Match ends, Colchester United 3, Wigan Athletic 3.
Will Grigg's late strike secured a point for Wigan at bottom club Colchester in a thrilling encounter.
Yanic Wildschut put the Latics in front but the U's levelled shortly after through Alex Gilbey's 25-yard strike.
Wigan swiftly restored their lead with Ryan Colclough's calm finish, but Colchester negated the winger's effort with Elliot Lee's curling shot.
George Moncur converted a penalty after he was fouled to make it 3-2, but Grigg's injury-time goal earned a draw.
Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:
"That wasn't good enough. When you squander as many chances as we did then you have to be aware that the opposition are going to come back into the game.
"Second half the performance was nowhere near what we expect. I warned the players that you show your superiority on the scoreboard.
"We'll have to work hard to put it right next week."
- 4EdwardsBooked at 77mins
- 32ChambersBooked at 69mins
- 16AkinwandeSubstituted forMasseyat 45'minutes
- 12LeeSubstituted forDunneat 77'minutes
- 19BonneSubstituted forPorterat 62'minutes
- 5DanielsSubstituted forVuckicat 84'minutes
- 8MorsySubstituted forKellettat 66'minutes
- 27ColcloughSubstituted forDaviesat 74'minutes
- Kevin Johnson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Colchester United 3, Wigan Athletic 3.
Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tom Eastman.
David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).
David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).
Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Joe Edwards (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Goal! Colchester United 3, Wigan Athletic 3. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Warnock.
Andy Kellett (Wigan Athletic) hits the bar with a left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left.
Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Haris Vuckic replaces Donervon Daniels.
Attempt missed. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Reece Wabara (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Joe Edwards (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Edwards (Colchester United).
Substitution, Colchester United. Louis Dunne replaces Elliot Lee.
Attempt missed. Donervon Daniels (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.