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Town Reserves 9-2 Colchester Reserves

Town Reserves 9-2 Colchester Reserves
The reserves were forced into bringing academy coach Gerard Nash into the side, with some of the second string regulars playing for the youth team in their FA Cup fifth round match against Watford the night before.

New signing Luciano Civelli started the game for the Blues, but appeared to be very unfit. The Argentine has not played a competitive game in nearly two months, with previous club Banfield having finished their league season.

Moritz Volz also started the game on his comeback from injury, with Liam Trotter and Matt Richards also completing the 90 minutes.

The wet and blustery conditions were a shock to the system for Civelli, who had a quiet start to the game. Richards gave away a penalty on 15, with Col U's Fabian Batchelor giving the visitors the lead.

Bowditch got his first from the spot n 24 and then got his second just a matter of a minutes later. Ben Thatcher scored a third on 30 minutes, with Bowditch getting another two before the break.

There was still time for Haynes to make it 6-1 before half-time, converting from the spot. He then got his second just six minutes after the break.

Civelli was replaced on the hour, with his replacement Nathan Ralph scoring twice. On the hour, Colchester pulled one back.

Date:Wednesday February 11 2009
Time: 8:42PM

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Just saw the pictures from the game that my mate took - Civelli looks fat!
11/02/2009 20:46:00
Jim said it how it was when he arrived, he is not match fit and will take a while to bed in. It has to be impossible to judge after an hour in a ressy game. I think no matter how many goals Deano scores he will never be more than a league 1 player. It always makes me laugh When people say we should be targeting young strikers form the lower leagues when we have 2 of what could easily be the best strikers in league 1 or 2 in Rhodster and Bowditch. Yet they cant get in The Ipswich first team. I think Rhodes if either of them could break in but not Deano as much as i would love him to!
11/02/2009 21:37:00
I hope for Jim's sake he's not spent a million on a donkey.
Charnwood Blue
11/02/2009 23:47:00
9-2? did Colchester not turn up!
12/02/2009 20:17:00
Obviously not. It couldn't have been the fact that Deano had a good game or the fringe players are playing well.
13/02/2009 09:56:00
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