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Colchester frustrated by Seagulls: Match Review

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Colchester's quest for automatic promotion suffered a blow after the were held to a goalless draw by Brighton at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

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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Colchester United
Ben Williams
Peter Brezovan
Football
Clive Platt
League One
John-Joe O'Toole
Andrew Crofts
Leeds United
Adam El-Abd
Brighton & Hove Albion
Glenn Murray
Magnus Okuonghae
Alan Navarro

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