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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 5,862) 20th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: H Webb

Colchester Colchester United vs Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury

U's hold Shrews to drab draw

Last Updated: 20/04/13 6:44pm

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George Porter: Came close to breaking the deadlock

George Porter: Came close to breaking the deadlock

Colchester's League One relegation battle will go down to the final day after they drew 0-0 at home with Shrewsbury.

Chances were at a premium in a drab first half, where there was little in the way of excitement.

George Porter's fierce drive flashed past the far post from 20 yards for Colchester, while Jabo Ibehre's shot on the turn flew straight at Shrews goalkeeper Chris Weale after Andrew Bond's pass into the area.

Shrewsbury had their moments as an attacking force and Steve McGinn's low shot flashed just wide, while David McAllister also went close.

The visitors started the second brightly and Jon Taylor poked the ball past U's right-back Brian Wilson before drilling in a shot which goalkeeper Sam Walker saved at his near post.

Walker turned McAllister's fierce 30-yard thunderbolt away for a corner just after the hour, as Shrewsbury threatened to take the lead.

Both sides probed away in a bid to find a winner and Shrewsbury looked the more likely to score, but in the end the spoils were shared.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 93
2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39