Ward has no complaints after U’s are denied victory by Orient

JOHN WARD was happy to settle with a point after Jimmy Smith’s last-gasp leveller for Leyton Orient cancelled out Anthony Wordsworth’s first-half strike for Colchester United in League One.

COLCHESTER UNITED boss John Ward insisted he was satisfied with a point after Jimmy Smith’s last-gasp equaliser gave Leyton Orient a 1-1 draw at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The U’s had the better of the first half and took the lead just before half-time thanks to Anthony Wordsworth’s volley.

United also hit the post through Ian Henderson but Orient fully deserved their point, especially after Dean Cox and Charlie Daniels missed two gilt-edged chances for the East London outfit in the second half.

“They had their spell, we had ours, they found a goal and we couldn’t,” said Ward.

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“We can’t deny them (Leyton Orient) that as both teams tried to win the game, we had a good first half and they had a good second half.

“We weathered a strom from them, perhaps got away with a penalty decision but in the end I can’t say they did not deserve a draw.

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“They are a good team. They have some very good players and I think that is the fourth game unbeaten for them, apart from the penalties defeat in the JP Trophy.”

United travel to Brentford in League Two on Tuesday night.

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