Norwich City v Colchester United, 08 August 2009

Score7-1 to Colchester United
RefereeRob Shoebridge
CompetitionLeague One
VenueCarrow Road
Attendance25,217

Goals:

Cody McDonald 72 G

Goals:

Kevin Lisbie 10 G
Clive Platt 13 G
Clive Platt 19 G
Dave Fox 22 G
Kevin Lisbie 38 G
David Perkins 76 G
Scott Vernon 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Michael Theoklitos
Defender/Right back Jon Otsemobor
Defender/Centre back Gary Doherty
Defender/Centre back Michael Nelson
Defender/Left back Adam Drury
Midfielder Matt Gill
Midfielder Wes Hoolahan
Midfielder Owain Tudur-Jones
Midfielder Simon Whaley
Forward Grant Holt
Forward Chris Martin

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ben Williams
Defender/Right back Lee Beevers
Defender Marc Tierney
Defender/Centre back Pat Baldwin
Defender/Centre back Magnus Okuonghae
Midfielder Dave Fox
Midfielder Simon Hackney
Midfielder Dean Hammond
Midfielder/Forward Ashley Vincent
Forward Kevin Lisbie
Forward Clive Platt

Substitutions:

Cody McDonald for Chris Martin 58
Tom Adeyemi for Matt Gill 59

Substitutions:

Scott Vernon for Kevin Lisbie 62
David Perkins for Simon Hackney 66
Kem Izzet for Ashley Vincent 70

Cards:

Gary Doherty 62 Y

Cards:

Marc Tierney 60 Y
Dave Fox 65 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Ben Alnwick
Defender/Midfielder Michael Spillane
Midfielder Tom Adeyemi
Midfielder Simon Lappin
Forward Jamie Cureton
Forward Goran Maric
Forward Cody McDonald

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mark Cousins
Defender/Midfielder Alan Maybury
Midfielder Gary Holt
Midfielder Kem Izzet
Midfielder David Perkins
Forward Joel Thomas
Forward Scott Vernon

Comments:

This opening day setback set a new record for Norwich City's heaviest-ever home defeat. The old record had stood since Boxing Day 1946 when Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic won 6-1 at Carrow Road in Division Three (South)... a day after losing to the same opponents (0-1) at Dean Court.