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Charlton   1 - 0   Colchester

Charlton 1-0 Colchester

Charlton 1-0 Colchester

By Paul Fletcher
BBC Sport at The Valley

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored on his debut as Charlton moved up to seventh in League One with a controversial victory over promotion rivals Colchester.

There was nothing wrong with the hooked finish by Wright-Phillips from Scott Wagstaff's cross after 78 minutes.

But the visiting team had been incensed by refereeing high farce earlier in the second half that had ultimately seen them denied a goal.

The incident started when Colchester protested after referee Darren Sheldrake ruled out a strike from Steven Gillespie that found the corner of the net.

There was no offside flag and, after consulting his linesman, Sheldrake changed his mind and awarded a goal.

Charlton then protested, with the Addicks bench apparently suggesting to the fourth official that the goal had been ruled out before the ball crossed the line. Sheldrake changed his decision again, ruling out the goal and restarting the match with a drop-ball.

The result ensured that Charlton have now won both games since manager Chris Powell took charge at the club and are only one point adrift of the top six.

Colchester remain ninth in the table and can look forward to the remainder of the season with confidence after winning two and drawing one from a series of difficult fixtures against Bournemouth, Huddersfield, Brighton, Peterborough and the Addicks.

Although Tuesday's match was ultimately a tight contest with little separating the two teams it started with a flurry of early chances.

Addicks right-back Simon Francis caused Colchester's defence problems with the first of several teasing crosses in the fifth minute.

The ball fell to Joe Anyinsah, who in turn picked out an unmarked Wagstaff eight yards from goal but the midfielder saw his shot brilliantly saved by Ben Williams.

The visiting team responded and within a minute Rob Elliot was forced into a one-handed save to prevent David Perkins from scoring with a 20-yard strike.

It was a frantic if slightly error-strewn opening 10 minutes and Francis almost gifted Colchester an opening goal with an under-hit backpass that a scrambling Elliot managed to clear before Gillespie could pounce.

The game faded slightly as a spectacle and it was not until just before the half-hour mark that Charlton seriously threatened Williams' goal once again.

Johnnie Jackson really should have scored after another Francis cross unlocked the opposition defence but the midfielder shot wastefully wide after Alan McCormick played the ball into his path.

Gillespie created the final opening of the first-half with a curling strike that Elliot saved and went one better after 64 minutes to spark the incident that led to the game's major talking point.

Colchester were clearly infuriated by the referee and their mood was not improved when Wright-Phillips struck from 10 yards.

John Ward's team almost drew level in the seventh minute of injury time but Lee Beevers saw his strike cleared off the line.

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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Charlton 1-0 Colchester FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Wright-Phillips 78

    Charlton

    • 01 Elliot
    • 02 Francis
    • 12 Doherty
    • 21 Bessone (Fry 82)
    • 36 Dailly
    • 04 Jackson
    • 06 Semedo
    • 07 Wagstaff
    • 16 McCormack
    • 10 Wright-Phillips (Eccleston 89)
    • 23 Anyinsah (Benson 71)

    Substitutes

    • 25 Warner,
    • 19 Fry,
    • 24 Fortune,
    • 08 Racon,
    • 11 Reid,
    • 17 Benson,
    • 39 Eccleston

    Colchester

    • 01 Williams (Cousins 46)
    • 03 Beevers
    • 06 N Clarke
    • 24 Coker
    • 28 Heath
    • 10 Izzet
    • 14 Bond
    • 17 Perkins (Wordsworth 81)
    • 26 James
    • 18 Gillespie (Odejayi 82)
    • 19 Mooney

    Substitutes

    • 12 Cousins,
    • 05 Baldwin,
    • 25 White,
    • 22 Wordsworth,
    • 07 Vincent,
    • 15 Odejayi,
    • 16 I Henderson
    Ref: SheldrakeAtt: 13,830
    CHARLTON
    COLCHESTER

    Possession

    • Charlton 48%
    • Colchester 52%

    Attempts on target

    • Charlton 3
    • Colchester 5

    Attempts off target

    • Charlton 2
    • Colchester 4

    Corners

    • Charlton 2
    • Colchester 6

    Fouls

    • Charlton 14
    • Colchester 11
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+7:38 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • 90:00+6:54 Outswinging corner taken by Lloyd James.
    • 90:00+6:37 The ball is swung over by Ben Coker, save by Rob Elliot.
    • 90:00+5:27 Unfair challenge on Jose Vitor Semedo by Kayode Odejayi results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Christian Dailly.
    • 90:00+4:28 Effort on goal by Jose Vitor Semedo from 25 yards. Blocked by Lloyd James.
    • 90:00+4:20 The ball is crossed by Scott Wagstaff, clearance made by Nathan Clarke.
    • 90:00+3:14 David Mooney produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
    • 90:00+1:38 Paul Benson challenges Ben Coker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan Clarke.
    • 89:07 Nathan Eccleston fouled by Matt Heath, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Johnnie Jackson from the free kick.
    • 88:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Vitor Semedo by Lloyd James. Free kick taken by Christian Dailly.
    • 88:08 Substitution Nathan Eccleston on for Bradley Wright-Phillips.
    • 85:43 Anthony Wordsworth produces a drilled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Christian Dailly gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Lloyd James.
    • 82:25 Foul by Alan McCormack on Anthony Wordsworth, free kick awarded. Anthony Wordsworth has an effort direct from the free kick.
    • 80:23 Substitution Matt Fry joins the action as a substitute, replacing Federico Bessone.
    • 80:23 Substitution Steven Gillespie goes off and Kayode Odejayi comes on.
    • 80:23 Substitution David Perkins leaves the field to be replaced by Anthony Wordsworth.
    • 79:12 Corner from the right by-line taken by Lloyd James, clearance made by Christian Dailly. The ball is delivered by Lloyd James, save by Rob Elliot.
    • 77:46 The assist for the goal came from Scott Wagstaff.
    • 77:46 GOAL - Bradley Wright-PhillipsCharlton 1 - 0 Colchester Bradley Wright-Phillips gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Charlton 1-0 Colchester.
    • 76:53 The ball is delivered by Simon Francis, clearance made by Matt Heath.
    • 75:59 David Mooney is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
    • 74:56 The ball is delivered by David Perkins, clearance by Gary Doherty.
    • 73:10 Corner taken by Johnnie Jackson from the left by-line, save made by Mark Cousins. Johnnie Jackson produces a cross, clearance by Ben Coker.
    • 72:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Clarke by Paul Benson. Free kick taken by Nathan Clarke.
    • 70:51 Substitution Joe Anyinsah leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Benson.
    • 70:26 Bradley Wright-Phillips is caught offside. Mark Cousins takes the direct free kick.
    • 70:09 Andy Bond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Federico Bessone. Federico Bessone restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:49 Unfair challenge on Christian Dailly by David Mooney results in a free kick. Rob Elliot restarts play with the free kick.
    • 63:06 Unfair challenge on Lee Beevers by Joe Anyinsah results in a free kick. Nathan Clarke takes the direct free kick.
    • 61:37 The ball is sent over by Federico Bessone.
    • 60:21 Andy Bond is ruled offside. Rob Elliot takes the indirect free kick.
    • Correction - 58:26 The assistant referee signals for offside against David Mooney. Rob Elliot takes the indirect free kick.
    • 58:26 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Rob Elliot.
    • 58:10 Matt Heath fouled by Joe Anyinsah, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Heath.
    • 57:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Gillespie on Federico Bessone. Free kick taken by Federico Bessone.
    • 57:04 Foul by Bradley Wright-Phillips on Nathan Clarke, free kick awarded. Nathan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:09 Steven Gillespie delivers the ball, save by Rob Elliot.
    • 53:20 Centre by Andy Bond.
    • 51:26 Steven Gillespie has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the target.
    • 50:18 Simon Francis sends in a cross, save by Mark Cousins.
    • 49:42 The offside flag is raised against David Mooney. Gary Doherty takes the free kick.
    • 48:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Heath on Joe Anyinsah. Direct free kick taken by Simon Francis.
    • 45:39 David Mooney fouled by Christian Dailly, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lloyd James from right channel.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • 45:01 Substitution Mark Cousins joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Williams.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:03 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+0:15 Shot by Steven Gillespie. Rob Elliot makes a save.
    • 43:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Vitor Semedo by Andy Bond. Rob Elliot restarts play with the free kick.
    • 43:07 The ball is delivered by Nathan Clarke, clearance made by Gary Doherty.
    • 42:38 Nathan Clarke fouled by Bradley Wright-Phillips, the ref awards a free kick. Nathan Clarke takes the direct free kick.
    • 41:24 The ball is sent over by Federico Bessone, save by Ben Williams.
    • 40:46 Andy Bond handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Johnnie Jackson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 35:42 Steven Gillespie challenges Alan McCormack unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Johnnie Jackson, clearance made by Andy Bond.
    • 34:51 Ben Coker crosses the ball, save made by Rob Elliot.
    • 33:05 Jose Vitor Semedo delivers the ball, Nathan Clarke manages to make a clearance.
    • 32:55 The ball is delivered by Federico Bessone.
    • 31:53 Bradley Wright-Phillips is ruled offside. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
    • 30:33 Foul by Gary Doherty on David Mooney, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lloyd James, clearance made by Christian Dailly.
    • 27:53 A cross is delivered by Simon Francis, Shot by Johnnie Jackson from inside the box hits the post.
    • 25:56 The assistant referee signals for offside against Kemal Izzet. Rob Elliot takes the free kick.
    • 25:03 Unfair challenge on Matt Heath by Bradley Wright-Phillips results in a free kick. Ben Williams takes the free kick.
    • 24:57 Lee Beevers sends in a cross, save by Rob Elliot.
    • 21:28 Effort on goal by Steven Gillespie from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
    • 21:07 Joe Anyinsah is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Nathan Clarke takes the indirect free kick.
    • 19:18 David Mooney takes a shot. Save by Rob Elliot.
    • 17:51 Shot by Joe Anyinsah. Blocked by Matt Heath. Unfair challenge on Matt Heath by Joe Anyinsah results in a free kick. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
    • 16:53 Foul by Matt Heath on Bradley Wright-Phillips, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Simon Francis, clearance by Lee Beevers.
    • 15:25 Joe Anyinsah concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Heath. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
    • 12:38 Federico Bessone gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Mooney. Lloyd James delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Jose Vitor Semedo. Short corner taken by Lloyd James from the left by-line.
    • 12:20 Lloyd James fouled by Alan McCormack, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Coker.
    • 7:34 Jose Vitor Semedo fouled by Lloyd James, the ref awards a free kick. Rob Elliot restarts play with the free kick.
    • 6:40 Inswinging corner taken by Lloyd James from the left by-line, save made by Rob Elliot.
    • 6:15 David Perkins takes a shot. Save by Rob Elliot.
    • 5:50 Outswinging corner taken by Andy Bond from the right by-line, clearance by Christian Dailly.
    • 4:54 Corner taken right-footed by Simon Francis from the right by-line, clearance made by Ben Coker.
    • 4:21 Centre by Simon Francis, Lee Beevers makes a clearance.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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    Npower League One table snapshot

    As it stood on 1 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Brighton 26 25 50
    2 Bournemouth 28 21 49
    3 Huddersfield 27 12 46
    4 Southampton 26 22 44
    5 Oldham 27 6 43
    6 Peterborough 26 5 42
    7 Charlton 25 7 41
    8 MK Dons 27 -3 40
    9 Colchester 26 -1 38
    10 Rochdale 26 5 37
    11 Carlisle 25 8 35
    12 Sheff Wed 26 6 35
    13 Exeter 27 -7 35
    14 Hartlepool 26 -12 34
    15 Leyton Orient 25 2 33
    16 Plymouth 29 -11 33
    17 Yeovil 27 -11 33
    18 Brentford 27 -7 32
    19 Notts County 24 0 31
    20 Tranmere 26 -8 31
    21 Swindon 28 -8 30
    22 Bristol R 26 -21 27
    23 Dag & Red 25 -12 24
    24 Walsall 27 -18 23


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