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Colchester United 0-0 Plymouth Argyle

League Two title-chasing Plymouth were forced to share the spoils with Colchester United after they played out a goalless draw at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The Pilgrims are already assured of promotion but were hoping to turn up the heat on League Two leaders Doncaster with a win.

Colchester also have promotion in their sights but lost ground in the play-off race after dropping points in their penultimate home game.

Despite the lack of goals, both sides had chances during an absorbing contest.

Colchester's best effort was a miscued, close-range header from Chris Porter, after a teasing left-wing delivery from Brennan Dickenson.

Porter then screwed another low effort agonisingly wide, this time from Drey Wright's cross.

Plymouth's Antoni Sarcevic got clear down the right after being played in by Graham Carey but his powerful shot flashed wide of the right post.

The Pilgrims went close after a corner from the left appeared to be deflected goalwards by U's defender George Elokobi, before being safely gathered by Sam Walker.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 18Eastman
  • 35James
  • 15ElokobiBooked at 27mins
  • 2BrindleyBooked at 81mins
  • 4LapslieSubstituted forLoftat 80'minutes
  • 23Murray
  • 11Dickenson
  • 31Fosu-HenrySubstituted forPykeat 75'minutes
  • 7Wright
  • 9Porter

Substitutes

  • 3Briggs
  • 8Loft
  • 14Wynter
  • 19Bonne
  • 27Pyke
  • 29Brill
  • 32O'Sullivan

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 4Songo'o
  • 31SokolikBooked at 56mins
  • 3Sawyer
  • 24FoxSubstituted forTannerat 86'minutes
  • 7SarcevicBooked at 88mins
  • 14JervisSubstituted forSlewat 71'minutes
  • 6SmithSubstituted forGaritaat 59'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 19Taylor

Substitutes

  • 5Bulvitis
  • 8Slew
  • 9Spencer
  • 11Donaldson
  • 21Dorel
  • 26Garita
  • 27Tanner
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
5,432

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home21
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Attempt missed. Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Booking

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces David Fox.

Attempt saved. Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by George Elokobi.

Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Richard Brindley (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Brindley (Colchester United).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Doug Loft replaces Tom Lapslie.

Attempt missed. Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Rekeil Pyke replaces Tarique Fosu-Henry.

Hand ball by Jakub Sokolik (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by George Elokobi.

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jordan Slew replaces Jake Jervis.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by David Fox.

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

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Attempt blocked. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster442510983503385
2Plymouth442581168442483
3Portsmouth442491172393381
4Luton441817963412271
5Exeter442081670521868
6Blackpool4417161166442267
7Stevenage44206186659766
8Mansfield441714135247565
9Wycombe441811155652465
10Carlisle441617116465-165
11Cambridge44189175649763
12Colchester441712156256663
13Accrington441614145552362
14Grimsby441710175759-261
15Barnet441315165359-654
16Notts County44158215274-2253
17Crewe441313185364-1152
18Morecambe44149215169-1851
19Crawley441311205167-1650
20Yeovil441116174861-1349
21Cheltenham441114194763-1647
22Newport441112214870-2245
23Hartlepool441013215273-2143
24Leyton Orient44106284581-3636
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