‘My save for the cameras’ - Williams

MAN of the match Ben Williams has described the pick of his many saves, from the U’s goalless draw at Tranmere on Saturday, as a “camera save.”

MAN of the match Ben Williams has described the pick of his many saves, from the U’s goalless draw at Tranmere on Saturday, as a “camera save.”

And Williams admitted to actually feeling a little deflated when referee Graham Salisbury awarded a goal kick, rather than a corner, following his finger-tip save to keep out Adam McGurk’s long-range shot late on.

“It was a camera save,” enthused Williams, after keeping his third clean-sheet of the season.

“When the referee gave a goal-kick, there was 1% of me that thought – ‘I’ve lost credit here!’ – but he was then over-ruled by his assistant and we had a corner to defend.”


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Williams has been making up for lost time, after missing the start of the season with a mystery virus, and the ex-Crewe custodian is now playing at the top of his game.

He helped to keep Tranmere at bay with a hat-trick of excellent saves during the final 10 minutes at Prenton Park.

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Williams explained: “Tranmere have improved a lot from the last couple of seasons, and they were very dangerous. But we had a solid base, which is something to build on.

“We sort of cancelled each other out. Both defences played well, but I think it’s a good point for us.

“Tranmere threw the kitchen sink at us in those final 10 minutes, and I was a bit busier than I would have liked.” The U’s, who have moved up to 11th in the League One table, visit Crewe for an FA Cup first round tie next weekend.

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