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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 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19