Yeovil boosted their survival hopes by coming from behind to beat Colchester.

The U's went ahead when Steven Gillespie fired in his fifth goal in as many games, but Dean Parrett levelled the scores from Lawson D'Ath's pass.

D'Ath followed up Jon Obika's shot to give the Glovers the lead, before Andy Williams made it 3-1 from close range.

Late substitute Kieran Agard saw a straight red in stoppage time for a two-footed tackle on Martin Rowlands, who lashed in the resulting free-kick.

Yeovil are now in 18th position in the League One table, five points clear of Walsall with a game in hand.

Match Stats

Shots

15 6

On target

7 2

Corners

9 3

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:24 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:51

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.

90:00 +4:19

Outswinging corner taken by Martin Rowlands, Luke Ayling manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +3:16

Corner taken by Martin Rowlands, Dominic Blizzard makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Martin Rowlands - Yeovil 3 - 2 Colchester Martin Rowlands hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Yeovil 3-2 Colchester.

90:00 +1:31 Dismissal

Dismissal Kieran Agard shown a red card for serious foul play.

90:00 +1:06

Martin Rowlands fouled by Kieran Agard, the ref awards a free kick.

89:47

Shot from deep inside the area by Steven Gillespie goes over the bar.

89:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Magnus Okuonghae by Gavin Williams. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

87:52

Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

87:52 Substitution

Substitution Kieran Agard is brought on as a substitute for Lawson D'Ath.

87:52

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kayode Odejayi.

86:57

Dominic Blizzard takes a shot. Ben Williams makes a save.

86:09

Corner taken right-footed by Gavin Williams, Tom Eastman manages to make a clearance.

85:05 Substitution

Substitution Andy Bond comes on in place of Freddie Sears.

82:53

Andrew Williams takes a shot. Save made by Ben Williams. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gavin Williams, clearance by John White.

81:46

The ball is swung over by Andrew Williams, Magnus Okuonghae makes a clearance.

80:51

Gavin Williams takes the free kick.

80:51 Booking

Booking Steven Gillespie receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

80:44

Nathan Jones fouled by Steven Gillespie, the ref awards a free kick.

79:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kayode Odejayi on Nathan Jones. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

78:28

Andrew Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Duguid. John White takes the direct free kick.

77:25

Kayode Odejayi handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

76:32 Substitution

Substitution Ian Henderson goes off and Kayode Odejayi comes on.

76:10

Short corner worked by Gavin Williams.

71:56

Assist by Richard Hinds. Brian Wilson fouled by Nathan Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Anthony Wordsworth from right wing.

71:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Williams - Yeovil 3 - 1 Colchester Andrew Williams fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Yeovil 3-1 Colchester.

71:13

Corner taken by Gavin Williams from the left by-line to the near post,

69:43

The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Obika.

69:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Lawson D'Ath - Yeovil 2 - 1 Colchester Goal scored by Lawson D'Ath from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Yeovil 2-1 Colchester.

69:20

Jonathan Obika takes a shot. Save made by Ben Williams.

68:11

Ben Williams takes the direct free kick.

68:11 Substitution

Substitution Dean Parrett leaves the field to be replaced by Dominic Blizzard.

68:11

Andrew Williams is caught offside.

67:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Rowlands on Richard Hinds. Luke Ayling takes the direct free kick.

66:10

Nathan Jones takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams. Outswinging corner taken by Edward Upson, save by Ben Williams.

65:17

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Gillespie. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Walker.

63:31

Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.

61:25

The referee blows for offside. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

60:00

Andrew Williams is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

59:41

Andrew Williams fouled by John White, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Parrett takes the free kick.

58:38

Corner taken by Edward Upson, clearance by Tom Eastman.

58:27

Centre by Andrew Williams, Martin Rowlands makes a clearance.

54:55

Lawson D'Ath provided the assist for the goal.

54:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Dean Parrett - Yeovil 1 - 1 Colchester Dean Parrett scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Yeovil 1-1 Colchester.

52:57

Jonathan Obika is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

51:06

Edward Upson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

51:06 Booking

Booking Brian Wilson booked for unsporting behaviour.

50:53

Brian Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lawson D'Ath.

47:09

Ian Henderson challenges Dean Parrett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gavin Williams restarts play with the free kick.

45:20

The ball is crossed by Ian Henderson.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

43:27

Free kick taken by Brian Wilson.

43:27 Booking

Booking Lawson D'Ath receives a yellow card.

43:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lawson D'Ath on Karl Duguid.

42:25

Edward Upson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

42:15

Centre by Gavin Williams, Magnus Okuonghae manages to make a clearance.

41:22

Ian Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Ayling. Edward Upson takes the free kick.

39:02

Jonathan Obika is adjudged to have handled the ball. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

37:51

The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Obika. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Williams.

35:17

Corner taken right-footed by Martin Rowlands from the right by-line, Anthony Wordsworth produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

34:20

Jonathan Obika challenges John White unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Eastman.

32:43

Dean Parrett has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

31:55

Nathan Jones delivers the ball, John White makes a clearance.

30:23

Outswinging corner taken by Edward Upson, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Bondz N'Gala goes wide of the right-hand upright.

29:26

Lawson D'Ath produces a cross, save made by Ben Williams.

28:48

Steven Gillespie has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

27:48

Centre by Karl Duguid, Sam Walker makes a save.

26:38

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson, Ben Williams makes a save.

25:56

Edward Upson produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.

24:49

Dean Parrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Rowlands. John White takes the free kick.

23:37

Edward Upson challenges Steven Gillespie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Rowlands restarts play with the free kick.

22:13

Freddie Sears fouled by Edward Upson, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Eastman restarts play with the free kick.

21:56

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ian Henderson. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

18:03

The assist for the goal came from Freddie Sears.

18:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Steven Gillespie - Yeovil 0 - 1 Colchester Steven Gillespie finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Yeovil 0-1 Colchester.

16:22

Inswinging corner taken by Gavin Williams from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Ben Williams.

15:18

The official flags Andrew Williams offside. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

14:43

Nathan Jones produces a cross, Magnus Okuonghae manages to make a clearance.

14:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Edward Upson by Martin Rowlands. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

12:45

Foul by Bondz N'Gala on Steven Gillespie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tom Eastman.

11:01

Jonathan Obika produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

10:18

Steven Gillespie crosses the ball.

7:11

Brian Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Williams. Edward Upson produces a cross, Gavin Williams has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

5:38

Foul by Andrew Williams on Martin Rowlands, free kick awarded. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

5:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Rowlands on Gavin Williams. Nathan Jones takes the free kick.

3:49

The ball is delivered by Nathan Jones, Close range headed effort by Lawson D'Ath clears the crossbar.

1:54

Nathan Jones has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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