Anthony Wordsworth scored a late header as Colchester United rescued a point at Oldham Athletic.
Keanu Marsh-Brown gave Oldham the lead from two yards out after Ben Williams parried Jean-Yyves Mvoto's header.
Shefki Kuqi squandered a chance for Oldham, as did substitute Kayode Odejayi for Colchester.
And Wordsworth salvaged a draw with a close-range header from Martin Rowlands's free-kick, his 10th goal of the season.
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Colchester manager John Ward told BBC Essex:
"We've had to work very, very hard. The perseverance, more than the quality, has given us a share of the spoils, which we've got to accept and be pretty pleased with.
"The approach of the players was strong rather than gifted, but we've got to do that - 46 games in a season, you are not going to get 3-2's and 4-1's and those sort of wins all the time, you've got to work hard for your points."
"Both goals are set-plays and you probably could have guessed that as the game went on."