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Colchester United 1-1 Barrow

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.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Welch-Hayes
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Smith
  • 21Clampin
  • 8Pell
  • 22Sarpong-Wiredu
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forTchamadeuat 83'minutes
  • 10BrownSubstituted forLapslieat 69'minutes
  • 11Harriott
  • 45Nouble

Substitutes

  • 3Doherty
  • 4Lapslie
  • 14Chilvers
  • 24Stevenson
  • 29George
  • 38Tchamadeu
  • 39Folivi

Barrow

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Dixon
  • 14Jones
  • 31Thomas
  • 24NtlheSubstituted forAndrewat 75'minutes
  • 27Barry
  • 36DevittSubstituted forEardleyat 60'minutes
  • 42BanksSubstituted forBeadlingat 60'minutes
  • 4TaylorSubstituted forTaylorat 60'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 3BroughSubstituted forKayat 43'minutes
  • 33James
  • 9Quigley

Substitutes

  • 11Kay
  • 16Beadling
  • 21Moloney
  • 28Taylor
  • 29Eardley
  • 39Andrew
Referee:
John Busby

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 1, Barrow 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Barrow 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Barrow) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  4. Goal!

    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.

  5. Post update

    Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Chris Taylor (Barrow).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Junior Tchamadeu replaces Courtney Senior.

  8. Booking

    Chris Taylor (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Chris Taylor (Barrow).

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Courtney Senior (Colchester United).

  13. Post update

    Bradley Barry (Barrow) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Barrow) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bobby Thomas.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Barrow. Calvin Andrew replaces Kgosi Ntlhe.

  17. Post update

    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.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu (Colchester United) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Callum Harriott with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu (Colchester United).

  20. Post update

    Tom Beadling (Barrow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge402181160372371
2Cheltenham392091053351869
3Tranmere391810115247564
4Bolton391810114844464
5Forest Green391711115044662
6Morecambe38188125351262
7Newport38179124839960
8Exeter3815121160431757
9Leyton Orient39169144440457
10Salford3814131144311355
11Bradford381510134543255
12Carlisle37166155144754
13Stevenage401217113534153
14Crawley391410154953-452
15Port Vale40148185252050
16Harrogate39147184044-449
17Oldham40139185966-748
18Scunthorpe37137173845-746
19Mansfield40918134551-645
20Walsall39819123946-743
21Barrow38119184548-342
22Colchester40817153754-1741
23Southend39811202352-2935
24Grimsby39713193057-2734
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