August 23, 2013
Sears strike rescues U's
Freddie Sears' second-half equaliser for Colchester denied Carlisle their first win of the season as an entertaining Sky Bet League One fixture at the Weston Homes Community Stadium finished in a 1-1 draw.
Carlisle took a fourth-minute lead when left-back Matty Robson lashed home a fine low shot from 20 yards which flew past home goalkeeper Sam Walker and into the back of the net.
Lee Miller nodded wide for the visitors from eight yards before Mark Gillespie saved Jabo Ibehre's fierce effort and Colchester youngster Tosin Olufemi's curling, first-time shot rattled the crossbar as the contest continued to ebb and flow.
Miller and Robson both went close for Carlisle as did Ibehre for Colchester, for whom Sanchez Watt fired just wide early in the second half before Craig Eastmond also went close.
Walker had to save Miller's shot at his near post and the visitors then had a goal chalked out for offside after Liam Noble had put the ball in the net.
Gillespie palmed Sears' shot over before Sears levelled with 19 minutes to go when he blasted home a half-volley after Gavin Massey had controlled Watt's clever pass.
Gillespie palmed over substitute Alex Gilbey's header late on as the points were shared.
|Colchester United||Carlisle United|
|44 Sam Walker||1 Mark Gillespie|
|20 Brian Wilson||28 Danny Butterfield|
|4 Magnus Okuonghae||12 Paul Thirlwell|
|18 Tom Eastman||5 Danny Livesey|
|23 Tosin Olufemi||6 Paul Black|
|2 David Wright||3 Matty Robson|
|11 Fred Sears||21 James Berrett|
|7 Sanchez Watt||7 David Amoo|
|6 Craig Eastmond||8 Liam Noble|
|21 Gavin Massey||16 Brad Potts|
|17 Jabo Ibehre||9 Lee Miller|
|1 Mark Cousins||Greg Fleming 20|
|5 Josh Thompson||Kevin Feely 2|
|15 Marcus Bean||Josh Gillies 14|
|14 Andrew Bond||David Symington 19|
|22 Alex Gilbey||Lewis Guy 29|
|9 Clinton Morrison||Mark Beck 17|
|30 Drey Wright||Adam Campbell 10|
|Alex Gilbey for David Wright (64)||Lewis Guy for Liam Noble (76)|
|Drey Wright for Sanchez Watt (85)||Josh Gillies for Matty Robson (86)|
|David Symington for David Amoo (90)|
|James Berrett (33)|
|Liam Noble (65)|
|Brad Potts (83)|
|Paul Thirlwell (90)|
|· Squads: Colchester United | Carlisle United|