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Colchester United 1-1 Exeter City

Sammie Szmodics' stunning strike was cancelled out by Jayden Stockley's scruffy finish as Colchester and Exeter drew 1-1.

A sensational volley from Szmodics gave the home side the lead but they were soon pegged back as Stockley bundled home to level things up.

The result leaves Colchester third in League Two, with Exeter a point behind in sixth.

Colchester had had the better of it in the first hour of the game, and deserved their lead when Szmodics lashed home a fine strike after being set up by Courtney Senior in the 67th minute.

Their hopes of making it eight wins out of 10 at the JobServe Community Stadium were hit three minutes later, though, as City striker Stockley was on hand to force the ball over the line after it had twice been blocked by the U's defence.

The two scorers went close again in the final 20 minutes, with Stockley's free-kick going inches wide, but it ended all square between the two promotion chasing sides.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Barnes
  • 2Jackson
  • 6Kent
  • 35Kensdale
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 4Lapslie
  • 8Pell
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forGondohat 87'minutes
  • 10Szmodics
  • 19MandronSubstituted forDickensonat 90'minutes
  • 45NoubleBooked at 69mins

Substitutes

  • 11Dickenson
  • 14Comley
  • 16Wright
  • 17James
  • 23Gondoh
  • 29Ross
  • 39Collins

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 4O'Shea
  • 5MartinBooked at 76mins
  • 3Woodman
  • 6Tillson
  • 8Law
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forMartinat 75'minutes
  • 25TaylorBooked at 56mins
  • 11Stockley
  • 19AbrahamsSubstituted forOgbeneat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Martin
  • 13Hamon
  • 14Forte
  • 17Jay
  • 21Moxey
  • 23Croll
  • 24Ogbene
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,384

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Exeter City 1.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Brennan Dickenson replaces Mikael Mandron.

Hand ball by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Ryan Gondoh replaces Courtney Senior.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Chiedozie Ogbene (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jordan Tillson.

Attempt blocked. Frank Nouble (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Tillson (Exeter City).

Booking

Aaron Martin (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Aaron Martin (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Lee Martin (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Martin replaces Lee Holmes.

Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

Chiedozie Ogbene (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Courtney Senior (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicky Law (Exeter City).

Attempt blocked. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Exeter City 1. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Chiedozie Ogbene (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Nicky Law (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Exeter City 0. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Frank Nouble (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Chiedozie Ogbene replaces Tristan Abrahams.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City18114333161737
2MK Dons19107228131537
3Colchester1995532191332
4Mansfield19711127141332
5Newport199552831-332
6Exeter198742920931
7Tranmere198742820831
8Stevenage199462422231
9Bury1986534201430
10Forest Green197932819930
11Carlisle198292424026
12Crawley198292730-326
13Oldham196762520525
14Swindon196672026-624
15Northampton195862425-123
16Crewe196491924-522
17Port Vale196491723-622
18Yeovil175662319421
19Morecambe1963101930-1121
20Grimsby1954101425-1119
21Cambridge1954101932-1319
22Cheltenham184591726-917
23Notts County1936102140-1915
24Macclesfield1924131537-2210
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