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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 13 31
2 Peterborough United 13 26
3 Swindon Town 11 22
4 Preston North End 11 22
5 Milton Keynes Dons 11 20
6 Notts County 12 20
7 Sheffield United 12 20
8 Chesterfield 12 19
9 Fleetwood Town 13 19
10 Oldham Athletic 13 19
11 Bradford City 13 18
12 Rochdale 12 17
13 Barnsley 12 15
14 Doncaster Rovers 11 14
15 Crawley Town 13 14
16 Colchester United 13 13
17 Coventry City 13 13
18 Gillingham 13 13
19 Yeovil Town 13 13
20 Leyton Orient 12 12
21 Walsall 13 12
22 Port Vale 13 12
23 Scunthorpe United 13 11
24 Crewe Alexandra 13 10

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