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Morecambe 1-1 Colchester United

Colchester's League Two play-off hopes were dealt a blow when a late Michael Rose penalty saw them drop two points in a draw at Morecambe.

United looked destined for the points until substitute Alex Wynter brought down Morecambe midfielder Antony Evans in the box and former Colchester midfielder Rose beat Sam Walker from the spot with just two minutes remaining.

Colchester had a great start to the game when they took the lead in the 22nd minute.

Tarique Fosu was brought down by Alex Whitmore's rash challenge just outside the box and Richard Brindley curled a delightful effort over the Morecambe wall and into the top corner.

Colchester began brightly and saw an effort cleared off the line in the opening minute when Whitmore cleared Brindley's shot at full stretch.

Fosu missed a golden chance to make it 2-0 for the visitors early in the second half when Danijel Nizic dropped a corner and he was made to pay.

Alex Kenyon drilled a shot into the side netting as the Shrimps staged a late rally before Evans was brought down and Rose sent the visiting keeper the wrong way.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 12Nizic
  • 16WhitmoreBooked at 42mins
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forMurphyat 83'minutes
  • 6WinnardBooked at 68mins
  • 19Duckworth
  • 17Fleming
  • 24Rose
  • 3McGowan
  • 7Mullin
  • 15WildigSubstituted forEvansat 45'minutes
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forTurnerat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wakefield
  • 8Murphy
  • 10Molyneux
  • 14Conlan
  • 18Turner
  • 20Maher
  • 21Evans

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 18Eastman
  • 35James
  • 15Elokobi
  • 2Brindley
  • 8LoftBooked at 16minsSubstituted forWynterat 76'minutes
  • 23Murray
  • 11Dickenson
  • 7WrightSubstituted forPykeat 90'minutes
  • 31Fosu-HenryBooked at 26minsSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 83'minutes
  • 9Porter

Substitutes

  • 3Briggs
  • 14Wynter
  • 27Pyke
  • 29Brill
  • 32O'Sullivan
  • 33Kinsella
  • 44Wright
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
1,447

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 1, Colchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Colchester United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Antony Evans (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Sean Murray (Colchester United).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dean Winnard (Morecambe).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Rekeil Pyke replaces Drey Wright.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Morecambe 1, Colchester United 1. Michael Rose (Morecambe) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Penalty Morecambe. Antony Evans draws a foul in the penalty area.

  11. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Alex Wynter (Colchester United) after a foul in the penalty area.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Alex Whitmore.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Peter Murphy replaces Alex Kenyon.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Tommy O'Sullivan replaces Tarique Fosu-Henry.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

  16. Post update

    Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Rhys Turner replaces Kevin Ellison.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Wynter replaces Doug Loft.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster432510882483485
2Plymouth432571168442482
3Portsmouth432391170383278
4Luton431717961402168
5Stevenage43206176658866
6Exeter431981667511665
7Blackpool4316161163441964
8Carlisle431616116162-164
9Cambridge43189165547863
10Colchester431711156256662
11Accrington431614135551462
12Mansfield431614135147462
13Wycombe431711155451362
14Grimsby431610175357-458
15Notts County43158205172-2153
16Barnet431215165159-851
17Morecambe43149205066-1651
18Yeovil431116164657-1149
19Crewe431213185064-1449
20Crawley431310204864-1649
21Cheltenham431114184760-1347
22Hartlepool431013205271-1943
23Newport431012214770-2342
24Leyton Orient43106274578-3336
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