Colchester United vs Bristol Rovers

Preview

The Gas travel to Colchester on a rare Tuesday evening game. Colchester United are three positions behind The Gas, but only a single point separates the two teams.

The Gas have slightly better form than Colchester United, the home team coming off a win. The two teams have not played since 2011, where The Gas won both games that season.

Another mid table / lower mid table clash which we would be looking to get at least a draw from. Another away draw to build on Saturday’s away draw would be very useful at this stage in the season as The Gas continue to try and build some momentum.

Match Review

The first half ends without a goal, with The Gas coming closest to scoring with a Brett Pitman effort at the close of halftime. Initially it appeared that he had scored but the officials ruled that the ball had not crossed the line.

The Gas open the scoring with a goal from Brett Pitman just before the hour mark, taking advantage of their superior possession. That’s three goals for the season for Pitman, a goal in consecutive games. Good stuff.

As the second half entered the final fifteen minutes, Colchester United started applying pressure, finishing the game strongly. Once again James Belshaw makes a number of critical saves, he is becoming a really good goalkeeper.

Cian Harries is sent off for a second yellow card with less than five minutes to go. We could have done without that…

Colchester United equalise after eighty eight minutes, after a period of pressure. Very disappointing after dominating this game.

Trevor Clarke also sent off after a scuffle. Down to nine men. We really cannot afford to lose players to poor discipline. Very poor and completely unavoidable.

The Colchester United pressure told in the end, and The Gas fail to hold on for the win. After dominating the game this will feel like two points lost.

Final score 1-1

As a result, The Gas drop one place in the table to 17th.

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