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Colchester United 0-0 Rotherham United

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:

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Post-match: Colchester boss Joe Dunne

"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."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 20B Wilson
  • 3Dickson
  • 15BeanBooked at 35mins
  • 18Eastman
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 21MasseySubstituted forVoseat 78'minutes
  • 2Wright
  • 9Morrison
  • 11SearsSubstituted forBonneat 70'minutes
  • 7WattSubstituted forOlufemiat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 6Eastmond
  • 12Sanderson
  • 23Olufemi
  • 25Vose
  • 39Sesay
  • 41Bonne

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 27Tavernier
  • 3Skarz
  • 8FrecklingtonSubstituted forBradleyat 88'minutes
  • 25Addison
  • 20Morgan
  • 22Agard
  • 36SmallwoodSubstituted forO'Connorat 69'minutes
  • 28VuckicSubstituted forAdamsat 65'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 18Pringle

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Brindley
  • 10O'Connor
  • 14Bradley
  • 15Milsom
  • 35Hitchcock
  • 37Adams
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
2,655

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home4
Away14
Shots on Target
Home0
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Rotherham United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Rotherham United 0.
Hand ball by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tosin Olufemi replaces Sanchez Watt.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Marcus Bean.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Mark Bradley replaces Lee Frecklington because of an injury.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by David Wright.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Clinton Morrison.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by David Wright.
Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Tavernier (Rotherham United).
Attempt blocked. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by James Tavernier.
Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nicky Adams (Rotherham United).
Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Dominic Vose replaces Gavin Massey.
Attempt missed. Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Marcus Bean.
Attempt blocked. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.
Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).
Foul by Macauley Bonne (Colchester United).
Miles Addison (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Freddie Sears.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael O'Connor replaces Richard Smallwood.
Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.
Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Nicky Adams replaces Haris Vuckic.
Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).
Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Sam Walker.
Attempt saved. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
Attempt saved. Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by James Tavernier.
Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).
Attempt missed. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 0, Rotherham United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Colchester United 0, Rotherham United 0.
Foul by Clinton Morrison (Colchester United).
Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Sanchez Watt (Colchester United).
Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sanchez Watt (Colchester United).
James Tavernier (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
David Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).

Booking

Marcus Bean (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.
Marcus Bean (Colchester United).
(Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sanchez Watt (Colchester United).
(Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Miles Addison (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Brian Wilson.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3221743770
2Leyton Orient3421763570
3Brentford3220752367
4Preston34171341464
5Rotherham34171162162
6Peterborough3316413752
7Swindon3413813647
8Walsall33121110547
9MK Dons3413714246
10Sheff Utd3312813-244
11Port Vale3313416-843
12Bradford3391410441
13Crawley299128-339
14Coventry3213910338
15Oldham3410816-938
16Gillingham3411518-1438
17Carlisle3310716-1737
18Colchester3281212-436
19Tranmere339915-1736
20Bristol City3471413-735
21Crewe349817-2535
22Shrewsbury3371115-1232
23Stevenage339519-2032
24Notts County349322-1930
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