“A hard-earned point” – Colchester United boss John McGreal after the 1-1 draw at Newport

U's boss John McGreal, who was happy with his side's point at Rodney Parade this afternoon

U's boss John McGreal, who was happy with his side's point at Rodney Parade this afternoon - 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.

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