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Colchester United 0-0 Millwall

League One strugglers Colchester United had to settle for a point against play-off chasing Millwall.

Lee Gregory could have put the Lions ahead, but shot over from close range.

Visting goalkeeper Jordan Archer made a fine save to deny Elliot Lee before Gregory and Chris Taylor both missed chances at the other end.

Taylor almost sealed three points for Millwall late on but his defected effort hit the post, meaning the Londoners drop to sixth in the table.

They are four points ahead of Barnsley, who have a game in hand, while Colchester remain in 23rd place, still seven points adrift of safety.

Millwall boss Neil Harris told BBC Radio London:

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Neil Harris on Colchester v Millwall

"I don't think we were really quite as clinical as we have been.

"I thought we were very lacklustre in the first half and never really imposed our tempo on the game.

"I think we can focus on the fact that it's a really good clean sheet, it's another point gained.

"Having said that, I'm obviously disappointed. I thought we should have come here and won today."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 33Parish
  • 24BrindleySubstituted forVincent-Youngat 59'minutes
  • 15Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 31Shorey
  • 11MasseySubstituted forWrightat 77'minutes
  • 8Gilbey
  • 20LapslieSubstituted forAmbroseat 65'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 12Lee
  • 10Moncur
  • 9Porter

Substitutes

  • 7Wright
  • 16Akinwande
  • 19Bonne
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 26Harney
  • 28Ambrose
  • 29Bransgrove

Millwall

  • 13Archer
  • 27Romeo
  • 17Webster
  • 16Beevers
  • 3Martin
  • 19Taylor
  • 24Thompson
  • 6Williams
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forFergusonat 46'minutes
  • 9Gregory
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 1Forde
  • 8Upson
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 15Nelson
  • 18Ferguson
  • 26Abdou
  • 28Philpot
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
5,377

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Millwall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Millwall 0.

Foul by Elliot Lee (Colchester United).

Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Drey Wright (Colchester United).

Ben Thompson (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by George Moncur (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Darren Ambrose.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Byron Webster.

Attempt saved. Ben Thompson (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Chris Taylor (Millwall) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces Gavin Massey.

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Elliot Lee (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Ben Thompson (Millwall).

Booking

Darren Ambrose (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Darren Ambrose (Colchester United).

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Darren Ambrose replaces Tom Lapslie.

Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Kane Vincent-Young replaces Richard Brindley because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Mark Beevers (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

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

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jordan Archer.

Attempt saved. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Mahlon Romeo.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Nicky Shorey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Taylor (Millwall).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan402114570363477
2Burton402371051341776
3Walsall381911857401768
4Gillingham3919101065442167
5Bradford401910114638867
6Millwall401991260441666
7Barnsley391951560481262
8Sheff Utd401610145853558
9Rochdale401610145752558
10Southend401610145352158
11Coventry4015121359441557
12Scunthorpe401511144944556
13Port Vale411511154751-456
14Peterborough39166176861754
15Swindon39149165764-751
16Bury401312154963-1451
17Chesterfield40137205262-1046
18Shrewsbury391210174862-1446
19Blackpool41129203950-1145
20Fleetwood391012174449-542
21Oldham38817133750-1341
22Doncaster40911204158-1738
23Colchester40811215187-3635
24Crewe40612224072-3230
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