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Colchester United 1-1 Cambridge United

An own goal by Greg Taylor denied Cambridge a third straight league win following a 1-1 draw at Colchester at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Colchester came close to taking a fourth-minute lead through Omar Sowunmi, who was denied by goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov in the six-yard box following Harry Pell's flick-on.

Tommy Smith nodded just over from the resulting corner for the hosts and soon after striker Jevani Brown fired into the side-netting.

Cambridge took a 12th-minute lead somewhat against the run of play when Harvey Knibbs converted from close range, after keeper Dean Gerken had pushed away Paul Mullin's fierce cross-shot.

But Colchester levelled in the 39th minute when Callum Harriott drove in a shot that struck Cambridge defender Taylor and flew in after Cohen Bramall had driven down the left and crossed.

The second half was an even affair but Mitov made excellent saves to deny both Tom Eastman and Pell, while Mullin came agonisingly close late on for Cambridge as an entertaining contest finished all square.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Gerken
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Sowunmi
  • 5Smith
  • 3Bramall
  • 24Stevenson
  • 8PellBooked at 54mins
  • 23PokuSubstituted forSeniorat 77'minutes
  • 14Chilvers
  • 11HarriottBooked at 37minsSubstituted forBohuiat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Brown

Substitutes

  • 7Senior
  • 21Clampin
  • 29George
  • 33Marshall
  • 34Tovide
  • 37Bohui
  • 38Tchamadeu

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Mitov
  • 2Knoyle
  • 6DarlingBooked at 4minsSubstituted forCundyat 79'minutes
  • 5Taylor
  • 11Dunk
  • 7HannantSubstituted forIronsideat 64'minutes
  • 19MaySubstituted forO'Neilat 79'minutes
  • 4Digby
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 10MullinBooked at 37mins
  • 26Knibbs

Substitutes

  • 3Iredale
  • 8O'Neil
  • 15Okedina
  • 16Cundy
  • 17Davies
  • 20Ironside
  • 25Burton
Referee:
Steve Martin

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 1, Cambridge United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Cambridge United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Harry Pell (Colchester United).

  4. Post update

    Wes Hoolahan (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Cohen Bramall (Colchester United).

  6. Post update

    Robbie Cundy (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Courtney Senior (Colchester United).

  8. Post update

    Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Joshua Bohui replaces Callum Harriott.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Ironside.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Callum Harriott (Colchester United).

  12. Post update

    Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cohen Bramall with a cross.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Joe Ironside (Cambridge United).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam O'Neil replaces Adam May.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Robbie Cundy replaces Harry Darling.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Cohen Bramall (Colchester United).

  20. Post update

    Joe Ironside (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Carlisle21123632201239
2Newport21116431211039
3Cambridge23115736221438
4Forest Green2210842819938
5Salford23107629171237
6Cheltenham2210663122936
7Leyton Orient2311393426836
8Crawley229763428634
9Morecambe2110472732-534
10Exeter2088441271432
11Walsall2371062831-331
12Colchester227962830-230
13Mansfield2361163130129
14Port Vale2485113334-129
15Tranmere218582325-229
16Oldham2384113641-528
17Bolton237792735-828
18Harrogate2174102226-425
19Bradford216692025-524
20Barrow2358103032-223
21Scunthorpe2372142234-1223
22Stevenage214981622-621
23Grimsby2456131940-2121
24Southend2255121433-1920
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