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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 5,158) 28th February 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Jones

Colchester Colchester United vs Hartlepool United Hartlepool

Nelson earns Pools a point

Colchester denied by second-half equaliser

Last Updated: 28/02/09 6:33pm

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Nelson: Headed equaliser

Nelson: Headed equaliser

Michael Nelson's fourth goal of the season denied Colchester victory as Hartlepool fought back to secure a 1-1 draw.

Defender Nelson rose to head in Gary Liddle's corner at the near post with 20 minutes to go to secure a point for Chris Turner's side.

Colchester goalkeeper Jimmy Walker denied Sam Collins early on and Anthony Wordsworth's brave challenge foiled Ritchie Jones' goalbound shot.

The Us responded through Mark Yeates' speculative 30-yard effort which forced Pools goalkeeper Arran Lee-Barrett to tip over the bar.

However, a minute before half-time, Scott Vernon controlled well and fired Colchester ahead from close range after Wordsworth had flicked on Marc Tierney's pass.

Nelson then levelled things up for Pools and although Lee-Barrett made a good stop to deny substitute Steven Gillespie late on, Colchester were forced to settle for a draw.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 15 30
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Peterborough United 18 27
8 Oldham Athletic 18 27
9 Rochdale 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15

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