John Ward admits to ‘frustration’ in U’s dressing room

COLCHESTER United boss John Ward was frustrated that his side could not close out victory against Carlisle this afternoon.

Martin Rowlands’ 51st minute opener was cancelled out by James Berrett’s 68th minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw.

It was the U’s fifth successive draw, although they remain just six points adrift of the top six, with eight games remaining.

Ward said: “I’m frustrated, because we’ve just played four teams out of the top six and not lost to any of them.

“Yet we’ve come in disappointed in at least two of those games, against Huddersfield and again today,

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“But that’s the way the game goes. I’ve got a frustrated dressing room, with a few chins down after having no defeats in our last nine matches.

“I want to win as much as everyone else does, but you’ve just seen another really good game of football between two very good teams.

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“That’s been the plus side of these last few matches, that we ourselves are amongst the good sides in this division at this moment in time.”

The U’s travel to Walsall on Tuesday evening for another vital game.

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