Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Colchester United 1.
Scunthorpe struggled to a draw at home to Colchester in Mark Robins's first game in charge.
The Iron went in front when Rory Fallon headed in Gary McSheffrey's free-kick at the near post.
But Colchester levelled through Freddie Sears, who turned to drill in a shot from the edge of the box.
Scunthorpe faded and Colchester had late chances - Rhys Healey hit the post and George Moncur blazed over - as the hosts remained in the relegation zone.
Mark Robins speaking to BBC Radio Humberside:
"I think that we could have won the game - but we could also have lost the game.
"there are a lot of areas where we could be better and I think there are basics that need to be addressed but on the whole there were some decent bits and pieces.
"It looked a little bit like we are an in between team, but there are things that are clear from tonight that will be addressed."
- 4McAllisterSubstituted forOsbourneat 45'minutes
- 28McSheffreyBooked at 55minsSubstituted forAdelakunat 74'minutesBooked at 82mins
- 34FallonSubstituted forTaylorat 45'minutesBooked at 87mins
- 9MaddenBooked at 44mins
- 24MoncurSubstituted forSzmodicsat 80'minutes
- 7Sanchez WattSubstituted forHealeyat 71'minutes
- David Coote
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Colchester United 1.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.
Rhys Healey (Colchester United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.
Attempt missed. Rhys Healey (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United).
Gavin Massey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Isaiah Osbourne.
Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).
Elliott Hewitt (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces George Moncur.
Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Rhys Healey (Colchester United).