Colchester United end losing streak with deserved draw

Clinton Morrison fouls Rotherham keeper Adam Collin prior to Sanchez Watt putting the ball in the ne

Clinton Morrison fouls Rotherham keeper Adam Collin prior to Sanchez Watt putting the ball in the net for Colchester United. PHOTO: Sarah Lucy Brown - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Colchester United 0 Rotherham United 0

Colchester United halted a run of three straight defeats, by holding in-form Rotherham to a deserved share of the spoils at the Weston Homes Community Stadium tonight.

In fact, the U’s were just a whisker away from celebrating what would have been a first win in six matches, when Sanchez Watt’s 64th minute cracker cannoned back off the bar.

Watt had also had a goal disallowed in the first half. The ex-Arsenal winger swept a loose ball into an unguarded net, only for referee Brendan Malone to rule out the goal for a foul on keeper Adam Collin by Clinton Morrison.

Rotherham had won five of their previous six matches, but they were certainly made to work for their point in Essex.


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The U’s will now be hoping to end their winless streak at home to Coventry City this Saturday.

Squads

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COLCHESTER: Walker, Wilson, Okuonghae, Eastman, Dickson, Wright, Bean, Massey (sub Vose, 79), Sears (sub Bonne, 70) Watt (sub Olufemi, 90+1), Morrison. Unused subs: Cousins, Eastmond, Sanderson, Sesay.

ROTHERHAM: Collin, Tavernier, Addison, Morgan, Skarz, Agard, Frecklington (sub Bradley, 87), Smallwood (sub Adams, 64), Pringle, Revell, Vuckic (sub O’Connor, 69). Unused subs: Shearer, Brindley, Milsom, Hitchcock.

Referee: B Malone (Wiltshire)

Attendance: 2,655

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