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Colchester United 2-2 Scunthorpe United

Colchester's relegation fears intensified after Scunthorpe scored a last minute equaliser.

Hakeeb Adelakun's looping stoppage-time leveller denied the U's a first win in three League One games.

Theo Robinson's effort into the top corner gave the visitors the lead before Tom Eastman levelled from six yards after the Iron failed to clear.

Chris Porter thought he had one it with his late goal but Adelakun replied with time almost up.

A win for Colchester, who are still second-from-bottom of League One, would have drawn them level on points with fellow strugglers Notts County and Leyton Orient.

But they are four points from safety and face promotion-chasing Swindon and Preston in their final two matches.

Scunthorpe boss Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Robins on Colchester v Scunthorpe

"I thought we were an absolute joke. From start to finish the game was nothing, it was a nothing game. We spoke about winning this and putting everything to bed before the game. We coasted through things and I'm sick of us doing things and just doing enough.

"The players have got to accept that they are the ones who go on the pitch and get the results.

"We are mentally weak. We get to a point where we think we are doing well and have done enough and it's got to stop.

"The goals we conceded were as bad as you will ever see, they were horrendous."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 31Brindley
  • 6Khumalo
  • 18Eastman
  • 15Briggs
  • 8GilbeySubstituted forHealeyat 56'minutes
  • 38Fox
  • 24Moncur
  • 25MurphySubstituted forSembie-Ferrisat 76'minutes
  • 42Porter
  • 21Massey

Substitutes

  • 2Wynter
  • 12Lewington
  • 19Healey
  • 27Bonne
  • 28Szmodics
  • 32Lapslie
  • 37Sembie-Ferris

Scunthorpe

  • 26Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 25Boyce
  • 6Canavan
  • 30Williams
  • 12BishopSubstituted forEvansat 76'minutes
  • 35Osbourne
  • 9Madden
  • 18LundstramSubstituted forAdelakunat 87'minutes
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 24RobinsonSubstituted forWoottonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10van Veen
  • 15Evans
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Townsend
  • 29Wootton
  • 32Llera
  • 39Anyon
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
4,551

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Scunthorpe United 2. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcus Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces John Lundstram.

Foul by Dion Sembie-Ferris (Colchester United).

Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Chris Porter (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Fox.

Foul by Matthew Briggs (Colchester United).

John Lundstram (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

George Evans (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Scunthorpe United 1. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by George Evans.

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Dion Sembie-Ferris replaces Jacob Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. George Evans replaces Neal Bishop.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Theo Robinson.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

Gavin Massey (Colchester United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the right side of the box.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Gary McSheffrey.

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Fox (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. David Fox (Colchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Jacob Murphy (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by George Moncur (Colchester United).

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Isaiah Osbourne (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by David Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Rhys Healey replaces Alex Gilbey.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Murphy (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Colchester United 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City442712586365093
2Preston432314673383583
3MK Dons432410990414982
4Swindon422371270482276
5Sheff Utd4419121364511369
6Chesterfield4419111467521568
7Rochdale431861969581160
8Fleetwood441612164548-360
9Gillingham441514156163-259
10Barnsley441611175760-359
11Peterborough44178194852-459
12Bradford431513155254-258
13Doncaster431513155255-358
14Oldham441414165364-1156
15Walsall431316144343055
16Coventry441216164656-1052
17Scunthorpe431313175768-1152
18Port Vale44149215262-1051
19Crawley441311204973-2450
20Crewe441310214073-3349
21Leyton Orient431211205665-947
22Notts County431114184156-1547
23Colchester43129225374-2145
24Yeovil441010243468-3440
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