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  • Date:07 May 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Weston Homes Community Stadium
  • Attendance:4,759
Bristol Rovers are relegated
  • Henderson (27) Henderson (29)
  • Richards (71)
Goal!

Live Commentary

88:37

Andy Bond goes off and Kemal Izzet comes on.

88:00

(Bristol Rovers) makes a substitution, with Ollie Clarke coming on for Harry Pell. Reggie Lambe is brought on as a substitute for Will Hoskins.

87:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Hoskins by Matt Heath. Chris Lines produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

82:33

Outswinging corner taken by Lloyd James from the right by-line, clearance made by Danny Senda.

80:04

John-Joe O'Toole leaves the field to be replaced by Jordan Sanderson.

78:42

Harry Pell is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Lloyd James restarts play with the free kick.

78:03

Will Hoskins has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

71:28

Eliot Richards gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 2-1 Bristol Rovers.Assist by Danny Senda.

70:41

John-Joe O'Toole produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

69:57

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

68:04

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gavin Williams from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Matt Heath.

66:19

John-Joe O'Toole takes a shot. Charlie Clough manages to make a clearance.

65:31

Shot by Chris Lines from just outside the area goes over the net.

64:07

Eliot Richards takes a shot. Ben Williams gets a block in.

61:24

Eliot Richards joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wayne Brown.

60:17

Unfair challenge on Kayode Odejayi by Ben Swallow results in a free kick. Brian Wilson takes the free kick.

58:25

Shot from just outside the box by Andy Bond goes over the crossbar.

57:54

Gavin Williams takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.

56:17

Effort on goal by Gavin Williams from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

54:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Swallow by Matt Heath. Chris Lines takes the free kick.

52:08

Foul by Harry Pell on Lloyd James, free kick awarded. Matt Heath takes the indirect free kick.

50:45

The official flags Ashley Vincent offside. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

46:52

Effort on goal by Chris Lines from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

46:41 +1.41

Lee Beevers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Lines. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

46:15 +1.15

Corner taken by Lloyd James.

45:49

Chris Lines has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

45:04 +0.04

Corner taken right-footed by Wayne Brown to the near post, clearance by Brian Wilson.

44:24

Wayne Brown takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Matt Heath.

42:36

Effort from the edge of the box by Andy Bond goes wide of the right-hand upright.

39:03

Byron Anthony concedes a free kick for a foul on John White. Byron Anthony shown a yellow card. Brian Wilson has an effort direct from the free kick.

37:59

Will Hoskins fouled by Matt Heath, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Swallow.

35:15

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gavin Williams. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

34:28

Shot from inside the area by Kayode Odejayi clears the bar.

31:41

Will Hoskins is ruled offside. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

29:42

Ian Henderson gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 2-0 Bristol Rovers.Assist on the goal came from Ashley Vincent.

28:48

Effort from outside the box by Ben Swallow goes wide right of the target.

27:12

Ian Henderson finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 1-0 Bristol Rovers.Assist by Kayode Odejayi.

26:12

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Bond. Conrad Logan takes the indirect free kick.

24:01

Ashley Vincent takes a shot. Save made by Conrad Logan.

16:13

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lloyd James, Lee Beevers has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

15:00

Outswinging corner taken by Lloyd James from the right by-line, Matt Heath has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

12:27

The official flags John-Joe O'Toole offside. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.

8:39

The offside flag is raised against Harry Pell. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

2:47

John-Joe O'Toole takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a save.

0:13

John-Joe O'Toole is adjudged to have handled the ball. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Colchester duo passed fit Matt Heath and Kem Izzet will be fit for Colchester's home clash against Bristol Rovers. Defender Heath, who this week signed a new one-year contract with the Us, missed last Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Yeovil through illness but is fine now. Izzet has missed a couple of days' training after taking a whack to his foot at Huish Park, but he too will be available. Fellow midfielder David Perkins was on the bench last weekend after four weeks out with a hamstring injury and will be involved again. Therefore defenders Pat Baldwin and Magnus Okuonghae are the only injury absentees. Baldwin has been out since February with an Achilles injury and Okuonghae underwent ankle surgery in March. Rovers could be without central defender Danny Coles. Coles returned to the starting line-up for the 1-1 home draw with Sheffield Wednesday last week after a two-game absence with an Achilles injury, but after suffering an apparent recurrence of the problem against the Owls is a major doubt. Versatile midfielder Charlie Clough, recently recalled from a loan spell at Bath City, replaced Coles in the second half to make only his second appearance for the Pirates and his first in three years and he will be hoping to be involved again. Midfielder Jeff Hughes (wrist) and defender James Tunnicliffe (ankle) are expected to be sidelined for the third successive match as Rovers, who are all but relegated, look to end their disappointing season on a high. Player/manager Stuart Campbell remains unable to pick himself due to a calf injury while defender David McCracken serves the second of a three-match ban for his sending off against Bournemouth. It is unclear whether leading scorer Will Hoskins will play. The 20-goal marksmen is widely expected to be one of numerous summer departures from the Memorial Stadium.

Formation:433Manager: John Ward

Colchester

Formation: 3511Manager:

Bristol Rovers

  • Ben Williams
  • Brian Wilson
  • Matt Heath
  • Lee Beevers
  • John White
  • Ashley Vincent
  • John-Joe O'Toole
  • Lloyd James
  • Ian Henderson
  • Kayode Odejayi
  • Andy Bond
  • SUBS
  • Mark Cousins
  • Nathan Clarke
  • Kemal Izzet
  • Anthony Wordsworth
  • Ben Coker
  • Jordan Sanderson
  • Thomas Bender

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Match Report

Henderson brace sinks Pirates Liam Henderson's double sealed Colchester a 10th-placed finish and a 2-1 win over relegated Bristol Rovers. Henderson struck twice in two first-half minutes to secure the U's victory, who secured a consolation through substitute Elliot Richards. Rovers goalkeeper Conrad Logan denied John-Joe O'Toole early on before Henderson fired Colchester ahead just before the half-hour mark after Kayode Odejayi had headed Lloyd James' cross back across goal. Henderson scored his second goal two minutes later when he wriggled past Ben Swallow and shot past Logan, after Ashley Vincent's effort had deflected off a defender. Rovers improved after half-time and U's goalkeeper Ben Williams foiled substitute Elliot Richards. Charlie Clough blocked O'Toole's effort on the goalline before Richards reduced the deficit with 18 minutes to go when he headed in Gavin Williams' free-kick. But it was not enough to salvage a point for relegated Rovers in their final League One game.

Form Guide

    LWLDDL
  • Colchester
  • VS
  • Bristol Rovers
  • WLLDLD

Last Meetings

  • Bristol Rovers
  • 0 - 1
  • Colchester
  • 01/03/2011
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 3 - 2
  • Colchester
  • 27/02/2010
  • Colchester
  • 1 - 0
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 05/12/2009
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 0 - 0
  • Colchester
  • 24/01/2009
  • Colchester
  • 0 - 1
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 04/10/2008
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 2 - 0
  • Colchester
  • 14/04/2001

Top Scorers

Colchester

  • S Gillespie 9
  • I Henderson 7
  • A Bond 7
  • A Vincent 5
  • D Mooney 5
  • A Wordsworth 5
  • K Odejayi 4
  • M Heath 2
  • M Okuonghae 2
  • D Perkins 1
  • B Wilson 1
  • T Williams 1

Bristol Rovers

  • W Hoskins 16
  • J Kuffour 6
  • J Hughes 5
  • B Anthony 3
  • C Lines 3
  • W Brown 3
  • G Williams 2
  • R Howe 1

Goals

Colchester

    • Total goals 117
    • Goals per game 55
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bristol Rovers

    • Total goals 109
    • Goals per game 47
  • 8 (For) 10 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 14 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 19 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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