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Colchester United 1-1 Chesterfield

Brandon Hanlan's first ever league goal rescued Colchester a point in a 1-1 draw with Chesterfield.

The Charlton loanee came off the bench to head in after Drey Wright had flicked on Ryan Jackson's throw with seven minutes remaining, to claim a point for the hosts.

Sammie Szmodics and Nicke Kabamba went close early on, before Chesterfield keeper Tommy Lee denied Szmodics' well-struck volley.

But U's keeper Sam Walker saved Jordan Flores' effort, before Chesterfield went ahead two minutes before half-time through Louis Reed's spectacular 25-yard effort.

Walker pushed away an effort by Diego De Girolamo, who had been sent through by Reed but Colchester wasted a glorious chance to equalise early in the second half when the unmarked Kabamba blasted wide from 10 yards.

The U's came even closer to levelling with 15 minutes remaining when Kane Vincent-Young's strike clattered the crossbar.

But Colchester finally equalised through Hanlan's flicked header and substitute Wright's low shot came back off a post in the closing stages, as dogged Chesterfield held on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 35JamesSubstituted forWrightat 67'minutes
  • 26Inniss
  • 18Eastman
  • 2Jackson
  • 4Lapslie
  • 14Comley
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 10SzmodicsSubstituted forOdelusiat 89'minutes
  • 19MandronSubstituted forHanlanat 71'minutes
  • 15Kabamba

Substitutes

  • 3Kinsella
  • 7Wright
  • 12Kpekawa
  • 21Hanlan
  • 27Odelusi
  • 29Gilmartin
  • 32Wright

Chesterfield

  • 1LeeBooked at 78mins
  • 5Wiseman
  • 4Hird
  • 33Jules
  • 27BarryBooked at 55mins
  • 25ReedSubstituted forMcCourtat 73'minutes
  • 28Weir
  • 23Flores
  • 32Briggs
  • 9DennisSubstituted forUgwuat 84'minutes
  • 19De GirolamoSubstituted forO'Gradyat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Sinnott
  • 10O'Grady
  • 11Ugwu
  • 12Anyon
  • 20Maguire
  • 24Kellett
  • 26McCourt
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
2,552

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Chesterfield 1.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Colchester United).

Zak Jules (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Sammie Szmodics.

Attempt saved. Ryan Inniss (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Drey Wright (Colchester United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Gozie Ugwu replaces Kristian Dennis.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Colchester United).

Zak Jules (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Chesterfield 1. Brandon Hanlan (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Drey Wright.

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

Booking

Thomas Lee (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from long range on the left.

Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jak McCourt replaces Louis Reed.

Attempt missed. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Nicke Kabamba (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Kristian Dennis.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Brandon Hanlan replaces Mikael Mandron.

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

Foul by Louis Reed (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces Cameron James.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Chris O'Grady replaces Diego De Girolamo.

Attempt missed. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Ryan Inniss (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Diego De Girolamo (Chesterfield).

Attempt saved. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Louis Reed (Chesterfield).

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

Foul by Nicke Kabamba (Colchester United).

Bradley Barry (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Bradley Barry (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Barry (Chesterfield).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter7610136719
2Notts County7511127516
3Accrington74121510513
4Coventry741283513
5Lincoln City7331106412
6Newport7331106412
7Stevenage7331118312
8Wycombe73311311212
9Luton7322158711
10Crewe7322106411
11Mansfield7241128410
12Barnet7313118310
13Cambridge731356-110
14Swindon7313810-210
15Grimsby73041014-49
16Colchester7223111108
17Yeovil72231218-68
18Crawley721489-17
19Carlisle7214813-57
20Morecambe713369-36
21Chesterfield7124615-95
22Cheltenham7115511-64
23Forest Green7115919-104
24Port Vale7106511-63
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