U's beaten in controversial encounter

Essex County Standard: On target - but Tom Eastman's goal proved only a consolation for Colchester. On target - but Tom Eastman's goal proved only a consolation for Colchester.

Colchester United were beaten 3-1 by Coventry City tonight.

Anthony Wordsworth went close for Colchester early on, while U's keeper John Sullivan denied Franck Moussa.

Jabo Ibehre had a goal controversially ruled out for offside and Freddie Sears hit the crossbar, before Coventry took a 34th minute lead through Franck Moussa, who tapped in from Gary McSheffrey's low cross.

The Sky Blues went further ahead three minutes later when William Edjenguele's header from Carl Baker's shot was allowed to stand by referee Trevor Kettle, despite McSheffrey appearing to be in an offside position.

The goal led to protests from U's boss Joe Dunne and his players, who went in at half-time feeling hard done by.

But the U's showed good spirit in the second half and got themselves back in the game with 19 minutes to go when Tom Eastman headed in from Wordsworth's free-kick.

However, David McGoldrick wrapped up the points for Coventry with two minutes to go when he finished well.

For a full match report and pictures from the U's game against Coventry, see Wednesday's Gazette.

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10:27pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Steve86 says...

Dreadful display by the officials today. To say I'm shocked is an understatement. Their 2nd ruined the night. Tbh Col Utd played some good football, but Coventry showed us why they used to be in the Championship. I feel that Col Utd need someone that can run at the players, and be a constant threat throughout (which we didn't see tonight) we also need a clinical finisher, or a forward that likes to shoot. We need a loanee like Sanchez Watt in quick. As I'm on the honest path, I can honestly say that Clinton Morrison has lost it, he has now become a threat against us, by giving away too many stupid pathetic fouls, where he could have made a threat for us instead. I hope the person that fell in West Stand tonight is ok.
Dreadful display by the officials today. To say I'm shocked is an understatement. Their 2nd ruined the night. Tbh Col Utd played some good football, but Coventry showed us why they used to be in the Championship. I feel that Col Utd need someone that can run at the players, and be a constant threat throughout (which we didn't see tonight) we also need a clinical finisher, or a forward that likes to shoot. We need a loanee like Sanchez Watt in quick. As I'm on the honest path, I can honestly say that Clinton Morrison has lost it, he has now become a threat against us, by giving away too many stupid pathetic fouls, where he could have made a threat for us instead. I hope the person that fell in West Stand tonight is ok. Steve86

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