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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 2,945) 12th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Jeremy Simpson

Colchester Colchester United vs Walsall Walsall

Colchester 1

F Sears (7)

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Walsall 1

A Taylor (90+7)

Taylor's late strike denies U's

Last Updated: 12/10/13 6:05pm

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Andy Taylor: Equalised late on

Andy Taylor: Equalised late on

A dramatic late free-kick deep into stoppage-time from defender Andy Taylor secured Walsall a 1-1 draw at Colchester.

Taylor struck a superb shot past U's goalkeeper Sam Walker in the sixth minute of time added on to snatch the Saddlers a point.

Walsall started well, with both James Baxendale and Craig Westcarr going close early on.

But Colchester took a seventh-minute lead when Freddie Sears struck with a fine strike from the edge of the area after being found by Gavin Massey.

Walsall went close midway through the half when James Chambers' long-range effort clattered the woodwork before Andy Butler's header was cleared off the line by Matt Taylor.

Alex Gilbey fired wide for Colchester, but Walsall came agonisingly close to equalising on the stroke of half-time when Sam Mantom's fine effort hit a post.

The second half was an even affair, with much of it played out in midfield and little in the way of goalmouth opportunities for either side before Taylor's superb strike in the dying moments secured a point for the Saddlers.

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Sky Bet League 1

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1 Bristol City 38 83
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 38 61
6 Peterborough United 38 56
7 Barnsley 38 55
8 Rochdale 37 53
9 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
10 Fleetwood Town 38 52
11 Oldham Athletic 38 52
12 Chesterfield 37 51
13 Bradford City 36 51
14 Gillingham 38 48
15 Port Vale 38 48
16 Walsall 37 46
17 Coventry City 38 43
18 Scunthorpe United 37 43
19 Crawley Town 38 43
20 Notts County 37 42
21 Crewe Alexandra 38 42
22 Leyton Orient 37 39
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 38 33