Sears salvages a point for U’s

Colchester United v Newport County – Sky Bet League Two – JobServe Community Stadium – Report

Colchester United 1-1 Newport County

Freddie Sears struck twelve minutes from time to rescue a share of the Sky Bet League Two spoils for Colchester United against play-off contenders, New port County at the JobServe Community Stadium.

The former West Ham United man fired home, left-footed after Alan Judge had fashioned an opening, with the U’s only shot on target of the evening.

The home side had trailed to Dominic Telford’s first-half opener for Newport. However, Colchester picked up their fourth point of an otherwise satisfactory week, following Tuesday’s impressive 3-1 victory over Exeter City, to move eight clear of the dropzone.

Colchester United face a trip to Swindon Town in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday, November 30 (7:45pm). The U’s then turn their attention to the Emirates FA Cup where they take on Wigan Athletic at the Jobserve Community Stadium on Sunday, December 5 (12:30pm)

Colchester United: Turner, Chambers, Smith, Hannant (Eastman 90′), Skuse, Sears, Chilvers, Jasper (Judge 61′), Dobra (McCoulsky 75′), Daniels, Coxe Subs not used: Gerken, Welch-Hayes, Nouble, Tchamadeu

Newport County: Day, Norman, Haynes, Clarke, Willmott, Baker-Richardson, Bennett, Azaz, Telford, Demetriou, Cooper Subs not used: Fisher, Lewis, Abraham, Collins, Ellison, Cain, Townsend

Referee: Christopher Pollard
Assistants: Joseph Stokes and Garry Maskell
Fourth Official: Adrian Tranter

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