Match ends, Colchester United 2, Exeter City 2.
Ten-man Colchester played out a 2-2 draw with Exeter following a thrilling contest in League Two.
Exeter goalkeeper Jonny Maxted denied Callum Harriott early on, while Ben Seymour's first-time effort from Archie Collins' cross forced opposite number Dean Gerken to make a magnificent save soon after.
The Grecians went ahead in the eighth minute through Jake Taylor, who collected Matt Jay's pass in the area and thumped an unstoppable right-footed shot past Gerken.
But Colchester levelled when Harry Pell powerfully headed in Harriott's corner at the near post.
Randell Williams' free-kick rattled the crossbar for Exeter but the hosts went ahead in the 59th minute through Theo Robinson, who clinically fired in from close range after Pell's shot had been blocked in the area.
But Exeter levelled when Colchester's Tom Lapslie was dismissed for denying a goalscoring opportunity after a foul in the area on substitute Ryan Bowman, who scored from the spot to claim a point for the visitors.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 6SowunmiSubstituted forKensdaleat 78'minutes
- 3BramallSubstituted forLapslieat 29'minutesBooked at 76mins
- 8PellBooked at 62mins
- 24StevensonBooked at 43mins
- 49PokuSubstituted forNoubleat 64'minutes
- 15ParkesBooked at 90mins
- 17JaySubstituted forAtanganaat 66'minutes
- 35SeymourSubstituted forAjoseat 73'minutes
- 7MartinSubstituted forBowmanat 55'minutes
- Charles Breakspear
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Exeter City 2.
Attempt missed. Archie Collins (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Randell Williams with a cross.
Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Theo Robinson following a fast break.
Ollie Kensdale (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).
Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Theo Robinson following a set piece situation.
Attempt missed. Luke Gambin (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.
Tom Parkes (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Callum Harriott (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Tom Parkes (Exeter City).
Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Nicky Ajose (Exeter City).
Attempt blocked. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.
Attempt missed. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jake Taylor.
Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Nigel Atangana (Exeter City).
Attempt missed. Aaron Martin (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Randell Williams with a cross following a corner.