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Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Colchester United

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.

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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:

Joe Dunne

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Post-match: Colchester boss Dunne

"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."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Weale
  • 22Woods
  • 3Jacobson
  • 4SummerfieldSubstituted forGoldsonat 55'minutes
  • 6Winfield
  • 16Mkandawire
  • 11Taylor
  • 15Wildig
  • 20McAlindenSubstituted forBradshawat 67'minutes
  • 27C. López Substituted forParryat 67'minutes
  • 23Reach

Substitutes

  • 5Jones
  • 8McAllister
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 12McQuade
  • 17Parry
  • 18Goldson
  • 25Anyon

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 20B WilsonBooked at 90mins
  • 27Garbutt
  • 22Gilbey
  • 2WrightSubstituted forBonneat 86'minutes
  • 4OkuonghaeBooked at 77mins
  • 11SearsSubstituted forEastmondat 30'minutes
  • 15Bean
  • 38LeeSubstituted forMonakanaat 73'minutes
  • 9Morrison
  • 21Massey

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 3Dickson
  • 6Eastmond
  • 14Bond
  • 16Monakana
  • 19Ladapo
  • 41Bonne
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
4,364

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Brian Wilson (Colchester United).

Hand ball by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

Substitution

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

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

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

Foul by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Hand ball by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town).

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

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

Foul by David Wright (Colchester United).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).

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

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

Foul by Jeffrey Monakana (Colchester United).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Jeffrey Monakana replaces Elliot Lee.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by David Wright.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

Hand ball by Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Paul Parry replaces Cristian.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tom Bradshaw replaces Liam McAlinden.

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

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

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

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

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Sam Walker.

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

Foul by Clinton Morrison (Colchester United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1310212132
2Peterborough1310211632
3Wolves129211629
4Preston13652623
5Bradford136431122
6Walsall13643422
7Brentford13634121
8Swindon13625720
9Rotherham13553020
10MK Dons13544419
11Crawley12543119
12Port Vale13526-117
13Carlisle12435-915
14Coventry13733814
15Shrewsbury13274-213
16Colchester13274-613
17Gillingham13337-612
18Crewe13337-1712
19Oldham12327-411
20Stevenage13328-811
21Sheff Utd13238-109
22Tranmere13238-159
23Notts County12219-97
24Bristol City12066-86
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