Colchester   0 - 1   Swindon

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A superb strike by Matt Ritchie earned League Two Swindon Town their FA Cup second round victory over League One Colchester United.

Ashley Vincent crashed over for the U's after great work by Kayode Odejayi before Aden Flint's powerful header came back off the bar for the Robins.

Ronan Murray fired straight at home keeper Ben Williams as Swindon pressed.

Ritchie won the tie with a finely-struck drive from the edge of the area that flew in at the far post.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Colchester United manager John Ward told BBC Essex:

"I'm massively disappointed, the same as everybody else that supports Colchester United. We haven't performed as well as we'd like to.

"There's a shortage of confidence around the team, which is surprising. There was a little bit of edge about our game that was missing.

"Sometimes, if things are not quite the way they want, they get a little inhibited every now and again. I've seen it happen with bigger teams and bigger players than we've got here at Colchester."

Swindon Town manager Paolo di Canio told BBC Wiltshire:

"We deserve this victory. We deserved to win with a large number of goals.

"I want to give a chance to the fans and the club and go to Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge.

"Obviously I want to play against the best side possible."

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Saturday, 3 December 2011

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Colchester 0-1 Swindon FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Ritchie 59

    Colchester

    • 01 Williams
    • 04 Okuonghae (Eastman 76)
    • 06 Heath
    • 20 Wilson
    • 10 Izzet (James 72)
    • 14 Bond
    • 22 Wordsworth
    • 24 Coker
    • 07 Vincent (Gillespie 20 yellow card)
    • 15 Odejayi
    • 16 Henderson

    Substitutes

    • 12 Cousins,
    • 03 Rose,
    • 18 Eastman,
    • 25 White,
    • 23 James,
    • 27 Duguid,
    • 09 Gillespie

    Swindon

    • 35 Foderingham
    • 04 Flint
    • 07 Caddis
    • 36 Ridehalgh
    • 10 Ritchie
    • 12 McCormack yellow card
    • 13 Risser
    • 24 Smith
    • 23 De Vita (Cibocchi 83 yellow card)
    • 29 Magera (Connell 68)
    • 39 Kerrouche (Murray 26)

    Substitutes

    • 26 Smith,
    • 15 Thompson,
    • 27 Cibocchi,
    • 21 Gabilondo,
    • 37 Thompson,
    • 17 Connell,
    • 34 Murray
    Ref: NaylorAtt: 3,035
    COLCHESTER
    SWINDON

    Possession

    • Colchester 52%
    • Swindon 48%

    Attempts on target

    • Colchester 1
    • Swindon 4

    Attempts off target

    • Colchester 6
    • Swindon 6

    Corners

    • Colchester 4
    • Swindon 6

    Fouls

    • Colchester 3
    • Swindon 6
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:02 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+2:05 Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Save made by Wesley Foderingham.
    • 89:44 The referee blows for offside against Kayode Odejayi. Paul Caddis takes the indirect free kick.
    • 86:12 Handball decision goes against Ian Henderson. Free kick taken by Liam Ridehalgh.
    • 85:28 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie, clearance made by Ben Williams.
    • 84:28 Booking Alessandro Cibocchi booked.
    • 82:28 Kayode Odejayi has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 82:28 Substitution Raffaele De Vita leaves the field to be replaced by Alessandro Cibocchi.
    • 82:28 Corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth,
    • 80:59 Corner taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line, Matt Heath manages to make a clearance.
    • 80:29 Matt Ritchie decides to take a short corner.
    • 78:05 Corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line, Ronan Murray manages to make a clearance.
    • 75:36 Substitution Tom Eastman comes on in place of Magnus Okuonghae.
    • 75:13 Effort from deep inside the area by Ronan Murray misses to the left of the goal.
    • 71:12 Substitution Kemal Izzet goes off and Lloyd James comes on.
    • 67:14 Substitution (Swindon) makes a substitution, with Alan Connell coming on for Lukas Magera.
    • 66:25 Effort on goal by Steven Gillespie from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 64:48 Corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Lukas Magera.
    • 58:56 GOAL - Matt RitchieColchester 0 - 1 Swindon Matt Ritchie fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Colchester 0-1 Swindon.
    • 55:00 Lukas Magera challenges Steven Gillespie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian Wilson takes the indirect free kick.
    • 54:21 Ronan Murray takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.
    • 52:56 Foul by Ronan Murray on Kemal Izzet, free kick awarded. Ben Williams takes the free kick.
    • 50:56 Close range headed effort by Steven Gillespie clears the crossbar.
    • 49:14 Corner taken short by Raffaele De Vita.
    • 47:24 Paul Caddis has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:37 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+1:51 Magnus Okuonghae concedes a free kick for a foul on Lukas Magera. Matt Ritchie restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:00+0:23 Long range effort from Matt Ritchie misses to the left of the goal.
    • 44:52 Matt Ritchie takes a short corner.
    • 44:04 Booking Steven Gillespie shown a yellow card.
    • 43:57 Booking The referee cautions Alan McCormack for unsporting behaviour.
    • 41:29 Long range effort from Matt Ritchie misses to the left of the target.
    • Correction - 30:45 Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Kayode Odejayi goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 30:45 Ian Henderson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 28:01 Matt Ritchie is caught offside. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.
    • 25:10 Substitution (Swindon) makes a substitution, with Ronan Murray coming on for Mehdi Kerrouche.
    • 24:10 Short corner taken by Andy Bond.
    • 22:05 Anthony Wordsworth takes a long range shot clearing the bar.
    • 20:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Henderson by Raffaele De Vita. Andy Bond takes the free kick.
    • 19:30 Substitution Steven Gillespie on for Ashley Vincent.
    • 17:09 Shot from close range by Matt Ritchie misses to the left of the target.
    • 15:58 Aden Flint takes a shot. Magnus Okuonghae makes a clearance.
    • 15:19 Andy Bond challenges Oliver Risser unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan McCormack restarts play with the free kick.
    • 14:32 Mehdi Kerrouche takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.
    • 13:11 Effort on goal by Ashley Vincent from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 12:38 Corner taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie.
    • 9:58 Unfair challenge on Jonathan Smith by Kemal Izzet results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Ridehalgh.
    • 9:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Raffaele De Vita on Anthony Wordsworth. Indirect free kick taken by Anthony Wordsworth.
    • 5:48 Lukas Magera gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Magnus Okuonghae. Free kick taken by Magnus Okuonghae.
    • 4:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kemal Izzet by Raffaele De Vita. Magnus Okuonghae restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:16 Lukas Magera takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.
    • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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