Exeter 1-1 Colchester- Match Report
Report of match 31st March 2012
Exeter 1-1 Colchester- Match Report.
U's hold Grecians
Exeter and Colchester shared the points in a 1-1 draw which did little to help either side in their respective battles this season.
The first half was dominated by play-off chasing Colchester and they struck early with the opening goal after six minutes.
Ben Williams' throw found Michael Rose and he slipped the ball inside Exeter full-back Richard Duffy to Karl Duguid, who rolled the ball between the legs of Artur Krysiak and into the net.
Colchester almost doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time, but Rose's effort was palmed onto the post by Krysiak.
Exeter, who desperately needed a win in their fight to avoid relegation, had failed to get a shot on target until the 82nd minute when Jamie Cureton headed the equaliser.
James Dunne and Steve Tully combined well down the right and the veteran striker glanced a fine header into the corner of the net under pressure from Magnus Okuonghae.
The Grecians gave it a real go in a frantic finale, but Cureton was twice off target with good chances to win the game.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 31st March 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: St. James Park|
|1 - 1||Colchester U.
|23||Jonathan Fortune (Frear 45+3)|
|6||Richard Duffy (Tully 64)|
|30||Lauri Dalla Valle|
|36||Alan Gow (Cureton 60)|
|12||Jamie Cureton (Gow 60)|
|2||Steve Tully (Duffy 64)|
|24||Elliott Frear (Fortune 45+3)|
|15||Kayode Odejayi (Gillespie 87)|
|9||Steven Gillespie (Odejayi 87)|
|Exeter City cards shown|
|20 mins||Callum McNish||Unsporting behaviour|
|75 mins||James Dunne||Dissent|
|Colchester U. cards shown|
|25 mins||Michael Rose||Unsporting behaviour|
|61 mins||Ian Henderson||Unsporting behaviour|