Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Colchester United 1.
Sammie Szmodics struck a late equaliser to earn Colchester a draw at Cambridge in League Two.
Substitute Szmodics turned the ball home from close range six minutes from time after good work on the left by Ben Dickenson, moments after Macauley Bonne had seen a goal disallowed for offside following another Dickenson cross.
Gerry McDonagh had earlier scored his first EFL goal to give the home side the lead after 20 minutes, thumping the ball in following George Maris' pass from the right.
Cambridge also had a goal disallowed when Harrison Dunk fired in following Piero Mingoia's cross 11 minutes before half-time.
Colchester's only real opportunity of the first period came in the opening moments when Dickenson could only nod Owen Garvan's cross wide at the far post.
John McGreal's side were denied 17 minutes from the end as a superb save from Will Norris kept out George Elokobi, before McDonagh fired narrowly wide at the other end ahead of Szmodics' equaliser.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 2TaylorSubstituted forDaviesat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 8BerryBooked at 31mins
- 11DunkSubstituted forDunneat 61'minutes
- 18MarisSubstituted forElitoat 86'minutes
- 23MurraySubstituted forSzmodicsat 76'minutes
- 9PorterSubstituted forBonneat 81'minutes
- 31Fosu-HenrySubstituted forPykeat 63'minutes
- Eddie Ilderton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Colchester United 1.
Foul by Scott Wharton (Cambridge United).
Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Leon Davies (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Leon Davies (Cambridge United).
Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United).
Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Cambridge United. Medy Elito replaces George Maris.
Goal! Cambridge United 1, Colchester United 1. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brennan Dickenson with a cross.
Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Chris Porter.
Attempt missed. Scott Wharton (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.
Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).
Attempt missed. Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.
Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Sean Murray.