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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
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24