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Colchester United 2-2 Exeter City

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.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Jackson
  • 6SowunmiSubstituted forKensdaleat 78'minutes
  • 18Eastman
  • 3BramallSubstituted forLapslieat 29'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 8PellBooked at 62mins
  • 24StevensonBooked at 43mins
  • 49PokuSubstituted forNoubleat 64'minutes
  • 26Gambin
  • 15Harriott
  • 13Robinson

Substitutes

  • 4Lapslie
  • 9Norris
  • 14Comley
  • 19Kensdale
  • 29Ross
  • 40Fernandes
  • 45Nouble

Exeter

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 23Maxted
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Martin
  • 15ParkesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Williams
  • 25Taylor
  • 27Collins
  • 20Richardson
  • 17JaySubstituted forAtanganaat 66'minutes
  • 35SeymourSubstituted forAjoseat 73'minutes
  • 7MartinSubstituted forBowmanat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ward
  • 4Atangana
  • 6Tillson
  • 8Law
  • 12Bowman
  • 14Ajose
  • 16Warren
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,739

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 2, Exeter City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Exeter City 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Archie Collins (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Randell Williams with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Theo Robinson following a fast break.

  5. Post update

    Ollie Kensdale (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Gambin (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  9. Booking

    Tom Parkes (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Callum Harriott (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tom Parkes (Exeter City).

  12. Post update

    Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Ajose (Exeter City).

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jake Taylor.

  18. Post update

    Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Nigel Atangana (Exeter City).

  20. Post update

    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.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon24144643261746
2Exeter2412843427744
3Crewe23125642281441
4Bradford23117530191140
5Forest Green2411762718940
6Colchester23108534221238
7Plymouth22115633231038
8Cheltenham23910434191537
9Northampton2410683328536
10Port Vale2481063029134
11Salford248883133-232
12Cambridge248792827131
13Newport227872020029
14Scunthorpe2477103133-228
15Crawley246993134-327
16Walsall2476112232-1027
17Leyton Orient2468103241-926
18Oldham236892535-1026
19Carlisle2467112236-1425
20Mansfield2459103035-524
21Grimsby225892228-623
22Macclesfield2251072024-419
23Morecambe2446142043-2318
24Stevenage23211101529-1417
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