November 6, 2012
County bounce back in style
First-half goals from Neal Bishop and Alan Judge gave Notts County an impressive 2-0 win at Colchester.
Michael Rose's free-kick flew into the side netting for Colchester early on before County took a 17th-minute lead through Bishop, who volleyed in first time from Judge's free-kick despite Rose's attempts to keep it out on the goalline.
Jabo Ibehre headed straight at County goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski and Marcus Bean curled a shot just over for Colchester.
But Francois Zoko fired straight at U's goalkeeper Mark Cousins from close range and the Magpies doubled their advantage just before the break through Judge, who prodded in from just inside the area from Zoko's assist.
Bialkowski denied Ian Henderson early in the second half following a sweeping attacking move, but the Magpies were a threat on the break and Judge almost made it 3-0 when he fired over from 18 yards after a fine breakaway move.
Henderson's header clipped the crossbar for Colchester before the end, but it was County's night.
|Colchester United||Notts County|
|1 Mark Cousins||1 Bartosz Bialkowski|
|3 Michael Rose||39 Jordan Stewart|
|20 Brian Wilson||6 Dean Leacock|
|4 Magnus Okuonghae||20 Jamal Campbell-Ryce|
|33 Craig Eastmond||28 Andre Boucaud|
|18 Tom Eastman||8 Gary Liddle|
|15 Marcus Bean||4 Neal Bishop|
|22 Anthony Wordsworth||11 Jeff Hughes|
|12 Jabo Ibehre||10 Alan Judge|
|16 Ian Henderson||13 Francois Zoko|
|21 Gavin Massey||15 Yoann Arquin|
|35 Carl Pentney||Liam Mitchell 12|
|25 John White||Ashley Eastham 34|
|7 Karl Duguid||Gavin Mahon 14|
|8 John-Joe O'Toole||Hamza Bencherif 18|
|14 Andrew Bond||Tom Williams 30|
|9 Clinton Morrison||Lee Hughes 19|
|11 Fred Sears||Enoch Showunmi 9|
|Fred Sears for Gavin Massey (66)||Lee Hughes for Francois Zoko (77)|
|Andrew Bond for Marcus Bean (66)||Hamza Bencherif for Jamal Campbell-Ryce (83)|
|Clinton Morrison for Craig Eastmond (87)||Gavin Mahon for Alan Judge (89)|
|Ian Henderson (13)||Gary Liddle (58)|
|· Rosters: Colchester United | Notts County|