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Colchester United 1-1 Mansfield Town

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.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 29George
  • 2Welch-Hayes
  • 4Chambers
  • 18EastmanSubstituted forCoxeat 35'minutes
  • 7HannantSubstituted forJasperat 74'minutes
  • 10Judge
  • 8SkuseBooked at 58mins
  • 3ClampinSubstituted forDanielsat 59'minutes
  • 14Chilvers
  • 11Sears
  • 9Nouble

Substitutes

  • 6Sarpong-Wiredu
  • 17Jasper
  • 23Daniels
  • 24Turner
  • 27Coxe
  • 34Tovide
  • 43Beadle

Mansfield

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Bishop
  • 4Hewitt
  • 6Rawson
  • 14PerchBooked at 90mins
  • 3McLaughlin
  • 10Maris
  • 8O Clarke
  • 16QuinnBooked at 68mins
  • 32LapslieBooked at 45minsSubstituted forStirkat 79'minutes
  • 11JohnsonSubstituted forHawkinsat 82'minutes
  • 18OatesSubstituted forBoweryat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gordon
  • 9Bowery
  • 12Hawkins
  • 13Shelvey
  • 15Burke
  • 17Sinclair
  • 25Stirk
Referee:
Sam Allison
Attendance:
2,354

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 1, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Mansfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Nathan Bishop (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Booking

    James Perch (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Stephen McLaughlin (Mansfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  8. Post update

    Penalty Colchester United. Frank Nouble draws a foul in the penalty area.

  9. Post update

    Oliver Hawkins (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alan Judge (Colchester United).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Daniels (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sylvester Jasper (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Mansfield Town).

  14. Post update

    Freddie Sears (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jordan Bowery replaces Rhys Oates.

  16. Post update

    Stephen McLaughlin (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Coxe (Colchester United).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Stirk (Mansfield Town).

  19. Post update

    Miles Welch-Hayes (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Noah Chilvers (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

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