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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Norris bags brace but U’s pegged back to draw by two late goals at Oldham

PUBLISHED: 17:04 22 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:24 22 September 2018

Harry Pell, who scored an excellent second goal for Colchester United at Oldham Athletic this afternoon, .  Picture: STEVE WALLER    WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

Harry Pell, who scored an excellent second goal for Colchester United at Oldham Athletic this afternoon, . Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

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Oldham Athletic 3 Colchester United 3

Luke Norris scored twice, but Colchester United were pegged back to a thrilling draw by two late Oldham goals at Boundary Park this afternoon.

Norris broke the deadlock with his fifth goal in all competitions this season, in the 16th minute.

It was another deadly U’s corner routine – the Essex club have scored more goals from set pieces than any other team in the fourth tier – diverting home after Brennan Dickenson’s corner had been flicked on by skipper Luke Prosser.

Dillon Barnes made a couple of smart saves around the 20-minute mark to keep the Latics at bay, while leading scorer Sam Surridge and also substitute Gevaro Nepomuceno missed good opportunities early in the second period.

And it was the U’s who responded by doubling their lead in the 51st minute, thanks to a wonderful volley by midfielder Harry Pell.

Surridge halved the deficit just before the hour mark, diverting home a pinpoint cross by Andy Taylor from close-in.

But Norris restored the U’s two-goal advantage in the 67th minute, with another clinical finish.

Set up by the excellent Pell, Norris chested down the ball before the finding the back of the net with a venomous strike.

However, Oldham came storming back, scoring twice in a three-minute spell to draw level.

Gardner’s free-kick was headed past by Barnes by livewire Surridge in the 85th minute.

And Oldham were celebrating an equaliser in the 88th minute, Peter Clarke finding the net with a thumping header from Dan Gardner’s corner.

However, the U’s are still unbeaten on their travels, and are in fourth spot.

COLCHESTER: Barnes, Jackson, Kent, Prosser, Vincent-Young, Pell, Comley, Szmodics, Dickenson (sub Eastman, 87), Norris (sub Mandron, 79) , Nouble. Unused subs: Ross, Wright, Collins, Senior, Gondoh.

Attendance: 4,017

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Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back with another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

Trevoh Chalobah was proud to captain England Under 20s in their 2-0 victory over Germany at Colchester on Monday night but has already turned his attention to Ipswich Town’s Friday clash with West Brom.

Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen says he is ready to talk to other clubs in January.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is clear on his January recruitment strategy following a meeting with owner Marcus Evans yesterday.

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Ipswich Town assistant manager Stuart Taylor believes the international break has offered the perfect chance for the Blues squad to bond further following the arrival of Paul Lambert.

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Ipswich Town midfielder Andre Dozzell believes he is finally back up to speed following his year-long injury absence.

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