U's claim first home win of season

Colchester United 4 QPR 2KEM Izzet chose the perfect time to score his first goal of the season, and so help Colchester United to their first home win of the campaign in a goal feast last night.

By Carl Marston

Colchester United 4 QPR 2

KEM Izzet chose the perfect time to score his first goal of the season, and so help Colchester United to their first home win of the campaign in a goal feast last night.

It was an unhappy return to Layer Road for QPR's caretaker manager Mick Harford, who was the assistant to U's boss Geraint Williams last term.


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Harford watched his basement dwellers leak four goals as United leapfrogged into 12th in the Championship table. Having taken the lead through Mikele Leigertwood's own goal, the U's conceded an equaliser from old boy Hogan Ephraim.

However, Izzet nodded home his first goal of the campaign, and Mark Yeates and Clive Platt also hit the target. Another ex-U's star, Rowan Vine, scored QPR's second goal.

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Izzet announced: “I was due a goal, but I don't want it to end here. I want to score at least nine more this season!

“Ten is a good haul for a midfielder. I've done it before, and I'll do it again. I was waiting for my header to hit the post and come out, because I haven't had that much luck this season, but thankfully it went in.”

QPR caretaker boss Harford rued: “I enjoyed my time at Colchester, and I got a good reception, but it's just a shame about the result. That has not helped me, the players or the club.”

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