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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 3,103) 24th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Hooper

Colchester Colchester United vs Walsall Walsall

Colchester 1

A Wordsworth (pen 33)

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Walsall 0

A Butler (S/O 32)

Wordsworth on target again

Last Updated: 24/09/11 7:51pm

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Wordsworth (R): In fine fettle

Wordsworth (R): In fine fettle

Anthony Wordsworth scored for the third successive home game as Colchester United edged past 10-man Walsall 1-0.

The game changed just after the half-hour mark when Walsall defender Andy Butler was adjudged to have brought down winger Michail Antonio in the penalty area and was dismissed, resulting in Wordsworth slotting in from the spot.

Colchester had the better of the first half and created all of the chances. Antonio drilled a low shot just wide and Walsall goalkeeper Jimmy Walker saved Wordsworth's free-kick, before denying Ian Henderson.

Walker denied Ben Coker just before half-time and Kayode Odejayi headed over from a great position early in the second half, before being foiled by Walker seconds later.

The Saddlers appealed for a penalty midway through the second half when Colchester defender Magnus Okuonghae appeared to handle in the area.

Walker made a superb save at full-stretch to keep out Odejayi's close-range header with 12 minutes to go, as Colchester ended a run of four league games without a win.

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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