Colchester winger Sanchez Watt received a red card but his side held on to secure a draw against Swindon.

The game was given the go-ahead at 18:55 GMT despite heavy rain in the Wiltshire area.

The hosts had the better chances - Alex Pritchard saw his long-range strike palmed wide while Michael Smith failed to flick in Nathan Byrne's cross.

Watt was sent off on 70 minutes after an altercation with Nathan Thompson, but Town could not make it count.

Travelling U's

Colchester played out Friday's goalless draw in front of a hardy 96 travelling fans.

Byrne had a chance to break the deadlock late on but he fizzed his shot just wide of the post.

The League One clash was moved to Friday night as Swindon play in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy southern area final on Monday against Peterborough.

The result means the Robins remain four points behind sixth-place Posh, who also drew 0-0 on Friday against Walsall, while Colchester stay in 14th.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 02 Thompson Booked
  • 03 Byrne
  • 19 Thompson
  • 22 Ward
  • 41 Archibald-Henville
  • 12 N'Guessan (Reis - 86' )
  • 04 Luongo
  • 28 Smith
  • 09 Ranger (Murphy - 46' )
  • 11 Pritchard

Substitutes

  • 06 Reis
  • 24 Cox
  • 25 Belford
  • 29 Branco
  • 34 Reckord
  • 39 Gladwin
  • 40 Murphy

Colchester United

  • 44 Walker
  • 20 Wilson
  • 03 Dickson
  • 02 Wright
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 18 Eastman
  • 25 Vose (Sears - 65' Booked )
  • 15 Bean
  • 09 Morrison (Gilbey - 75' )
  • 06 Eastmond (Massey - 75' )
  • 07 Watt Dismissed after an earlier booking

Substitutes

  • 01 Cousins
  • 11 Sears
  • 12 Sanderson
  • 21 Massey
  • 22 Gilbey
  • 23 Olufemi
  • 39 Sesay
Ref: Darren Sheldrake
Att: 6,683

Match Stats

Shots

14 1

On target

5 0

Corners

9 3

Fouls

7 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Colchester United 0.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Colchester United 0.

90:00 +4:19

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +4:05

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

90:00 +3:23

Attempt missed. Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +2:19

Attempt saved. Tijane Reis (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +0:54

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90:00 +0:31

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:31

Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

89:55

Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

88:39

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

87:38 Booking

Booking Freddie Sears (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

87:32

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:32

Foul by Freddie Sears (Colchester United).

85:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Tijane Reis replaces Dany N'Guessan.

82:48

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

81:19

Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

79:56

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

79:00

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

79:00

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:03

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

74:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Gavin Massey replaces Craig Eastmond.

74:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Gilbey replaces Clinton Morrison.

70:44 Booking

Booking Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

70:20 Dismissal

Dismissal Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) is shown the red card.

68:45

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:45

Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

66:18

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Wright.

65:27

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:27

Foul by Ryan Dickson (Colchester United).

64:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Freddie Sears replaces Dominic Vose.

63:49

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Wright.

63:28

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

57:34

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Wright.

56:57

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

54:30

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:30

Foul by Sanchez Watt (Colchester United).

53:16

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Darren Ward.

49:59

Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

47:44

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

47:44

Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:33

Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town).

46:33

Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Swindon Town 0, Colchester United 0.

45:00 +0:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Colchester United 0.

45:00 +0:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Jacob Murphy replaces Nile Ranger because of an injury.

44:33

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

40:03

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

38:06

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:06

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).

37:23

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

36:32

Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:32

Foul by Clinton Morrison (Colchester United).

36:00

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dany N'Guessan.

33:22

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:22

Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

31:44 Booking

Booking Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

31:21

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31:21

Foul by Sanchez Watt (Colchester United).

25:39

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:39

Foul by Ryan Dickson (Colchester United).

24:53

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:53

Foul by Sanchez Watt (Colchester United).

24:14

Attempt saved. Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

22:22

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

22:22

Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:55

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

21:20

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Sam Walker.

20:49

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

17:55

Foul by Nile Ranger (Swindon Town).

17:55

Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:22

Attempt missed. Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

5:28

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town).

5:28

Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:02

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:02

Foul by Clinton Morrison (Colchester United).

1:00

Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:59

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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