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Swindon 0-1 Colchester: Report

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02 Oct 2012 22:01:29

Swindon 0-1 Colchester: Report

Swindon 0-1 Colchester: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


Not so rosy for Robins

Paolo Di Canio's Swindon slumped to their first defeat in six games as defender Michael Rose fired Colchester to a 1-0 victory over his old club.

Rose drove a low 70th-minute free-kick beyond Swindon goalkeeper Wes Foderingham to hand new manager Joe Dunne his second victory from as many games in charge.

Swindon - who had only lost once at the County Ground in 14 months - paid the price for a toothless attacking showing in a game of few clear-cut chances.

Robins striker Andy Williams saw his early shot on the turn smothered by Colchester goalkeeper Mark Cousins while Anthony Wordsworth sent a shot just over the home crossbar.

Jamie Collins, Williams and Matt Ritchie all failed to hit the target for Di Canio's side with presentable second-half openings.

Substitute Freddie Sears almost doubled Colchester's lead late on after seizing on a defensive error but could only drag his shot wide.



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