Match ends, Colchester United 1, Barrow 1.
A late equaliser from substitute Tom Beadling rescued Barrow a draw at fellow strugglers Colchester.
Colchester had a goal disallowed in the 20th minute when Brendan Wiredu tapped in from close range but referee John Busby ruled that Bluebirds goalkeeper Joel Dixon had been fouled.
Scott Quigley fired a low cross-shot wide for the visitors before the U's took a precious 33rd-minute lead through Callum Harriott, whose low first-time shot flew in after Frank Nouble had helped Courtney Senior's delivery into his path.
It was very nearly 2-0 to Colchester a minute later when Wiredu somehow failed to convert from four yards after Dixon had failed to properly hold on to Nouble's low shot.
Beadling dragged a low effort wide of the far post before Nouble wasted a good chance at the other end when he fired off-target from Wiredu's pass.
But Beadling struck home a fine low shot from the edge of the area in the 88th minute to salvage a crucial point for Barrow.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 7SeniorSubstituted forTchamadeuat 83'minutes
- 10BrownSubstituted forLapslieat 69'minutes
- 24NtlheSubstituted forAndrewat 75'minutes
- 36DevittSubstituted forEardleyat 60'minutes
- 42BanksSubstituted forBeadlingat 60'minutes
- 4TaylorSubstituted forTaylorat 60'minutesBooked at 82mins
- 3BroughSubstituted forKayat 43'minutes
- John Busby
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Barrow 1.
Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Barrow) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Goal! Colchester United 1, Barrow 1. Tom Beadling (Barrow) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke James.
Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Taylor (Barrow).
Substitution, Colchester United. Junior Tchamadeu replaces Courtney Senior.
Chris Taylor (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Taylor (Barrow).
Attempt blocked. Luke James (Barrow) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Quigley with a headed pass.
Foul by Courtney Senior (Colchester United).
Bradley Barry (Barrow) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Frank Nouble (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu.
Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Barrow) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bobby Thomas.
Substitution, Barrow. Calvin Andrew replaces Kgosi Ntlhe.
Attempt missed. Tom Beadling (Barrow) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Quigley.
Attempt missed. Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu (Colchester United) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Callum Harriott with a cross.
Foul by Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu (Colchester United).
Tom Beadling (Barrow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.