Notts County 4-1 Colchester- Match Report
Report of match 5th May 2012
Notts County 4-1 Colchester- Match Report.
Magpies on song but it's not enough
Notts County did their part as they brushed aside Colchester 4-1 but missed out on the League One play-offs by the virtue of goal difference.
Stevenage's 3-0 victory over Bury saw them seal sixth spot and deny the Magpies a shot at promotion, but Keith Curle's side did their best, with everything they touched turning to goals in the first half.
After Jeff Hughes and Brian Wilson traded inch-wide long-range shots, County took the lead in the 23rd minute when a corner from Alan Sheehan was fired into the six-yard box and Hughes nodded home.
Ten minutes later, Alan Judge drove forward down the left before swinging in a cross that hung up deliciously for Adam Bogdanovic to loop a header past Ben Williams.
The goal of the game came four minutes from the break as Judge cut in from the wing and thumped a dipping shot home from 25 yards.
County would have needed to get into double figures to overtake Stevenage and did their best, Freeman making it four-nil in the 51st minute, passing the ball into the far corner after a neat one-two.
Anthony Wordsworth pulled a goal back for Colchester in the final minute with a well-taken finish from the edge of the penalty area.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 5th May 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Meadow Lane|
|4 - 1||Colchester U.
|17||Stuart Nelson (Spiess 74)|
|10||Neal Bishop (Mahon 71)|
|30||Dele Adebola (Hughes 64)|
|33||Fabian Spiess (Nelson 74)|
|9||Lee Hughes (Adebola 64)|
|31||Gavin Mahon (Bishop 71)|
|3||Michael Rose (Odejayi 46)|
|23||Lloyd James (O'Toole 77)|
|14||Andy Bond (Sears 63)|
|15||Kayode Odejayi (Rose 46)|
|11||Freddie Sears (Bond 63)|
|8||John-Joe O'Toole (James 77)|
|Notts. County cards shown|
|Colchester U. cards shown|