Geraint: We need to be more professional

Colchester United 1 Norwich City 1By Carl MarstonCOLCHESTER United boss Geraint Williams thought that his team did enough to earn all three points in the East Anglian derby against Norwich.

Colchester United 1 Norwich City 1

By Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United boss Geraint Williams thought that his team did enough to earn all three points in the East Anglian derby against Norwich.

But the U's were denied by Danny Granville's 88th minute own goal. The U's defender had been under pressure from Colchester old boy Jamie Cureton in the six-yard box, following a free-kick.


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Williams said: “We were 90 seconds from getting the win this time. It was a bit like the Plymouth game, with a sting in the tail.

“I thought we looked the most likely side to get the win. We had chances to score after we went one-up, and I was disappointed that the referee didn't give us a penalty for a trip on Mark Yeates.

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“In the end, it was a case of us not being able to defend one last set piece. I didn't think that it was a free-kick in the first place, but we need to be more professional and close out games in the last ten minutes.”

Ex-U's striker Cureton hit back at the Layer Road fans who booed him throughout the evening.

Cureton blasted: “I was hoping to get a good reception before kick-off, but they showed me no respect for what I achieved here last season, and so decided not to show them any respect.

“They basically booed me from the moment that I got off the coach. I bet that the other players who left here this summer don't get such a bad reception.”

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