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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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Colchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. 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.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Booking

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Danny Rose (Mansfield Town).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Frank Nouble.

  20. Substitution

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