Poor Colchester wins a crucial point in a draw against Mansfield, who tops the table.

Feeling difficult Colchester played away to leaders Mansfield and drew 1-1 to earn another crucial point in the fight against relegation.

With a pass on the right side of the box, Harry Anderson rifled home a fantastic low shot that went over Christy Pym and inside the far post to give the visitors, who have now drawn six of their last eight games, a 13th-minute lead.

At the 28-minute mark, Davis Keillor-Dunn, the team’s top scorer, headed a cross from Stephen Quinn from seven yards out, narrowly missing the net to give the Stags an almost equalizer.

Before the half, Owen Goodman, the goalkeeper, blocked a low finish by Will Swan, who raced onto a lay-off from Lucas Akins.

After 62 minutes, Goodman made a fantastic save to deny Baily Cargill’s header from close range after Quinn’s cross.

However, the hosts equalized from the corner when Lewis Brunt poked home from nearly on the goal line amid a scramble.

Seven minutes from time, a Colchester break saw Pym stretch to turn a low Samson Tovide shot against a post. Goodman was there again, tipping over a Swan header.

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