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Colchester United 0-0 Morecambe

Morecambe picked up a valuable away point after holding promotion-chasing Colchester to a 0-0 draw.

There was little to choose between the two sides in the first half.

The best chance of the half fell to Morecambe on the half hour when Rhys Oates fired wide from a good position, after Colchester goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin had parried Jordan Cranston's effort into his path.

At the other end, Luke Conlan's challenge in the area blocked Sammie Szmodics' shot after a good interchange between Frank Nouble and Kane Vincent-Young.

Morecambe went close early in the second half when Oates headed wide from a good position after Alex Kenyon had headed Liam Mandeville's corner into his path.

Cranston's long-range shot then flashed just over but Mark Halstead was forced to push away Vincent-Young's low shot just before the hour.

Vincent-Young struck the inside of a post with four minutes remaining but neither side could muster a winner, with Colchester fourth in League Two.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 25Gilmartin
  • 2Jackson
  • 6Kent
  • 5Prosser
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 4Lapslie
  • 14ComleySubstituted forPellat 73'minutes
  • 45Nouble
  • 10Szmodics
  • 11DickensonSubstituted forSeniorat 64'minutes
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forMandronat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Barnes
  • 7Senior
  • 8Pell
  • 16Wright
  • 18Eastman
  • 19Mandron
  • 23Gondoh

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 14Yarney
  • 5Old
  • 16Lavelle
  • 3Conlan
  • 17MandevilleSubstituted forOswellat 73'minutes
  • 27Cranston
  • 4Kenyon
  • 19Mendes GomesBooked at 63mins
  • 28Leitch-SmithSubstituted forThompsonat 89'minutes
  • 18OatesSubstituted forEllisonat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mills
  • 7Thompson
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Oswell
  • 13Szczepaniak
  • 23Brownsword
  • 25Hedley
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
3,653

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Morecambe 0.

Attempt blocked. Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Garry Thompson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Garry Thompson replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Jason Oswell (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Frank Nouble (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Jason Oswell (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

Jason Oswell (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron replaces Luke Norris.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Harry Pell replaces Brandon Comley.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Rhys Oates.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jason Oswell replaces Liam Mandeville.

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Norris (Colchester United).

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Steven Old.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Courtney Senior replaces Brennan Dickenson.

Booking

Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Mark Halstead.

Attempt saved. Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Conlan (Morecambe).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City24155444232150
2MK Dons24128435191644
3Mansfield231012134161842
4Colchester25126736251142
5Bury25117745281740
6Forest Green241010437241340
7Exeter2511773628840
8Carlisle251231040301039
9Tranmere2510873731638
10Newport2410683541-636
11Oldham259883833535
12Stevenage25105103032-235
13Grimsby25104112931-234
14Swindon258982732-533
15Crewe2594122429-531
16Northampton2561273133-230
17Port Vale2577112532-728
18Crawley2483133038-827
19Cheltenham2468102736-926
20Morecambe2575132640-1426
21Yeovil235992627-124
22Cambridge2565142241-1923
23Macclesfield2555152141-2020
24Notts County2548132651-2520
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