Charlton 0-2 Colchester- Match Report
Report of match 6th March 2012
Charlton 0-2 Colchester- Match Report.
Colchester halt Addicks' unbeaten run
Charlton lost their unbeaten home league record as goals in each half from Anthony Wordsworth and Steven Gillespie secured Colchester a 2-0 win.
Mid-table Colchester beat the league leaders thanks to a determined performance, taking the lead in the fifth minute when Wordsworth picked the ball up 25 yards out and curled a sweet left-footed shot into the top corner.
Charlton pressed for an equaliser and Johnnie Jackson, Bradley Wright-Phillips and Danny Hollands all went close in the first-half.
Moments after the break Yann Kermorgant had a shot deflected wide and Wright-Phillips'shot was parried away by Colchester goalkeeper Ben Williams.
Colchester nearly managed to add a second against the run of play when Gillespie picked up Wordsworth's flick-on, but Charlton goalkeeper Ben Hamer saved well from close range.
But it was Hamer's mistake moments later in the 73rd minute which ultimately condemned Charlton. He dallied on a clearance allowing Gillespie to block the ball and it ricocheted into the empty net.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Tuesday, 6th March 2012 Kick off: 19:45 Venue: The Valley|
||0 - 2||Colchester U.
|4||Johnnie Jackson (Clarke 86)|
|7||Danny Green (Haynes 74)|
|40||Leon Clarke (Jackson 86)|
|14||Danny Haynes (Green 74)|
|17||Martin Rowlands (Bond 83)|
|9||Steven Gillespie (Duguid 90)|
|14||Andy Bond (Rowlands 83)|
|27||Karl Duguid (Gillespie 90)|
|Charlton Ath. cards shown|
|87 mins||Michael Morrison||Unsporting behaviour|
|Colchester U. cards shown|
|59 mins||Kem Izzet||Unsporting behaviour|
|70 mins||Ian Henderson||Unsporting behaviour|
|71 mins||Anthony Wordsworth||Unsporting behaviour|