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Colchester United 2-2 Scunthorpe United

George Elokobi headed a late equaliser as Colchester came from two goals down to rescue a point against Scunthorpe.

Scunthorpe raced into a lead when Dutch forward Kevin van Veen smashed a 25-yard free-kick into the bottom corner.

Irish striker Paddy Madden doubled the advantage with a composed finish before Colchester's George Moncur slotted in from 10 yards to give the hosts hope.

And Colchester - who are yet to win this season - eventually levelled through Elokobi's downward header.

Scunthorpe United Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Mixed feelings, I think we almost did enough to win the game but we didn't defend a set-play and that was the disappointment.

"We've taken two good goals and we've had other opportunities to score and I don't think that we've been carved open at any point and I think they had a decent spell of possession.

"We reacted to that and made one or two changes and I think we got a foothold back in the game and we managed to restrict their chances and opportunities.

"We can improve, we will improve, but an away point is fine as long as we go and press home that advantage when we play at home next."

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 33Parish
  • 22Vincent-YoungBooked at 45mins
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Elokobi
  • 3Briggs
  • 8GilbeyBooked at 78mins
  • 4EdwardsBooked at 22minsSubstituted forGarvanat 46'minutes
  • 11Massey
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forSzmodicsat 76'minutes
  • 31Harriott
  • 19BonneBooked at 69minsSubstituted forWrightat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Garvan
  • 5Wynter
  • 7Wright
  • 12Lewington
  • 15Kent
  • 17Szmodics
  • 21Sembie-Ferris

Scunthorpe

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 13Anyon
  • 23M Wallace
  • 18King
  • 20GoodeBooked at 34minsSubstituted forAdelakunat 45'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 33Clarke
  • 4McAllister
  • 12Bishop
  • 3Laird
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forHopperat 71'minutes
  • 11HendersonBooked at 38minsSubstituted forSyersat 64'minutes
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 8Syers
  • 16Adelakun
  • 22Hopper
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 29Wootton
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,019

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

  6. Post update

    Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Harriott (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Callum Harriott (Colchester United).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).

  15. Post update

    Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

  18. Post update

    Gavin Massey (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Colchester United 2, Scunthorpe United 2. George Elokobi (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Harriott following a corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Scott Laird.