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Mansfield Town 0-0 Colchester United

Mansfield remained mid-table in League Two as they played out a goalless draw with Colchester, who remain just two points ahead.

Defences were very much on top in a tight first half which was short on quality and saw few chances at either end.

Matt Green might have put Mansfield ahead on 12 minutes but pulled a low finish wide from eight yards, while Ashley Hemmings and Mal Benning also fired wide.

Colchester produced the game's first effort on target on 24 minutes when Kurtis Guthrie headed Owen Garvan's free-kick at Scott Shearer.

On 41 minutes Garvan then forced Shearer down to his right to turn away a low 25-yard effort.

The second half saw even fewer opportunities with the Stags dominating the pressure but unable to find a finish.

Green turned just outside the box to force Sam Walker to save his low finish and headed another good chance over four minutes later from Lee Collins' cross.

Krystian Pearce was relieved to see Shearer reach his short backpass first with two minutes left and in the last minute a Tom Eastman header fromthe by-line dropped onto the top of the home crossbar.

Report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Bennett
  • 4Collins
  • 5Pearce
  • 3Benning
  • 24McGuire
  • 8Clements
  • 23Hemmings
  • 11BaxendaleSubstituted forRoseat 58'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 22Hamilton
  • 10Green

Substitutes

  • 12Jensen
  • 14Hurst
  • 19Rose
  • 20Thomas
  • 25Iacovitti
  • 32Rose
  • 34Henderson

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 6KentBooked at 12mins
  • 15ElokobiBooked at 44mins
  • 24SlaterSubstituted forWrightat 87'minutes
  • 4Lapslie
  • 22Garvan
  • 11Dickenson
  • 28GuthrieBooked at 35mins
  • 17JohnstoneSubstituted forSzmodicsat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wright
  • 10Szmodics
  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 14Wynter
  • 25Barnes
  • 30Doyley
  • 31Fosu-Henry
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
3,398

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town).

Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) hits the bar with a header from a difficult angle on the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces Craig Slater.

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Brennan Dickenson.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town).

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Hemmings (Mansfield Town).

Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Denny Johnstone.

Attempt missed. Denny Johnstone (Colchester United) header from very close range is too high following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Attempt missed. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Delay in match Owen Garvan (Colchester United) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Matt Green (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Richard Brindley (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces James Baxendale.

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Slater (Colchester United).

Hand ball by Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United).

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Slater (Colchester United).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

goal

As It Stood

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2Carlisle20109138241439
3Doncaster20123542301239
4Portsmouth20104633201334
5Luton2088429191032
6Wycombe209472522331
7Blackpool2086635221330
8Barnet207942827130
9Cambridge208482623328
10Yeovil208482424028
11Stevenage208393031-127
12Grimsby207582726126
13Mansfield206862125-426
14Crewe206862227-526
15Crawley207582332-926
16Colchester206682726124
17Exeter2072112326-323
18Morecambe1972102336-1323
19Hartlepool205782837-922
20Notts County2064102434-1022
21Leyton Orient2063112226-421
22Accrington205692026-621
23Cheltenham203982131-1018
24Newport1945102229-717
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