Colchester United played out a 1-1 draw with Port Vale in League Two this afternoon.

Sammie Szmodics' first-half strike - his 11th goal of the season - gave the U's a first-half lead but Vale claimed a point after Marcus Harness headed their equaliser.

Daily Gazette photographer Steve Brading was on hand to capture all of the action, in the final game of 2017 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.