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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

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1 Bristol City 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30