Match ends, Colchester United 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.
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.
- 15ElokobiBooked at 27mins
- 2BrindleyBooked at 81mins
- 4LapslieSubstituted forLoftat 80'minutes
- 31Fosu-HenrySubstituted forPykeat 75'minutes
- 31SokolikBooked at 56mins
- 24FoxSubstituted forTannerat 86'minutes
- 7SarcevicBooked at 88mins
- 14JervisSubstituted forSlewat 71'minutes
- 6SmithSubstituted forGaritaat 59'minutes
- Darren Handley
- Shots on Target
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.
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, 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.
Richard Brindley (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.