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COLCHESTER United winger Mark Yeates was happy with the performance, but disappointed with missing out on the win, following the goalless draw against Huddersfield Town at the Community Stadium's first game.

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COLCHESTER United winger Mark Yeates was happy with the performance, but disappointed with missing out on the win, following the goalless draw against Huddersfield Town at the Community Stadium's first game.

And the Irishman was also the closest to scoring a goal, when his first-half free-kick rattled the bar.

Yeates said: “I was very close with another of those free-kicks. I thought that it was going to go in, and the keeper never moved.


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“The main thing today was to get a good result, especially after last week's disappointing defeat at Hartlepool. I don't know whether we thought we would stroll that game, after having had such a good pre-season, but it might end up being a blessing in disguise (4-2 defeat).

“It might have been a wake-up call, and hopefully there won't be many more blips like that. We'll take the point from today. There weren't too many clear-cut chances for either side.

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“I feel that I'm getting back to some of the form that I showed last year. Me and the gaffer often have lots of chats, and I've always found him to be an honest talker.

“I often get frustrated, but it is with myself rather than anyone else. The gaffer has been trying to ease that out of me.

“We're all drained after today. It's a big pitch and there's a lot of running to be done. I thought we played some of our best football for quite a while,” added Yeates.

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