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Morecambe 0-0 Colchester United

Morecambe's Garry Thompson went closest to breaking the deadlock as the home side shared the spoils with Colchester from a 0-0 draw at the Globe Arena.

A game of low quality produced few chances, with the home side creating the better openings of the first half with Alex Kenyon and Gregg Wylde firing shots wide of the target.

Their best effort came on the stroke of half-time when Adam McGurk drilled in a sweetly struck low shot from 25 yards that Sam Walker could only parry.

But the keeper did well to react sharply and save the follow-up from Thompson with his legs.

Colchester started the game well with Brennan Dickenson drilling an early effort wide before they were denied by the crossbar.

A cross was flicked on by a Morecambe defender but hit the woodwork, although Barry Roche looked to have the effort covered.

The visitors were sharper in the second half and went close to stealing the points after 75 minutes when Dickenson's inswinging free-kick was superbly saved by Roche.

Morecambe had a late chance to win the game but Thompson volleyed Vadaine Oliver's knockdown over from close range before Mikael Mandron blazed wide in injury time from the angle when he should have done much better.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Roche
  • 2McGowan
  • 6Winnard
  • 16Lavelle
  • 14Conlan
  • 24RoseBooked at 70mins
  • 4Kenyon
  • 28McGurkBooked at 67minsSubstituted forOliverat 78'minutes
  • 7Thompson
  • 21WyldeSubstituted forWildigat 88'minutes
  • 29LangSubstituted forCampbellat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Old
  • 8Fleming
  • 9Oliver
  • 10Campbell
  • 12Nizic
  • 15Wildig
  • 17Lund

Colchester

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Walker
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 14ComleySubstituted forStevensonat 79'minutes
  • 7Wright
  • 10SzmodicsSubstituted forSeniorat 84'minutes
  • 4Lapslie
  • 11DickensonSubstituted forMurrayat 84'minutes
  • 19MandronBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 15Shodipo
  • 16Murray
  • 17Stevenson
  • 20Senior
  • 21Mandeville
  • 25Barnes
  • 46Rooney
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
893

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 0, Colchester United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Colchester United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Dean Winnard (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Campbell (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron Wildig replaces Gregg Wylde.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

  11. Post update

    Courtney Senior (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Courtney Senior replaces Sammie Szmodics.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Sean Murray replaces Brennan Dickenson.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Adam Campbell replaces Callum Lang.

  16. Post update

    Hand ball by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Ben Stevenson replaces Brandon Comley.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Vadaine Oliver replaces Adam McGurk.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Luke Conlan (Morecambe).

  20. Post update

    Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington37235964402474
2Luton382011779403971
3Notts County381812860392166
4Wycombe37199970521866
5Mansfield371615656381863
6Exeter37196124740763
7Coventry371871243311261
8Lincoln City371612953401360
9Swindon37193155855360
10Carlisle381511125548756
11Newport371314104747053
12Crawley37158144446-253
13Colchester381313124643352
14Cambridge381311143850-1250
15Cheltenham381112155354-145
16Stevenage371111155055-544
17Yeovil37119174757-1042
18Morecambe37913153747-1040
19Crewe38124224762-1540
20Port Vale38911184154-1338
21Forest Green38107214567-2237
22Grimsby38910193257-2537
23Chesterfield3687213765-2831
24Barnet3879223456-2230
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