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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 8,514) 28th December 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Deadman

Colchester Colchester United vs Southampton So'ton

Colchester 2

A Wordsworth (23)
S Gillespie (75)

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So'ton 1

R Lambert (pen 90+1)

U's put Saints to the sword

Colchester march on after racking up another win

Last Updated: 28/12/09 5:37pm

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Wordsworth: Cool finish

Wordsworth: Cool finish

Colchester United claimed a 2-1 victory over Southampton to move up to joint-third in League One.

Colchester claimed a 2-1 victory over Southampton - their fourth successive win - to move up to joint third in Coca-Cola League One.

The Us took the lead midway through the first half when Kevin Lisbie's low pass picked out the on-rushing Anthony Wordsworth, who coolly slotted a low shot past Saints goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski from close range.

John-Joe O'Toole almost added to Colchester's lead with a flicked header soon after, but chances were largely few and far between in the first half.

Southampton pushed for an equaliser after the break. Substitute Ndiaye Papa Waigo had an effort chalked off for offside and Us goalkeeper Ben Williams denied Rickie Lambert, before the Saints fell further behind with 15 minutes to go.

Phil Ifil's measured low pass dissected the Southampton defence and Steven Gillespie ran on to slot a low shot past Bialkowski from 12 yards.

Lambert pulled a goal back in the 90th minute from the penalty spot after Dean Hammond had been fouled by Williams, but Colchester took the points.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16

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