Chelmsford shock U's in cup

Donovan Simmonds grabbed his first Chelmsford goals to help the Clarets stun Essex neighbours Colchester 3-1 in the FA Cup first-round.

Last Updated: 03/11/12 at 23:14

Michael Rose: Scored for Colchester

Michael Rose: Scored for Colchester

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Simmonds struck in both halves to give the Blue Square Bet South high-fliers a two-goal lead at Melbourne Park. And although Michael Rose pulled a goal back for the U's with a superbly-struck free-kick with 20 minutes remaining, Jamie Slabber wrapped up the hosts' shock victory late on.

Chelmsford took the lead when Simmonds netted from long range midway through the first half with a superb shot.

Colchester goalkeeper Mark Cousins then denied Justin Miller and although Jabo Ibehre went close for the npower League One side before half-time, the Clarets doubled their lead just after the hour when Simmonds nodded a long ball past the stranded Cousins and into the empty net.

Rose reduced the deficit with a 25-yard effort that left home keeper Stuart Searle motionless.

Colchester pushed for an equaliser after that and Magnus Okuonghae fired just over, while Searle made a fine save to deny Ibehre at his near post. But Slabber sealed Chelmsford's famous win in the closing stages when he slammed home from Simmonds' pass.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Sunday, 19 April 2015
15:00
A Villa 2-1 Liverpool  
Saturday, 18 April 2015
17:20
Reading 1-2 Arsenal Report
Wednesday, 08 April 2015
19:45
Blackburn 0-1 Liverpool Report
Monday, 16 March 2015
Reading 3-0 Bradford Report
Monday, 09 March 2015
Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal Report
Sunday, 08 March 2015
16:00
Liverpool 0-0 Blackburn Report
Saturday, 07 March 2015
17:30
A Villa 2-0 W Brom Report
12:45
Bradford 0-0 Reading Report
Monday, 16 February 2015
19:45
Preston 1-3 Man Utd  
Sunday, 15 February 2015
16:00
Arsenal 2-0 M'boro Report

Footer 365

Middlesbrough 0-2 Norwich: Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond strike as Canaries seal immediate return to Premier League

Norwich City gained promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, insists agent Dimitri Seluk

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, according to his agent.

UEFA chief Michel Platini says it would be good for football if Sepp Blatter loses FIFA election

Michel Platini is backing Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan in Friday’s FIFA presidential election.

Mail Box

Can We Combine Danny And Theo?

The finishing of Theo Walcott and the hold-up play of Danny Welbeck would be just perfect. Plus, lots of Brendan Rodgers, some Big Sam and all hail Degsy...

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company