Date: 29th February 2016 at 10:20am
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Colchester’s League 1 season continued with a draw against Shrewsbury at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Saturday.

A record, which wouldn’t be wanted by Colchester, was set following this nil-nil draw with Shrewsbury as the run without a win in the league is now up to 19-matches.

Chris Porter had a great chance to score when through on ‘keeper Jayson Leutwiler but his finish was poor, whereas Shrewsbury saw Abu Ogogo strike the post as neither side could make a breakthrough.

Points, in many ways, aren’t much worse than defeats at this stage as only wins will keep the U’s in League 1, at least keep those hopes alive!

These were the other results.

Friday 26th February 2016
Port Vale 3-1 Southend

Saturday 27th February 2016
Blackpool 0-1 Bradford
Burton 0-0 Walsall
Colchester 0-0 Shrewsbury
Coventry 1-2 Fleetwood
Crewe 1-2 Barnsley
Doncaster 1-1 Millwall
Gillingham 1-2 Chesterfield
Peterborough 1-2 Swindon
Rochdale 2-0 Sheff Utd
Scunthorpe 1-1 Oldham
Wigan 3-0 Bury

The weekend fixtures began with Port Vale (three-one) collecting an impressive three-one win over Southend, who just early that week had beaten the League 1 leaders with Burton (nil-nil) themselves then held by promotion rivals Walsall.

Gillingham’s (two-one) bid is faltering at the moment with another defeat suffered against a Chesterfield side battling to stay up, which this three-points will certainly help with but it’s Wigan (three-nil) that continue a near relentless charge towards winning the title with the Latics’ stunning form after a rocky start seeing Bury brushed aside.

A Colchester (nil-nil) draw didn’t really do too much to help their fading chances of staying up, against a relegation rival Shrewsbury with Blackpool’s (one-nil) descent from the topflight towards the basement league still at risk with a defeat suffered at home to Bradford.

Fleetwood (two-one) picked up a big three-points at Coventry to help the Cod Army’s survival hopes whilst denting the Sky Blues’ promotion bid at the Ricoh Arena.

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