“It was not pretty” – admits Colchester United boss John McGreal

Owen Garvan during his time with Colchester United. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

Owen Garvan during his time with Colchester United. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Colchester United boss John McGreal described today’s result as “a good point” following this afternoon’s 0-0 draw at Mansfield Town.

The U’s kept their third clean-sheet in a row, and made it seven points gained from a possible nine in those three games.

Home striker Matt Green missed the best chance of the game, early on, but the U’s were good value for a point.

“It was not pretty,” admitted U’s boss McGreal.

“We would have loved to have made it three wins on the bounce, but we will take what’s next best, another clean-sheet to keep our run going.

“We got away with that early chance (Green), and they put plenty of balls into our box during the last 10 minutes, but we had great opportunities ourselves late on.

“I think it would have been unjust if we had not got a point. I think it’s a good point for us,” added McGreal.

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Owen Garvan went the closest to a goal for the U’s in the first half, from a long-range shot, while Tom Eastman had a header hit the top of the bar late on.

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