Date: 20th March 2016 at 6:35pm
Written by:

Colchester’s League 1 season continued with a defeat against Walsall at the Banks’s Stadium on Saturday.

A winning position, going into the final minute, was lost by Colchester as Walsall came back to win two-one.

Alex Gilbey’s first half injury-time header had Colchester on for a win but Tom Bradshaw’s 89th-minute goal levelled it up with Matt Preston then winning it for Walsall in the 94th-minute to push the U’s closer to relegation.



Here’s a round up of the League 1 action from the other games played at the weekend….

These were the other results.

Saturday 19th March 2016
Bury 2-2 Shrewsbury
Coventry 0-0 Swindon
Crewe 1-2 Blackpool
Doncaster 1-2 Peterborough
Fleetwood 0-2 Barnsley
Millwall 1-0 Sheff Utd
Oldham 2-3 Rochdale
Port Vale 0-4 Burton
Scunthorpe 1-1 Chesterfield
Southend 1-1 Gillingham
Walsall 2-1 Colchester
Wigan 1-0 Bradford

A big ‘relegation six-pointer’ that neither side could afford to lose saw Blackpool (two-one) gain the points with the chances of staying up helped by this with Crewe now looking highly likely to join Colchester (two-one) who are cut adrift at the foot of the table with Walsall helping their promotion chances.

Doncaster’s (two-one) poor form went on with them beaten at the Keepmoat Stadium by Peterborough with Donny now looking in serious danger of dropping into League 2 unless they can find some form quickly.

Leaders Burton (four-nil) remained well placed to go up, quite possibly as Champions following a win at Port Vale with Wigan (one-nil) remaining in second with a win against play-off chasing Bradford.

Having lost last time Barnsley (two-nil) reacted well with a win at Fleetwood to helping their chances of making the play-offs, it did little to help the Cod Army’s bid to avoid relegation though.

Not only do we want you looking, as you are now, we’re also looking for your thoughts and views on this result, so do share some of those with your comments below.

Bloggers
Join The Vital Debate