Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 6°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The U’s rock the Shakers with dazzling display

16:54 17 November 2012

Ian Henderson, who set up both Colchester goals against Bury this afternoon

Ian Henderson, who set up both Colchester goals against Bury this afternoon

PAGEPIX LTD 07976 935738

Colchester United 2 Bury 0

shares

ANTHONY Wordsworth and Freddie Sears struck early in the second half to end a run of three straight defeats for dominant Colchester United, against Bury this afternoon.

Skipper Wordsworth and winger Sears netted within a four-minute spell to seal a fourth home win in five for new boss Joe Dunne.

Classy midfielder Wordsworth, the U’s best player in the first half, obliged with the opening goal in the 57th minute.

Ian Henderson sent Jabo Ibehre clear down the right flank, and his pinpoint cross seemed to hang in the air for Wordsworth to direct a towering header into the roof of the net.

Henderson was again heavily involved as the U’s doubled their lead on 61 minutes, thanks to another terrific move.

Livewire Henderson skipped past left-back Joe Skarz and squared into the danger zone. Ibehre stepped over the ball, enabling Sears to control and advance a couple of yards before finding the net with a deadly finish.

U’s boss Dunne stuck with the same starting line-up, despite last weekend’s disappointing 3-2 defeat at Crewe, where the Essex side surrendered a 2-0 half-time lead.

And his side created the better chances of a low-key first period, without being able to beat keeper Trevor Carson.

Wordsworth warmed Carson’s hands with a goal-bound drive after five minutes, and just before the half-hour mark the Shakers keeper did well to beat away Ian Henderson’s crisp volley, following a cross by Brian Wilson.

Carson also saved well from Craig Eastmond and Sears as the first-half wore on.

At the other end, Bury had their best moment on 38 minutes, with John Sullivan beating away winger Dominic Poleon’s fierce shot with strong hands.

The visitors had one other chance before the break, but lone striker Tom Hopper was unable to bundle home David Worrall’s cross from point blank range.

That miss was to prove costly, because the U’s scored twice inside the first 16 minutes of the second period, through Wordsworth and Sears.

Bury came close to halving the deficit in the 70th minute. Defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell’s scuffed effort, from a corner, loops over keeper Sullivan, only to thud back off the top of the bar and roll to safety.

Squads

COLCHESTER: Sullivan, Wilson, Okuonghae, Eastman, Rose, Bean, Eastmond (sub J Thompson, 90+2), Wordsworth, Henderson (sub Massey, 86), Ibehre (sub Morrison, 76), Sears. Unused subs: Duguid, Bond, White, Cousins.

BURY: Carson, Doherty, Hughes (sub C Jones, 75), Ebanks-Landell, Skarz, Worrall, Schumacher (sub Carrington, 89), Z Thompson, Soares (sub Sweeney, 75), Hopper, Poleon. Unused subs: Elford-Alliyu, Sodje, A Jones, Belford.

Referee: S Martin (Staffordshire)

Attendance: 3,214

shares

0 comments

Ryan Fraser in agony on the sideline at the end of the QPR match

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he will look to the emergency loan market after star man Ryan Fraser suffered a ‘nasty’ hamstring injury in this afternoon’s last-gasp 1-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers.

Video:The Verdict: QPR 1 Ipswich Town 0

Yesterday, 19:35
Tommy Smith causing chaos in the QPR penalty area as he does an overhead kick in amongst a posse of defenders

Chief football writer Stuart Watson has his say following Ipswich Town’s 2-1 loss at Queens Park Rangers

Matt Phillips arrives to head the ball home for QPR at the far post late in the game against Ipswich

Bartosz Bialkowski insisted Ipswich Town need to learn from their late loss at QPR this afternoon and ensure they remain switched on in the closing stages of games.

Bartosz Bialkowski is finally beaten at QPR on Saturday in the 87th minute

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy thought his team looked the more likely to score prior to Matty Phillips netting QPR’s late winner in today’s 1-0 defeat at Loftus Road.

Matt Phillips arrives to head the ball home for QPR at the far post late in the game against Ipswich

Matt Phillips scored in the 88th minute as Ipswich Town lost 1-0 to Queens Park Rangers at a wind-swept Loftus Road this afternoon.

Bartosz Bialkowski makes a good first half save at QPR

Your chance to rate the performance of the Ipswich Town players following their 1-0 loss at QPR.

Match Centre

All the build-up, live match updates and reaction from Ipswich Town’s trip to QPR.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is on the bench today

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has made three changes to his side for this afternoon’s clash with QPR.

Town manager Mick McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor signal to bring on super sub Brett Pitman during the second half of the Ipswich Town v Readiing (Championship) football match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 02 February 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
www.stephenwaller.com

Even the best teams love a scrappy win from time-to-time.

Christophe Berra and Nedum Onuoha clash heads leading to the Ipswich man receiving treatment for a cut mid way through the first half in the Ipswich Town v Queens Park Rangers (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 26 December 2015.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
www.stephenwaller.com

If Ipswich Town are supposedly punching above their weight, then there are several in the Championship doing the opposite.

Most read

Fred Olsen Travel Sale

cover

Click here to view
the Fred Olsen
Travel Sale

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24