Another unexpected point away from home in my book. We may have conceded the lead three times but we showed character to battle back on all three occasions and to even have had a fourth goal disallowed. Like at Brighton, Colchester had a man sent off early in the first half but we couldn't take advantage. Not sure what Parky can possible say this time, other than we can't beat ten men. Perhaps he'll claim Benson's late dismissal evened it up!
It was a frustrating match to listen to as there was so much happening and many of the big decisions we heard reported were changed by the referee (Miller), who appeared out to anger the home fans in the first half and the visitors in the second. Soft penalties, harsh sending offs and blatantly incorrect corner and throw-in decisions - he really didn't have a good game. I'm glad I wasn't there as I might have blown a gasket.
Brighton's 5-0 demolition of Leyton Orient has moved them six points clear of us and Southampton, although we now trail the Saints on goal difference courtesy of their four goal home romp over Exeter City.
Six clubs are pressed up behind us within three points including the unlikely sounding Brentford and Hartlepool. The stage is set for Bank Holiday Monday when we have home advantage and seven of our nearest nine have to travel. I have that horribly uncomfortable feeling again, even if Swindon did lose at home this afternoon. The Cup match at White Hart Lane may well come as welcome relief although I really do believe we are going to get a thumping.