Albion 1 – 2 Colchester


The giant new keeper Peter Brezovan keeps his place tonight as Gus sticks with the same team that nicked a late win at Exeter last week. Eight minutes, long ball…1-0 to Colchester. Thirteen minutes….2-0, what the fuck is going on? We’ve hardly touched the ball. Poyet has seen enough, McNulty comes on for El-Abd on 15 mins. Another dither at Withers – Colchester hit the crossbar with an overhead kick, they’re taking the piss here. El-Abd seems to have picked up a head injury. Bennett puts one over the bar, we have a  team out tonight then? That’s good. Murray scores…offside, great ball in from McNulty. It’s pony this match. A lifeline on 43 mins – a goal from Gary Dicker, game on again.

Albion start well second half, Forster goes close. Dickinson on for Hoyte, Bennett slips to right back, Poyet’s going for it with three strikers again, I love it when he does that, hopefully it will work this time. We’re pressuring them, Murray then Fozzy miss great chances. A draw will do.

Murray hits the post from 5 yards!!!! We are not getting anything here, our luck is out folks. Cox on for Navarro on 78 mins. If we lose this game it will be hard to take after the chances we’ve wasted this second period. Forster again!! Five minutes to go. Forster skys one on 90 mins, 4 mins of extra-time to be played. Corner, last chance, a scramble and goal kick. Game over, yet another home defeat, but this should have been a draw at least. Shite.

The Hovian’s Albion Team Performance :  5 out of 10

The Hovian’s Albion Man of the Match : Gary Dicker

Albion Team (goalscorers in bold):

(4-4-2) Brezovan; Hoyte (Dickinson 62) , Tunnicliffe, Elphick, El-Abd (McNulty); Bennett, Dicker, Crofts, Navarro (Cox 78); Forster, Murray

Subs: Pelling, Whing, McNulty, Cox, Dickinson, Virgo, Hart

League One table

Friday, 11 December 2009 21:44 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full League One table
1 Leeds United 19 27 46
2 Charlton 20 18 42
3 Colchester 21 16 39
4 Norwich 20 18 38
5 Huddersfield 20 19 32
6 Swindon 18 2 31
7 Bristol Rovers 20 -3 31
8 Walsall 20 4 30
9 MK Dons 20 -2 30
10 Millwall 20 6 29
11 Hartlepool 20 1 26
12 Carlisle 20 -3 24
13 Yeovil 20 -4 23
14 Southend 20 -4 23
15 Southampton 20 10 22
16 Gillingham 20 -5 22
17 Exeter 20 -6 22
18 Brentford 20 -6 22
19 Leyton Orient 20 -11 22
20 Oldham 20 -10 21
21 Brighton 21 -15 20
22 Wycombe 20 -13 17
23 Tranmere 20 -21 17
24 Stockport 19 -18 14

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3 Responses to “Albion 1 – 2 Colchester”

  1. glasfryn Says:

    general consensus is that if we play like that (last 70 mins) then we will win more games than lose,having said that I;m sure the Withers is somehow cursed,Aidy Boothroyd’s comment that his team were backs to the wall for the last quarter of the game sounds good to me.
    things will get better.
    onwards and upwards


  2. The Hovian Says:

    Withers is so bad that I’m seriously considering away trips only until Falmer opens mate. I’m fed up with the place after sporadic visits since 2000 because of the nature of my job. Sure, there’s been some memorable campaigns there, and it was a bit of a fortress for a while, but now it’s beyond the pale – a waste of money.

    We are shockingly bad there this season, my missus can get the odd tickets through her job in Brighton, apart from those I’m not bothering unless a special game comes up. When I’m home in January I’ll be going to all the away games I can – 100% more fun than Withers.

    All the relegation boys got chinned today apart from Oldham, so it’s as you were for us. No need to panic – win the away games and hang on for draws at our home ground – what a topsy turvy team the Seagulls are. Madness.

    Still love ’em though 😉

    Thanks for the comments as ever old mate

  3. glasfryn Says:

    the few times I went to Withers before I left for Wales it was to put it bluntly bloody uncomfortable even though we won the games.
    Withers has a special place in my heart for different reasons I used to live not 5 mins away from it and done a lot of my courting there or thereabouts.
    While at school I ran there for my school and done OK and went to the horse trial there with some of my girlfriends.

    But as a football stadium it sucks
    look after yourself

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