Pompey salvaged a point against a Colchester side with a decent home record to make it two draws from two games for Appleton’s men so far.
Jordan Obita’s 85th minute equaliser came just one minute after the Reading-loan star had entered the pitch, replacing Jack Compton as a late substitute.
Luke Rodgers had put Pompey in to an early lead before Michael Rose hit a sweet 30-yard equaliser with the last touch of the first half.
It looked like Colchester may’ve stolen a win late on after Magnus Okuonghae put the U’s in to an 83rd minute lead, only for Appleton’s men to grab a late equaliser, taking one point back to Fratton Park.
A full match report will be coming shortly…