Don't waste good work - Aidan

COLCHESTER United keeper Aidan Davison was happy to see the back of what had been a highly successful, but terribly tiring, week on the road.The U's followed up victories at Shrewsbury and Hartlepool, with a thrilling draw at Swansea City on Saturday.

By Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United keeper Aidan Davison was happy to see the back of what had been a highly successful, but terribly tiring, week on the road.

The U's followed up victories at Shrewsbury and Hartlepool, with a thrilling draw at Swansea City on Saturday. The result maintained their position in the top six.

Davison produced a man-of-the-match performance to keep the Swans at bay, and in particular to prevent Lee Trundle from adding to his impressive tally of 17 goals for the season.


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The 37-year-old's best save of the match arrived early in the second-half, when he clawed Adebayo Akinfenwa's bullet header onto the bar.

“This has been a monster week, and I'm glad that it's over. I feel as though I've just spent the last week living on a bus. I've hardly seen my wife!” joked Davison.

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“But it's been another good week for the club. We are still unbeaten, and on reflection I feel that a point each was a fair result today.

“My only disappointment is that we conceded our goal from a set piece, even if it was a good free-kick.

“I made a few good saves, but the most important aspect was my decision making for crosses and corners. As for pushing that header onto the bar, I just had my eyes closed at the time!” added Davison.

The U's experienced keeper defended Neil Danns for failing to convert an 85th minute penalty, which would have earned the visitors a ninth straight victory and an outright club record.

Davison continued: “I don't consider it to be a penalty miss from Neil. Instead, it was a good save by their keeper.

“Swansea started like a house on fire. They have pace down the sides, and are strong at the back, but I thought that we matched them for most of the match.

“I think we have grown as a team this season. Our main decision-making is better than it was last year.

“We have a lot of stamina, and I think that we got stronger as the match went on.

“Again there were a lot of massive positives to come out of this game. The most important thing is that we don't let all of our recent hard work go out of the window over the next few weeks,” concluded Davison.

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