The ‘best’ of a hat-trick of draws - John Ward

COLCHESTER United boss John Ward admitted that his side were well below their best, against Sheffield United, but still hailed the 1-1 draw as the best of the U’s three draws to date.

Clinton Morrison cancelled out John Cofie’s 17th minute strike with a 73rd minute equaliser, to earn the U’s a third draw on the bounce following the stalemates against Preston and Portsmouth.

Ward said: “That’s the third draw we have had this week, and it’s the best of the three draws in terms of the result.

“We played better in the other two games, but I get to know more about people in adversity.

“Sheffield United are a very good team and they played better than us, particularly in the first half.

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“We had to dig in, and we did exactly that.

“Because of that, and the way it was attained, it becomes the best of the three draws,” added Ward.

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Morrison will be claiming the goal, because he insisted that he got a touch from Magnus Okuonghae’s goalbound effort, following a corner.

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