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Sky Bet League 1

Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 3,573) 23rd August 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: G Ward

Colchester Colchester United vs Carlisle United Carlisle

Colchester 1

F Sears (71)

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Carlisle 1

M Robson (4)

Sears strike rescues Colchester

Last Updated: 23/08/13 10:37pm

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Freddie Sears: On the mark for Colchester

Freddie Sears: On the mark for Colchester

Freddie Sears' equaliser for Colchester denied Carlisle their first win of the season as the Sky Bet League One clash ended in a 1-1 draw.

Carlisle took a fourth-minute lead when left-back Matty Robson lashed home a fine low shot from 20 yards which flew past home goalkeeper Sam Walker and into the back of the net.

Lee Miller nodded wide for the visitors from eight yards before Mark Gillespie saved Jabo Ibehre's fierce effort and Colchester youngster Tosin Olufemi's curling, first-time shot rattled the crossbar as the contest continued to ebb and flow.

Miller and Robson both went close for Carlisle as did Ibehre for Colchester, for whom Sanchez Watt fired just wide early in the second half before Craig Eastmond also went close.

Walker had to save Miller's shot at his near post and the visitors then had a goal chalked out for offside after Liam Noble had put the ball in the net.

Gillespie palmed Sears' shot over before Sears levelled with 19 minutes to go when he blasted home a half-volley after Gavin Massey had controlled Watt's clever pass.

Gillespie palmed over substitute Alex Gilbey's header late on as the points were shared.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12