Crewe 1-1 Colchester- Match Report

Callum Saunders' equaliser harms Colchester's survival hopesCallum Saunders' last-minute goal for Crewe hit Colchester's Sky Bet League One survival hopes as the clash between the two strugglers ended in a 1-1 draw at Gresty Road.George Moncur's second-half penalty looked to have secured the Us a fourth win in six against already-demoted Alex when Saunders struck.Excitement was at a premium for more than an hour with early wayward efforts wide and high of goal from Colchester midfielder Alex Gilbey setting the tone.A driving run and shot from academy trainee Callum Ainley, which was saved by Elliot Parish, stirred the home faithful in the 3,094 crowd - Crewe's lowest league gate of the season.Moncur then forced a save out of Alex keeper Ben Garratt.Crewe went closest in the first half when defender George Ray conjured a powerful header from a corner which Parish tipped over in agile fashion.But when Frankie Kent was caught by Ray's straying leg, Moncur sent Garratt the wrong way from the spot to hand Colchester a 65th minute lead.Kent was also in decisive action at the other end by thwarting Crewe substitute Daniel Udoh as he tore through on goal with a last-ditch challenge.But substitute Saunders headed in from a last-gasp corner to earn Crewe their first point in eight games

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