U's held up by stubborn Seagulls

Colchester's bid for automatic promotion suffered a blow after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Brighton at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Last Updated: 08/03/10 at 22:27 Post Comment

Murray: Came close for Seagulls

Murray: Came close for Seagulls

The Seagulls produced a competent display to extend their unbeaten away record to seven matches and leave Colchester five points behind second-placed Leeds.

Brighton defender Adam El-Abd had to clear from near his goal-line early on following Clive Platt's low cross.

But it was the Seagulls who looked more threatening and U's goalkeeper Ben Williams made a smart save at his near post to deny Alan Navarro, before the visitors claimed a penalty when Glenn Murray tangled with Magnus Okuonghae in the area.

Brighton keeper Peter Brezovan saved John-Joe O'Toole's hooked effort before Williams was called into action again just before half-time to save well from Inigo Calderon at his near post.

Colchester manager Aidy Boothroyd made a double substitution at half-time but Brighton continued to threaten, with Murray and Andrew Crofts both going close. However, neither team was able to break the deadlock and the spoils were shared.

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