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Southend 3-3 Colchester

Jean Francois Christophe
Midfielder Christophe is on loan at Southend from Portsmouth

Jean Francois Christophe's injury-time equaliser rescued a point for Southend.

Peter Clarke fired Southend in front from 15 yards following Dan Harding's free-kick, and Francis Laurent netted from Lee Sawyer's cross to make it 2-0.

Johnnie Jackson scored with a deflected free-kick and Mark Yeates drove in an equaliser after riding several tackles.

Anthony Wordsworth headed home John White's cross to put Colchester ahead, but Cristophe bundled the ball in after Clarke nodded on Kevin Betsy's corner.

Southend: Federici, Francis, Clarke, Barrett, Harding (Sankofa 46), Betsy, Sawyer, Christophe, Robson-Kanu (McCormack 82), Laurent (Scannell 76), Revell.
Subs Not Used: Grant, Walker.

Goals: Clarke 8, Laurent 13, Barrett 90.

Colchester: Gerken, White, Coyne (Heath 24), Baldwin, Jackson, Yeates, Izzet, Hammond, Perkins, Vernon (Wasiu 69), Platt (Wordsworth 74).
Subs Not Used: Cousins, Ifil.

Booked: Coyne, Hammond, Jackson, Wordsworth, Wasiu.

Goals: Jackson 35, Yeates 71, Wordsworth 81.

Att: 8,920

Ref: Mike Russell (Hertfordshire).

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