“Sam is distraught” – admits Colchester United boss John McGreal

Sam Walker

Sam Walker - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Colchester United boss John McGreal revealed that his keeper, Sam Walker, was “distraught” following his error in this afternoon’s 2-2 home draw against Morecambe.

Chris Porter scored twice in the first half, with a fourth minute opener and a 39th minute penalty, sandwiching a 26th minute equaliser from Tom Barkhuizen.

Walker had saved a penalty from Barkhuizen in the first half, when the score was 1-0 to the hosts, but it was his terrible error which allowed the Shrimps to equalise in the 77th minute.

Walker seemed to have had Lee Molyneux’s free-kick covered, but he allowed the ball to slip through his finger-tips and into the net.

“Sam is distraught in there (the dressing room), obviously,” said McGreal.

“He knows he should have done better. He should have saved the free-kick, obviously, but he saved one comfortably earlier on and he saved a penalty for us.

“Individual errors have cost us today, and we just can’t get over the line.

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“We had a great start, with Chris Porter’s early goal, but we didn’t really build on that,” added McGreal.