Colchester goalkeeper Ben Williams was the hero as his side held Brentford to a draw.

The U's took the lead when Steven Gillespie's mis-hit shot was headed in by Ian Henderson.

Brentford piled on the pressure but Williams was on hand to block Myles Weston's header and tip over Karleigh Osborne's effort.

But the Bees' persistence paid off when Sam Saunders curled in a neat free-kick to earn them a point.

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92:52 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:32

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Tommy Smith gets a block in.

90:00 +1:38

Sam Wood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Henderson. Lloyd James delivers the ball, Close range header by Kayode Odejayi goes over the bar.

90:00 +1:07

Robbie Simpson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Williams.

88:09

Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.

88:09 Booking

Booking Caution for Adam Reed.

88:03 Booking

Booking Brian Wilson is given a yellow card.

87:24

Nathan Byrne takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ben Williams. John-Joe O'Toole fouled by Toumani Diagouraga, the ref awards a free kick.

86:49

Unfair challenge on Matt Heath by Robbie Simpson results in a free kick. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

86:25

Kayode Odejayi is ruled offside. Simon Moore takes the indirect free kick.

85:50

Kayode Odejayi fouled by Robbie Neilson, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Wilson takes the indirect free kick.

84:22

Foul by Lloyd James on Lewis Grabban, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Toumani Diagouraga.

82:40

Shot by Lewis Grabban from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

81:41

Free kick taken by Robbie Neilson.

81:41 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Byrne comes on in place of Myles Weston.

81:41

Lloyd James challenges Toumani Diagouraga unfairly and gives away a free kick.

77:52

Foul by Kayode Odejayi on Adam Reed, free kick awarded. Sam Wood restarts play with the free kick.

77:13

Kayode Odejayi takes a shot. Save made by Simon Moore.

75:38 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Wordsworth replaces Ashley Vincent.

75:38 Substitution

Substitution John-Joe O'Toole replaces Kemal Izzet.

74:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Saunders - Brentford 1 - 1 Colchester Sam Saunders grabs a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brentford 1-1 Colchester.

72:53 Booking

Booking Kemal Izzet is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

72:43

Kemal Izzet concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Reed.

70:03

Unfair challenge on Sam Saunders by Kemal Izzet results in a free kick. Sam Saunders takes the free kick.

67:55

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Lewis Grabban goes wide right of the goal.

67:13

Outswinging corner taken by Sam Saunders from the right by-line, clearance made by Matt Heath.

65:29

Karleigh Osborne concedes a free kick for a foul on David Mooney. Lloyd James produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Simon Moore.

63:12 Substitution

Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Sam Wood coming on for Michael Spillane.

63:12 Substitution

Substitution Adam Reed joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marcus Bean.

61:57

Lloyd James takes the outswinging corner, Toumani Diagouraga manages to make a clearance.

60:39

Ian Henderson takes a shot. Save made by Simon Moore.

59:02

Shot from just outside the box by Ashley Vincent goes over the bar.

54:07

Foul by Kayode Odejayi on Michael Spillane, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Karleigh Osborne.

50:06

Foul by Lloyd James on Toumani Diagouraga, free kick awarded. Robbie Neilson restarts play with the free kick.

48:10

Unfair challenge on Myles Weston by Brian Wilson results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Sam Saunders.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Steven Gillespie goes off and Kayode Odejayi comes on.

45:00 +3:08 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:48

Karleigh Osborne takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders, Ben Williams makes a save.

45:00 +0:57

Myles Weston takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams. Inswinging corner taken by Sam Saunders from the left by-line, save made by Ben Williams.

44:13

Shot by Tommy Smith from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

43:32

Corner taken by Lloyd James from the right by-line to the near post, Kevin O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

41:32

Ashley Vincent takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

40:52

Unfair challenge on Ashley Vincent by Michael Spillane results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Conor Powell.

38:55

Robbie Neilson challenges Ian Henderson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lloyd James delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing. Corner from the left by-line taken by Lloyd James, save made by Simon Moore.

38:22

The referee gives a free kick against Sam Saunders for handball. Conor Powell takes the free kick.

36:55

Steven Gillespie is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Moore.

35:27

Foul by Lloyd James on Marcus Bean, free kick awarded. Sam Saunders takes the free kick.

34:25

David Mooney is adjudged to have handled the ball. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Moore.

33:06

Marcus Bean has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

31:13

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ben Williams. Myles Weston is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

29:41

Ashley Vincent challenges Sam Saunders unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Spillane takes the free kick.

24:10

Michael Spillane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Mooney. Lloyd James restarts play with the free kick.

23:36

Lewis Grabban produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

22:47

Shot from outside the box by Toumani Diagouraga goes wide right of the target.

21:01

Lewis Grabban produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

20:18

Lewis Grabban fouled by Conor Powell, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Spillane takes the indirect free kick.

18:01

Shot by Ashley Vincent from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

15:59

Conor Powell challenges Sam Saunders unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Saunders crosses the ball in from the free kick. The referee blows for offside against Marcus Bean. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

14:49

Lloyd James provided the assist for the goal.

14:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Ian Henderson - Brentford 0 - 1 Colchester Ian Henderson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Brentford 0-1 Colchester.

9:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Spillane on Ashley Vincent. Conor Powell takes the free kick.

9:00

David Mooney takes a shot. Simon Moore makes a comfortable save.

7:29

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders from the right by-line, clearance made by Tommy Smith.

6:08

Steven Gillespie decides to take a short corner.

5:37

Lloyd James takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Toumani Diagouraga.

3:31

Myles Weston is ruled offside. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

3:11

Marcus Bean fouled by Lloyd James, the ref awards a free kick. Robbie Neilson restarts play with the free kick.

1:53

Shot by Ashley Vincent from just outside the area goes over the net.

0:54

Karleigh Osborne challenges Ben Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.

0:23

Inswinging corner taken by Sam Saunders, Ben Williams makes a save.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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