“A hard-earned point” – Colchester United boss John McGreal after the 1-1 draw at Newport
- Credit: Picture: Steve Waller
Colchester United boss John McGreal described today’s 1-1 draw at bottom club Newport County as a “hard-earned point.”
Club captain Chris Porter’s 35th minute penalty secured a deserved point, after Josh Sheehan had broken the deadlock with a low drive on 23 minutes.
The U’s are therefore unbeaten in nine games, with seven wins and two draws.
“We really scrapped for everything,” enthused McGreal.
“I thought it was a hard-earned point, especially as we had to come from a goal-down.
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“We knew that Newport would throw everything at us, and get in-and-around us, and credit to Newport for this.
“However, credit to us as well. We got back into it, and I consider it to be a good point, which keeps our run going,
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“It was a very tightly-contested game, and we really restricted them to only a few long-range shots, while their goal took a slight deflection on its way past Sam (Walker).
“I was disappointing with the defending from the throw-in for their goal, but otherwise it’s a really good point,” add McGreal.