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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:

"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."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 16Guthrie
  • 42Grant
  • 6Dugdale
  • 5Ellis
  • 11Moore
  • 18Nolan
  • 9PogbaSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 76'minutes
  • 30IkpeazuSubstituted forOliverat 76'minutes
  • 14InmanSubstituted forWatersat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 12Ray
  • 19Oliver
  • 20Turton
  • 29Waters

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 20Wilson
  • 16WynterBooked at 61mins
  • 22Gilbey
  • 4OkuonghaeSubstituted forDicksonat 86'minutes
  • 18Eastman
  • 21Massey
  • 15BeanBooked at 90mins
  • 11SearsSubstituted forOlufemiat 90+1'minutes
  • 17Ibehre
  • 7Sanchez WattSubstituted forWrightat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 3Dickson
  • 6Eastmond
  • 9Morrison
  • 23Olufemi
  • 25Vose
  • 30Wright
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
4,603

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Colchester United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Colchester United 0.

  3. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Booking

    Marcus Bean (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Tosin Olufemi replaces Freddie Sears.

  7. Post update

    Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra).

  10. Post update

    Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Dickson (Colchester United).

  13. Post update

    Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Freddie Sears (Colchester United).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Ryan Dickson replaces Magnus Okuonghae because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

  18. Post update

    Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces Sanchez Watt.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves44309585305599
2Brentford442710769393091
3Rotherham442313882552782
4Preston442216668432582
5Leyton Orient4423111080443680
6Peterborough442241868561270
7Swindon44199166255766
8Sheff Utd431612154343060
9Port Vale44186205871-1360
10MK Dons44178196060059
11Walsall441416144745258
12Bristol City441317146966356
13Crawley431413164651-555
14Bradford441217155352153
15Gillingham44157225875-1752
16Oldham431312184757-1051
17Coventry441612167274-250
18Colchester441114194860-1247
19Tranmere441211215175-2447
20Crewe441211215279-2747
21Notts County44144266176-1546
22Carlisle431111214372-2944
23Shrewsbury44914214160-1941
24Stevenage44109254368-2539
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