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Stevenage 0-0 Colchester United

Stevenage edged a point clear of League Two's relegation places after a hard-fought 0-0 draw with Colchester at the Lamex Stadium.

Colchester almost took a 12th-minute lead when Kwame Poku's fierce shot flew inches over the bar.

And they really should have gone ahead a couple of minutes later through Tommy Smith, who inexplicably headed wide when unmarked from Cohen Bramall's free-kick.

Former Colchester striker Luke Norris sent a low drive straight at visiting keeper Dean Gerken, who made a good save early in the second half at his near post to keep out Elliott List's well-struck shot.

And Stevenage came even closer to scoring eight minutes later when List collected Norris' short pass and ran at the U's defence before rattling a post with a low shot.

Courtney Senior wastefully sent a low shot past the far post for the U's with 18 minutes remaining after being sent through by Jevani Brown and Stevenage stopper Jamie Cumming did well to save from Noah Chilvers late on as the points were shared.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cumming
  • 2Wildin
  • 15Vancooten
  • 24Marshall
  • 3Coker
  • 7CarterSubstituted forOsborneat 88'minutes
  • 4VincelotBooked at 67minsSubstituted forSmithat 87'minutes
  • 19ReadBooked at 14mins
  • 17ListSubstituted forMarshat 72'minutes
  • 36Norris
  • 35StevensSubstituted forNewtonat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 8Osborne
  • 10Marsh
  • 11Newton
  • 12Hutton
  • 13Johnson
  • 23Smith

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Welch-Hayes
  • 18EastmanBooked at 41mins
  • 5Smith
  • 3Bramall
  • 14Chilvers
  • 24Stevenson
  • 7Senior
  • 23PokuSubstituted forFoliviat 72'minutes
  • 11Harriott
  • 10BrownBooked at 36minsSubstituted forOtehat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Sowunmi
  • 9Oteh
  • 29George
  • 33Marshall
  • 36Sayer
  • 38Tchamadeu
  • 39Folivi
Referee:
Paul Howard

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 0, Colchester United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Colchester United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Miles Welch-Hayes with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Noah Chilvers (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Callum Harriott.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Elliot Osborne replaces Charlie Carter.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Jack Smith replaces Romain Vincelot.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Callum Harriott.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Noah Chilvers (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Miles Welch-Hayes.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Aramide Oteh (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ross Marshall (Stevenage).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Danny Newton replaces Matt Stevens.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Thomas Eastman (Colchester United) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Callum Harriott with a cross following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Luther Wildin.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Aramide Oteh replaces Jevani Brown.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tyrone Marsh (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Arthur Read with a cross following a set piece situation.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Callum Harriott (Colchester United).

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge25126738231542
2Forest Green2411853122941
3Morecambe2412573333041
4Cheltenham24117634231140
5Newport2311753425940
6Carlisle21123632201239
7Salford24108631191238
8Tranmere2411583130138
9Exeter2399544301436
10Leyton Orient24113103427736
11Walsall2581163233-135
12Crawley229763428634
13Mansfield2471163230232
14Colchester2471072833-531
15Oldham2594123945-631
16Port Vale2685133439-529
17Scunthorpe2592142734-729
18Bradford237792326-328
19Bolton2477102837-928
20Harrogate2476112631-527
21Barrow2358103032-223
22Stevenage2341091725-822
23Grimsby2556141943-2421
24Southend2555151639-2320
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