An injury-time equaliser from Anthony Wordsworth secured 10-man Colchester a point at Brentford.

After a scoreless first half, Clayton Donaldson curled the home side into the lead from 12 yards after latching onto a Myles Weston through-ball.

Colchester substitute John-Joe O'Toole was dismissed for a lunging tackle on Weston with eight minutes remaining.

A minute into injury time, Wordsworth curled home a free-kick from the edge of the area to hand Colchester a point.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Colchester United manager John Ward told BBC Essex:

"He's [Wordsworth] got that in him, that quality about him, and he's showing it more and more - I think as he's maturing.

"Tonight was about a quality free-kick. I'm looking at it from my angle and thinking that's a long way out. He's really got to find something special.

"If anybody can in our team, he's the one that's got the most to do it."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Brentford

  • 01 Lee
  • 22 Osborne
  • 23 Thompson Booked
  • 24 Adams (Wood - 65' )
  • 25 Llera
  • 04 Bean
  • 08 Douglas
  • 11 Weston (Grella - 86' )
  • 18 McGinn
  • 40 Reeves (O'Connor - 72' )
  • 09 Donaldson

Substitutes

  • 31 Moore
  • 05 Eger
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 16 Wood
  • 10 Grella

Colchester

  • 12 Cousins
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 06 Heath Booked
  • 20 Wilson
  • 10 Izzet (O'Toole - 63' Dismissed )
  • 11 Antonio (Gillespie - 63' )
  • 22 Wordsworth Booked
  • 23 James Booked
  • 24 Coker
  • 15 Odejayi (Bond - 77' )
  • 16 Henderson

Substitutes

  • 05 Baldwin
  • 08 O'Toole
  • 14 Bond
  • 27 Duguid
  • 09 Gillespie
Ref: Ward
Att: 4,714

Match Stats

Shots

18 11

On target

8 6

Corners

7 3

Fouls

15 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:27 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +6:10

Clayton Donaldson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Heath. Mark Cousins restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +5:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Wordsworth on Mike Grella. Niall McGinn delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save made by Mark Cousins.

90:00 +4:02

Andy Bond fouled by Marcus Bean, the ref awards a free kick. Lloyd James takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:19

Effort on goal by Adam Thompson from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

90:00 +2:48

Richard Lee takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:48 Booking

Booking Lloyd James receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:35

Lloyd James concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Wood.

90:00 +0:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Wordsworth - Brentford 1 - 1 Colchester Anthony Wordsworth hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Brentford 1-1 Colchester.

89:46

Foul by Miguel Angel Llera on Ian Henderson, free kick awarded.

89:21

The assistant referee signals for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Mark Cousins takes the free kick.

88:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Gillespie by Miguel Angel Llera. Lloyd James takes the free kick.

88:42

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Matt Heath gets a block in.

87:56

Marcus Bean challenges Ben Coker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

87:24

Ian Henderson challenges Adam Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Miguel Angel Llera restarts play with the free kick.

85:24 Substitution

Substitution Mike Grella is brought on as a substitute for Myles Weston.

84:42

Jonathan Douglas takes a shot. Blocked by Magnus Okuonghae. Jonathan Douglas has an effort at goal. Save made by Mark Cousins.

83:38

Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Henderson.

83:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin O'Connor by Steven Gillespie. Free kick taken by Adam Thompson.

80:42

Free kick crossed right-footed by Niall McGinn.

80:42 Dismissal

Dismissal John-Joe O'Toole sent off.

80:26

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole on Myles Weston, free kick awarded.

79:16

Corner taken by Myles Weston, Karleigh Osborne has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

78:33

Corner taken by Myles Weston, save made by Mark Cousins.

77:57

Myles Weston crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Brian Wilson manages to make a clearance.

77:57 Booking

Booking Caution for Matt Heath.

77:31

Matt Heath challenges Clayton Donaldson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:38

Mark Cousins takes the direct free kick.

76:38 Substitution

Substitution Andy Bond joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kayode Odejayi.

76:38

Marcus Bean concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd James.

76:00

John-Joe O'Toole concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Douglas. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.

73:32

Myles Weston has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

71:57 Substitution

Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Kevin O'Connor coming on for Jake Reeves.

71:26

John-Joe O'Toole concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Bean. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

70:47

Jake Reeves gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Coker. Free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

70:11

Inswinging corner taken by Lloyd James from the left by-line played to the near post, Clayton Donaldson makes a clearance.

69:48

Shot from 6 yards from Steven Gillespie. Fantastic save by Richard Lee.

66:10

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole on Clayton Donaldson, free kick awarded. Miguel Angel Llera has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

64:58 Substitution

Substitution Sam Wood comes on in place of Blair Adams.

63:27

Corner taken by Myles Weston from the right by-line played to the near post, Brian Wilson manages to make a clearance.

62:04

Mark Cousins takes the direct free kick.

62:04 Substitution

Substitution John-Joe O'Toole replaces Kemal Izzet.

62:04 Substitution

Substitution Steven Gillespie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michail Antonio.

62:04

Handball decision goes against Kayode Odejayi.

60:49

Niall McGinn is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

57:46

Matt Heath gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson. Adam Thompson restarts play with the free kick.

56:54

Myles Weston takes a shot. Mark Cousins makes a save.

55:13

Myles Weston provided the assist for the goal.

55:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Clayton Donaldson - Brentford 1 - 0 Colchester A goal is scored by Clayton Donaldson from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brentford 1-0 Colchester.

51:53

Shot by Michail Antonio from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

50:52

Ian Henderson takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lloyd James, Karleigh Osborne manages to make a clearance.

49:12

Clayton Donaldson fouled by Magnus Okuonghae, the ref awards a free kick. Miguel Angel Llera takes the direct free kick.

47:09

Jonathan Douglas takes a shot. Magnus Okuonghae gets a block in.

46:26

Foul by Kemal Izzet on Marcus Bean, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Karleigh Osborne.

45:41

Corner taken right-footed by Lloyd James from the right by-line, Close range shot by Magnus Okuonghae clears the bar.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:23

The assistant referee flags for offside against Myles Weston. Mark Cousins takes the indirect free kick.

45:00 +0:52

Foul by Adam Thompson on Kayode Odejayi, free kick awarded. Kayode Odejayi takes the direct free kick.

44:38

Effort from the edge of the area by Michail Antonio goes wide of the right-hand upright.

43:47

Niall McGinn produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

41:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kayode Odejayi by Jake Reeves. Lloyd James delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Richard Lee makes a save.

40:53

The referee blows for offside. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

39:05

Clayton Donaldson is caught offside. Mark Cousins restarts play with the free kick.

35:42

Effort from outside the penalty box by Myles Weston goes wide right of the goal.

34:32

Kemal Izzet restarts play with the free kick. Lloyd James takes a shot. Miguel Angel Llera gets a block in.

34:32 Booking

Booking Adam Thompson booked for unsporting behaviour.

34:18

Michail Antonio fouled by Adam Thompson, the ref awards a free kick.

32:39

Miguel Angel Llera gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Wordsworth. Mark Cousins restarts play with the free kick.

32:10

Inswinging corner taken by Myles Weston.

31:37

Corner taken by Myles Weston, Niall McGinn takes a shot. Lloyd James gets a block in.

30:08

Shot from inside the area by Jonathan Douglas clears the bar.

29:19

Shot from 20 yards from Myles Weston. Save by Mark Cousins.

27:57

Karleigh Osborne is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Cousins takes the free kick.

27:03

Corner taken right-footed by Jake Reeves from the left by-line, save by Mark Cousins.

26:46

Effort from 12 yards by Marcus Bean. Mark Cousins makes a save.

25:15

Corner taken left-footed by Myles Weston.

24:23

Effort from the edge of the box by Niall McGinn goes wide of the right-hand upright.

18:27

Lloyd James fouled by Marcus Bean, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Coker takes the free kick.

14:42

Jonathan Douglas concedes a free kick for a foul on Kemal Izzet. Magnus Okuonghae takes the direct free kick.

12:24

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Ian Henderson misses to the left of the target.

11:10

Direct free kick taken by Karleigh Osborne.

11:10 Booking

Booking Anthony Wordsworth is shown a yellow card.

10:57

Unfair challenge on Miguel Angel Llera by Anthony Wordsworth results in a free kick.

10:18

Shot on goal by Niall McGinn from just inside the area goes over the target.

9:52

Kemal Izzet takes a shot. Marcus Bean gets a block in.

9:10

Myles Weston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michail Antonio. Free kick crossed right-footed by Anthony Wordsworth, save by Richard Lee.

4:39

Foul by Kayode Odejayi on Karleigh Osborne, free kick awarded. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

2:41

Michail Antonio has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

1:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Bean on Ben Coker. Direct free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

0:00

The match begins.

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