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Kayode Odejayi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Jones. The referee shows Kayode Odejayi a yellow card. Free kick crossed by Darren Potter, save by Mark Cousins.
Corner taken by Brian Wilson from the left by-line, Marcus Tudgay manages to make a clearance.
Ashley Vincent fouled by Daniel Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Anthony Wordsworth crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Kayode Odejayi is brought on as a substitute for David Mooney.
The official flags Ashley Vincent offside. Indirect free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.
Neil Mellor scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Colchester 1-1 Sheff Wed.
Tommy Spurr goes off and Daniel Jones comes on.
Corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth, comfortable save by Nicky Weaver.
Corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth, save by Nicky Weaver.
Ashley Vincent is brought on as a substitute for Ian Henderson.
The referee gives a free kick against Marc Tierney for handball. Darren Potter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
Ian Henderson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Potter, Paul Reid manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Wordsworth on Darren Potter. Anthony Wordsworth goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Darren Purse takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Reid on Neil Mellor. Direct free kick taken by Darren Potter.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Giles Coke on Marc Tierney. Giles Coke is shown a yellow card. Paul Reid takes the free kick.
Darren Potter takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, David Perkins makes a clearance.
Darren Potter replaces James O'Connor.
David Mooney is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.
Marcus Tudgay takes a shot. Save made by Mark Cousins.
Paul Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison. Giles Coke takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on David Mooney by Mark Beevers results in a free kick. Mark Cousins restarts play with the free kick.
Neil Mellor replaces Gary Teale.
David Mooney takes a shot from outside the penalty area and hits the post. Ian Henderson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Darren Purse. Corner taken left-footed by Ian Henderson, Giles Coke makes a clearance.
Shot by David Mooney from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Header from close range by Chris Sedgwick clears the bar.
Goal scored by Andy Bond from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Colchester 1-0 Sheff Wed.Assist by Kemal Izzet.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Teale from the right by-line, clearance by Kemal Izzet.
David Mooney is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Darren Purse.
David Perkins takes a shot. Save by Nicky Weaver.
Ian Henderson takes the outswinging corner, Chris Sedgwick manages to make a clearance.
Shot from just outside the box by Kemal Izzet goes over the target.
Clinton Morrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Kemal Izzet. Free kick taken by Marc Tierney.
Clinton Morrison has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
David Perkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Tudgay. Darren Purse restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kemal Izzet by Clinton Morrison results in a free kick. Mark Cousins restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags Anthony Wordsworth offside. Nicky Weaver takes the free kick.
Handball decision goes against David Mooney. Nicky Weaver takes the direct free kick.
Mark Beevers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Henderson. Kemal Izzet restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Ian Henderson from the left by-line, Giles Coke manages to make a clearance.
Clinton Morrison fouled by Kemal Izzet, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Purse restarts play with the free kick.
Anthony Wordsworth challenges Darren Purse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Purse takes the direct free kick.
Marcus Tudgay is adjudged to have handled the ball. Mark Cousins takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Gary Teale from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Beevers by Anthony Wordsworth. Darren Purse takes the free kick.
Ian Henderson produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
David Mooney has an effort at goal. Save made by Nicky Weaver.
Inswinging corner taken by Ian Henderson.
Gary Teale has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Ian Henderson by Tommy Spurr results in a free kick. Anthony Wordsworth has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
The game gets underway.
It is the end of the first-half.
The match restarts for the second half.
The referee ends the match.
Us to monitor Mooney
David Mooney could be fit for Colchester's clash with Sheffield Wednesday despite leaving the field on a stretcher in midweek.
The on-loan striker scored two goals in Tuesday night's 3-0 Carling Cup win at Hereford but was carried off with an ankle injury in the closing stages.
However, having briefly returned to parent club Reading for treatment, Mooney was hoping to resume training on Friday ahead of the visit of the Owls.
Midfielder Andy Bond also came off at Edgar Street with a knock but he too could be available.
Goalkeeper Ben Williams is expected to miss out again with an ankle problem so Mark Cousins keeps his place.
Midfielder John-Joe O'Toole and defender Morten Knudsen are long-term absentees with knee injuries.
Wednesday pair Marcus Tudgay and Chris Sedgwick are expected to return to the starting line-up.
Striker Tudgay and midfielder Sedgwick were rested for the midweek Carling Cup win over Bury as manager Alan Irvine made six changes to the side that beat Dagenham & Redbridge on the opening day.
Irvine, who has no new injury or suspension problems, will be without winger Jermaine Johnson (knee) for another eight weeks and has several selection dilemmas as his side look to continue their winning run.
Irvine handed starts to Paul Heffernan, Daniel Jones, Darren Potter, Liam Palmer, Neil Mellor and Jon Otsemobor against Bury and must now decide who to keep faith with for the Owls' first away league clash of the season.
Mellor rescues Owls
Substitute Neil Mellor grabbed a late equaliser to secure a point for Sheffield Wednesday in a 1-1 draw at Colchester.
Mellor fired in powerfully from close range after the U's defence had failed to clear their lines to cancel out Andrew Bond's opener.
Ian Henderson's fierce 25-yard drive flashed just wide for Colchester early on, while Clinton Morrison saw his close-range effort blocked by a combination of the post and Paul Reid.
But Colchester were ahead, five minutes into the second half.
A flowing attack saw Henderson pick out Andrew Bond, who curled a superb shot with the outside of his boot past Nicky Weaver from 20 yards for his first ever league goal.
David Mooney came agonisingly close to doubling Colchester's lead soon after when his well-struck low shot came back off the foot of the post, with Weaver beaten again.
But Mellor powered his way through to score with six minutes to go to secure Alan Irvine's side a share of the spoils.
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