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  • Date:11 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The Weston Homes Community Stadium
  • Attendance:2,605
  • Hanson (15) Bennett (55)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

94:11 +4.11

The referee books Brian Wilson for dissent.

94:06 +4.06

Aaron Mclean booked.

93:59 +3.59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Mclean on Brian Wilson.

92:19 +2.19

Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

91:56 +1.56

Alex Gilbey is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

91:49 +1.49

Alex Gilbey concedes a free kick for a foul on Rory McArdle.

88:37

Aaron Mclean is caught offside.

87:43

Free kick taken by Nathan Doyle.

87:10

Foul by Ryan Dickson on Garry Thompson, free kick awarded.

86:36

Sam Walker takes the free kick.

85:55

Shot by Alex Gilbey. Jon McLaughlin safely holds on.

85:24

Carl McHugh joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Drury.

82:49

Rory McArdle restarts play with the free kick.

82:44

Foul by Craig Eastmond on Nathan Doyle, free kick awarded.

82:01

Rory McArdle restarts play with the free kick.

81:44

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae on Aaron Mclean, free kick awarded.

80:48

Corner taken by Freddie Sears.

79:27

Garry Thompson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kyle Bennett.

78:34

Centre by Alex Gilbey.

77:05

The ball is sent over by Alex Gilbey.

75:08

Alex Gilbey replaces Marcus Bean.

74:54

Clinton Morrison leaves the field to be replaced by Macauley Bonne.

72:13

Corner taken by Brian Wilson.

71:07

Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

70:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Davies by Gavin Massey.

68:42

Stephen Darby is booked.

68:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Watt by Stephen Darby.

65:09

The assistant referee flags for offside against Stephen Darby.

62:18

Free kick crossed by Brian Wilson.

61:45

Andrew Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison.

61:25

The referee blows for offside against James Hanson.

61:02

Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

60:49

Caution for Marcus Bean.

60:42

Free kick taken by Magnus Okuonghae.

59:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Hanson on Craig Eastmond.

57:02

Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

56:22

Freddie Sears gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Doyle.

55:54

Kyle Bennett scores with a right foot finish. Colchester 0-2 Bradford.

54:25

Brian Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

54:21

Aaron Mclean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Watt.

51:16

Aaron Mclean is caught offside.

50:31

Kyle Bennett takes the free kick.

50:14

Foul by Marcus Bean on Nathan Doyle, free kick awarded.

The referee gets the second half started.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:54 +0.54

Free kick taken by Tom Eastman.

45:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Bennett by Ryan Dickson.

45:42 +0.42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Bennett on Ryan Dickson.

45:19

Craig Eastmond is brought on as a substitute for David Wright.

41:58

Shot by Aaron Mclean went wide of the right-hand upright.

38:51

Gavin Massey restarts play with the free kick.

38:46

Unfair challenge on Gavin Massey by Nathan Doyle results in a free kick.

36:47

Brian Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

36:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Wright by Nathan Doyle.

35:04

David Wright takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

34:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Reach on Marcus Bean.

33:52

Aaron Mclean takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

33:26

The ball is delivered by Adam Drury.

31:50

Aaron Mclean has an effort at goal. Sam Walker safely holds on.

30:08

Gavin Massey takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Andrew Davies.

29:08

Kyle Bennett has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

23:43

Rory McArdle restarts play with the free kick.

23:22

Marcus Bean concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Reach.

18:05

Ryan Dickson takes the free kick.

18:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Bennett on Ryan Dickson.

15:41

James Hanson heads the ball into the goal. Colchester 0-1 Bradford.

13:39

Corner taken by Kyle Bennett from the left by-line.

12:15

Shot by Freddie Sears went over.

8:50

Gavin Massey sends in a cross.

6:32

Header by Ryan Dickson misses right.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

U's concern over Ibehre injury Colchester could be without Jabo Ibehre once again when they host Bradford. The U's top-scorer has been hampered by pelvic and hamstring problems over recent weeks and boss Joe Dunne admitted he may need to bring a loanee in as a replacement for the big striker. Alex Gibley (hamstring) is close to a return to first-team action having not featured since December while fellow midfielder, and long-term absentee, Drey Wright (knee) could also feature sooner rather than later. Freddie Sears grabbed his first U's goal in six games during Saturday's 2-1 defeat of Coventry and should partner Clinton Morrison up front in the continued absence of Ibehre. Bradford pair James Hanson and Andrew Davies are both struggling to shake off injury in time for the game. Striker Hanson missed the weekend defeat at Brentford due to a groin strain and Davies was sidelined with the back-related calf problem that forced him out of the previous week's loss to Stevenage. On-loan Leeds defender Adam Drury could make his first start for the club. He stepped off the substitutes' bench in the closing stages at Brentford after joining City on Friday. Phil Parkinson's side are chasing their first league success on the road since a 2-1 win at MK Dons in November.

Formation:4231Manager: Joe Dunne

Colchester

Formation: 442Manager: Phil Parkinson

Bradford

  • Sam Walker
  • Brian Wilson
  • Magnus Okuonghae
  • Tom Eastman
  • Ryan Dickson
  • David Wright
  • Marcus Bean
  • Gavin Massey
  • Freddie Sears
  • Sanchez Watt
  • Clinton Morrison
  • SUBS
  • Mark Cousins
  • Craig Eastmond
  • Alex Gilbey
  • Tosin Olufemi
  • Dominic Vose
  • Alie Sesay
  • Macauley Bonne

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLLLDW
  • Colchester
  • VS
  • Bradford
  • DLWWLL

Last Meetings

  • Bradford
  • 2 - 2
  • Colchester
  • 14/09/2013
  • Colchester
  • 3 - 1
  • Bradford
  • 04/02/2006
  • Bradford
  • 1 - 1
  • Colchester
  • 27/09/2005
  • Colchester
  • 0 - 0
  • Bradford
  • 23/04/2005
  • Bradford
  • 2 - 2
  • Colchester
  • 06/11/2004
  • Bradford
  • 1 - 2
  • Colchester
  • 07/01/1978

Top Scorers

Colchester

  • J Ibehre 6
  • F Sears 6
  • M Bean 4
  • S Watt 3
  • C Eastmond 3
  • C Morrison 2
  • M Okuonghae 2
  • G Massey 2
  • M Bonne 2

Bradford

  • J Hanson 11
  • G Jones 5
  • K Reid 4
  • R McArdle 3
  • M Yeates 2
  • G Thompson 1
  • A Gray 1
  • R De Vita 1
  • C McHugh 1
  • A Reach 1

Goals

Colchester

    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 39
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bradford

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 45
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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