U's too strong for Rovers
Last Updated: April 28, 2012 6:58pm
Eastman: Netted for Colchester
Colchester United finished their home season on a winning note with a 4-2 victory over fellow mid-table side Tranmere Rovers.
Ian Henderson headed Colchester ahead in the fourth minute from Brian Wilson's cross and Rovers goalkeeper Andy Coughlin denied Anthony Wordsworth soon after.
Henderson then clipped the top of the crossbar before Colchester doubled their lead two minutes after half-time through Tom Eastman, who powered in a header at the far post from Lloyd James's delivery.
Rovers pulled a goal back five minutes later when James Wallis's low shot from 25 yards skidded into the net, but Colchester restored their lead midway through the second half when Tranmere defender Ian Goodison diverted in Michael Rose's corner into his own goal.
Although Lucas Akins pulled a goal back for Rovers with 18 minutes to go after Colchester had failed to deal with a corner, substitute Freddie Sears wrapped up the U's victory with six minutes left with a fine solo strike.
Henderson headed against the foot of the post just before the end, as Colchester claimed victory.
npower League 1
Sat 28th Apr
Brentford1 - 2Sheff Wed
Bury0 - 0Oldham
Carlisle4 - 1Exeter
Colchester4 - 2Tranmere
Hartlepool2 - 1Leyton Or
Walsall1 - 1Huddersfld
Yeovil3 - 2Chesterfld
Wycombe3 - 4Notts Co
Preston2 - 2Charlton
Rochdale1 - 2MK Dons
Scunthorpe1 - 1Bournemth
Sheff Utd2 - 2Stevenage
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|8||Milton Keynes Dons||46||70|
|14||Preston North End||46||59|