Ten-man U's secure incredible win

Crucial winner - Clinton Morrison bagged Colchester United's winner in their 2-1 victory at Bury.

Crucial winner - Clinton Morrison bagged Colchester United's winner in their 2-1 victory at Bury.

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Colchester United secured an incredible 2-1 win at Bury this afternoon after playing almost the whole of the game with ten men.

Colchester made the worst possible start when winger George Porter was sent off for serious foul play just inside the U's half after just four minutes.

That left the U's with a one man disadvantage and were inevitably forced to defend after that, with Craig Jones and Ebanks-Landell both going close and Craig Fagan inexplicably missing from eight yards.

But the former U's forward made no mistake midway through the first half when he blasted a low shot past Walker, after Steven Schumacher's pass across the area.

Colchester responded to the setback well though and were back on level terms on the half hour through defender Josh Thompson, who powerfully headed in from Billy Clifford's corner.

And barely two minutes later, Clinton Morrison finshed superbly with a low shot after Gavin Massey's shot had been blocked in the area.

U's goalkeeper Sam Walker made a superb save in the closing stages of the first half from Andy Bishop and Schumacher and substitute Nicky Ajose also went close, as Bury went in search of an equaliser.

But Colchester had their moments, witrh Massey bursting through and being denied by keeper Trevor Carson.

The U's defence led a charmed life though, with Bradley Garmston saving off the line and then Andy Bishop seeing his effort come back off the underside of the bar from a corner as the home side piled on the pressure.

Walker pushed away Johnson Clarke-Harris's long-range strike as the clock ticked down but Colchester defended well to secure a huge three points.

For a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's win at Bury, see Monday's Gazette.

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5:09pm Sat 16 Mar 13

We're not singing anymore!!! says...

Well done the U's.
Looks like the Miracle is on, sorry Boris, couldn't resist mate :-)

Does anyone still think that Dunne is 'Out of his Depth' ?
Well done the U's. Looks like the Miracle is on, sorry Boris, couldn't resist mate :-) Does anyone still think that Dunne is 'Out of his Depth' ? We're not singing anymore!!!
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5:32pm Sat 16 Mar 13

angryman!!! says...

what a great effort, and fully agree with the above post, far to many people quick to moan, when things are bad, but 4 points from two away games in 5days is good going.
one win doesn't make us safe, much like Tuesday one draw doesn't make us guarantee relegation candidates. good to see all the other results go our way, 7 point gap, and also Oldham due to cup run/replays have a heavy schedule.
up the u.s
what a great effort, and fully agree with the above post, far to many people quick to moan, when things are bad, but 4 points from two away games in 5days is good going. one win doesn't make us safe, much like Tuesday one draw doesn't make us guarantee relegation candidates. good to see all the other results go our way, 7 point gap, and also Oldham due to cup run/replays have a heavy schedule. up the u.s angryman!!!
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5:41pm Sat 16 Mar 13

Boris says...

We're not singing anymore!!! wrote:
Well done the U's.
Looks like the Miracle is on, sorry Boris, couldn't resist mate :-)

Does anyone still think that Dunne is 'Out of his Depth' ?
After that red card I thought we were heading for disaster. I couldn't believe it when I then heard we were 2-1 up, with a goal from dear old Clinton Morrison. It can't last, I feared. But it was clearly a magnificent defensive effort by the gallant ten men, possibly helped by poor shooting by Bury, who dominated possession. Brilliant result, we are back in business, and looking forward to MK Dons.
BTW the BBC said our first goal came from Smith, not Thompson, but who cares, it was a goal for the U's.
[quote][p][bold]We're not singing anymore!!![/bold] wrote: Well done the U's. Looks like the Miracle is on, sorry Boris, couldn't resist mate :-) Does anyone still think that Dunne is 'Out of his Depth' ?[/p][/quote]After that red card I thought we were heading for disaster. I couldn't believe it when I then heard we were 2-1 up, with a goal from dear old Clinton Morrison. It can't last, I feared. But it was clearly a magnificent defensive effort by the gallant ten men, possibly helped by poor shooting by Bury, who dominated possession. Brilliant result, we are back in business, and looking forward to MK Dons. BTW the BBC said our first goal came from Smith, not Thompson, but who cares, it was a goal for the U's. Boris
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6:06pm Sat 16 Mar 13

uptheu's says...

Ecstatic for the U's and Joe Dunne, the spirit of the team has never been in doubt. Team spirit is so much better now that Mchael Rose, Ian Henderson et al have left. Up the U's
Ecstatic for the U's and Joe Dunne, the spirit of the team has never been in doubt. Team spirit is so much better now that Mchael Rose, Ian Henderson et al have left. Up the U's uptheu's
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8:09pm Sat 16 Mar 13

down the line says...

What a fantastic result. I'll put my hands up to say that I have been one of the first to have a go at the players and Joe after a couple of our disaster results, but credit where credits due the players commitment to the cause has been a pleasure to see....long may it continue. Well done to Joe, his staff and the boys. Up the U's.
What a fantastic result. I'll put my hands up to say that I have been one of the first to have a go at the players and Joe after a couple of our disaster results, but credit where credits due the players commitment to the cause has been a pleasure to see....long may it continue. Well done to Joe, his staff and the boys. Up the U's. down the line
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9:49pm Sat 16 Mar 13

We're not singing anymore!!! says...

Boris wrote:
We're not singing anymore!!! wrote:
Well done the U's.
Looks like the Miracle is on, sorry Boris, couldn't resist mate :-)

Does anyone still think that Dunne is 'Out of his Depth' ?
After that red card I thought we were heading for disaster. I couldn't believe it when I then heard we were 2-1 up, with a goal from dear old Clinton Morrison. It can't last, I feared. But it was clearly a magnificent defensive effort by the gallant ten men, possibly helped by poor shooting by Bury, who dominated possession. Brilliant result, we are back in business, and looking forward to MK Dons.
BTW the BBC said our first goal came from Smith, not Thompson, but who cares, it was a goal for the U's.
Even I was worried when we was down to ten men after 4min Boris.

Well done lads. Just a couple more wins and we'll all be celebrating like we've won the league.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We're not singing anymore!!![/bold] wrote: Well done the U's. Looks like the Miracle is on, sorry Boris, couldn't resist mate :-) Does anyone still think that Dunne is 'Out of his Depth' ?[/p][/quote]After that red card I thought we were heading for disaster. I couldn't believe it when I then heard we were 2-1 up, with a goal from dear old Clinton Morrison. It can't last, I feared. But it was clearly a magnificent defensive effort by the gallant ten men, possibly helped by poor shooting by Bury, who dominated possession. Brilliant result, we are back in business, and looking forward to MK Dons. BTW the BBC said our first goal came from Smith, not Thompson, but who cares, it was a goal for the U's.[/p][/quote]Even I was worried when we was down to ten men after 4min Boris. Well done lads. Just a couple more wins and we'll all be celebrating like we've won the league. We're not singing anymore!!!
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10:17pm Sat 16 Mar 13

United we stand says...

Great result and this afteroon could well be a pivotal point in our season, with other clubs around the drop zone not getting good results.
Well done to the team for two battling away performances, against the odds, over the past week. And to Joe for galvanising them into determined-action.
I'm looking forward to next Saturday's home game with MK Dons and the return of Jabo too.
Ok "We're not singing anymore": I was one of the fans questioning whether Joe was out of his depth! Maybe you'll have to change your online name to "We're singing once again"!!
Great result and this afteroon could well be a pivotal point in our season, with other clubs around the drop zone not getting good results. Well done to the team for two battling away performances, against the odds, over the past week. And to Joe for galvanising them into determined-action. I'm looking forward to next Saturday's home game with MK Dons and the return of Jabo too. Ok "We're not singing anymore": I was one of the fans questioning whether Joe was out of his depth! Maybe you'll have to change your online name to "We're singing once again"!! United we stand
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11:23am Sun 17 Mar 13

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

I was at the game and you couldn't believe the tension that built up in the group of U's fans. Rarely, if at all, have I seen such an inspired goalkeeping display as Sam Walker put on yesterday. The pressure put on us by Bury in the second half was relentless and the fact that we were able to survive the onslaught was a combination of tremendous goalkeeping, wonderful team togetherness and fighting for each other and woeful finishing by Bury. I lost count how many goalline clearances and last ditch tackles that were made. Well done boys, justice does prevail.
I was at the game and you couldn't believe the tension that built up in the group of U's fans. Rarely, if at all, have I seen such an inspired goalkeeping display as Sam Walker put on yesterday. The pressure put on us by Bury in the second half was relentless and the fact that we were able to survive the onslaught was a combination of tremendous goalkeeping, wonderful team togetherness and fighting for each other and woeful finishing by Bury. I lost count how many goalline clearances and last ditch tackles that were made. Well done boys, justice does prevail. BlueandWhiteBaz
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9:42am Mon 18 Mar 13

TheCaptain says...

Boris wrote:
We're not singing anymore!!! wrote:
Well done the U's.
Looks like the Miracle is on, sorry Boris, couldn't resist mate :-)

Does anyone still think that Dunne is 'Out of his Depth' ?
After that red card I thought we were heading for disaster. I couldn't believe it when I then heard we were 2-1 up, with a goal from dear old Clinton Morrison. It can't last, I feared. But it was clearly a magnificent defensive effort by the gallant ten men, possibly helped by poor shooting by Bury, who dominated possession. Brilliant result, we are back in business, and looking forward to MK Dons.
BTW the BBC said our first goal came from Smith, not Thompson, but who cares, it was a goal for the U's.
BBC did have Smith but it was Thompson (saw it on the FL show).

The Porter sending off was a worse decision than Jabo's.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We're not singing anymore!!![/bold] wrote: Well done the U's. Looks like the Miracle is on, sorry Boris, couldn't resist mate :-) Does anyone still think that Dunne is 'Out of his Depth' ?[/p][/quote]After that red card I thought we were heading for disaster. I couldn't believe it when I then heard we were 2-1 up, with a goal from dear old Clinton Morrison. It can't last, I feared. But it was clearly a magnificent defensive effort by the gallant ten men, possibly helped by poor shooting by Bury, who dominated possession. Brilliant result, we are back in business, and looking forward to MK Dons. BTW the BBC said our first goal came from Smith, not Thompson, but who cares, it was a goal for the U's.[/p][/quote]BBC did have Smith but it was Thompson (saw it on the FL show). The Porter sending off was a worse decision than Jabo's. TheCaptain
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