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  • Date:25 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Weston Homes Community Stadium
  • Attendance:3,096
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Inswinging corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy, Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Ben Williams makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy from the left by-line, Kevin Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Gillespie. Ben Williams takes the direct free kick.

91mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Bond, save by Peter Kurucz.

88mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Freddie Sears. Free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.

84mins

Dean Holden is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Amankwaah.

82mins

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Michael Symes goes wide left of the target.

81mins

The referee gives a free kick against Freddie Sears for handball. Peter Kurucz takes the direct free kick.

80mins

Unfair challenge on Andrew Tutte by Andy Bond results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Long.

78mins

Effort from inside the area by Freddie Sears misses to the right of the target.

76mins

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.

74mins

Jason Kennedy fouled by Kemal Izzet, the ref awards a free kick. Kemal Izzet receives a yellow card. (Rochdale) makes a substitution, with Andrew Tutte coming on for Nicky Adams. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the direct free kick.

72mins

The referee blows for offside against Steven Gillespie. Free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.

68mins

Effort on goal by John White from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

67mins

Michael Symes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Magnus Okuonghae takes the free kick.

66mins

The referee blows for offside against Michael Symes. Ben Williams takes the direct free kick.

64mins

Kevin Long fouled by Ian Henderson, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Barry-Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Unfair challenge on Brian Barry-Murphy by Kemal Izzet results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.

62mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Anthony Wordsworth, Jason Kennedy makes a clearance.

59mins

Corner taken by Jason Kennedy, Kevin Amankwaah produces a header from close range which bounces off the post. The assistant referee flags for offside against Kemal Izzet. Peter Kurucz takes the direct free kick. Andy Bond joins the action as a substitute, replacing Martin Rowlands.

58mins

Short corner taken by Jason Kennedy from the left by-line.

56mins

Corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy from the right by-line, clearance made by Tom Eastman.

52mins

Michael Symes is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

51mins

Michael Symes takes a shot. Save made by Ben Williams.

48mins

Unfair challenge on Ashley Grimes by Kemal Izzet results in a free kick. Brian Barry-Murphy produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

47mins

Kevin Long is shown a yellow card.

46mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Brian Barry-Murphy, Ben Williams makes a comfortable save.

46mins

Stephen Jordan goes off and Ashley Grimes comes on.

40mins

Michael Symes has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

38mins

Nicky Adams is ruled offside. John White takes the direct free kick.

34mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Gillespie by Joe Widdowson. Direct free kick taken by Brian Wilson. Joe Widdowson concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Wilson. Martin Rowlands takes the direct free kick.

33mins

Jason Kennedy takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Ben Williams.

31mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy, John White makes a clearance.

30mins

Anthony Wordsworth produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

29mins

Ian Henderson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

22mins

Foul by Michael Symes on Kemal Izzet, free kick awarded. Michael Symes booked. Martin Rowlands restarts play with the free kick.

21mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Kennedy on Ian Henderson. Ian Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Save by Peter Kurucz.

16mins

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth on Stephen Darby, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.

14mins

The referee blows for offside. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

The offside flag is raised against Michael Symes. Direct free kick taken by Ben Williams.

10mins

Freddie Sears has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

6mins

Kevin Amankwaah fouled by Steven Gillespie, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Kurucz takes the free kick.

4mins

The referee blows for offside against Nicky Adams. Magnus Okuonghae restarts play with the free kick.

2mins

Brian Wilson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Peter Kurucz.

Match Preview

U's sweat on Wilson Brian Wilson may miss his first game of the season as Colchester play host to struggling Rochdale. The reliable right-back, who has started each of the club's league and cup games, has been struck down with illness this week and faces a late assessment on Friday. Should he miss out then John White is likely to switch across from left-back to cover, leaving Michael Rose and Ben Coker to compete for his slot. Otherwise, manager John Ward pretty much has a full-strength squad to select from, with winger Ashley Vincent still stepping up his fitness work following his return to training after a hamstring injury. Andy Bond staked his claim for a starting berth with a hat-trick for United's reserves on Wednesday as they booked their place in the Essex Senior Cup final. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro remains Rochdale's only injury doubt. Akpa Akpro missed Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with npower League One leaders Charlton due to a hamstring injury and it is feared the weekend action may come too soon for him. Former Manchester City defender Stephen Jordan returned to the Dale starting line-up at The Valley as manager John Coleman set up with a 5-4-1 formation. Attacking midfielder Ashley Grimes may return at Jordan's expense if Coleman opts for a more expansive approach against the U's. Rochdale have enjoyed an excellent start to life under former Accrington boss Coleman, winning two and drawing one of the the Liverpudlian's first four games in charge to move within four points of safety in npower League One.

Formation:433Manager: John Ward

Colchester

Formation: 451Manager: John Coleman

Rochdale

  • Ben Williams
  • Brian Wilson
  • Magnus Okuonghae
  • Tom Eastman
  • John White
  • Martin Rowlands
  • Kemal Izzet
  • Anthony Wordsworth
  • Ian Henderson
  • Steven Gillespie
  • Freddie Sears
  • SUBS
  • Michael Rose
  • Matt Heath
  • Andy Bond
  • Kayode Odejayi
  • Lloyd James

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Match Report

Dale still on the up Rochdale continued their recent revival under manager John Coleman with a battling goalless draw at Colchester. There was little to choose between the two sides and chances were few and far between. Colchester looked the most threatening in the first half and home debutant Freddie Sears fired over the crossbar after running at the Dale defence in the opening stages. Steven Gillespie forced Rochdale goalkeeper Peter Kurucz into his first save when he parried a shot away and Ian Henderson saw his effort sail over from the edge of the penalty area. Rochdale came close to taking the lead five minutes after the break when U's goalkeeper Ben Williams brilliantly denied Michael Symes from close range. But Colchester looked the more likely side to grab a winner and Sears fired over from a tight angle, but Symes sliced wide for Dale in the closing stages and Williams tipped over Jason Kennedy's header as the points were shared.

Form Guide

    LDLWWL
  • Colchester
  • VS
  • Rochdale
  • DLWLWD

Last Meetings

  • Rochdale
  • 2 - 2
  • Colchester
  • 15/10/2011
  • Colchester
  • 1 - 0
  • Rochdale
  • 09/04/2011
  • Rochdale
  • 1 - 2
  • Colchester
  • 21/08/2010
  • Rochdale
  • 0 - 1
  • Colchester
  • 16/03/1959
  • Colchester
  • 2 - 1
  • Rochdale
  • 06/09/1958

Top Scorers

Colchester

  • I Henderson 7
  • A Wordsworth 7
  • S Gillespie 5
  • K Odejayi 4
  • K Duguid 2
  • M Heath 2
  • A Bond 2
  • M Rowlands 1
  • A Vincent 1
  • L James 1

Rochdale

  • A Grimes 7
  • G Jones 3
  • J Akpa Akpro 3
  • N Adams 3
  • M Holness 3
  • B Barry-Murphy 1
  • J Kennedy 1

Goals

Colchester

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 41
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Rochdale

    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 29
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 10 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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