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Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Colchester United

James Norwood scored his seventh goal in as many matches but it was only enough for a point as Tranmere were held to a draw by Colchester at Prenton Park.

Norwood drilled home three minutes before the break to give Rovers a half-time lead but a mistake by goalkeeper Scott Davies allowed the U's to draw level through Harry Pell.

Norwood thought he had scored early on when he headed home a Zoumana Bakayogo cross, but he was flagged offside.

A sloppy back-pass from Steve McNulty put Luke Norris in on goal for Colchester but Davies rushed out to deny him before Sammie Szmodics put the rebound wide.

Just before the break, Tranmere's greater endeavour paid off when Norwood collected the ball on the edge of the box and produced a clinical finish into the bottom corner.

But Colchester eventually equalised when Brennan Dickenson's corner was punched down by Davies into the path of Pell who was able to steer the ball home.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 14Caprice
  • 5McNulty
  • 6Monthe
  • 24Bakayogo
  • 18SmithSubstituted forMottley-Henryat 76'minutes
  • 12McCulloughBooked at 71mins
  • 28Banks
  • 11Jennings
  • 10Norwood
  • 20StocktonSubstituted forMullinat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Harris
  • 9Mullin
  • 16Ellis
  • 17Mottley-Henry
  • 22Gilmour
  • 23George
  • 29Cole

Colchester

  • 1Barnes
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Kent
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 8PellBooked at 90mins
  • 16Wright
  • 10Szmodics
  • 9NorrisBooked at 84minsSubstituted forMandronat 85'minutes
  • 11DickensonSubstituted forSeniorat 83'minutes
  • 45Nouble

Substitutes

  • 7Senior
  • 19Mandron
  • 23Gondoh
  • 29Ross
  • 35Kensdale
  • 39Collins
  • 44Clampin
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
5,885

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Colchester United 1.

Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dylan Mottley-Henry (Tranmere Rovers).

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

(Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Emmanuel Monthe.

Foul by Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers).

Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Hand ball by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Emmanuel Monthe.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Luke Norris.

Booking

Luke Norris (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Norris (Colchester United).

Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Norris (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Courtney Senior replaces Brennan Dickenson.

Delay in match Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Dylan Mottley-Henry replaces Johnny Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Paul Mullin replaces Cole Stockton.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

Attempt saved. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers).

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Booking

Luke McCullough (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke McCullough (Tranmere Rovers).

Harry Pell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers).

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke McCullough (Tranmere Rovers).

Diaz Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City7511145916
2Newport751197216
3Exeter7412137613
4Carlisle741298113
5Colchester7331145912
6MK Dons633063312
7Swindon73311212012
8Yeovil632193611
9Forest Green7250116511
10Oldham732296311
11Stevenage732276111
12Mansfield624084410
13Bury7313129310
14Tranmere724187110
15Crawley7313910-110
16Crewe62139817
17Port Vale721478-17
18Cheltenham721468-27
19Cambridge7214712-57
20Northampton7133811-36
21Grimsby7124512-75
22Morecambe7106315-123
23Macclesfield7025514-92
24Notts County7016721-141
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