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Ashton Gate (ATT 10,739) 28th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: David Phillips

Bristol C Bristol City vs Colchester United Colchester

Bristol C 1

S Baldock (74)

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Colchester 1

M Taylor (30)

U's and Robins share spoils

Last Updated: 28/09/13 8:03pm

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Sam Baldock: Rescued a point for the Robins

Sam Baldock: Rescued a point for the Robins

Sam Baldock netted a 74th-minute equaliser to earn Bristol City a League One point from a 1-1 draw at home to Colchester.

City have not won a league game since March and paid for a lacklustre first-half display which saw the visitors grab the lead after half an hour through Matt Taylor's powerful header from a Luke Garbutt cross.

Colchester themselves have now not won for seven games and Baldock rewarded a vastly improved second-half display from the hosts by shooting home a right-foot shot at the far post from a low Stephen McLaughlin cross.

Baldock could have won it for Sean O'Driscoll's team late on but headed wide from another McLaughlin cross, while at the other end Jabo Ibehre broke clear only to be denied by goal-saving tackle from Derrick Williams.

City improved after the introduction of veteran striker Marlon Harewood as a 53rd-minute substitute for midfielder Bobby Reid.

But Colchester withstood the bombardment, with centre-back Magnus Okuonghae outstanding at the heart of their defence.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Peterborough United 5 12
2 Fleetwood Town 5 11
3 Milton Keynes Dons 5 10
4 Bradford City 5 10
5 Chesterfield 5 10
6 Preston North End 5 9
7 Barnsley 5 8
8 Swindon Town 5 8
9 Bristol City 4 8
10 Notts County 4 7
11 Doncaster Rovers 5 7
12 Sheffield United 5 7
13 Gillingham 5 7
14 Leyton Orient 5 6
15 Coventry City 5 6
16 Crawley Town 5 6
17 Oldham Athletic 5 5
18 Port Vale 5 5
19 Yeovil Town 5 5
20 Rochdale 5 4
21 Scunthorpe United 5 4
22 Walsall 5 3
23 Colchester United 5 1
24 Crewe Alexandra 5 0