free kick.
    • Correction - 74:03 Shot by David Prutton from 30 yards. Save by Rene Gilmartin.
    • 74:03 David Prutton has a drilled shot. Save made by Rene Gilmartin.
    • 70:01 The referee blows for offside against Anthony Wordsworth. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.
    • 65:41 Substitution Kayode Odejayi leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Gillespie.
    • 64:17 Alex Nicholls is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
    • 63:07 Kevin Lisbie produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
    • 61:16 Substitution Ashley Vincent leaves the field to be replaced by Kayode Odejayi.
    • 60:30 Troy Deeney takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
    • 59:25 Unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls by Marc Tierney results in a free kick. Richard Taundry crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Marc Tierney makes a clearance.
    • 58:56 Direct free kick taken by Richard Taundry.
    • 58:56 Booking David Prutton is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 58:25 David Prutton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dwayne Mattis.
    • 57:40 Chance falls to Clive Platt who heads at goal, comfortable save by Rene Gilmartin.
    • 56:59 Inswinging corner taken by Julian Gray from the right by-line, clearance made by Marc Tierney.
    • 52:03 Foul by Steve Jones on Marc Tierney, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
    • 48:44 Marc Tierney takes the direct free kick.
    • 48:44 Booking The referee shows Richard Taundry a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 48:27 Richard Taundry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Lisbie.
    • 47:35 Foul by John-Joe O'Toole on Clayton McDonald, free kick awarded. Steve Jones produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+4:04 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • Correction - 45:00+0:20 Sent off Mark Hughes is shown a red card.
    • 45:00+0:20 Foul by Mark Hughes on Ashley Vincent, free kick awarded. Ben Williams takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:00+0:20 Sent off The referee sends off Mark Hughes for violent conduct.
    • 44:10 Unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls by John White results in a free kick. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.
    • 43:05 Steve Jones delivers the ball.
    • 41:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dwayne Mattis by David Prutton. Richard Taundry takes the direct free kick.
    • 40:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Nicholls by Magnus Okuonghae. Jamie Vincent takes the free kick.
    • 38:48 The offside flag is raised against Alex Nicholls. Marc Tierney takes the free kick.
    • 37:23 Anthony Wordsworth has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.
    • 36:27 Corner taken right-footed by David Prutton, John-Joe O'Toole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rene Gilmartin. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 36:00 Corner from the right by-line taken by Anthony Wordsworth, clearance made by Clayton McDonald.
    • 34:28 Alex Nicholls is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Williams.
    • 33:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Heath on Troy Deeney. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Vincent.
    • 32:55 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Anthony Wordsworth.
    • 28:29 Troy Deeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Williams. Ben Williams takes the direct free kick.
    • 27:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Jones by John White. Richard Taundry crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save made by Ben Williams.
    • 25:12 Clive Platt challenges Josh O'Keefe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Hughes.
    • 24:33 Effort from outside the penalty box by Troy Deeney goes wide right of the target.
    • Correction - 23:17 Steve Jones is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Williams.
    • 23:17 The referee blows for offside against Steve Jones. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.
    • 21:45 Clive Platt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.
    • 21:21 Alex Nicholls is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
    • 19:49 Short corner taken by David Prutton from the left by-line.
    • Correction - 18:37 Troy Deeney fouled by David Prutton, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jamie Vincent from own half, clearance by Magnus Okuonghae.
    • 18:37 David Prutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Troy Deeney. Jamie Vincent takes the free kick.
    • 17:35 Corner taken by Julian Gray from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Marc Tierney.
    • Correction - 17:00 A cross is delivered by Julian Gray, Shot from 12 yards by Dwayne Mattis. Save made by Ben Williams.
    • 17:00 Julian Gray sends in a cross, Shot by Dwayne Mattis. Save made by Ben Williams.
    • Correction - 15:19 The referee blows for offside. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 15:19 The referee blows for offside against Kevin Lisbie. Indirect free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.
    • 14:45 Kevin Lisbie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton McDonald. Direct free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.
    • 14:22 Magnus Okuonghae fouled by Alex Nicholls, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
    • 13:05 Alex Nicholls is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
    • 12:29 The offside flag is raised against Kevin Lisbie. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.
    • 10:59 Kevin Lisbie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dwayne Mattis. Julian Gray has an effort direct from the free kick.
    • 10:50 Corner from the right by-line taken by Julian Gray, Matt Heath manages to make a clearance.
    • 9:41 Foul by Josh O'Keefe on John-Joe O'Toole, free kick awarded. Magnus Okuonghae restarts play with the free kick.
    • 9:20 Kevin Lisbie has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Rene Gilmartin makes a save.
    • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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    League One table snapshot

    As it stood on 20 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Norwich 37 39 79
    2 Leeds United 36 32 71
    3 Charlton 37 19 67
    4 Swindon 37 12 67
    5 Millwall 36 21 65
    6 Colchester 36 15 63
    7 Huddersfield 37 18 61
    8 MK Dons 37 -1 56
    9 Bristol Rovers 37 -1 55
    10 Southampton 36 28 50
    11 Carlisle 38 -3 48
    12 Walsall 36 -3 47
    13 Yeovil 38 -6 44
    14 Brighton 37 -7 44
    15 Brentford 34 -2 43
    16 Leyton Orient 37 -9 41
    17 Oldham 36 -13 40
    18 Hartlepool 36 -11 39
    19 Gillingham 37 -11 39
    20 Tranmere 36 -25 38
    21 Exeter 37 -14 37
    22 Southend 36 -16 34
    23 Wycombe 37 -25 31
    24 Stockport 37 -37 24