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Swindon Town 0-0 Colchester United

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.

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.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 71mins
  • 3Byrne
  • 19Thompson
  • 22Ward
  • 41Archibald-Henville
  • 12N'GuessanSubstituted forReisat 86'minutes
  • 4Luongo
  • 28Smith
  • 9RangerSubstituted forMurphyat 45+1'minutes
  • 11Pritchard

Substitutes

  • 6Reis
  • 24Cox
  • 25Belford
  • 29Branco
  • 34Reckord
  • 39Gladwin
  • 40Murphy

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 20B Wilson
  • 3Dickson
  • 2Wright
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 18Eastman
  • 25VoseSubstituted forSearsat 65'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 15Bean
  • 9MorrisonSubstituted forGilbeyat 75'minutes
  • 6EastmondSubstituted forMasseyat 75'minutes
  • 7WattBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 11Sears
  • 12Sanderson
  • 21Massey
  • 22Gilbey
  • 23Olufemi
  • 39Sesay
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
6,683

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away1
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Colchester United 0.
Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tom Eastman.
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.
Attempt saved. Tijane Reis (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).
Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Freddie Sears (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.
Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Freddie Sears (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Tijane Reis replaces Dany N'Guessan.
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.
Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).
Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Gavin Massey replaces Craig Eastmond.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Gilbey replaces Clinton Morrison.

Booking

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

Dismissal

Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) is shown the red card.
Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Wright.
Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ryan Dickson (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Freddie Sears replaces Dominic Vose.
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Wright.
Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Wright.
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tom Eastman.
Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sanchez Watt (Colchester United).
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Darren Ward.
Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).
Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town).
Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Swindon Town 0, Colchester United 0.

Half Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jacob Murphy replaces Nile Ranger because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Brian Wilson.
Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.
Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Clinton Morrison (Colchester United).
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Dany N'Guessan.
Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

Booking

Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.
Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Sanchez Watt (Colchester United).
Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Dickson (Colchester United).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford3020642666
2Wolves3019743164
3Leyton Orient3118763061
4Preston30151141256
5Rotherham3015961454
6Peterborough3015411949
7Walsall3112118747
8Swindon3113612845
9Port Vale3013413-243
10MK Dons3012612342
11Gillingham3111515-1138
12Coventry291388637
13Bradford307149335
14Colchester288119-135
15Oldham319715-934
16Carlisle309615-1733
17Bristol City3261412-532
18Tranmere318815-1932
19Crawley257108-531
20Crewe318716-2631
21Notts County329320-1230
22Sheff Utd287813-1029
23Shrewsbury3161015-1328
24Stevenage287417-1925
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