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Colchester United 1-1 Stevenage

Mikael Mandron netted his first Colchester goal to rescue a point in their League Two draw with Stevenage.

Colchester wasted a good fourth-minute opportunity when Mandron fired over from inside the area, after exchanging passes with Drey Wright.

Stevenage's Danny Newton was denied by U's goalkeeper Sam Walker after 30 minutes while at the other end, Ryan Jackson's effort was saved by goalkeeper Joe Fryer.

Stevenage started the second half strongly and came close to scoring when Matt Godden's strike flashed inches wide of the post, after Dale Gorman had done well to set him up.

And the visitors took a 51st-minute lead when Newton hooked in from close range, after Ronnie Henry had done well in the area to pick him out.

But Colchester were level 15 minutes later through Mandron, who finished emphatically after Fryer had raced out of his goal and Wright had crossed.

Stevenage's Fraser Franks twice went close and Walker denied Ben Kennedy late on, as the spoils were shared.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Kent
  • 12KpekawaSubstituted forKinsellaat 48'minutes
  • 2Jackson
  • 4Lapslie
  • 16MurraySubstituted forSlaterat 76'minutes
  • 17ReidSubstituted forLoftat 78'minutes
  • 10Szmodics
  • 7Wright
  • 19Mandron

Substitutes

  • 3Kinsella
  • 8Loft
  • 9Johnstone
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 24Slater
  • 29Gilmartin
  • 35James

Stevenage

  • 1Fryer
  • 25Henry
  • 5Franks
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 3Martin
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forSamuelat 46'minutes
  • 17Gorman
  • 2Smith
  • 8BeautymanSubstituted forPettat 86'minutes
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forKennedyat 60'minutes
  • 19Newton

Substitutes

  • 10Kennedy
  • 11Pett
  • 15Samuel
  • 16Day
  • 18Conlon
  • 20Vancooten
  • 30McKee
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
3,330

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Stevenage 1.

Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Martin (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Drey Wright (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Pett replaces Harry Beautyman.

Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

Alex Samuel (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Samuel (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Doug Loft replaces Kyel Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Craig Slater replaces Sean Murray.

Attempt missed. Danny Newton (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Fraser Franks (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Lewis Kinsella.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Attempt blocked. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Fraser Franks (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

Harry Beautyman (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Danny Newton (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Stevenage 1. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Drey Wright.

Attempt blocked. Danny Newton (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

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

Foul by Joe Martin (Stevenage).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Harry Beautyman.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ben Kennedy replaces Matt Godden.

Attempt missed. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Kyel Reid (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

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

Attempt blocked. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Foul by Matt Godden (Stevenage).

goal

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14Notts County210123-13
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