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Colchester United 2-2 Morecambe

Morecambe substitute Lee Molyneux scored a late equaliser and earned his side a deserved 2-2 draw at Colchester.

Morecambe goalkeeper Barry Roche denied Sammie Szmodics before Colchester took a fourth-minute lead through Chris Porter, who finished from close range following Kane Vincent-Young's precise cross.

Roche then saved Denny Johnstone's header before the visitors missed a 17th-minute penalty when Tom Barkhuizen's spot-kick was saved by Sam Walker after Peter Murphy was fouled by Alex Wynter in the area.

However, Barkhuizen quickly atoned for his penalty miss when he equalised for Morecambe in the 27th minute, converting coolly past Walker after Szmodics had been robbed of possession.

However, Colchester restored their lead seven minutes before the break through Porter, who converted from the spot after Kevin Ellison had handled Richard Brindley's fierce shot in the area.

But Morecambe equalised with 13 minutes remaining when Molyneux's free-kick went through Walker's hands and in.

Colchester substitute Kurtis Guthrie went close to winning it late on but the spoils were shared.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 14Wynter
  • 24Slater
  • 12Vincent-YoungSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 85'minutes
  • 10SzmodicsSubstituted forGuthrieat 66'minutes
  • 7WrightBooked at 49mins
  • 9Porter
  • 17JohnstoneSubstituted forBonneat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Bonne
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 28Guthrie
  • 29Bransgrove
  • 30Doyley
  • 31Fosu-Henry
  • 32Kamara

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 3McGowan
  • 5EdwardsBooked at 72mins
  • 16Whitmore
  • 21Jennings
  • 17FlemingBooked at 56minsSubstituted forMolyneuxat 60'minutes
  • 24RoseBooked at 62mins
  • 9Barkhuizen
  • 8Murphy
  • 11EllisonBooked at 38minsSubstituted forMassankaat 74'minutes
  • 23Stockton

Substitutes

  • 2Wakefield
  • 7Mullin
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 18Turner
  • 19Massanka
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,815

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 2, Morecambe 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Morecambe 2.

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

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

Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Morecambe).

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

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

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Denny Johnstone.

Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Morecambe 2. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Foul by Craig Slater (Colchester United).

Peter Murphy (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Ntumba Massanka replaces Kevin Ellison.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United).

Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

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

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

Foul by James Jennings (Morecambe).

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

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Morecambe).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Alex Whitmore.

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

Foul by Cole Stockton (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Sammie Szmodics.

Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Morecambe).

Booking

Michael Rose (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Denny Johnstone (Colchester United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth14102224121232
2Carlisle1477024141028
3Doncaster148242820826
4Luton146532415923
5Portsmouth146352216621
6Notts County146352221121
7Accrington145541817120
8Grimsby146261818020
9Crawley145541516-120
10Morecambe146262026-620
11Mansfield144731413119
12Crewe144731718-119
13Yeovil146171419-519
14Blackpool144552117417
15Colchester144551819-117
16Cheltenham143741617-116
17Hartlepool143742125-416
18Cambridge144461318-516
19Leyton Orient144371618-215
20Barnet133641519-415
21Wycombe144371419-515
22Stevenage134271821-314
23Exeter144191319-613
24Newport121471119-87
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