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Colchester United 1-1 Stevenage

Mikael Mandron netted his first Colchester goal to rescue a point in their League Two draw with Stevenage.

Colchester wasted a good fourth-minute opportunity when Mandron fired over from inside the area, after exchanging passes with Drey Wright.

Stevenage's Danny Newton was denied by U's goalkeeper Sam Walker after 30 minutes while at the other end, Ryan Jackson's effort was saved by goalkeeper Joe Fryer.

Stevenage started the second half strongly and came close to scoring when Matt Godden's strike flashed inches wide of the post, after Dale Gorman had done well to set him up.

And the visitors took a 51st-minute lead when Newton hooked in from close range, after Ronnie Henry had done well in the area to pick him out.

But Colchester were level 15 minutes later through Mandron, who finished emphatically after Fryer had raced out of his goal and Wright had crossed.

Stevenage's Fraser Franks twice went close and Walker denied Ben Kennedy late on, as the spoils were shared.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Walker
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Kent
  • 12KpekawaSubstituted forKinsellaat 48'minutes
  • 2Jackson
  • 4Lapslie
  • 16MurraySubstituted forSlaterat 76'minutes
  • 17ReidSubstituted forLoftat 78'minutes
  • 10Szmodics
  • 7Wright
  • 19Mandron

Substitutes

  • 3Kinsella
  • 8Loft
  • 9Johnstone
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 24Slater
  • 29Gilmartin
  • 35James

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fryer
  • 25Henry
  • 5Franks
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 3Martin
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forSamuelat 46'minutes
  • 17Gorman
  • 2Smith
  • 8BeautymanSubstituted forPettat 86'minutes
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forKennedyat 60'minutes
  • 19Newton

Substitutes

  • 10Kennedy
  • 11Pett
  • 15Samuel
  • 16Day
  • 18Conlon
  • 20Vancooten
  • 30McKee
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
3,330

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 1, Stevenage 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Stevenage 1.

  3. Post update

    Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Joe Martin (Stevenage).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Drey Wright (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Pett replaces Harry Beautyman.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

  12. Post update

    Alex Samuel (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Alex Samuel (Stevenage).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Doug Loft replaces Kyel Reid.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Craig Slater replaces Sean Murray.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Newton (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fraser Franks (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Lewis Kinsella.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry22005056
2Mansfield21104224
3Wycombe21105414
4Barnet21103214
5Morecambe21103214
6Swindon21103214
7Exeter21102114
8Luton21018353
9Accrington21015413
10Port Vale21015413
11Carlisle21013303
12Grimsby21013303
13Cheltenham21012203
14Notts County210123-13
15Yeovil2101510-53
16Newport20204402
17Stevenage20204402
18Crewe20203302
19Lincoln City20203302
20Colchester201124-21
21Forest Green201124-21
22Cambridge200213-20
23Crawley200214-30
24Chesterfield200215-40
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