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Cheltenham Town 1-1 Colchester United

Conor Thomas's second-half penalty earned Cheltenham a draw at home to Colchester.

Thomas converted from the spot in the 70th minute after substitute Reuben Reid had been tripped in the box by goalkeeper Dean Gerken.

The goal cancelled out Luke Norris' 28th-minute opener for Colchester.

Cheltenham started well, with Charlie Raglan's header hitting the bar after Chris Clements' corner in the sixth minute.

But Tom Eastman's ball caught out the home defence and goalkeeper Scott Flinders, with Norris tapping home.

Courtney Senior raced through one-on-one late in the first half, but placed his shot wide of the far post.

Cheltenham changed both strikers at the break, with Reid and Gavin Reilly coming on.

They combined immediately, with Reid thumping a shot wide after Reilly chested down to him.

Cohen Bramall's free-kick was met by Eastman at the far post, but his effort hit the side netting and Cheltenham deservedly levelled 20 minutes from the end.

The home side looked the more likely winners, with real pressure applied in the final stages, but Colchester held on for a point.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 5RaglanSubstituted forSheafat 68'minutes
  • 4Tozer
  • 26GreavesBooked at 66mins
  • 7Thomas
  • 11Broom
  • 8Clements
  • 21Doyle-Hayes
  • 3HusseyBooked at 62mins
  • 16AddaiSubstituted forReillyat 45'minutes
  • 27SmithSubstituted forReidat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Reid
  • 14Sheaf
  • 15Boyle
  • 19Lloyd
  • 20Reilly
  • 22Lovett
  • 23Ince

Colchester

  • 1GerkenBooked at 70mins
  • 2Jackson
  • 18EastmanBooked at 79mins
  • 5Prosser
  • 3Bramall
  • 14Comley
  • 8PellSubstituted forLapslieat 86'minutes
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forHarriottat 78'minutes
  • 49PokuSubstituted forGambinat 83'minutes
  • 45NoubleBooked at 21mins
  • 9Norris

Substitutes

  • 4Lapslie
  • 6Sowunmi
  • 13Robinson
  • 15Harriott
  • 21Clampin
  • 26Gambin
  • 29Ross
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,045

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Max Sheaf (Cheltenham Town).

Dean Gerken (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gavin Reilly (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross.

Foul by Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town).

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Sheaf (Cheltenham Town).

Brandon Comley (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Norris (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tom Lapslie replaces Harry Pell.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Norris (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Gambin replaces Kwame Poku.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Jake Doyle-Hayes tries a through ball, but Chris Hussey is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Doyle-Hayes.

Attempt missed. Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

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

Max Sheaf (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Callum Harriott replaces Courtney Senior.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Cheltenham Town).

Brandon Comley (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Colchester United 1. Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Dean Gerken (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Cheltenham Town. Reuben Reid draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Dean Gerken (Colchester United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Max Sheaf replaces Charlie Raglan.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Ryan Broom tries a through ball, but Gavin Reilly is caught offside.

Booking

Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town).

Courtney Senior (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Gavin Reilly tries a through ball, but Conor Thomas is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cohen Bramall with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon19113532221036
2Forest Green18104424131134
3Crewe18103532221033
4Exeter199642420433
5Northampton199462819931
6Cheltenham1786328151330
7Bradford179352517830
8Plymouth188552721629
9Port Vale197752525028
10Colchester187652317627
11Newport177641714327
12Salford196762328-525
13Cambridge196672319424
14Macclesfield185761720-322
15Mansfield195682626021
16Scunthorpe195682526-121
17Crawley195682531-621
18Leyton Orient195592634-820
19Grimsby165472022-219
20Oldham184771926-719
21Carlisle1954101931-1219
22Walsall1954101426-1219
23Stevenage182881221-914
24Morecambe1935111635-1914
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