Wycombe's survival hopes and Colchester's play-off ambitions stuttered as their match at Adams Park ended in stalemate.

The home side had scored nine goals in their previous two home matches but were unable to find a way past visiting goalkeeper Ben Williams.

Matt Bloomfield and Craig Eastmond all went close for the hosts, who remain in the bottom four.

Steven Gillespie had Colchester's best chance but was denied by Nikki Bull.

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Colchester United manager John Ward told BBC Essex:

"We've had to work very hard to defend, there was a lot of long throws coming in our penalty box. Quite direct opponents, but effective and we had to deal with all of that.

"My back four and my goalkeeper, once again have been very strong and very solid.

"Its not as if my goalkeeper's kept us in the game, so I'm really pleased with the way the team as a whole is defending.

"At the top end, with the ball, we perhaps weren't quite as effective as we've been in recent weeks."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (2)

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Bull
  • 02 Foster
  • 04 Eastmond Booked
  • 05 Winfield
  • 19 McCoy Booked
  • 30 Doherty
  • 10 Bloomfield
  • 18 Lewis
  • 12 Strevens
  • 20 Beavon
  • 23 Hayes

Substitutes

  • 03 Laing
  • 06 Johnson
  • 31 Dunne
  • 07 Ainsworth
  • 34 McNamee

Colchester United

  • 01 Williams
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 18 Eastman
  • 20 Wilson
  • 25 White
  • 10 Izzet
  • 17 Rowlands (Bond - 25' )
  • 22 Wordsworth
  • 09 Gillespie (Sears - 79' )
  • 15 Odejayi
  • 16 Henderson

Substitutes

  • 03 Rose
  • 06 Heath
  • 14 Bond
  • 27 Duguid
  • 11 Sears
Ref: Hooper
Att: 4,838

Match Stats

Shots

10 6

On target

3 3

Corners

11 1

Fouls

15 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:32 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:11

Short corner worked by Matt Bloomfield.

90:00 +1:10

Freddie Sears sends in a cross.

89:50

Close range headed effort by Dave Winfield misses to the right of the target.

89:05

Unfair challenge on Matt Bloomfield by Kemal Izzet results in a free kick. Matt Bloomfield takes the free kick.

88:30

Ian Henderson sends in a cross, Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Nikki Bull makes a save.

88:01

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Bloomfield. Direct free kick taken by Ben Williams.

86:35

Paul Hayes takes a short corner, Effort on goal by Danny Foster from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

85:01

Marvin McCoy crosses the ball, Ben Williams makes a comfortable save.

83:15

Unfair challenge on Kemal Izzet by Paul Hayes results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Anthony Wordsworth from the free kick, Nikki Bull makes a save.

83:07

Freddie Sears produces a cross, clearance made by Danny Foster.

82:22

Stuart Lewis challenges Freddie Sears unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian Wilson takes the direct free kick.

82:06

Ben Strevens sends in a cross.

80:53

Marvin McCoy sends in a cross, Magnus Okuonghae makes a clearance.

79:55

Corner taken by Matt Bloomfield from the right by-line, clearance made by John White.

79:47

Stuart Beavon crosses the ball, clearance by Magnus Okuonghae.

78:38 Substitution

Substitution Freddie Sears replaces Steven Gillespie.

77:26

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matt Bloomfield. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matt Bloomfield, Tom Eastman makes a clearance.

77:19

Marvin McCoy produces a cross, John White gets a block in.

75:38

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Bloomfield, Gary Doherty takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.

73:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Winfield by Steven Gillespie. Direct free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

72:12

Corner taken by Matt Bloomfield from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Anthony Wordsworth.

70:47

Tom Eastman fouled by Stuart Beavon, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Williams.

69:46

Unfair challenge on Dave Winfield by Ian Henderson results in a free kick. Dave Winfield takes the free kick.

68:36

Andy Bond challenges Ben Strevens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Bloomfield restarts play with the free kick, Header from close range by Dave Winfield misses to the right of the goal.

67:18

The referee blows for offside against Paul Hayes. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

64:15 Booking

Booking Craig Eastmond booked for unsporting behaviour.

64:02

Unfair challenge on Kemal Izzet by Craig Eastmond results in a free kick. Ian Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

63:10

Centre by Brian Wilson, Dave Winfield manages to make a clearance.

62:43

The referee blows for offside against Paul Hayes. Direct free kick taken by Magnus Okuonghae.

62:20

Handball decision goes against John White. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.

59:14

Long range effort by Ian Henderson goes wide right of the net.

58:37

The referee penalises Craig Eastmond for handball. Ian Henderson takes the direct free kick.

57:50

The ball is sent over by Steven Gillespie.

57:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Eastmond on John White. Ian Henderson takes the free kick.

56:31

Stuart Lewis takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.

55:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dave Winfield on Kayode Odejayi. Free kick crossed by Ian Henderson, Ben Strevens makes a clearance.

53:11

Ian Henderson fouled by Craig Eastmond, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Eastman.

52:32

Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Save made by Nikki Bull.

46:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John White by Ben Strevens. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

45:12

Effort on goal by Stuart Lewis from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:56

Foul by Ian Henderson on Stuart Beavon, free kick awarded. Matt Bloomfield delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save made by Ben Williams.

44:28

The ball is crossed by Ian Henderson, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Doherty by Kayode Odejayi. Nikki Bull restarts play with the free kick.

43:31

Corner taken by Ian Henderson from the right by-line played to the near post.

42:26

John White challenges Stuart Lewis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Lewis restarts play with the free kick, Ian Henderson sends in a cross, clearance made by Danny Foster.

40:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Beavon by Kemal Izzet. Matt Bloomfield takes the direct free kick.

39:29

Kayode Odejayi is caught offside. Dave Winfield restarts play with the free kick.

39:03

Kemal Izzet gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Eastmond. Stuart Lewis restarts play with the free kick.

37:51

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Craig Eastmond goes wide of the right-hand upright.

37:29

Centre by Danny Foster.

36:14

Paul Hayes crosses the ball.

34:06

Magnus Okuonghae challenges Stuart Beavon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Bloomfield.

32:45

Craig Eastmond takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.

30:46

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Bloomfield from the right by-line, save made by Ben Williams.

29:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Eastmond by Tom Eastman. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hayes.

28:10

Matt Bloomfield takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.

27:55

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kayode Odejayi. Free kick taken by Dave Winfield.

26:36

The ball is sent over by Ian Henderson, Nikki Bull makes a comfortable save.

25:07

Andy Bond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Bloomfield. Direct free kick taken by Matt Bloomfield.

24:27 Substitution

Substitution Martin Rowlands leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Bond.

22:48

A cross is delivered by Paul Hayes.

21:52

Brian Wilson crosses the ball, Gary Doherty makes a clearance.

20:59 Booking

Booking Marvin McCoy is booked.

20:46

Unfair challenge on Martin Rowlands by Marvin McCoy results in a free kick. Tom Eastman takes the direct free kick.

20:25

Stuart Beavon delivers the ball.

19:57

Craig Eastmond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Gillespie. Direct free kick taken by Martin Rowlands.

15:44

A cross is delivered by Paul Hayes, Dave Winfield takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ben Williams.

15:24

Paul Hayes decides to take a short corner.

15:16

Marvin McCoy delivers the ball, John White gets a block in.

11:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Henderson by Ben Strevens. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

11:46

Centre by Dave Winfield, clearance by Magnus Okuonghae.

10:42

Stuart Beavon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kemal Izzet. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

9:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Henderson by Gary Doherty. Anthony Wordsworth produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Nikki Bull makes a save.

7:53

Stuart Beavon crosses the ball, Ben Williams makes a comfortable save.

6:41

The referee blows for offside. Ben Williams takes the direct free kick.

6:08

Outswinging corner taken by Matt Bloomfield from the right by-line, clearance by Magnus Okuonghae.

4:24

Outswinging corner taken by Matt Bloomfield from the right by-line.

3:29

Brian Wilson takes a shot. Dave Winfield gets a block in.

2:35

Unfair challenge on Kemal Izzet by Ben Strevens results in a free kick. Kemal Izzet takes the direct free kick.

1:14

Craig Eastmond delivers the ball, Unfair challenge on John White by Ben Strevens results in a free kick. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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