Colchester striker Sanchez Watt had a goal disallowed and hit the bar as his side earned a point against promotion-chasing Rotherham.

Watt turned the ball over the line in the 33rd minute but the effort was ruled out for a foul on Millers keeper Adam Collin by Clinton Morrison.

In a game of few chances, Alex Revell had the visitors' best chance late on but he was denied by Sam Walker.

The point meant Rotherham missed the chance to move up to fourth spot.

It was also the first time the Millers had failed to score in a match in 2014.

Colchester United boss Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"It's a good point. I'm very pleased with the performance.

"All I said to them was I want you to go out and do what you've done in the last few games.

"If that means a positive result, great. If it's a negative result - as long as I get a performance and we compete.

"We've stopped the rot and it's a very good point."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Colchester United

  • 44 Walker
  • 20 Wilson
  • 03 Dickson
  • 15 Bean Booked
  • 18 Eastman
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 21 Massey (Vose - 78' )
  • 02 Wright
  • 09 Morrison
  • 11 Sears (Bonne - 70' )
  • 07 Watt (Olufemi - 92' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Cousins
  • 06 Eastmond
  • 12 Sanderson
  • 23 Olufemi
  • 25 Vose
  • 39 Sesay
  • 41 Bonne

Rotherham United

  • 21 Collin
  • 27 Tavernier
  • 03 Skarz
  • 08 Frecklington (Bradley - 88' )
  • 25 Addison
  • 20 Morgan
  • 22 Agard
  • 36 Smallwood (O'Connor - 69' )
  • 28 Vuckic (Adams - 65' )
  • 09 Revell
  • 18 Pringle

Substitutes

  • 01 Shearer
  • 02 Brindley
  • 10 O'Connor
  • 14 Bradley
  • 15 Milsom
  • 35 Hitchcock
  • 37 Adams
Ref: Brendan Malone
Att: 2,655

Match Stats

Shots

4 14

On target

0 5

Corners

6 7

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Colchester United 0, Rotherham United 0.

90:00 +4:22 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Rotherham United 0.

90:00 +2:08

Hand ball by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

90:00 +1:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Tosin Olufemi replaces Sanchez Watt.

90:00 +0:21

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Marcus Bean.

87:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rotherham United. Mark Bradley replaces Lee Frecklington because of an injury.

84:46

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by David Wright.

84:17

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Clinton Morrison.

83:48

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by David Wright.

82:00

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

81:58

Foul by James Tavernier (Rotherham United).

81:20

Attempt blocked. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

81:03

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by James Tavernier.

80:23

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

80:23

Foul by Nicky Adams (Rotherham United).

78:43

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

77:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Dominic Vose replaces Gavin Massey.

77:10

Attempt missed. Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

76:50

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Marcus Bean.

76:39

Attempt blocked. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

72:49

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

72:49

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).

71:31

Foul by Macauley Bonne (Colchester United).

71:31

Miles Addison (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Freddie Sears.

68:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael O'Connor replaces Richard Smallwood.

67:01

Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

65:34

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

65:34

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

64:52

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

64:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rotherham United. Nicky Adams replaces Haris Vuckic.

62:51

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

62:51

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

61:17

Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

60:57

Attempt saved. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

58:44

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Sam Walker.

58:33

Attempt saved. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

55:33

Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

52:13

Attempt saved. Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

50:32

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by James Tavernier.

50:23

Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:23

Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

47:51

Attempt missed. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Colchester United 0, Rotherham United 0.

45:00 +4:18 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Colchester United 0, Rotherham United 0.

45:00 +1:33

Foul by Clinton Morrison (Colchester United).

45:00 +1:33

Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:50

Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

44:05

Foul by Sanchez Watt (Colchester United).

44:05

Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:17

Foul by Sanchez Watt (Colchester United).

41:17

James Tavernier (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:02

David Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:02

Foul by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).

34:21 Booking

Booking Marcus Bean (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

34:16

Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

34:16

(Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:06

Foul by Sanchez Watt (Colchester United).

34:06

(Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:48

Attempt missed. Miles Addison (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

31:15

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

30:06

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).

30:06

Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:30

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

29:30

Joe Skarz (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:29

Attempt blocked. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

24:03

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Miles Addison.

21:24

Attempt missed. James Tavernier (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

19:41

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

19:41

Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).

14:43

Freddie Sears (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:43

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

13:24

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

13:24

Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

12:31

Attempt missed. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

11:15

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Miles Addison.

6:28

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

6:28

Foul by Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United).

6:03

Attempt missed. David Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

4:14

Attempt blocked. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

0:32

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Miles Addison.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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