Morrison sent off in defeat at Northampton
Northampton Town 2 Colchester United 1
CLINTON Morrison saw red as Colchester United let a half-time lead slip to bow out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, at League Two hosts Northampton Town tonight.
Freddie Sears had put Joe Dunne’s men in charge, with a slick finish, but it was all change in the second period as two goals in a two-minute spell killed off the U’s.
A 51st minute penalty from Adebayo Akinfenwa, and a precision header by Henoc Mukendi on 53 minutes, secured a passage through to the southern area quarter-finals.
It was therefore a victory for Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd against his old club.
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To rub salt into the wounds, Morrison was sent off for violent conduct in stoppage time.
The U’s veteran striker appeared to catch defender David Artell with an elbow, and referee Oliver Langford had no hesitation in reaching for his red card.
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An out-of-sorts Morrison therefore faces a three-match suspension.