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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 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19