Clarke so close on United bow

Scunthorpe 0 Colchester 0IPSWICH Town loanee Billy Clarke had an 88th minute goal ruled out for offside as Colchester United ground out another away draw, this time at mid-table Scunthorpe this afternoon.

By Carl Marston

Scunthorpe 0 Colchester 0

IPSWICH Town loanee Billy Clarke had an 88th minute goal ruled out for offside as Colchester United ground out another away draw, this time at mid-table Scunthorpe this afternoon.

Teenager Clarke, on as a 61st minute substitute, stabbed home from close range after Greg Halford had headed on a free-kick, only for his celebrations to be cut short by an assistant referee's flag.


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The U's therefore had to be content with another point in their quest for promotion. They remain in the thick of the play-off race, but will have to convert these draws into wins if they are to make a late dash for the second automatic promotion spot.

A draw was just about the right result at Glanford Park. U's keeper Aidan Davison made some smart saves to keep the Iron at bay.

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They have now eight games left, four at home and four away. Next weekend, they entertain promotion rivals Brentford in a Layer Road showdown.

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