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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 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19