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Foul by Marcus Holness on Ian Henderson, free kick awarded. Kayode Odejayi takes the free kick.
John White is brought on as a substitute for Steven Gillespie.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matt Done, Effort on goal by Jason Kennedy from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Matt Done takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.
A goal is scored by Ian Henderson from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 1-0 Rochdale.Assist on the goal came from Kemal Izzet.
Foul by Chris O'Grady on John-Joe O'Toole, free kick awarded. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Marcus Holness gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kayode Odejayi. Free kick taken by Brian Wilson.
Corner taken by Matt Done from the right by-line, Header from close in by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro misses to the left of the target.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro comes on in place of Nicky Adams.
Nicky Adams concedes a free kick for a foul on Kemal Izzet. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
Ian Henderson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ashley Vincent.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams, save by Ben Williams.
Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Ben Williams makes a save.
Gary Jones takes a shot. Save made by Ben Williams.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kayode Odejayi by Marcus Holness. Cross/shot by Brian Wilson, save by Owain Fon Williams.
Chris O'Grady gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Clarke. Ben Williams takes the direct free kick.
Gary Jones produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams, clearance by Ashley Vincent.
Kemal Izzet concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Adams. Jason Kennedy takes the free kick.
Joe Widdowson replaces Robbie Williams. Joe Thompson is brought on as a substitute for Will Atkinson.
Matt Done produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
The offside flag is raised against Steven Gillespie. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.
Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Owain Fon Williams makes a save.
Ashley Vincent takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Dawson.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Steven Gillespie misses to the left of the target.
Foul by Steven Gillespie on Robbie Williams, free kick awarded. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Adams.
Effort on goal by Steven Gillespie from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
David Mooney goes off and Kayode Odejayi comes on.
Nicky Adams takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.
Steven Gillespie produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
Gary Jones produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Craig Dawson takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Nicky Adams, clearance by Nathan Clarke.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams, clearance made by Nathan Clarke.
David Mooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Dawson. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.
John-Joe O'Toole fouled by Jason Kennedy, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Coker takes the free kick.
Foul by John-Joe O'Toole on Craig Dawson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ben Coker, clearance made by Craig Dawson.
Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Save made by Ben Williams.
Ashley Vincent takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
Scott Wiseman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Vincent. Direct free kick taken by Brian Wilson.
Handball by David Mooney. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Chris O'Grady misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Wiseman on Ashley Vincent. Direct free kick taken by Ben Coker.
Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams from the left by-line, clearance made by Brian Wilson.
Perkins absent against former club
Colchester midfielder David Perkins will miss the visit of his former club Rochdale.
Perkins, who moved from Spotland to Essex in 2008, suffered a hamstring injury during last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday and could struggle to play again this season.
Lloyd James came on for Perkins at Hillsborough but John-Joe O'Toole, now fit again after his long lay-off with a cruciate injury, provides another midfield option.
Centre-halves Pat Baldwin and Magnus Okuonghae remain long-term absentees.
Baldwin is still some way from a return due to an Achilles problem and Okuonghae is out for the season following ankle surgery.
The Us slipped down to 11th following Saturday's setback and are now nine points adrift of the play-offs.
Rochdale manager Keith Hill will again be reluctant to make any changes.
Hill named the same side for the fourth game running in Tuesday's 2-1 win at Notts County and the Spotland boss has no fresh injury or suspension concerns.
The success against the Magpies marked a fifth win from six unbeaten npower League One outings for Dale and lifted them to the brink of the play-off places.
Hill's men lie two points below sixth-placed Bournemouth but have a game in hand on the Cherries.
Yet Hill is remaining guarded about his side's chances of claiming a second successive promotion, saying: "We are proud of where we are, but we aren't getting carried away."
Henderson downs Dale
Ian Henderson came off the bench to score a late winner as Colchester dented Rochdale's play-off hopes with a 1-0 victory.
Henderson planted a shot past Owain Fon Williams and into the net from close range with four minutes to go, despite Craig Dawson's desperate attempts to keep it out.
Rochdale striker Chris O'Grady headed Nicky Adams' cross just wide in the first half and then forced Colchester goalkeeper Ben Williams to turn his first-time effort around the post.
Colchester's best effort of the first half came when Ashley Vincent's deflected first-time shot from the edge of the area flew just wide.
Rochdale went close again just before the hour mark when Matt Done blasted wide from a good position from Will Atkinson's cross.
Williams denied O'Grady at his near post before Henderson finally broke the deadlock.
And although Dale substitute Jean Louis Akpa Akpro rattled the crossbar late on and Nathan Clarke headed Joe Thompson's effort onto the woodwork, Colchester held out.
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