Colchester 4-2 Tranmere- Report
Report of match 28th April 2012
Colchester 4-2 Tranmere- Report.
U's bow out at home in style
Colchester finished their home season on a winning note with a 4-2 home victory over fellow mid-table side Tranmere.
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.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 28th April 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Community Stadium|
Goodison 66 (og)
|4 - 2||Tranmere Rvs.
|14||Andy Bond (Hamilton 87)|
|15||Kayode Odejayi (Gillespie 54)|
|31||Bradley Hamilton (Bond 87)|
|9||Steven Gillespie (Odejayi 54)|
|11||Freddie Sears (Gillespie 79)|
|27||James Wallace (Weir 86)|
|11||Andy Robinson (McGurk 78)|
|17||Lucas Akins (Devaney 78)|
|10||Robbie Weir (Wallace 86)|
|25||Martin Devaney (Akins 78)|
|14||Adam McGurk (Robinson 78)|
|Colchester U. cards shown|
|16 mins||Kayode Odejayi||Unsporting behaviour|
|49 mins||Tom Eastman||Unsporting behaviour|
|Tranmere Rvs. cards shown|
|17 mins||Ian Goodison||Unsporting behaviour|
|60 mins||Mustafa Tiryaki||Unsporting behaviour|