Colchester 1-1 Hartlepool

Highlights: Colchester 1-1 Hartlepool

A Freddie Sears penalty rescued a point for Colchester against Hartlepool in League One.

Anthony Sweeney gave the visitors the lead when he headed home Evan Horwood's deep cross from close range.

Ryan Noble narrowly missed Gary Liddle's cross as Pools pushed on, while Michael Rose's free-kick tested Scott Flinders at the other end.

Sears bagged his first goal in over a year from the spot after Paul Murray tripped Gavin Massey in the area.

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