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Scunthorpe United 2-2 Colchester United

Luke Prosser of Colchester United scores the equalising goal 2-2 and celebrates
Luke Prosser's equaliser against Scunthorpe was just his second goal of the season

Two goals in four second-half minutes saw Colchester come from behind to extend their unbeaten run to six matches in a draw at in-form Scunthorpe.

Strikes from Abo Eisa and Kevin van Veen either side of the break had the Iron well in command, though Luke Norris got the U's back in the game and Luke Prosser completed the comeback.

The home side dominated the opening 45 minutes, with Van Veen, Lee Novak and Alex Gilliead all squandering good openings before Eisa cut inside from the left and found the far corner to give his side the lead.

Scunthorpe began the second period how they finished the first, with Van Veen stealing into the box to head home Gilliead's cross in the 47th minute.

Colchester did not give up and just before the hour mark Norris kept his cool to chest the ball down in the box and smash home.

Sensing the home side's frustration, they then took the game to the Iron and when Harry Pell headed back across goal, skipper Prosser hammered in at the back post.

In an end-to-end finale, either side could have snatched a winner, with Norris scuffing the best of the chances wide after some hesitant Scunthorpe defending.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 25Eastwood
  • 2ClarkeBooked at 64mins
  • 26McGahey
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 20Gilliead
  • 14PerchSubstituted forMcAteeat 85'minutes
  • 5Songo'o
  • 30Eisa
  • 10van Veen
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 1Watson
  • 6Butler
  • 12Dales
  • 13Ward
  • 28Brown
  • 33Proctor
  • 45McAtee

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 3Bramall
  • 14Comley
  • 8PellBooked at 26mins
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forHarriottat 45'minutes
  • 49Poku
  • 45NoubleBooked at 77mins
  • 9NorrisBooked at 73minsSubstituted forRobinsonat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lapslie
  • 6Sowunmi
  • 13Robinson
  • 15Harriott
  • 21Clampin
  • 26Gambin
  • 29Ross
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,081

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Colchester United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Colchester United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Theo Robinson replaces Luke Norris.

Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Frank Nouble.

Attempt missed. Luke Prosser (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Cohen Bramall with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Luke Norris (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. John McAtee replaces James Perch.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Luke Norris (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United).

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Brandon Comley (Colchester United).

Attempt blocked. Cohen Bramall (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kwame Poku.

Booking

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Booking

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

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Norris (Colchester United).

James Perch (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United).

Harry Pell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Brandon Comley.

Kgosi Ntlhe (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

Yann Songo'o (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Norris (Colchester United).

Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

Booking

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

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

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Colchester United 2. Luke Prosser (Colchester United) left footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Eastman.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon21133537221542
2Exeter2111642822639
3Cheltenham2098332161635
4Crewe20105533231035
5Bradford2010552718935
6Forest Green2110562416835
7Northampton2110473122934
8Plymouth209563022832
9Colchester208752619731
10Port Vale217862526-129
11Cambridge217772520528
12Newport197751816228
13Scunthorpe216782928125
14Salford216782330-725
15Macclesfield205961922-324
16Crawley215882531-623
17Walsall2165101627-1123
18Mansfield215792730-322
19Leyton Orient215792735-822
20Grimsby195682025-521
21Carlisle2156102032-1221
22Oldham204882029-920
23Stevenage2021081322-916
24Morecambe2136121739-2215
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