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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 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15