United lose unbeaten run at Huddersfield
COLCHESTER United's tremendous winning run came to an end at promotion rivals Huddersfield Town this afternoon.The U's had won their previous 10 matches, but the luck deserted them in Yorkshire.
By Carl Marston
COLCHESTER United's tremendous winning run came to an end at promotion rivals Huddersfield Town this afternoon.
The U's had won their previous 10 matches, but the luck deserted them in Yorkshire. They hit the woodwork three times and had two goals disallowed.
The Terriers grabbed the lead in fortuitous circumstances on 15 minutes, when Gary Taylor-Fletcher's shot took a wicked deflection off Jonathan Worthington, completely wrong-footing Aidan Davison as the ball sneaked in at the near post.
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The U's were reduced to 10 men in the 49th minute. Defender Garry Richards was flashed the red card by referee Graham Salisbury, for a professional foul on striker David Graham.
And it was Sheffield Wednesday loanee Graham who netted the killer second on 68 minutes. He sprung the offside trap to tuck home his third goal in just three appearances for the Terriers.
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There was no way back for Colchester. Chris Iwelumo and Mark Yeates had struck the woodwork in the first-half, and Greg Halford did the same in the second period.
The U's are still in second spot, but they will have to pick themselves up for another important league game, at home to Walsall on Tuesday night.