Match ends, Barnet 1, Colchester United 1.
Curtis Weston's late goal saw Barnet draw with Colchester at The Hive.
The Bees started slowly, affording their opponents time to pick passes and they were punished when Drey Wright pulled the ball back to Tariq Fosu-Henry who gave the visitors a sixth-minute lead.
The home side struggled to keep possession in even the simplest situations and manager Martin Allen was forced to make a change after just half an hour, throwing on Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
And the substitute made a real difference, tormenting left-back Ben Dickenson and picking out Shaun Batt just before the break but the striker could only head over from three yards.
Barnet continued to look strong after half-time but still needed Josh Vickers' strong right hand to keep out Wright's shot.
But just a minute after Luke Gambin had seen a shot cleared off the line, Curtis Weston finished off a goal-line scramble to bag an 82nd-minute equaliser.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 23NichollsSubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 32'minutes
- 14TogwellSubstituted forWatsonat 69'minutes
- 21BattSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 61'minutes
- 5ProsserBooked at 68mins
- 28GuthrieBooked at 87mins
- 7WrightSubstituted forKinsellaat 69'minutes
- 10SzmodicsSubstituted forKamaraat 34'minutes
- 31Fosu-HenrySubstituted forVincent-Youngat 83'minutes
- Brett Huxtable
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Colchester United 1.
Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).
Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Shaun Batt (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).
Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Craig Slater (Colchester United).
Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Curtis Weston (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United).
Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Colchester United. Kane Vincent-Young replaces Tarique Fosu-Henry.
Goal! Barnet 1, Colchester United 1. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Akinde.
Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Luke Prosser.
Attempt blocked. Luke Gambin (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Tom Eastman.
Luke Gambin (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Glen Kamara (Colchester United).