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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 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30