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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 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19

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