Match ends, Colchester United 1, Stevenage 1.
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.
- 12KpekawaSubstituted forKinsellaat 48'minutes
- 16MurraySubstituted forSlaterat 76'minutes
- 17ReidSubstituted forLoftat 78'minutes
- 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forSamuelat 46'minutes
- 8BeautymanSubstituted forPettat 86'minutes
- 24GoddenSubstituted forKennedyat 60'minutes
- Antony Coggins
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Stevenage 1.
Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Joe Martin (Stevenage).
Attempt missed. Drey Wright (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).
Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Pett replaces Harry Beautyman.
Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).
Alex Samuel (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Alex Samuel (Stevenage).
Substitution, Colchester United. Doug Loft replaces Kyel Reid.
Substitution, Colchester United. Craig Slater replaces Sean Murray.
Attempt missed. Danny Newton (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Fraser Franks (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Lewis Kinsella.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Fraser Franks.