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Cambridge United 1-1 Colchester United

Sammie Szmodics struck a late equaliser to earn Colchester a draw at Cambridge in League Two.

Substitute Szmodics turned the ball home from close range six minutes from time after good work on the left by Ben Dickenson, moments after Macauley Bonne had seen a goal disallowed for offside following another Dickenson cross.

Gerry McDonagh had earlier scored his first EFL goal to give the home side the lead after 20 minutes, thumping the ball in following George Maris' pass from the right.

Cambridge also had a goal disallowed when Harrison Dunk fired in following Piero Mingoia's cross 11 minutes before half-time.

Colchester's only real opportunity of the first period came in the opening moments when Dickenson could only nod Owen Garvan's cross wide at the far post.

John McGreal's side were denied 17 minutes from the end as a superb save from Will Norris kept out George Elokobi, before McDonagh fired narrowly wide at the other end ahead of Szmodics' equaliser.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 2TaylorSubstituted forDaviesat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12Wharton
  • 6Legge
  • 19Carroll
  • 7Mingoia
  • 16O'Neil
  • 8BerryBooked at 31mins
  • 11DunkSubstituted forDunneat 61'minutes
  • 18MarisSubstituted forElitoat 86'minutes
  • 15McDonagh

Substitutes

  • 4Dunne
  • 5Roberts
  • 10Williamson
  • 13Gregory
  • 21Elito
  • 22Lewis
  • 27Davies

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 15Elokobi
  • 35James
  • 3Briggs
  • 7Wright
  • 23MurraySubstituted forSzmodicsat 76'minutes
  • 4Lapslie
  • 22Garvan
  • 11Dickenson
  • 9PorterSubstituted forBonneat 81'minutes
  • 31Fosu-HenrySubstituted forPykeat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Szmodics
  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 19Bonne
  • 25Barnes
  • 27Pyke
  • 33Kinsella
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
5,708

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Colchester United 1.

Foul by Scott Wharton (Cambridge United).

Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Booking

Leon Davies (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Leon Davies (Cambridge United).

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

Foul by Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United).

Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Medy Elito replaces George Maris.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Colchester United 1. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brennan Dickenson with a cross.

Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Chris Porter.

Attempt missed. Scott Wharton (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Sean Murray.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Leon Davies replaces Greg Taylor.

Attempt saved. Gerry McDonagh (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. George Elokobi (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Will Norris.

Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rekeil Pyke (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Scott Wharton (Cambridge United).

Sean Murray (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Rekeil Pyke replaces Tarique Fosu-Henry.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. James Dunne replaces Harrison Dunk.

Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Drey Wright.

Attempt missed. Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Drey Wright.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cambridge United 1, Colchester United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Colchester United 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster35209666422469
2Plymouth34205954361865
3Carlisle35151375651558
4Luton341512753312257
5Portsmouth341681049311856
6Stevenage35174145951855
7Exeter351661356411554
8Mansfield35131394338552
9Colchester35149125144751
10Wycombe35148134445-150
11Blackpool341114952381447
12Cambridge34138134441347
13Grimsby35138144142-147
14Barnet351113114347-446
15Morecambe34137144351-846
16Crawley34127154152-1143
17Yeovil35913133344-1140
18Cheltenham35912143846-839
19Crewe35912143752-1539
20Accrington33911133746-938
21Hartlepool35911154659-1338
22Notts County35107183861-2337
23Leyton Orient3595214055-1532
24Newport34511183757-2026
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