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U's relinquish two-goal lead to draw at Shrewsbury
Colchester United squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Shrewsbury Town this afternoon.
The U's took a third-minute lead at Greenhous Meadow when Craig Eastmond fired in off the post, following a short free-kick.
And substitute Sanchez Watt made it 2-0 just after the hour with a superbly-taken strike, after embarking on a fine run and bursting into the area.
But Shrewsbury got back into the game with 11 minutes to go when Jon Taylor's corner was helped towards goal by substitute Asa Hall and went in off Karl Duguid.
And the home side got back on level terms less than three minutes later when Hall powerfully headed in another Taylor set piece.
Taylor had a chance to win it for Shrewsbury in the final minute when he blasted over from 12 yards, following Jeremy Helan's pass.
But despite both sides going all out for the win in the final stages, the spoils were shared.
For a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's game at Shrewsbury, see Monday's Gazette.