Stephane Zubar's late own goal earnt Colchester a point and kept Bournemouth in the bottom four.

The Cherries had gone ahead after just 16 seconds thanks to a sweet strike from Wesley Thomas.

Wes Fogden thought he had added a second only for a controversial offside flag to be raised.

Colchester levelled things up when Zubar turned substitute Steven Gillespie's cross into his own net.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Colchester United manager John Ward told BBC Essex:

"We haven't played as well as we'd have liked - that's down to the opposition, who played very well, particularly in the first 30 minutes. But we didn't quite get the game going.

"We've had to make a lot of re-shuffling around the team, which we didn't want to do because we couldn't establish ourselves in any supremacy.

"We've got to be content that we've come out with something."

Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury told BBC Radio Solent:

"We had a great start and it was a great finish by Wes Thomas. There were some really good performances. But a mistake on our behalf let them back in the game.

"We made the better chances. We just need to lock games out a little bit and see them out.

"The individual who made the mistake [Zubar] has held his hand up. He's a good professional, for the majority of the game he did a great job for us. I feel tonight the team put a really good shift in and worked really hard."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Colchester

  • 01 Williams
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 06 Heath
  • 20 Wilson Booked
  • 10 Izzet (Vincent - 54' )
  • 11 Antonio (James - 68' )
  • 14 Bond
  • 22 Wordsworth
  • 24 Coker
  • 15 Odejayi
  • 16 Henderson (Gillespie - 54' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 25 White
  • 08 O'Toole
  • 23 James
  • 07 Vincent
  • 09 Gillespie

Bournemouth

  • 23 Flahavan
  • 05 Barrett
  • 11 Peters
  • 19 Purches
  • 22 Malone Booked
  • 28 Cummings
  • 40 Zubar Booked
  • 07 Pugh
  • 12 Fogden (Sheringham - 80' )
  • 15 Gregory
  • 09 Thomas (Symes - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Jalal
  • 36 Carmichael
  • 10 Sheringham
  • 24 Symes
  • 33 Fletcher
Ref: Waugh
Att: 3,444

Match Stats

Shots

11 9

On target

5 5

Corners

5 9

Fouls

6 6

Live Text Commentary

94:13 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:52

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Malone played to the near post, clearance made by Ben Coker.

90:00 +1:35

Ben Coker is penalised for a handball. Free kick crossed left-footed by Scott Malone from right wing.

88:15

Outswinging corner taken by Marc Pugh from the right by-line, clearance by Matt Heath.

84:48

Michael Symes has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

83:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ashley Vincent. Darryl Flahavan takes the indirect free kick.

82:57

Foul by Charlie Sheringham on Magnus Okuonghae, free kick awarded. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

80:41

Unfair challenge on Adam Barrett by Kayode Odejayi results in a free kick. Darryl Flahavan takes the free kick.

79:46 Substitution

Substitution Michael Symes comes on in place of Wesley Thomas.

79:46 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Sheringham replaces Wes Fogden.

78:42

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Anthony Wordsworth.

78:31

Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Adam Barrett gets a block in.

74:18

Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Save made by Darryl Flahavan.

72:46

Corner taken by Stephen Purches from the right by-line. Adam Barrett takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.

71:23

Assist by Steven Gillespie.

71:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Stephane Zubar - Colchester 1 - 1 Bournem'th Stephane Zubar scores an own goal. Colchester 1-1 Bournemouth.

71:23

Steven Gillespie produces a cross,

69:32

Warren Cummings takes the free kick.

69:32 Booking

Booking Booking for Steven Gillespie for unsporting behaviour.

68:49

Steven Gillespie challenges Wes Fogden unfairly and gives away a free kick.

67:16 Substitution

Substitution Lloyd James is brought on as a substitute for Michail Antonio.

66:18

Effort on goal by Kayode Odejayi from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

65:07

Handball decision goes against Michail Antonio. Warren Cummings restarts play with the free kick.

63:14

Wes Fogden is ruled offside. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

62:39

Corner from right by-line taken by Scott Malone.

62:27

Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Matt Heath gets a block in.

61:09

Shot from just outside the area by Anthony Wordsworth goes over the bar.

60:10

Shot from just outside the box by Michail Antonio goes over the target.

58:49

Corner taken left-footed by Scott Malone.

56:37

Kayode Odejayi is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Darryl Flahavan restarts play with the free kick.

55:54

Inswinging corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line.

55:40

Ashley Vincent takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Purches.

54:30

The referee blows for offside against Marc Pugh. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.

53:24 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Vincent on for Kemal Izzet.

53:24 Substitution

Substitution Ian Henderson goes off and Steven Gillespie comes on.

51:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Magnus Okuonghae on Wesley Thomas. Free kick taken by Marc Pugh.

48:52

Warren Cummings concedes a free kick for a foul on Michail Antonio. Brian Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

48:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Warren Cummings by Ian Henderson. Free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.

47:48

Scott Malone takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.

45:28

Headed effort from close range by Wesley Thomas goes wide left of the goal.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +4:15 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +2:24

Free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.

45:00 +2:24 Booking

Booking Scott Malone is given a yellow card.

45:00 +1:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Barrett by Magnus Okuonghae.

45:00 +1:21

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line to the near post, Warren Cummings manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:06

Ian Henderson takes a shot. Save made by Darryl Flahavan.

42:42

The assistant referee flags for offside against Wesley Thomas. Matt Heath takes the indirect free kick.

40:32

Kayode Odejayi is ruled offside. Darryl Flahavan restarts play with the free kick.

39:33

Outswinging corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth, Brian Wilson takes a shot. Save by Darryl Flahavan.

38:59

Free kick taken by Anthony Wordsworth.

38:59 Booking

Booking Stephane Zubar booked.

38:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Stephane Zubar.

38:21

Corner taken by Scott Malone.

37:38

Header by Michail Antonio from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

36:53

Jaime Peters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Wordsworth. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth from left wing.

34:36 Booking

Booking Brian Wilson shown a yellow card.

31:32

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Anthony Wordsworth, Marc Pugh makes a clearance.

30:30

Wesley Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Henderson. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Henderson.

27:27

Ian Henderson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Darryl Flahavan takes the indirect free kick.

26:39

Wesley Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Magnus Okuonghae. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

22:09

Anthony Wordsworth produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

21:43

The ball is swung over by Stephane Zubar, Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Ben Williams makes a comfortable save.

20:56

Marc Pugh takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

16:24

Corner taken by Scott Malone, Effort from inside the area by Wesley Thomas misses to the left of the goal.

14:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Heath on Wes Fogden. Stephen Purches restarts play with the free kick. Effort from outside the penalty area by Scott Malone goes wide left of the target.

3:40

The official flags Wesley Thomas offside. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

2:43

Brian Wilson takes a shot.

2:05

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Warren Cummings, clearance by Magnus Okuonghae.

0:13

The assist for the goal came from Scott Malone.

0:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Wesley Thomas - Colchester 0 - 1 Bournem'th Wesley Thomas finds the back of the net with a goal from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Colchester 0-1 Bournemouth.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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