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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Colchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dylan Mottley-Henry (Tranmere Rovers).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Booking

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Emmanuel Monthe.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Emmanuel Monthe.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Luke Norris.

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Luke Norris (Colchester United).

  20. Post update

    Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).