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Exeter City 0-0 Colchester United

Exeter and Colchester extended their long unbeaten runs in League Two as they played out a goalless stalemate at St James Park.

Exeter went into the game having not lost in the league since November 2, while Colchester extended their undefeated run to 15 games, but it did little to help either side in their respective promotion battles.

The hosts had a great chance - the best of the game - inside the opening three minutes, but Ryan Bowman dragged his shot wide of the far post after going through on goal.

Harry Pell tested Jonny Maxted with a shot from distance, but the Exeter goalkeeper was equal to it, while Callum Harriott was denied by a brilliant goal-line block by Pierce Sweeney as Colchester responded.

Jayden Richardson fired a good chance across the face of goal for Exeter, when he should have squared to the unmarked Nicky Ajose, but that was the only real chance of a second half that was devoid of clear-cut chances.

The visitors pressed, looking for a late winner, but Exeter came closest with an Archie Collins volley that was well saved by Dean Gerken with the last kick of the game.

Exeter remain second, but are now two points behind league leaders Swindon, while the draw moves Colchester up to fifth in the table.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 23Maxted
  • 11Williams
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Martin
  • 15Parkes
  • 20Richardson
  • 25Taylor
  • 27Collins
  • 8Law
  • 12Bowman
  • 14AjoseSubstituted forFisherat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ward
  • 7Martin
  • 17Jay
  • 18Fisher
  • 21Moxey
  • 26Randall
  • 35Seymour

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 21Clampin
  • 8PellBooked at 8mins
  • 14ComleyBooked at 34mins
  • 49Poku
  • 26GambinSubstituted forStevensonat 81'minutes
  • 15HarriottSubstituted forSeniorat 70'minutes
  • 13RobinsonSubstituted forNorrisat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lapslie
  • 6Sowunmi
  • 7Senior
  • 9Norris
  • 22Moore
  • 24Stevenson
  • 29Ross
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,745

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 0, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Archie Collins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Attempt saved. Nicky Law (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jayden Richardson.

Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).

Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Alex Fisher (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Prosser (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Norris replaces Theo Robinson.

Attempt blocked. Theo Robinson (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kwame Poku.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Hand ball by Nicky Law (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Ben Stevenson replaces Luke Gambin.

Attempt blocked. Theo Robinson (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ryan Clampin (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nicky Law.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Courtney Senior replaces Callum Harriott.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Alex Fisher replaces Nicky Ajose.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Callum Harriott.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Randell Williams.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Ajose (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Nicky Law (Exeter City).

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

Attempt missed. Jayden Richardson (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicky Law.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

Randell Williams (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Attempt saved. Theo Robinson (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Pell.

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

Foul by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

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

Foul by Nicky Ajose (Exeter City).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

Second Half

Second Half begins Exeter City 0, Colchester United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Exeter City 0, Colchester United 0.

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

Foul by Randell Williams (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Colchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Clampin.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon29175752312156
2Exeter28159438271154
3Plymouth27155745281750
4Crewe28147751351649
5Colchester291113538251346
6Northampton28137841311046
7Bradford29121073527846
8Cheltenham271111541221944
9Forest Green2912893427744
10Port Vale29101183536-141
11Newport269982624236
12Salford2999113640-436
13Walsall29106132939-1036
14Crawley29811103941-235
15Scunthorpe2989123942-333
16Cambridge2988133138-732
17Leyton Orient29710123646-1031
18Mansfield2979134045-530
19Grimsby2779112733-630
20Oldham29612112843-1530
21Carlisle2878132645-1929
22Macclesfield2871382831-328
23Morecambe2958162551-2623
24Stevenage29313132033-1322
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