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Mansfield Town 1-1 Colchester United

Sammie Szmodics snatched an unlikely equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time to break Mansfield hearts and grab a 1-1 draw for Colchester.

It had seemed home substitute Craig Davies was to be the hero when he put the Stags in front at the second attempt from 18 yards nine minutes from time.

But a long throw from Ryan Jackson was met by a slight touch from Szmodics and the ball went through the hands of goalkeeper Conrad Logan.

The visitors had defended magnificently against a rampant Mansfield side that had scored 11 goals in their previous three games.

A dour first half was devoid of goalmouth action and only produced one real chance.

From their first corner in the 18th minute, Colchester tested Logan as Brennan Dickenson floated the ball to the far post where Luke Prosser's firm header was turned away.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 2White
  • 5PearceBooked at 37mins
  • 17SweeneyBooked at 45mins
  • 22Hamilton
  • 7MacDonald
  • 8MellisSubstituted forBishopat 77'minutes
  • 16ButcherSubstituted forDaviesat 58'minutes
  • 3Benning
  • 19WalkerBooked at 90mins
  • 10KhanSubstituted forRoseat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Bishop
  • 9Davies
  • 11Atkinson
  • 12Olejnik
  • 24Sterling-James
  • 27Gibbens
  • 32Rose

Colchester

  • 1Barnes
  • 2Jackson
  • 6Kent
  • 5ProsserBooked at 80mins
  • 22Vincent-YoungSubstituted forEastmanat 86'minutes
  • 4Lapslie
  • 8PellBooked at 75mins
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forNorrisat 72'minutes
  • 10Szmodics
  • 11Dickenson
  • 45NoubleSubstituted forMandronat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Norris
  • 14Comley
  • 16Wright
  • 18Eastman
  • 19Mandron
  • 29Ross
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
3,909

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home4
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Colchester United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Colchester United 1. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town).

Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

Craig Davies (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

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

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Craig Davies (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Frank Nouble.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tom Eastman replaces Kane Vincent-Young.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Colchester United 0. Craig Davies (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Booking

Luke Prosser (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Prosser (Colchester United).

Foul by Craig Davies (Mansfield Town).

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Neal Bishop replaces Jacob Mellis.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Otis Khan.

Booking

Harry Pell (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Pell (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Norris replaces Courtney Senior.

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Kane Vincent-Young.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Brennan Dickenson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter32106247
2Lincoln City32106247
3Stevenage32106337
4MK Dons32103127
5Port Vale32014226
6Swindon320178-16
7Forest Green31206335
8Mansfield31206335
9Colchester31203125
10Crewe31116154
11Yeovil31116334
12Oldham31115414
13Tranmere31115504
14Bury31112204
15Carlisle311145-14
16Grimsby311145-14
17Cambridge311157-24
18Newport311124-24
19Crawley310224-23
20Northampton302145-12
21Notts County301227-51
22Cheltenham300303-30
23Macclesfield300338-50
24Morecambe300309-90
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