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Yeovil Town 1-1 Colchester United

Relegation-threatened Yeovil and play-off-chasing Colchester played out a draw in League Two following a lively second half at Huish Park.

After a nervy first half with few opportunities, the game sprung into life eight minutes after the break when Jake Gray hit a left-footed shot from the edge of the area that squirmed underneath Colchester goalkeeper Dillon Barnes.

Then as Yeovil celebrated, Barnes kicked home midfielder Tristan Abrahams as he tried to retrieve the ball and was shown a straight red card.

Despite being down to 10 men, Colchester had a great opportunity to level the scores just four minutes later when Frankie Kent was left unmarked from a free-kick, but the U's captain cannoned his header off the crossbar.

Barnes' replacement Ethan Ross was then called into action to tip a Tom James free-kick over.

The visitors did find an equaliser after 75 minutes and it came from Kent's defensive partner Tom Eastman, as a corner was flicked on and the centre-back side footed a volley into the bottom corner to clinch a point.

Yeovil remain 23rd and two points from safety after Macclesfield drew at home to Newport, while Colchester are two points adrift of seventh-placed Exeter.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 12Baxter
  • 7BrowneSubstituted forOjoat 35'minutes
  • 6SowunmiBooked at 57mins
  • 5Mugabi
  • 23James
  • 10Gray
  • 20D'Almeida
  • 17PattisonSubstituted forArquinat 76'minutes
  • 16Abrahams
  • 11DuffusSubstituted forFisherat 86'minutes
  • 25Dobre

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 8Worthington
  • 9Fisher
  • 13Zoko
  • 15Rogers
  • 18Arquin
  • 26Ojo

Colchester

  • 1BarnesBooked at 55mins
  • 2Jackson
  • 6Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 11Dickenson
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forNorrisat 80'minutes
  • 4LapslieBooked at 71mins
  • 10Szmodics
  • 39EisaSubstituted forMandronat 67'minutes
  • 36SaundersSubstituted forRossat 56'minutes
  • 45Nouble

Substitutes

  • 9Norris
  • 16Wright
  • 19Mandron
  • 24Stevenson
  • 27Chilvers
  • 29Ross
  • 35Kensdale
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
3,370

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Brennan Dickenson.

Attempt missed. Frankie Kent (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sessi D'Almeida (Yeovil Town).

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Tristan Abrahams (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Alex Fisher (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Alex Fisher replaces Courtney Duffus.

Attempt missed. Tom James (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

Tristan Abrahams (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tom James (Yeovil Town) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Norris replaces Courtney Senior.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Tom James (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Yoann Arquin replaces Alex Pattison.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Colchester United 1. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Omar Sowunmi.

Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Courtney Duffus (Yeovil Town).

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Ethan Ross.

Attempt saved. Tom James (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

Sessi D'Almeida (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Frankie Kent (Colchester United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Abobaker Eisa.

Attempt missed. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Abobaker Eisa (Colchester United).

Tom James (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Courtney Senior (Colchester United).

Alex Pattison (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Omar Sowunmi (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City442316573393485
2Bury4422111180542677
3Mansfield442016868383076
4MK Dons4422101270472376
5Forest Green4420131165432273
6Tranmere4420121261461572
7Exeter4418121459491066
8Colchester441810166053764
9Carlisle44197186360364
10Stevenage441810165554164
11Newport431810155558-364
12Oldham4316141365521362
13Crewe44188185654262
14Swindon441516135452261
15Northampton441318135759-257
16Cheltenham441412185464-1054
17Grimsby44158214254-1253
18Morecambe441311205168-1750
19Crawley44148224663-1750
20Port Vale441212203853-1548
21Cambridge441210223863-2546
22Macclesfield44913224673-2740
23Yeovil44911243964-2538
24Notts County44814224580-3538
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