November 17, 2012
Wordsworth leads U's from front
Colchester halted a run of three successive defeats and put the brakes on Bury's revival with a 2-0 home win.
Colchester took a 57th-minute lead through skipper Anthony Wordsworth, who headed in from close range from Jabo Ibehre's floated cross.
And the U's doubled their lead less than four minutes later through Freddie Sears, who fired in from 12 yards after fine approach play by Ian Henderson and Ibehre.
Bury went close with 20 minutes to go when defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell's effort came back off the crossbar from a corner, but substitute Clinton Morrison came close to making it 3-0 to Colchester before the end as the home side comfortably saw out a well-deserved victory.
Wordsworth and Henderson both went close for Colchester early on. Henderson's half-volley was palmed away by Bury goalkeeper Trevor Carson after half an hour, while Craig Eastmond also had a shot saved.
But U's goalkeeper John Sullivan turned away Dominic Poleon's fierce shot, while Tom Hopper fired just wide for Bury on the stroke of half-time.
|13 John Sullivan||1 Trevor Carson|
|3 Michael Rose||31 Matthew Doherty|
|20 Brian Wilson||17 Mark Hughes|
|4 Magnus Okuonghae||3 Joe Skarz|
|33 Craig Eastmond||34 Ethan Ebanks-Landell|
|18 Tom Eastman||8 Steven Schumacher|
|15 Marcus Bean||35 Tom Soares|
|22 Anthony Wordsworth||7 David Worrall|
|12 Jabo Ibehre||32 Zac Thompson|
|16 Ian Henderson||28 Tom Hopper|
|11 Fred Sears||33 Dominic Poleon|
|1 Mark Cousins||Cameron Belford 30|
|25 John White||Efetobore Sodje 16|
|40 Josh Thompson||Peter Sweeney 6|
|7 Karl Duguid||Craig Jones 9|
|14 Andrew Bond||Mark Carrington 13|
|9 Clinton Morrison||Andrai Jones 21|
|21 Gavin Massey||Lateef Elford-Alliyu 15|
|Clinton Morrison for Jabo Ibehre (76)||Peter Sweeney for Tom Soares (74)|
|Gavin Massey for Ian Henderson (86)||Craig Jones for Mark Hughes (74)|
|Josh Thompson for Craig Eastmond (90)||Mark Carrington for Steven Schumacher (88)|
|Craig Eastmond (65)||Craig Jones (90)|
|Anthony Wordsworth (82)||David Worrall (90)|
|Gavin Massey (87)|
|· Squads: Colchester United | Bury|