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Crawley Town 1-1 Colchester United

Substitute Chris Porter hit a dramatic 88th-minute equaliser as Colchester forced a 1-1 draw at Crawley.

Adi Yussuf gave the hosts a first-half lead on his first home league start for the club, but Porter ensured a share of the points by smashing the ball into the roof of the net from the edge of the area.

Striker Yussuf, who scored one and made the other two in Crawley's 3-2 win at Morecambe last Saturday, gave the hosts the lead in the 17th minute.

Former Chelsea youngster Kaby Djalo began the move with an excellent cross-field pass and Dutchman Enzio Boldewijn played the ball into Yussuf who beat keeper Sam Walker with a deft finish.

Crawley defender Lewis Young picked up a booking for bringing down Tariq Fosu on the edge of the area and Craig Slater put the resulting free-kick over.

Slater had a long-range shot easily saved by keeper Glenn Morris shortly before the interval as Colchester struggled to impose themselves.

United midfielder Sammie Szmodics got into a good position inside the area on the hour, but put an angled shot across the face of the goal.

Szmodics threatened again when his goal-bound header was turned onto the post by keeper Morris.

Colchester applied late pressure and were rewarded when Porter lashed home his fourth of the season.

Report supplied by the Press Assocation.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 2YoungBooked at 35mins
  • 6Connolly
  • 22McNerney
  • 14Blackman
  • 8Smith
  • 24DjalóBooked at 84mins
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forBawlingat 78'minutes
  • 18B CliffordSubstituted forDaveyat 54'minutes
  • 21YussufSubstituted forBantonat 63'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 3Arthur
  • 5Davey
  • 10Banton
  • 13Mersin
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 17Bawling
  • 20Tajbakhsh

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2BrindleySubstituted forVincent-Youngat 63'minutes
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 33Kinsella
  • 24Slater
  • 28Guthrie
  • 7Wright
  • 10Szmodics
  • 31Fosu-HenryBooked at 26minsSubstituted forSembie-Ferrisat 70'minutes
  • 17JohnstoneSubstituted forPorterat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Porter
  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 29Bransgrove
  • 32Kamara
  • 35James
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
1,851

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Alex Davey (Crawley Town).

Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Colchester United 1. Chris Porter (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Prosser.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Joe McNerney.

Attempt blocked. Craig Slater (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kaby (Crawley Town).

Booking

Kaby (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kaby (Crawley Town).

Dion Sembie-Ferris (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Craig Slater.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Dion Sembie-Ferris.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

Attempt missed. James Collins (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Lewis Young.

Attempt blocked. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. Drey Wright (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Andre Blackman.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Chris Porter replaces Denny Johnstone.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Dion Sembie-Ferris replaces Tarique Fosu-Henry.

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kaby (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Kane Vincent-Young.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jason Banton replaces Adi Yussuf.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Kane Vincent-Young replaces Richard Brindley.

Attempt missed. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left misses to the right.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Attempt saved. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. James Collins (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Alex Davey (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Denny Johnstone (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth10712137622
2Luton105231911817
3Doncaster105232013717
4Portsmouth105231710717
5Notts County105231714317
6Grimsby105141714316
7Carlisle103701411316
8Crewe104421414016
9Morecambe105141618-216
10Colchester104331614215
11Accrington104331413115
12Crawley104331213-115
13Blackpool103431511413
14Mansfield1034389-113
15Hartlepool102621418-412
16Leyton Orient103251214-211
17Barnet92521012-211
18Stevenage103251417-311
19Wycombe103251215-311
20Yeovil103161015-510
21Cambridge10235814-69
22Exeter10307815-79
23Cheltenham101541114-38
24Newport91351015-56
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