Ward wants his side to be more clinical

COLCHESTER United manager John Ward says his side must start killing games off when they are on top.

The U’s draw let a lead slip to draw 1-1 for the third successive home game, having completely outplayed Plymouth in the first half this afternoon.

And while this result against a newly-relegated side is no disgrace – Colchester still unbeaten after their opening six league games – they could have even more points to show for their efforts.

“Once again we haven’t finished a team off when we had chances,” said Ward, whose side were well on top after Andy Bond’s headed 22nd minute opener, but had to settle for a point after defender Reda Johnson forced home a long throw soon after the break.

Ward continued: “People will say we should be defending these leads better, but we also have to work on finishing off some of our good forward play too.

“Defending leads, for me, is about extending leads and we haven’t been clinical enough at the top end.

“We are still unbeaten in the league though and we are upset we haven’t beaten a team like Plymouth, so I guess you can look at it how you wish.”

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– Full report and reaction in Monday’s EADT.

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