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Salford City 0-0 Colchester United

Draw specialists Salford suffered another frustrating night at The Peninsula Stadium as a determined Colchester ground out a goalless draw.

The U's had the best opening of a dreadful first half, Callum Harriott whipping a free kick in to captain Harry Pell who headed over.

Watched by frustrated co-owners Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, alongside Roy Keane, the home side resorted to hopeful long balls.

Former Manchester United striker James Wilson fired wide with the Ammies' only real chance before the break.

The U's have not scored in their last nine away games and rarely looked like ending that run, while Salford's promotion momentum has tailed off badly with just one win in their last seven.

The home side did improve after half-time, Jason Lowe heading wide from Ibou Touray's cross before Touray himself hooked over the bar after good work from Wilson.

Boss Richie Wellens looked to top scorer Ian Henderson and playmaker Ash Hunter for the last half hour but Colchester came closest to a winner when first Harriott and then Noah Chilvers were denied by Vaclav Hladky.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Salford

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Hladky
  • 12Bernard
  • 5EasthamBooked at 42mins
  • 16TurnbullBooked at 82mins
  • 4Lowe
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 25CouttsSubstituted forHendersonat 62'minutes
  • 3Touray
  • 37Thomas-AsanteSubstituted forBurgessat 89'minutes
  • 24GottsSubstituted forHunterat 62'minutes
  • 19WilsonSubstituted forTowellat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2James
  • 6Clarke
  • 10Hunter
  • 15Burgess
  • 17Towell
  • 31Evans
  • 40Henderson

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 29George
  • 2Welch-Hayes
  • 18Eastman
  • 5SmithBooked at 19mins
  • 21Clampin
  • 8Pell
  • 22Sarpong-Wiredu
  • 12Cowan-HallSubstituted forChilversat 56'minutes
  • 10Brown
  • 11Harriott
  • 45Nouble

Substitutes

  • 7Senior
  • 9Oteh
  • 14Chilvers
  • 24Stevenson
  • 28Coulter
  • 35Cracknell
  • 38Tchamadeu
Referee:
Scott Oldham

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salford City 0, Colchester United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salford City 0, Colchester United 0.

  3. Post update

    Luke Burgess (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Di'Shon Bernard (Salford City).

  6. Post update

    Ryan Clampin (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Luke Burgess replaces Brandon Thomas-Asante.

  8. Post update

    Oscar Threlkeld (Salford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu (Colchester United).

  10. Post update

    Offside, Colchester United. Miles Welch-Hayes tries a through ball, but Frank Nouble is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Di'Shon Bernard (Salford City).

  12. Post update

    Noah Chilvers (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Harriott (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Booking

    Jordan Turnbull (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Salford City).

  16. Post update

    Harry Pell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Noah Chilvers.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City).

  19. Post update

    Shamal George (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ibou Touray.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham35188946331362
2Cambridge361871154342061
3Forest Green341710749361361
4Newport351691046361057
5Tranmere33176104638857
6Bolton35169104542357
7Morecambe35168115049156
8Exeter331411857381953
9Salford341312941271451
10Crawley34149114541451
11Carlisle32146124538748
12Harrogate35146154040048
13Bradford33138123838047
14Leyton Orient34128143839-144
15Stevenage36916112831-343
16Mansfield35914124246-441
17Oldham35118165261-941
18Scunthorpe34125173544-941
19Walsall34815113743-639
20Port Vale36108184551-638
21Colchester35814133348-1538
22Barrow3398163841-335
23Southend3579192149-2830
24Grimsby3368192452-2826
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