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Colchester United 3-3 Wigan Athletic

Will Grigg
Will Grigg has scored 18 goals for Wigan Athletic this season

Will Grigg's late strike secured a point for Wigan at bottom club Colchester in a thrilling encounter.

Yanic Wildschut put the Latics in front but the U's levelled shortly after through Alex Gilbey's 25-yard strike.

Wigan swiftly restored their lead with Ryan Colclough's calm finish, but Colchester negated the winger's effort with Elliot Lee's curling shot.

George Moncur converted a penalty after he was fouled to make it 3-2, but Grigg's injury-time goal earned a draw.

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Caldwell on Colchester v Wigan

"That wasn't good enough. When you squander as many chances as we did then you have to be aware that the opposition are going to come back into the game.

"Second half the performance was nowhere near what we expect. I warned the players that you show your superiority on the scoreboard.

"We'll have to work hard to put it right next week."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 33Parish
  • 4EdwardsBooked at 77mins
  • 32ChambersBooked at 69mins
  • 18Eastman
  • 3Briggs
  • 2Garvan
  • 8Gilbey
  • 16AkinwandeSubstituted forMasseyat 45'minutes
  • 10Moncur
  • 12LeeSubstituted forDunneat 77'minutes
  • 19BonneSubstituted forPorterat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Porter
  • 11Massey
  • 20Lapslie
  • 24Brindley
  • 25Barnes
  • 31Shorey
  • 41Dunne

Wigan

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 34Wabara
  • 20Morgan
  • 5DanielsSubstituted forVuckicat 84'minutes
  • 22Warnock
  • 8MorsySubstituted forKellettat 66'minutes
  • 6Power
  • 4Perkins
  • 27ColcloughSubstituted forDaviesat 74'minutes
  • 9Grigg
  • 31Wildschut

Substitutes

  • 3Kellett
  • 10Davies
  • 13Nicholls
  • 18Chow
  • 21McNaughton
  • 25Barnett
  • 29Vuckic
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
3,761

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home13
Away17
Shots on Target
Home6
Away10
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 3, Wigan Athletic 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 3, Wigan Athletic 3.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Joe Edwards (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 3, Wigan Athletic 3. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Warnock.

Andy Kellett (Wigan Athletic) hits the bar with a left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Haris Vuckic replaces Donervon Daniels.

Attempt missed. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Reece Wabara (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Joe Edwards (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Louis Dunne replaces Elliot Lee.

Attempt missed. Donervon Daniels (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Craig Davies replaces Ryan Colclough.

Foul by Andy Kellett (Wigan Athletic).

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Leo Chambers (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Briggs (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Andy Kellett replaces Sam Morsy.

Foul by Matthew Briggs (Colchester United).

Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Chris Porter replaces Macauley Bonne.

Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 3, Wigan Athletic 2. George Moncur (Colchester United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Colchester United. George Moncur draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Reece Wabara (Wigan Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36225946311571
2Wigan361714559342565
3Gillingham361881063432062
4Walsall351711754371762
5Millwall361781157431459
6Bradford361610104337658
7Coventry3615101158401855
8Barnsley36174155748955
9Port Vale371510124441355
10Southend36159124844454
11Sheff Utd361410125247552
12Rochdale36149134846251
13Scunthorpe36149134242051
14Swindon35147145553249
15Bury36139144558-1348
16Peterborough36136176059145
17Shrewsbury36128164454-1044
18Chesterfield36125194758-1141
19Fleetwood351010154345-240
20Doncaster36910173749-1237
21Blackpool3698193347-1435
22Oldham34616123347-1434
23Crewe36612183763-2630
24Colchester36610204584-3928
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