Match ends, Colchester United 1, Mansfield Town 1.
A late penalty from Freddie Sears secured Colchester a point against visitors Mansfield in League Two.
Mansfield almost took an early lead when Colchester keeper Shamal George saved Ollie Clarke's long-range shot and then recovered to foil Danny Johnson's follow-up effort.
And George made another fine stop in the 17th minute, pushing away Johnson's far-post header.
Farrend Rawson's header was cleared away from near his own goal-line by Cole Skuse.
Johnson was sent through on goal by Stephen Quinn's pass just after the break, only for George to make another vital stop.
Mansfield looked the more likely side to score and Rhys Oates forced George to make another save, just after the hour.
And they went ahead in the 73rd minute through Elliott Hewitt, who planted a fine header into the far corner from Quinn's precise cross to the far post.
But Sears struck home a penalty in the fifth minute of stoppage-time after Frank Nouble had been fouled in the box to rescue a point for Colchester.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 18EastmanSubstituted forCoxeat 35'minutes
- 7HannantSubstituted forJasperat 74'minutes
- 8SkuseBooked at 58mins
- 3ClampinSubstituted forDanielsat 59'minutes
- 14PerchBooked at 90mins
- 8O Clarke
- 16QuinnBooked at 68mins
- 32LapslieBooked at 45minsSubstituted forStirkat 79'minutes
- 11JohnsonSubstituted forHawkinsat 82'minutes
- 18OatesSubstituted forBoweryat 87'minutes
- Sam Allison
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Mansfield Town 1.
Nathan Bishop (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).
Goal! Colchester United 1, Mansfield Town 1. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.
James Perch (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.
Penalty conceded by Stephen McLaughlin (Mansfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Colchester United. Frank Nouble draws a foul in the penalty area.
Oliver Hawkins (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Alan Judge (Colchester United).
Attempt saved. Charlie Daniels (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt blocked. Sylvester Jasper (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Mansfield Town).
Freddie Sears (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jordan Bowery replaces Rhys Oates.
Stephen McLaughlin (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cameron Coxe (Colchester United).
Foul by Ryan Stirk (Mansfield Town).
Miles Welch-Hayes (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Noah Chilvers (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.