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Colchester United 2-2 Exeter City

Ten-man Colchester played out a 2-2 draw with Exeter following a thrilling contest in League Two.

Exeter goalkeeper Jonny Maxted denied Callum Harriott early on, while Ben Seymour's first-time effort from Archie Collins' cross forced opposite number Dean Gerken to make a magnificent save soon after.

The Grecians went ahead in the eighth minute through Jake Taylor, who collected Matt Jay's pass in the area and thumped an unstoppable right-footed shot past Gerken.

But Colchester levelled when Harry Pell powerfully headed in Harriott's corner at the near post.

Randell Williams' free-kick rattled the crossbar for Exeter but the hosts went ahead in the 59th minute through Theo Robinson, who clinically fired in from close range after Pell's shot had been blocked in the area.

But Exeter levelled when Colchester's Tom Lapslie was dismissed for denying a goalscoring opportunity after a foul in the area on substitute Ryan Bowman, who scored from the spot to claim a point for the visitors.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Jackson
  • 6SowunmiSubstituted forKensdaleat 78'minutes
  • 18Eastman
  • 3BramallSubstituted forLapslieat 29'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 8PellBooked at 62mins
  • 24StevensonBooked at 43mins
  • 49PokuSubstituted forNoubleat 64'minutes
  • 26Gambin
  • 15Harriott
  • 13Robinson

Substitutes

  • 4Lapslie
  • 9Norris
  • 14Comley
  • 19Kensdale
  • 29Ross
  • 40Fernandes
  • 45Nouble

Exeter

  • 23Maxted
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Martin
  • 15ParkesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Williams
  • 25Taylor
  • 27Collins
  • 20Richardson
  • 17JaySubstituted forAtanganaat 66'minutes
  • 35SeymourSubstituted forAjoseat 73'minutes
  • 7MartinSubstituted forBowmanat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ward
  • 4Atangana
  • 6Tillson
  • 8Law
  • 12Bowman
  • 14Ajose
  • 16Warren
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,739

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 2, Exeter City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Exeter City 2.

Attempt missed. Archie Collins (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Randell Williams with a cross.

Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Theo Robinson following a fast break.

Ollie Kensdale (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Theo Robinson following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Luke Gambin (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Tom Parkes (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum Harriott (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Exeter City).

Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nicky Ajose (Exeter City).

Attempt blocked. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

Attempt missed. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jake Taylor.

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Aaron Martin (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Randell Williams with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ollie Kensdale.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Ajose (Exeter City) with an attempt from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Archie Collins with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Ollie Kensdale replaces Omar Sowunmi because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Exeter City 2. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) is shown the red card.

Penalty conceded by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Exeter City. Ryan Bowman draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Nicky Ajose replaces Ben Seymour.

Offside, Exeter City. Jake Taylor tries a through ball, but Jayden Richardson is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Randell Williams with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Nigel Atangana replaces Matt Jay.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Frank Nouble replaces Kwame Poku.

Offside, Colchester United. Harry Pell tries a through ball, but Theo Robinson is caught offside.

Booking

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

Foul by Harry Pell (Colchester United).

Archie Collins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Exeter City 1. Theo Robinson (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Harry Pell (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Harriott.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon24144643261746
2Exeter2412843427744
3Crewe23125642281441
4Bradford23117530191140
5Forest Green2411762718940
6Colchester23108534221238
7Plymouth22115633231038
8Cheltenham23910434191537
9Northampton2410683328536
10Port Vale2481063029134
11Salford248883133-232
12Cambridge248792827131
13Newport227872020029
14Scunthorpe2477103133-228
15Crawley246993134-327
16Walsall2476112232-1027
17Leyton Orient2468103241-926
18Oldham236892535-1026
19Carlisle2467112236-1425
20Mansfield2459103035-524
21Grimsby225892228-623
22Macclesfield2251072024-419
23Morecambe2446142043-2318
24Stevenage23211101529-1417
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