Carlisle grabbed a first point of the season but Freddie Sears hit a 71st-minute goal to deny them victory.

Matty Robson fired Carlisle ahead from 20 yards before U's duo Brian Wilson and Jabo Ibehre had shots saved by visiting goalkeeper Mark Gillespie.

The visitors had a goal disallowed as Liam Noble was ruled offside and soon after Sears lashed home a neat chest down from strike partner Gavin Massey.

Ibehre then thought he had won it only to see a late shot flash inches wide.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

Post-match: Colchester boss Joe Dunne

"We felt if we moved the ball, we'd get opportunities, and we had opportunities galore.

"I can't fault the players one bit. I thought we were outstanding.

"Great credit to them (Carlisle), they hung on in there. I think if we'd got that second goal, we would have scored more.

"We've played some really exhilarating football, there was good quality on show."

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Friday, 23 August 2013

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Colchester 1-1 Carlisle FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Sears 71
  • Robson 4

Colchester

  • 44 Walker
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 18 Eastman
  • 20 Wilson
  • 23 Olufemi
  • 02 Wright (Gilbey 64)
  • 06 Eastmond
  • 07 Watt (Wright 85)
  • 11 Sears
  • 21 Massey
  • 17 Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 01 Cousins,
  • 05 Thompson,
  • 14 Bond,
  • 15 Bean,
  • 22 Gilbey,
  • 09 Morrison,
  • 30 Wright

Carlisle

  • 01 Gillespie
  • 05 Livesey
  • 06 Black
  • 12 Thirlwell yellow card
  • 28 Butterfield
  • 03 Robson (Gillies 86)
  • 07 Amoo (Symington 90+2)
  • 08 Noble yellow card (Guy 76)
  • 16 Potts yellow card
  • 21 Berrett yellow card
  • 09 Miller

Substitutes

  • 20 Fleming,
  • 02 Feely,
  • 14 Gillies,
  • 19 Symington,
  • 10 Campbell,
  • 17 Beck,
  • 29 Guy
Ref: WardAtt: 3,573
COLCHESTER
CARLISLE

Possession

  • Colchester 51%
  • Carlisle 49%

Attempts on target

  • Colchester 8
  • Carlisle 5

Attempts off target

  • Colchester 14
  • Carlisle 6

Corners

  • Colchester 14
  • Carlisle 5

Fouls

  • Colchester 4
  • Carlisle 11
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:51 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+4:19 Brian Wilson produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Mark Gillespie safely holds on.
  • 90:00+3:44 Booking for Paul Thirlwell.
  • 90:00+3:44 Booking
  • 90:00+3:30 Unfair challenge on Craig Eastmond by Lee Miller results in a free kick.
  • 90:00+1:48 Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:16 Substitution David Symington on for David Amoo.
  • 90:00+1:02 Danny Livesey fouled by Jabo Ibehre, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 86:57 Brian Wilson crosses the ball.
  • 85:43 Substitution Josh Gillies is brought on as a substitute for Matt Robson.
  • 85:08 Sam Walker takes the free kick.
  • 84:50 Substitution (Colchester) makes a substitution, with Drey Wright coming on for Sanchez Watt.
  • 84:36 Lee Miller challenges Craig Eastmond unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 83:07 Free kick taken by Sanchez Watt.
  • 82:42 Booking
  • 82:42 Brad Potts is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 82:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Freddie Sears by Brad Potts.
  • 80:21 Danny Butterfield makes a clearance.
  • 80:17 Corner taken by Freddie Sears.
  • 79:40 Corner taken by Freddie Sears.
  • 79:22 Corner from the right by-line taken by Freddie Sears.
  • 79:03 Chance falls to Alex Gilbey who heads at goal. Mark Gillespie turns it away with a finger tip save.
  • 78:59 Corner taken by Freddie Sears.
  • 77:54 Corner from the right by-line taken by Jabo Ibehre.
  • 76:15 Jabo Ibehre has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
  • 75:17 Substitution Lewis Guy is brought on as a substitute for Liam Noble.
  • 75:02 Alex Gilbey takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.
  • 74:05 Clearance by Mark Gillespie.
  • 74:00 Corner taken by Freddie Sears from the left by-line.
  • 72:35 Liam Noble takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Sam Walker safely holds on.
  • 72:05 Shot by Freddie Sears cleared the target.
  • 70:55 Gavin Massey provided the assist for the goal.
  • 70:55 GOAL - Freddie SearsColchester 1 - 1 Carlisle Freddie Sears scores with their right foot. Colchester 1-1 Carlisle.
  • 68:13 Brian Wilson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
  • 67:46 Free kick crossed by Sanchez Watt.
  • 67:21 Gavin Massey fouled by Paul Black, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 65:32 Clearance made by David Amoo.
  • 65:27 Brian Wilson takes the free kick.
  • 64:59 Booking
  • 64:59 Liam Noble is given a yellow card.
  • 64:53 Liam Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre.
  • 63:52 Substitution David Wright leaves the field to be replaced by Alex Gilbey.
  • 62:46 Corner taken by Freddie Sears from the right by-line.
  • 62:22 Freddie Sears takes a shot. Mark Gillespie parries the ball but the danger is not over.
  • 60:08 Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.
  • 59:49 Gavin Massey concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Miller.
  • 58:40 Header at goal by David Amoo misses to the right.
  • 58:36 Corner from the left by-line taken by James Berrett.
  • 57:54 Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.
  • 57:42 James Berrett is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
  • 57:04 Header at goal by Sanchez Watt to the left of the net.
  • 56:59 Corner taken by Freddie Sears from the right by-line.
  • 55:30 Lee Miller takes a shot. Sam Walker parries the ball away.
  • 54:26 Shot by Gavin Massey went harmlessly over the bar.
  • 54:02 Clearance by David Amoo.
  • 53:58 Corner from the right by-line taken by Sanchez Watt.
  • 53:29 Craig Eastmond takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Paul Thirlwell.
  • 52:48 Gavin Massey takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
  • 51:21 Sanchez Watt has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
  • 50:13 Clearance made by David Amoo.
  • 50:09 Corner taken by Sanchez Watt from the right by-line.
  • 49:18 Free kick taken by Magnus Okuonghae.
  • 49:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Magnus Okuonghae by Lee Miller.
  • 48:42 Brad Potts takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
  • 48:30 The ball is crossed by Paul Black.
  • 48:14 Clearance made by Brian Wilson.
  • 48:05 Danny Butterfield crosses the ball.
  • 46:37 Danny Livesey makes a clearance.
  • 46:35 Corner from the left by-line taken by Sanchez Watt.
  • 46:16 The ball is crossed by Gavin Massey.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:00 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+0:33 David Amoo takes a shot. Sam Walker catches the ball.
  • 45:00+0:14 The ball is delivered by Matt Robson.
  • 43:23 Freddie Sears has an effort at goal. Blocked by Danny Livesey.
  • 41:57 Tom Eastman takes a shot and cleared the bar.
  • 40:33 Header by Magnus Okuonghae misses left.
  • 40:30 Corner from the left by-line taken by Sanchez Watt.
  • 39:28 Brian Wilson takes the free kick.
  • 38:46 Unfair challenge on Sanchez Watt by Brad Potts results in a free kick.
  • 37:38 The ball is swung over by David Amoo.
  • 36:46 Free kick taken by Danny Butterfield.
  • 36:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wright on David Amoo.
  • 35:18 Tosin Olufemi has an effort at goal. Mark Gillespie catches the ball.
  • 34:28 Free kick taken by Sanchez Watt.
  • 34:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Noble on Craig Eastmond.
  • 33:57 Brian Wilson crosses the ball.
  • 33:10 David Wright restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:59 Caution for James Berrett.
  • 32:59 Booking
  • 32:55 Unfair challenge on Sanchez Watt by James Berrett results in a free kick.
  • 32:12 Lee Miller is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
  • 31:41 Matt Robson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
  • 31:04 Free kick taken by Tom Eastman.
  • 30:27 Unfair challenge on Sanchez Watt by Danny Butterfield results in a free kick.
  • 29:55 Lee Miller manages to make a clearance.
  • 29:53 Corner from the left by-line taken by Sanchez Watt.
  • 29:28 Shot by Jabo Ibehre. Mark Gillespie turns it away with a finger tip save.
  • 25:29 Clearance made by Brad Potts.
  • 25:24 Corner from the right by-line taken by Sanchez Watt.
  • 24:35 Clearance by Danny Butterfield.
  • 24:30 The ball is crossed by Brian Wilson.
  • 22:47 Lee Miller takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.
  • 22:21 Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.
  • 21:59 The referee blows for offside against Jabo Ibehre.
  • 19:09 Liam Noble restarts play with the free kick.
  • 18:58 Foul by James Berrett on Craig Eastmond, free kick awarded.
  • 16:59 Brian Wilson takes a shot and cleared the bar.
  • 16:46 Tosin Olufemi takes a shot and bounced off the bar.
  • 14:09 Header at goal by Lee Miller goes right of the post.
  • 14:05 Corner from the left by-line taken by James Berrett.
  • 13:27 A cross is delivered by David Amoo.
  • 12:06 Freddie Sears sends in a cross.
  • 10:27 Jabo Ibehre takes a shot. Mark Gillespie parries the effort to safety.
  • 9:16 Header at goal by Lee Miller to the left of the net.
  • 9:04 Corner from the right by-line taken by James Berrett.
  • 7:16 Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.
  • 7:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Thirlwell by Jabo Ibehre.
  • 6:41 Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.
  • 6:08 The offside flag is raised against Gavin Massey.
  • 5:02 Brian Wilson has an effort at goal. Mark Gillespie safely holds on.
  • 3:51 GOAL - Matt RobsonColchester 0 - 1 Carlisle Matt Robson scores with a left foot finish. Colchester 0-1 Carlisle.
  • 2:55 Corner taken by James Berrett.
  • 2:35 Matt Robson takes a shot. Sam Walker turns it away with a finger tip save.
  • 2:15 Magnus Okuonghae makes a clearance.
  • 2:12 Corner taken by James Berrett from the left by-line.
  • 1:49 David Amoo delivers the ball.
  • 1:26 Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.
  • 1:10 Jabo Ibehre is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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