November 10, 2012
Railwaymen come steaming in
Mathias Pogba netted the winner as Crewe stunned Colchester with an amazing second-half comeback to win 3-2.
Colchester got off to the perfect start when Freddie Sears poked home Ian Henderson's cutback with three minutes gone.
Marcus Bean saw a header saved by Alex goalkeeper Alan Martin, but the visitors doubled their lead with half an hour gone when Henderson latched on to Magnus Okuonghae's long punt and chipped home a sublime finish.
Five minutes after the break Crewe got the breakthrough as Pogba squared for Lauri Dalle Valle to pull one back with a simple finish into an empty net.
Martin then kept the home side in it by tipping Bean's lob over the bar before Murphy levelled from the penalty spot in the 64th minute after Magnus Okuonghae handled Dalle Valle's goalbound header.
Ten minutes later the Alex completed the turnaround when Aneke rose to head in Moore's cross at the far post.
|Crewe Alexandra||Colchester United|
|13 Alan Martin||13 John Sullivan|
|15 Gregor Robertson||3 Michael Rose|
|5 Mark Ellis||20 Brian Wilson|
|2 Matt Tootle||4 Magnus Okuonghae|
|3 Harry Davis||33 Craig Eastmond|
|19 Abdul Osman||18 Tom Eastman|
|8 Luke Murphy||15 Marcus Bean|
|26 Chuks Aneke||22 Anthony Wordsworth|
|11 Byron Moore||12 Jabo Ibehre|
|30 Lauri Dalla Valle||16 Ian Henderson|
|9 Mathias Pogba||11 Fred Sears|
|1 Steve Phillips||Mark Cousins 1|
|6 Adam Dugdale||Josh Thompson 40|
|12 Oliver Turton||Karl Duguid 7|
|17 George Ray||John-Joe O'Toole 8|
|16 Jon Guthrie||Andrew Bond 14|
|18 Brendon Daniels||Clinton Morrison 9|
|29 Billy Waters||Gavin Massey 21|
|Clinton Morrison for Craig Eastmond (71)|
|Andrew Bond for Fred Sears (80)|
|Gavin Massey for Anthony Wordsworth (80)|
|Abdul Osman (45)||Michael Rose (51)|
|Magnus Okuonghae (63)|
|· Squads: Crewe Alexandra | Colchester United|