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.
More reaction to follow...
So what do you think?
Let us know with a comment below, or chat about this article in the forum. Not yet a member? Don't panic, click on the banner below to join in.
We want to know YOUR thoughts...
VITAL COLCHESTER; YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE!
VITAL COLCHESTER IS 100% UNOFFICIAL - FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS!
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
Best of Euro Vital
Juve - Referee v Carpi (1/5/16)
Best of Vital Network
Vital Boxing - One More Fight And I’m Off
Vital Boxing - Dan Blackwell Retires
Vital F1 - Horner praise for Renault
Login to post a comment
Recent Colchester United Articles
Match Day Officials v Barnsley (30/4/16)
The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Barnsley this weekend.
Colchester - Football League Dates 2016/17
The Football League, or the brainless EFL rebrand, have today released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.
League 1 - Colchester 0-3 Burton
We'll not be seeing any great Colchester escape this season with relegation into League 2 confirmed following a three-nil defeat against title chasing Burton.
Stats: Colchester v Burton Albion
All the stats from Colchester (0) vs (3) Burton Albion, Weston Homes Community Stadium, 23/04/16 Att: 4,292
Archived Vital Colchester Articles
Current Poll (see more polls)