Cheltenham Town 3 Colchester United 1: “It wasn’t good enough” – blasts U’s keeper Sam Walker
PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 September 2017
Sam Walker’s fine penalty save, when he smothered Brian Graham’s 56th minute spot kick, was of no consolation to the U’s giant keeper following another dismal away display.
Speaking after Saturday’s 3-1 reverse at Cheltenham, Walker confessed: “We are hugely disappointed.
“The penalty save is all in vain when the result ends up like that.
“It is becoming all too familiar, and it’s incredibly frustrating this kind of feeling after an away game. We’ve lost again on the road, and quite frankly it just wasn’t good enough.
“We’ve said it a lot, about the massive key moments in games, because goals really do change games.
“Big Nicke (Kabamba) knows he should really have put one away in the very first minute, and it would arguably have then been a different game from there.
“But even if you don’t put your chances away, you’ve still got to keep it tight at the other end, and we gave away really two poor goals defensively to let them have a free cross and a free header, and then to concede a deflected goal, when their guy (Kevin Dawson) was still allowed to advance and still allowed to shoot.
“We suddenly found ourselves 2-0 down and for the all the hustle-and-bustle, and huff-and-puff, that we did, that is ultimately where our fault lies, and why we have lost the game,” added Walker.