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Barnet 1-1 Colchester United

Curtis Weston's late goal saw Barnet draw with Colchester at The Hive.

The Bees started slowly, affording their opponents time to pick passes and they were punished when Drey Wright pulled the ball back to Tariq Fosu-Henry who gave the visitors a sixth-minute lead.

The home side struggled to keep possession in even the simplest situations and manager Martin Allen was forced to make a change after just half an hour, throwing on Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

And the substitute made a real difference, tormenting left-back Ben Dickenson and picking out Shaun Batt just before the break but the striker could only head over from three yards.

Barnet continued to look strong after half-time but still needed Josh Vickers' strong right hand to keep out Wright's shot.

But just a minute after Luke Gambin had seen a shot cleared off the line, Curtis Weston finished off a goal-line scramble to bag an 82nd-minute equaliser.

REACTION: Colchester United manager John McGreal talks to BBC Radio Essex

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 12Vickers
  • 32Vilhete
  • 6Nelson
  • 5N'Gala
  • 3Johnson
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 32'minutes
  • 14TogwellSubstituted forWatsonat 69'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 11Gambin
  • 9Akinde
  • 21BattSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stephens
  • 4Dembélé
  • 7Watson
  • 13Campbell-Ryce
  • 15Sesay
  • 16Taylor
  • 19Akpa-Akpro

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2Brindley
  • 5ProsserBooked at 68mins
  • 18Eastman
  • 11Dickenson
  • 24Slater
  • 28GuthrieBooked at 87mins
  • 7WrightSubstituted forKinsellaat 69'minutes
  • 10SzmodicsSubstituted forKamaraat 34'minutes
  • 31Fosu-HenrySubstituted forVincent-Youngat 83'minutes
  • 9Porter

Substitutes

  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 16Akinwande
  • 17Johnstone
  • 29Bransgrove
  • 32Kamara
  • 33Kinsella
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
2,158

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 1, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Colchester United 1.

Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).

Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Shaun Batt (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Slater (Colchester United).

Booking

Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Curtis Weston (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Kane Vincent-Young replaces Tarique Fosu-Henry.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, Colchester United 1. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Akinde.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Attempt blocked. Luke Gambin (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Luke Gambin (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Glen Kamara (Colchester United).

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Craig Slater (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Brennan Dickenson.

Attempt missed. Michael Nelson (Barnet) header from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Ryan Watson replaces Sam Togwell.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Lewis Kinsella replaces Drey Wright.

Booking

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Michael Nelson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Barnet).

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Shaun Batt.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

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

Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth8602106418
2Doncaster8512178916
3Crewe8431128415
4Morecambe85031213-115
5Portsmouth8422116514
6Colchester84221411314
7Luton8413159613
8Carlisle8260119212
9Mansfield833277012
10Leyton Orient8323119211
11Accrington83231111011
12Notts County83231213-111
13Crawley8323810-211
14Barnet724175210
15Grimsby83141514110
16Stevenage83141415-110
17Hartlepool82421216-410
18Blackpool823311929
19Wycombe8224713-68
20Cheltenham8143910-17
21Yeovil8215612-67
22Newport7133912-36
23Exeter8206613-76
24Cambridge8035513-83
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