Sheff Utd 3-0 Colchester- Match Report
Report of match 16th February 2013
Sheff Utd 3-0 Colchester- Match Report.
Blades back in promotion picture
Sheffield United climbed back into the top two as Barry Robson's penalty and goals from Kevin McDonald and Dave Kitson sealed a 3-0 home win over Colchester.
Robson scored from the spot in the fourth minute after being fouled by Josh Thompson.
The visitors then enjoyed a good spell with Freddie Sears seeing his free-kick deflected wide and Thompson heading over.
Sears also had a shot on the run saved by Blades goalkeeper George Long and fired over, while David Wright put a long-range effort off-target.
The home side came back into the game towards the end of the first half, with Michael Doyle having a 20-yard shot saved by Colchester goalkeeper Sam Walker.
Doyle went close to putting the hosts further ahead in first-half stoppage time when his long-range shot struck a post.
McDonald beat Walker with a low shot from distance in the 73rd minute to make it 2-0.
Walker then made a good save from Kitson, turning the striker's shot wide.
But Kitson completed the scoring in stoppage time, pouncing on the rebound after Diego De Girolamo's shot had been parried by Walker.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 16th February 2013 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Bramall Lane|
Robson 4 (pen)
|3 - 0||Colchester U.
|7||Ryan Flynn (De Girolamo 90+3)|
|19||Barry Robson (Poleon 57)|
|22||Dominic Poleon (Robson 57)|
|36||Diago De Girolamo (Flynn 90+3)|
|21||Gavin Massey (Wright 71)|
|2||David Wright (Bond 85)|
|39||George Porter (Compton 63)|
|14||Andy Bond (Wright 85)|
|30||Drey Wright (Massey 71)|
|33||Jack Compton (Porter 63)|
|Sheff. Utd. cards shown|
|22 mins||Barry Robson||Unsporting behaviour|
|63 mins||Tony McMahon||Unsporting behaviour|
|Colchester U. cards shown|
|28 mins||Josh Thompson||Unsporting behaviour|
|63 mins||Freddie Sears||Unsporting behaviour|
|74 mins||Billy Clifford||Unsporting behaviour|
|90+3 mins||Jack Compton||Unsporting behaviour|