Nahki Wells' brace helped Bradford come back to rescue a draw as Colchester finished with 10 men.

Wells pounced to put the hosts ahead, before Jeffrey Monakana equalised with an angled shot and then set up Jabo Ibehre to fire the visitors in front.

Wells then levelled with a looping header after the break.

Colchester defender Daniel Pappoe was sent off in injury-time, four minutes after coming on the pitch for his tackle on Mark Yeates.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Colchester manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"I thought it was an exciting game. Based on the week we've had, in terms of injuries and illness, I thought we were resilient and I'm exceptionally pleased we've come away with a point.

"It was a great response from us (after going behind), we've scored quickly on the counter attack again.

"We knew the second half was going to be difficult, we've dealt with crosses and a lot of corners, and once or twice looked threatening on the break.

"We had seven players 22 or under, that's how great we should feel about ourselves."

Match Stats

Shots

17 11

On target

7 4

Corners

8 4

Fouls

8 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:40 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +5:16

Clearance made by Tom Eastman.

90:00 +5:03

Clearance by Tom Eastman.

90:00 +4:57

James Meredith sends in a cross.

90:00 +1:24

Daniel Pappoe shown a red card.

90:00 +1:24 Dismissal

Dismissal

90:00 +0:58

Daniel Pappoe challenges Mark Yeates unfairly and gives away a free kick.

89:51

Magnus Okuonghae makes a clearance.

89:47

Corner taken by Mark Yeates.

89:23

James Meredith takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Sam Walker parries the effort to safety.

88:21

Tom Eastman manages to make a clearance.

88:15

The ball is delivered by Raffaele De Vita.

86:46

James Meredith takes the free kick.

86:39

Jabo Ibehre is caught offside.

86:17

Craig Eastmond manages to make a clearance.

86:07

Mark Yeates produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

85:43 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Pappoe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Gilbey.

84:59

Freddie Sears concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricky Ravenhill.

83:36 Substitution

Substitution Ricky Ravenhill on for Nathan Doyle.

82:36

Header at goal by Raffaele De Vita misses left of the target.

82:21

Free kick taken by Mark Yeates.

81:55

Nahki Wells fouled by David Wright, the ref awards a free kick.

81:15

Freddie Sears takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

80:00 Substitution

Substitution Mark Yeates comes on in place of Kyel Reid.

78:55

Gavin Massey takes the chance to get an effort at goal and hits the post.

76:26

Header by James Hanson misses left.

76:16

Corner taken by Kyel Reid from the left by-line.

75:34

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kyel Reid.

75:25

Clearance by Craig Eastmond.

75:15

The ball is delivered by Kyel Reid.

74:37 Substitution

Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Raffaele De Vita coming on for Garry Thompson.

73:36 Substitution

Substitution Freddie Sears is brought on as a substitute for Jeffrey Monakana.

72:33

Shot by Nathan Doyle cleared the net.

72:04

The ball is delivered by Garry Thompson.

71:06

Luke Garbutt makes a clearance.

69:30

Tom Eastman manages to make a clearance.

69:25

The ball is sent over by Garry Thompson.

68:40 Substitution

Substitution Gavin Massey joins the action as a substitute, replacing Drey Wright.

66:17

Tom Eastman takes the free kick.

66:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Eastman by James Hanson.

65:30

Shot by Brian Wilson went wide of the right-hand upright.

65:12

David Wright takes the free kick.

64:57

Foul by Kyel Reid on Brian Wilson, free kick awarded.

64:05

Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

63:40 Booking

Booking

63:40

David Wright is shown a yellow card.

63:35

David Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid.

61:44

Headed chance falls to Andrew Davies. Sam Walker safely holds on.

61:27

Corner taken by Gary Jones from the right by-line.

61:08

Clearance by Magnus Okuonghae.

60:56

The ball is delivered by Kyel Reid.

59:20

Sam Walker takes the free kick.

59:10 Booking

Booking

59:10

The referee shows Nathan Doyle a yellow card.

59:03

Nathan Doyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Eastman.

58:11

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Nahki Wells.

57:16

David Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Nahki Wells.

56:23

Garry Thompson has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

54:47

Jabo Ibehre takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin safely holds on.

54:13

Sam Walker takes the free kick.

54:02

Magnus Okuonghae fouled by James Hanson, the ref awards a free kick.

53:48

Free kick taken by Andrew Davies.

53:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Wilson on James Meredith.

52:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Nahki Wells - Bradford 2 - 2 Colchester Nahki Wells scores. Bradford 2-2 Colchester.

52:31

James Meredith provided the assist for the goal.

52:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Nahki Wells - Bradford 2 - 2 Colchester Nahki Wells heads the ball into the goal. Bradford 2-2 Colchester.

52:12

The ball is sent over by James Meredith.

49:58

Andrew Davies makes a clearance.

49:54

Luke Garbutt crosses the ball.

48:44

Kyel Reid crosses the ball in from the free kick.

47:59

The referee shows Magnus Okuonghae a yellow card.

47:59 Booking

Booking

47:49

Unfair challenge on Nahki Wells by Magnus Okuonghae results in a free kick.

46:52

The ball is crossed by Garry Thompson.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:44

Rory McArdle restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:39

The offside flag is raised against Jabo Ibehre.

45:00 +1:05

Alex Gilbey takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

45:00 +0:27

Rory McArdle manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +0:14

Centre by Luke Garbutt.

44:35

Headed chance falls to Andrew Davies. Sam Walker catches the ball.

44:08

Free kick crossed by Gary Jones.

43:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeffrey Monakana on James Meredith.

42:40

Magnus Okuonghae makes a clearance.

42:32

Kyel Reid produces a cross.

41:12

Brian Wilson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick which goes over the bar.

40:32

Nathan Doyle challenges Drey Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick.

38:15

Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

38:09

Unfair challenge on Andrew Davies by Tom Eastman results in a free kick.

37:47

Corner taken by Luke Garbutt from the right by-line.

36:17

Free kick taken by Andrew Davies.

36:07

David Wright challenges Kyel Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick.

35:32

Free kick taken by Tom Eastman.

35:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Gilbey by Rory McArdle.

34:17

Garry Thompson sends in a cross.

31:48

Assist by Craig Eastmond.

31:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Jabo Ibehre - Bradford 1 - 2 Colchester Jabo Ibehre grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Bradford 1-2 Colchester.

29:50

Shot by Drey Wright.

28:33

Shot by Nahki Wells cleared the target.

27:41

Craig Eastmond provided the assist for the goal.

27:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Jeffrey Monakana - Bradford 1 - 1 Colchester Jeffrey Monakana slots the ball right footed into the goal. Bradford 1-1 Colchester.

26:50

Corner taken by Kyel Reid.

25:46

Rory McArdle restarts play with the free kick.

25:21

Kyel Reid fouled by Brian Wilson, the ref awards a free kick.

24:41

Corner taken by Luke Garbutt.

23:47

James Hanson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

23:05

Luke Garbutt manages to make a clearance.

21:56

Free kick taken by David Wright.

21:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Jones on Alex Gilbey.

20:15

Free kick taken by Sam Walker.

20:07

Nahki Wells is caught offside.

19:50

Chance falls to James Hanson who heads at goal. Sam Walker catches the ball.

19:41

Free kick crossed by Gary Jones.

18:10

The referee shows Luke Garbutt a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

18:10 Booking

Booking

18:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garry Thompson by Luke Garbutt.

17:49

Andrew Davies manages to make a clearance.

17:44

The ball is crossed by Brian Wilson.

16:51

James Meredith crosses the ball.

15:44

Shot by Nahki Wells went wide left of the goal.

15:06

Shot by Jabo Ibehre cleared the bar.

14:59

The ball is delivered by Brian Wilson.

14:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Nahki Wells - Bradford 1 - 0 Colchester Nahki Wells grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Bradford 1-0 Colchester.

14:10

Garry Thompson sends in a cross.

13:03

Clearance made by Tom Eastman.

12:52

The ball is delivered by Kyel Reid.

12:10

Corner taken by Gary Jones from the left by-line.

9:37

Tom Eastman takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

9:08

Corner from the right by-line taken by Luke Garbutt.

8:37

Clearance made by Andrew Davies.

8:27

Corner from the left by-line taken by Luke Garbutt.

7:41

Centre by Kyel Reid.

7:16

Luke Garbutt sends in a cross.

6:56

Free kick taken by Sam Walker.

6:42

James Hanson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Magnus Okuonghae.

6:06

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Sam Walker safely holds on.

5:35

The ball is sent over by Stephen Darby.

4:48

Header at goal by Andrew Davies goes over the bar.

4:24

Corner taken by Kyel Reid from the right by-line.

3:08

Magnus Okuonghae manages to make a clearance.

3:01

Corner taken by Gary Jones from the left by-line.

2:46

Magnus Okuonghae makes a clearance.

2:27

The ball is sent over by Garry Thompson.

0:52

Nathan Doyle takes the free kick.

0:39

Jabo Ibehre challenges Nathan Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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