Frankie Kent chose the perfect time to score his fourth goal of the season, and his third in the league, when stooping to nod home an 84th minute equaliser to secure a point from Saturday's 1-1 draw against Carlisle United.
Colchester United goalscorer, Sammie Szmodics, admitted that the U's failed to respond to a "kick up the backside" from manager John McGreal during the half-time interval, on their way to defeat at Stevenage.
Colchester United correspondent, Carl Marston, awards his ratings out of 10 after the U's terrific 3-0 home win over Cambridge Unied yesterday, earned by goals from Sammie Szmodics, Frank Nouble and Courtney Senior.
This time last season, Colchester United were already feeling the effects of long-term injuries, with both club skipper Luke Prosser and key left-sided specialist Brennan Dickenson stuck in the treatment room for months on end.
Brennan Dickenson, fighting fit again after all his injury woes, believes that Colchester United should be good enough to clinch automatic promotion this season, and not just target a top-seven play-off finish.