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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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3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
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7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
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10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
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14 Bristol City 42 50
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16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39