Sam Baldock's fifth goal of the season handed Bristol City a draw against Colchester United.

Matthew Taylor gave the U's a first-half lead against the run of play when he headed in Luke Garbutt's cross from the left.

Baldock then equalised with a smart finish from eight yards.

The City captain headed wide as the hosts pressed for a late winner, but the visitors held on and the Robins are still without a victory in League One.

Colchester may even have stole it themselves when Jabo Ibehre went through on goal, but defender Derrick Williams produced a brilliant last-ditch tackle.

The result leaves City 19th in the table, while the U's are 13th but are without a win in six.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

"That's the gamble everybody wants to win and you leave the backdoor open.

"We had one mistake in the second half by letting them through, thankfully we were covered. We could have been shooting ourselves in the foot coming off with a different reflection of the game.

"As soon as you go a goal down in the situation we are in it makes it unbelievably difficult

"They've got something to hang onto. They came out and let us play so we have really got to work the ball and I think we did that exceptionally well."

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"I think we should be pleased with our performance again, we were missing 10 players coming into the game today.

"We blooded another youngster and our youngsters that were out there anyway played well.

"We knew they would have a lot of possession and we let them have possession in a certain area of the pitch. On the counter-attack we were very dangerous. I thought our tactics were spot-on.

"I'm a little bit disappointed we've drawn because we had a couple of great opportunities at the end to win it. That shows the progression that we are making."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Bristol City

  • 13 Parish
  • 02 Moloney
  • 03 Williams
  • 05 Flint
  • 22 Shorey
  • 11 Wagstaff (Elliott - 88' )
  • 14 Reid (Harewood - 55' )
  • 15 Bryan Booked (McLaughlin - 66' )
  • 21 Pack
  • 09 Baldock
  • 10 Emmanuel-Thomas

Substitutes

  • 01 Fielding
  • 17 Cunningham
  • 25 Elliott
  • 26 Brundle
  • 28 McLaughlin
  • 18 Taylor
  • 23 Harewood

Colchester

  • 44 Walker
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 20 Wilson Booked
  • 27 Garbutt Booked
  • 39 Taylor
  • 02 Wright
  • 06 Eastmond (Szmidics - 82' )
  • 11 Sears (Morrison - 82' )
  • 16 Monakana (Bean - 62' )
  • 22 Gilbey
  • 17 Ibehre Booked

Substitutes

  • 29 Phillips
  • 38 Sendles-White
  • 12 Sanderson
  • 15 Bean
  • 40 Szmidics
  • 09 Morrison
  • 19 Ladapo
Ref: Phillips
Att: 10,739

Match Stats

Shots

23 8

On target

7 3

Corners

15 3

Fouls

5 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +12:06 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +6:47

Shot comes in from Nicky Shorey from the free kick.

90:00 +5:41

Stephen McLaughlin fouled by Matthew Taylor, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +4:52

Caution for Jabo Ibehre.

90:00 +4:52 Booking

Booking

90:00 +4:25

Alex Gilbey produces a cross.

90:00 +4:01

Header by David Wright goes to the left of the goal.

90:00 +3:55

Jabo Ibehre crosses the ball.

90:00 +1:38

Header by Sam Baldock misses right.

90:00 +1:33

A cross is delivered by Stephen McLaughlin.

90:00 +0:52

Free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

90:00 +0:43

David Wright challenges Sam Baldock unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +0:37

Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:19

Unfair challenge on Brian Wilson by Nicky Shorey results in a free kick.

89:06

Clearance made by Magnus Okuonghae.

89:02

Corner taken by Nicky Shorey from the left by-line.

88:19

David Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Baldock.

87:43 Substitution

Substitution Marvin Elliott joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Wagstaff.

85:34

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

84:31

Clearance made by Matthew Taylor.

84:27

The ball is swung over by Scott Wagstaff.

84:19

Brian Wilson makes a clearance.

84:14

Corner taken by Scott Wagstaff from the right by-line.

83:31

A cross is delivered by Marlon Harewood.

82:12

Luke Garbutt takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Elliot Parish safely holds on.

81:35 Substitution

Substitution Clinton Morrison comes on in place of Freddie Sears.

81:17 Substitution

Substitution Sammie Szmidics joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Eastmond.

80:00

Shot by Marlon Pack went harmlessly over the bar.

79:53

Clearance made by Alex Gilbey.

79:50

Scott Wagstaff produces a cross.

79:03

Header by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas goes harmlessly over the bar.

78:58

Stephen McLaughlin crosses the ball.

78:53

Brian Wilson makes a clearance.

78:50

Nicky Shorey sends in a cross.

77:51

Shot by Marlon Harewood missed to the left of the target.

77:26

Free kick taken by Elliot Parish.

77:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jabo Ibehre on Aden Flint.

77:06

Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

76:40

Unfair challenge on Marcus Bean by Marlon Pack results in a free kick.

75:41

Shot by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Sam Walker catches the ball.

75:18

Clearance by Magnus Okuonghae.

75:16

A cross is delivered by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

75:08

Brian Wilson makes a clearance.

75:03

Corner taken by Scott Wagstaff from the right by-line.

74:47

Marlon Harewood crosses the ball.

73:10

Assist by Stephen McLaughlin.

73:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Baldock - Bristol C 1 - 1 Colchester Sam Baldock scores a left footed goal. Bristol City 1-1 Colchester.

72:59

Stephen McLaughlin sends in a cross.

72:24

Free kick taken by Elliot Parish.

72:18

Freddie Sears challenges Aden Flint unfairly and gives away a free kick.

71:30

Shot by Brendan Moloney cleared the crossbar.

71:08

Derrick Williams restarts play with the free kick.

71:05

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jabo Ibehre.

66:45

Derrick Williams takes a weak shot. Sam Walker safely holds on.

66:41

Corner taken by Scott Wagstaff.

66:08

Clearance by Matthew Taylor.

66:04

Corner taken by Nicky Shorey from the left by-line.

65:09 Substitution

Substitution Stephen McLaughlin comes on in place of Joe Bryan.

64:49

The ball is crossed by Freddie Sears.

63:43

Luke Garbutt takes a shot.

63:15

Clearance by Marlon Pack.

63:12

Jabo Ibehre crosses the ball.

61:57 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Bean on for Jeffrey Monakana.

60:24

Marlon Harewood has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

58:55

Freddie Sears makes a clearance.

58:45

Corner taken by Nicky Shorey.

58:32

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas crosses the ball.

57:47

Scott Wagstaff takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Sam Walker safely holds on.

57:20

Luke Garbutt manages to make a clearance.

56:58

Matthew Taylor manages to make a clearance.

56:53

Corner taken by Nicky Shorey.

56:37

Clearance by Matthew Taylor.

56:33

Corner taken by Nicky Shorey from the left by-line.

56:12

The ball is delivered by Brendan Moloney.

55:12

Clearance made by Aden Flint.

55:09

The ball is crossed by Jeffrey Monakana.

54:19

Nicky Shorey crosses the ball in from the free kick.

54:08 Substitution

Substitution Marlon Harewood comes on in place of Bobby Reid.

53:43 Booking

Booking

53:43

Caution for Brian Wilson.

53:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Bryan by Brian Wilson.

51:46

Clearance by Derrick Williams.

51:40

Free kick taken by Luke Garbutt.

51:00

Freddie Sears fouled by Marlon Pack, the ref awards a free kick.

48:26

Shot by Marlon Pack went wide right of the post.

47:39

Clearance by Matthew Taylor.

47:13

Corner taken by Scott Wagstaff from the right by-line.

46:57

Clearance by David Wright.

46:52

Corner taken by Scott Wagstaff.

46:30

A cross is delivered by Sam Baldock.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +2:00

The ball is swung over by Marlon Pack.

44:21

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

44:16

Corner taken by Nicky Shorey.

43:55

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has an effort at goal. Sam Walker parries the effort to safety.

42:46

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has an effort at goal. Sam Walker catches the ball.

42:36

Clearance by Luke Garbutt.

42:32

A cross is delivered by Joe Bryan.

42:22

Bobby Reid restarts play with the free kick.

42:03

Freddie Sears challenges Scott Wagstaff unfairly and gives away a free kick.

41:14

Joe Bryan delivers the ball.

39:12

Marlon Pack makes a clearance.

39:09

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

38:39

Alex Gilbey produces a cross.

37:52

Shot by Sam Baldock missed to the left of goal.

37:41

The ball is delivered by Joe Bryan.

37:23

Derrick Williams manages to make a clearance.

37:19

A cross is delivered by Luke Garbutt.

35:15

Freddie Sears crosses the ball.

34:20

Clearance made by Brian Wilson.

34:14

Corner taken by Scott Wagstaff.

33:13

Clearance by Matthew Taylor.

33:11

Joe Bryan produces a cross.

30:52

Jabo Ibehre takes a shot and goes over the bar.

29:50

Assist on the goal came from Luke Garbutt.

29:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Taylor - Bristol C 0 - 1 Colchester Matthew Taylor scores with a header. Bristol City 0-1 Colchester.

29:33

The ball is swung over by Luke Garbutt.

29:29

Scott Wagstaff manages to make a clearance.

29:26

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

28:56

Shot by Jeffrey Monakana.

28:44

Corner from the taken by Joe Bryan.

28:17

Scott Wagstaff takes a shot. Sam Walker parries the effort to safety.

27:46

Corner taken by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

27:20

Corner taken by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

27:07

Brendan Moloney produces a cross.

25:42

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

25:38

Scott Wagstaff produces a cross.

24:39

Joe Bryan crosses the ball.

23:27

Header by Sam Baldock goes to the left of the goal.

23:22

The ball is sent over by Brendan Moloney.

23:13

Centre by Bobby Reid.

22:37

Freddie Sears takes a shot.

21:20

Bobby Reid produces a cross.

20:58

Derrick Williams manages to make a clearance.

20:55

The ball is swung over by Jeffrey Monakana.

20:04

Brendan Moloney restarts play with the free kick.

19:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Eastmond on Scott Wagstaff.

19:27

Joe Bryan crosses the ball.

18:02

Clearance made by Aden Flint.

17:58

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

16:45

Derrick Williams takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

16:06

Matthew Taylor makes a clearance.

16:01

A cross is delivered by Joe Bryan.

14:45

Shot by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas missed to the left of goal.

14:24

Magnus Okuonghae makes a clearance.

14:10

Matthew Taylor makes a clearance.

14:04

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas crosses the ball in from the free kick.

12:39

Luke Garbutt is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

12:39 Booking

Booking

12:32

Luke Garbutt challenges Brendan Moloney unfairly and gives away a free kick.

10:37

Clearance made by Luke Garbutt.

10:32

Joe Bryan delivers the ball.

8:52

Shot by Bobby Reid cleared the bar.

7:32

Craig Eastmond takes the free kick.

7:18

The referee shows Joe Bryan a yellow card.

7:18 Booking

Booking

7:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Freddie Sears by Joe Bryan.

7:03

Clearance by Matthew Taylor.

6:59

Free kick crossed by Nicky Shorey.

6:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Magnus Okuonghae on Sam Baldock.

5:37

The ball is delivered by Nicky Shorey.

4:24

Scott Wagstaff crosses the ball.

3:01

Freddie Sears has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

2:29

Elliot Parish restarts play with the free kick.

2:12

Jabo Ibehre is ruled offside.

2:00

David Wright restarts play with the free kick.

1:48

Jabo Ibehre fouled by Derrick Williams, the ref awards a free kick.

1:32

Clearance made by Matthew Taylor.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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