Crewe Alexandra 0-0 Colchester United

Relegation rivals Crewe and Colchester drew a blank to leave both sides one point above the drop zone.

Jabo Ibehre dragged a shot wide and Crewe goalkeeper Ben Garratt saved well from Gavin Massey and Freddie Sears to keep the scores level.

Sears then missed Colchester's best chance when his first-time shot cannoned back off the post.

Crewe's Uche Ikpeazu directed a header wide from Byron Moore's cross late on as the game ended in a stalemate.

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

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Post-match: Colchester boss Dunne

"I think we've done enough to win the game, hitting the post and then having it blocked on the rebound. All in all it could be an important point.

"One win out of two I think will do it [avoid relegation], with our goal difference as well. It's going to be difficult but we're confident.

"We're fine within the camp, we know what we have to do. There's no time for nerves.

"We have to hold it and I think generally we've got the experience from last year to help us through it."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4430955599
2Brentford44271073091
3Rotherham44231382782
4Preston44221662582
5Leyton Orient442311103680
6Peterborough44224181270
7Swindon4419916766
8Sheff Utd43161215060
9Port Vale4418620-1360
10MK Dons4417819059
11Walsall44141614258
12Bristol City44131714356
13Crawley43141316-555
14Bradford44121715153
15Gillingham4415722-1752
16Oldham43131218-1051
17Coventry44161216-250
18Colchester44111419-1247
19Tranmere44121121-2447
20Crewe44121121-2747
21Notts County4414426-1546
22Carlisle43111121-2944
23Shrewsbury4491421-1941
24Stevenage4410925-2539
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