Colchester came from behind to pick up a point against Shrewsbury but their run without a League One win was extended to 11 games.

The hosts took the lead when Cristian Lopez headed in Adam Reach's cross.

Shrewsbury forced goalkeeper Sam Walker into several good saves before a low shot from Marcus Bean gave Colchester an equaliser against the run of play.

The teams cancelled each other out after the break but Gavin Massey went close to a late winner for the U's.

Shrewsbury's point was their seventh draw in 13 League One games this season, leaving Graham Turner's side 15th in the table.

On-loan Wolves striker Liam McAlinden made his first start for Shrewsbury, being paired up front with fellow loan man Lopez.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"On the evidence of the first half, we should have taken all three points, but you can take nothing for granted in this league.

"For the first 44 minutes, we played well and had a number of good situations that we should have done better with.

"In a period like that, you have to kill the opposition off. Then we've conceded such a bad goal right on half-time and we never recovered.

"We got very anxious in the second half and the longer the game went on, you could see the anxiety sneaking in. It's an unforgiving league.

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"We conceded an early goal, which really changed the dynamic of the game, and then we lost Freddie Sears.

"I thought for 30 minutes we were sloppy. We never passed the ball properly, we never won tackles and they were well worth the 1-0.

"We changed it tactically 10 minutes before half-time and then we started to get a foothold in the game.

"Second half, I thought we did very well. I think we deserved to win the game, we pushed forward for the second goal and we missed good opportunities."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Shrewsbury Town

  • 01 Weale
  • 22 Woods
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 04 Summerfield (Goldson - 55' )
  • 06 Winfield
  • 16 Mkandawire
  • 11 Taylor
  • 15 Wildig
  • 20 McAlinden (Bradshaw - 67' )
  • 27 C. López (Parry - 67' )
  • 23 Reach

Substitutes

  • 05 Jones
  • 08 McAllister
  • 09 Bradshaw
  • 12 McQuade
  • 17 Parry
  • 18 Goldson
  • 25 Anyon

Colchester United

  • 44 Walker
  • 20 Wilson Booked
  • 27 Garbutt
  • 22 Gilbey
  • 02 Wright (Bonne - 86' )
  • 04 Okuonghae Booked
  • 11 Sears (Eastmond - 30' )
  • 15 Bean
  • 38 Lee (Monakana - 73' )
  • 09 Morrison
  • 21 Massey

Substitutes

  • 01 Cousins
  • 03 Dickson
  • 06 Eastmond
  • 14 Bond
  • 16 Monakana
  • 19 Ladapo
  • 41 Bonne
Ref: Darren Drysdale
Att: 4,364

Match Stats

Shots

12 10

On target

5 4

Corners

6 3

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Colchester United 1.

90:00 +3:39 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Colchester United 1.

90:00 +3:05 Booking

Booking Brian Wilson (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +3:00

Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:58

Foul by Brian Wilson (Colchester United).

86:49

Hand ball by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

85:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces David Wright because of an injury.

84:41

Attempt saved. Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

83:14

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

82:18

Foul by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town).

82:18

Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:15

Hand ball by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town).

80:36

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

77:10

Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:10

Foul by David Wright (Colchester United).

76:56 Booking

Booking Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

76:24

Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:24

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).

74:59

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

74:03

Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:03

Foul by Jeffrey Monakana (Colchester United).

73:43

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

73:08

Attempt missed. Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

72:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Jeffrey Monakana replaces Elliot Lee.

71:58

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by David Wright.

69:52

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

68:14

Hand ball by Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town).

66:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Paul Parry replaces Cristian.

66:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tom Bradshaw replaces Liam McAlinden.

66:00

Brian Wilson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:28

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town).

64:00

Cristian (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:58

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

63:35

Attempt saved. Marcus Bean (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:04

Attempt saved. Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

60:26

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

59:00

Attempt missed. Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

58:29

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Sam Walker.

57:52

Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:52

Foul by Clinton Morrison (Colchester United).

57:11

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

56:05

Foul by Cristian (Shrewsbury Town).

56:05

Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55:43

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

54:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Connor Goldson replaces Luke Summerfield.

54:01

Foul by Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town).

54:01

Elliot Lee (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:52

Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:52

Foul by David Wright (Colchester United).

48:26

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

46:45

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by David Wright.

45:00

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 1, Colchester United 1.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Colchester United 1.

45:00 +0:14

Attempt missed. Clinton Morrison (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

44:11

Foul by Cristian (Shrewsbury Town).

44:11

David Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Colchester United 1. Marcus Bean (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

41:00

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

39:46

Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

34:03

Hand ball by Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town).

31:32

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

29:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Craig Eastmond replaces Freddie Sears because of an injury.

27:54

Attempt saved. Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

23:53

Foul by Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town).

23:53

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

23:12

Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:12

Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

20:54

Attempt missed. Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

18:42

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

16:13

Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

11:33

Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

11:10

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

9:50

Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:50

Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

8:31

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

3:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Colchester United 0. Cristian (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Reach.

1:50

Attempt saved. Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

1:15

Foul by David Wright (Colchester United).

1:15

Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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