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Colchester United 1-1 Swindon Town

Jacob Murphy
On-loan Norwich forward Jacob Murphy has netted four goals in 10 league games for Colchester

Colchester United missed the chance to move out of the League One relegation zone as they were held to a draw by play-off hopefuls Swindon.

The U's led after just 37 seconds when Jacob Murphy side-footed in Gavin Massey's low cross from the byeline.

Swindon, who will be fourth, levelled after the break through Ben Gladwin's header from a Yaser Kasim cross.

Colchester are a point adrift of safety and go to promotion-chasing Preston in their final game on Saturday.

However, the third-bottom side may have climbed above relegation rivals Crawley and Notts County had they taken their first-half chances.

Massey and Alex Gilbey both went close, while Chris Porter fired straight at Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham.

In the second half, Colchester keeper Sam Walker denied Massimo Luongo before Porter's late header hit the post as the home side had to settle for a point.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 31Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Khumalo
  • 15BriggsBooked at 18mins
  • 38Fox
  • 8GilbeyBooked at 61minsSubstituted forSzmodicsat 88'minutes
  • 24Moncur
  • 21MasseyBooked at 31mins
  • 25MurphySubstituted forSembie-Ferrisat 78'minutes
  • 42Porter

Substitutes

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

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 6Turnbull
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 39minsSubstituted forRickettsat 67'minutes
  • 5Stephens
  • 3Byrne
  • 4Luongo
  • 8Kasim
  • 7Gladwin
  • 15ToffoloSubstituted forBrancoat 49'minutesBooked at 50mins
  • 10WilliamsSubstituted forHyltonat 56'minutes
  • 20Obika

Substitutes

  • 9Smith
  • 14Swift
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
  • 26Rodgers
  • 29Branco
  • 36Ricketts
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
4,395

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home18
Away17
Shots on Target
Home6
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Swindon Town 1.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Bongani Khumalo.

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Bongani Khumalo.

Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Alex Gilbey.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Alex Gilbey.

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Chris Porter (Colchester United) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Substitution

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

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Sam Ricketts replaces Nathan Thompson because of an injury.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Hand ball by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

Booking

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town).

Bongani Khumalo (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt missed. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine Hylton replaces Andy Williams.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Swindon Town 1. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yaser Kasim with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Attempt blocked. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City452812588365296
2Preston452514679394089
3MK Dons452610996435388
4Swindon452391374551978
5Sheff Utd4519131365521370
6Chesterfield4519111567541368
7Rochdale451962072611163
8Bradford451614155455-162
9Peterborough45188195255-362
10Fleetwood451612174751-460
11Walsall451417144846259
12Gillingham451514166265-359
13Barnsley451611185761-459
14Doncaster451513175360-758
15Scunthorpe451414176070-1056
16Oldham451414175366-1356
17Port Vale45159215463-954
18Coventry451216174759-1252
19Crewe451410214374-3152
20Notts County451214194460-1650
21Crawley451311215277-2550
22Colchester451310225777-2049
23Leyton Orient451212215767-1048
24Yeovil451010253570-3540
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