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Colchester United 0-0 Shrewsbury Town

Colchester United set a new club record for league games without a win after a goalless draw with Shrewsbury Town.

The stalemate means the U's have now gone 19 league matches without winning.

Colchester's Chris Porter wastefully slotted wide when one-on-one with Town goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler before Shrewsbury's Abu Ogogo rattled a post.

Town striker Andy Mangan dragged a low second-half shot wide when in the clear, before Leutwiler pushed away substitute Elliot Lee's shot.

Colchester, who now visit Bradford City on Tuesday night, stay bottom, 10 points adrift of 21st-placed Shrewsbury.

Micky Mellon's side, beaten in the FA Cup by Manchester United on Monday night, remain in the drop zone on goal difference, ahead of their midweek home game with Rochdale.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It was one of those games where both sides were desperate for the points. We had a bit of a hangover from Monday, but I can see positives.

"You have to respect a point on the road. It's a clean sheet away from home. Sometimes you have to understand the circumstances surrounding the game and respect that point.

"It's another away point but we move on to the next game on Tuesday. Rochdale is big. We will approach it in such a way that we will be determined to pick up the three points."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 33Parish
  • 31Shorey
  • 32Chambers
  • 15Kent
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 4Edwards
  • 10Moncur
  • 2Garvan
  • 7WrightBooked at 31minsSubstituted forLeeat 45'minutes
  • 9PorterSubstituted forBonneat 67'minutes
  • 11MasseyBooked at 55minsSubstituted forOduwaat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Lee
  • 19Bonne
  • 24Brindley
  • 25Barnes
  • 26Harney
  • 28Ambrose
  • 30Oduwa

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 31SmithSubstituted forColeat 35'minutes
  • 4Whitbread
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 15GrimmerBooked at 83mins
  • 6Black
  • 17Ogogo
  • 12BrownBooked at 90mins
  • 10WhalleySubstituted forClarkat 83'minutes
  • 19Mangan
  • 26Akpa-AkproBooked at 45minsSubstituted forVernonat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sadler
  • 7Vassell
  • 16Vernon
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 29Cole
  • 88Grandin
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
3,057

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home0
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Macauley Bonne (Colchester United).

Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Moncur (Colchester United).

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Elliot Lee (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jordan Clark replaces Shaun Whalley.

Booking

Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Nathan Oduwa replaces Gavin Massey.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Leo Chambers.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Leo Chambers.

Delay in match Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) because of an injury.

Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Zak Whitbread (Shrewsbury Town).

Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

Hand ball by Larnell Cole (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Scott Vernon replaces Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Chris Porter.

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Colchester United).

Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Gavin Massey (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Joe Edwards (Colchester United).

Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay in match Frankie Kent (Colchester United) because of an injury.

Hand ball by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton32204842271564
2Wigan331711555302562
3Gillingham33177959411858
4Walsall321610649331658
5Millwall331661152411154
6Coventry321410856352152
7Bradford3214993834451
8Southend33148114542350
9Barnsley33154145245749
10Sheff Utd33139114744348
11Port Vale34139123838048
12Swindon33136145151045
13Rochdale33129124444045
14Scunthorpe32136133840-245
15Peterborough33135155652444
16Bury33128134254-1244
17Doncaster32910133642-637
18Chesterfield33114184453-937
19Fleetwood3299143840-236
20Blackpool3397173242-1034
21Shrewsbury3297163751-1434
22Oldham32615113243-1133
23Crewe33610173558-2328
24Colchester3359194078-3824
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