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Colchester United 2-2 Bristol City

Colchester came from two goals down to earn a point against Bristol City.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas set up on-loan striker Martin Paterson for City's opener and Scott Wagstaff forced in a Brendan Moloney cross to make it 2-0.

But the home side found a way back into the match when Gavin Massey turned in Marcus Bean's centre.

And Freddie Sears netted from 20 yards to ensure both sides remain in mid-table, five points above the relegation zone in League One.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol City's Cotterill

"We were in a good position at 2-0 up and pretty much coasting. We made a couple of changes, and with one on a booking, we didn't want anyone getting sent off.

"We just kept getting deeper and deeper, they put four on us and I felt as though we needed a spare man, so I decided to do that.

"On another day they work and sometimes they don't. Today, our substitutions didn't work."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 39SesaySubstituted forOlufemiat 77'minutes
  • 3Dickson
  • 22Gilbey
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 18Eastman
  • 7WattSubstituted forSearsat 51'minutes
  • 15Bean
  • 17Ibehre
  • 25VoseSubstituted forBonneat 77'minutes
  • 21Massey

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 2Wright
  • 6Eastmond
  • 9Morrison
  • 11Sears
  • 23Olufemi
  • 41Bonne

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Moloney
  • 3WilliamsBooked at 68minsSubstituted forBurnsat 90'minutes
  • 8ElliottBooked at 53minsSubstituted forPearsonat 58'minutes
  • 35Osborne
  • 36Nosworthy
  • 34GillettBooked at 88mins
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 9Baldock
  • 24PatersonSubstituted forCunninghamat 71'minutes
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas

Substitutes

  • 7Kelly
  • 17Cunningham
  • 19Pearson
  • 21Pack
  • 23Barnett
  • 27Burns
  • 32Richards
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
3,805

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 2, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Tosin Olufemi (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nyron Nosworthy (Bristol City).

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

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Derrick Williams.

Hand ball by Tosin Olufemi (Colchester United).

Booking

Simon Gillett (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Bristol City 2. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus Bean.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Dominic Vose.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tosin Olufemi replaces Alie Sesay.

Attempt missed. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Bristol City 2. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcus Bean.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Greg Cunningham replaces Martin Paterson.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Simon Gillett.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Derrick Williams (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United).

Derrick Williams (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Stephen Pearson replaces Wade Elliott.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Wade Elliott (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Freddie Sears (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wade Elliott (Bristol City).

Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves37248567234480
2Brentford36247562323079
3Leyton Orient38229771353675
4Rotherham371912668442469
5Preston381815552371569
6Peterborough37184155849958
7MK Dons38167155652455
8Swindon38149155451351
9Walsall381214124241150
10Port Vale37155175159-850
11Sheff Utd36139143740-348
12Crawley341113103841-346
13Bradford371015124946345
14Gillingham38136195063-1345
15Bristol City38916135661-543
16Colchester371013144247-543
17Coventry371410136768-142
18Oldham38119184254-1242
19Crewe381010184570-2540
20Tranmere37109184667-2139
21Carlisle37108193961-2238
22Shrewsbury38813173649-1337
23Stevenage37107203958-1937
24Notts County38104244968-1934
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