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Platt Picks Pockets As U`s Salvage Unlikely Draw

Platt Picks Pockets As U`s Salvage Unlikely Draw

Colchester United salvaged a point against Exeter thanks to two goals late in each half by Clive Platt.

The workman-like forward added to his handful of goals for the season, finding the net for the first time in the league since the opening day.

A poor Colchester side were lucky to salvage anything from the game but recorded this draw to stay fourth and despite a sodden pitch which nearly lead to a postponement.

That substitute Medi Elito exited the fray prenatally thanks to a rash tackle did not help Colchester`s cause.

Still, boss Aidy Boothroyd has only tasted defeat once as boss while Platt, who was assisted by Marc Tierney and then with a delightful ball from Steven Gillespie, will be hoping for a run of goals following his salvo.

The opposition`s goals came from Stuart Fleetwood, who converted a third chance in the opening six minutes and then via a stunning Ryan Harley free-kick that hit the underside of the bar and stunned a shell-shocked Weston Homes crowd.

Full-time: 2-2.

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Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Saturday November 14 2009
Time: 5:14PM

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A point erned I think, we were at times given a football lesson by Exeter and never really got into our stride. Was impressed with Platt, showed good pace and ability.
ooohhJohnnieJackson
14/11/2009 20:48:00
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Gilly too looked good and will be pushing for a start next week
ooohhJohnnieJackson
14/11/2009 20:50:00
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Yep - really disappointed with the performance, never really played, but credit to Exeter who played us off the park. So overall, we were lucky to get a point. Platt was very good, showed some pace, why cant he do this every week?
StevieG Col U
15/11/2009 09:42:00
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