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Sky Bet League 1

Deepdale (ATT 11,451) 6th August 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Pawson

Preston Preston North End vs Colchester United Colchester

Preston 2

N Mellor (60)
P Coutts (70)

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Colchester 4

A Wordsworth (12)
I Henderson (49, 65)
K Odejayi (76)

Henderson at the double for U's

Last Updated: 06/08/11 6:41pm

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Henderson: Grabbed a brace

Henderson: Grabbed a brace

Ian Henderson grabbed a deadly double as Colchester won 4-2 and ensured a disastrous opening day for Preston boss Phil Brown.

The striker scored twice in the second half to leave Brown's boys looking anything but promotion contenders. The visitors led in the 12th minute when a free-kick was turned into Anthony Wordsworth's path and the midfielder did the rest with a fierce shot into the bottom corner.

Henderson then added a second shortly after the restart when he collected a pass from Wordsworth and fired home from 12 yards.

North End replied through Neil Mellor's clinical shot on the hour but they continued to wobble alarmingly in defence and were punished accordingly.

In the 65th minute, Colchester grabbed their third as Henderson latched onto a header from Kayode Odejayi and hit a 20-yard shot into the net.

Preston refused to surrender and scored again in the 70th minute when Paul Coutts found the net from distance but Odejayi wrapped up the scoring six minutes later when he fired home from six yards out.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 43 92
2 Preston North End 43 83
3 Milton Keynes Dons 42 79
4 Swindon Town 41 76
5 Sheffield United 43 68
6 Chesterfield 43 67
7 Rochdale 42 60
8 Fleetwood Town 43 59
9 Barnsley 43 58
10 Peterborough United 43 58
11 Bradford City 42 57
12 Doncaster Rovers 42 57
13 Gillingham 43 56
14 Oldham Athletic 43 55
15 Walsall 42 54
16 Port Vale 44 51
17 Coventry City 43 51
18 Scunthorpe United 42 51
19 Crewe Alexandra 43 48
20 Leyton Orient 42 47
21 Notts County 42 47
22 Crawley Town 43 47
23 Colchester United 42 44
24 Yeovil Town 43 37