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U's battle to a draw at Ashton Gate
Colchester United played out their third successive draw in League One this afternoon when they played out a 1-1 draw with Bristol City at Ashton Gate.
Colchester, who fielded an unchanged side to the one that drew 1-1 with Crawley last weekend, performed well in the first half.
After Freddie Sears had gone close, on-loan defender Matt Taylor headed them in front on the half hour mark from Luke Garbutt's fine cross.
U's keeper Sam Walker had to make saves from Scott Wagstaff and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas before the break but the visitors, who adopted a 4-4-2 formation, looked effective in all areas.
The same applied in the early stages of the second half with the Robins restricted to very few opportunities, with Wagstaff shooting straight at Walker and Derrick Williams doing the same for the home side.
But City pressed hard for a goal and finally equalised with 16 minutes to go through Sam Baldock, who blasted home from close range after being puicked out by substitute Stephen McLoughlin in the area.
City looked the more likely side to grab a winner after that but in the end, both sides had to settle for a point.
For a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's game at Bristol City, see Monday's Gazette.