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Greenhous Meadow (ATT 5,066) 27th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Simpson

Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Town vs Colchester United Colchester

Shrewsbury 2

A Hall (79, 82)

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Colchester 2

C Eastmond (3)
S Watt (62)

Hall to the rescue for Shrews

Last Updated: 27/10/12 7:48pm

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Watt: Netted for Colchester

Watt: Netted for Colchester

Substitute Asa Hall came to the rescue for Shrewsbury with a dramatic late brace as they battled back to draw 2-2 with Colchester.

The Essex side were closing in on a sixth victory in seven league games under new manager Joe Dunne thanks to goals from Arsenal loanees Craig Eastmond and Sanchez Watt.

But then Hall, who only came on in 77th minute, powered home two headers in quick succession. Both came from Jon Taylor corners with Hall's equaliser coming eight minutes from the end of an exciting game.

Colchester, playing with plenty of confidence, were rewarded for a bright start in the third minute when Eastmond scored his second goal for the club. Eastmond tried his luck with a low, 20-yard shot which beat goalkeeper Chris Weale and went in the net off the inside of the far post.

Diminutive right winger Taylor was a constant menace as Shrewsbury responded well, but Colchester seemed set for another win when substitute Watt raced clear from the halfway line to rocket a shot into the top corner of the net from the edge of the box.

Shrewsbury were contemplating another damaging home defeat until Hall's intervention and they might even have won it late on had Taylor not blazed over from close range after fine work from Manchester City loanee Jeremy Helan.

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2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
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6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30