Darren Ambrose fires home brace to end Colchester United’s dreadful run
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Bradford City 1 Colchester United 2
A sweet brace from Darren Ambrose finally ended 133 days of hurt, as Colchester United celebrated a shock win at Bradford City tonight.
The U’s had set an unwanted club record of 19 league games without a win, following a goalless stalemate against Shrewsbury on Saturday.
But they put a stop to this terrible run, at the 20th time of asking, to chalk up their first league success since a 2-1 home win over Port Vale, way back on October 20, 2015.
In the process, they completed a first league double of the season, over Phil Parkinson’s Bantams, although they remain at the foot of League One.
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Wes Thomas drilled the Bantams ahead in the 17th minute, only for Ambrose to hook home from Chris Porter’s knock-down just six minutes later.
And Ambrose then latched onto Owen Garvan’s downward header to fire home the winner in the 57th minute.
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BRADFORD: Williams, Darby, McArdle, N Clarke (sub Proctor, 80), Meredeith, McMahon, Cullen (sub B Clarke, 60), Reid, Evans, Thomas (sub Marshall, 60), Hanson. Unused subs: Cracknell, Knott, Leigh, Routis.
COLCHESTER: Parish, Vincent-Young (sub Gilbey, 34), Chambers, Eastman, Shorey, Garvan, Edwards, Massey, Moncur (sub Harney, 89), Ambrose (sub Ambrose, 80), Porter. Unused subs: Barnes, Lee, Akinwande, Oduwa.
Referee: Graham Salisbury (Lancs)