Williams blasts rock-bottom U's

Colchester United 0 Blackpool 2By Carl MarstonCOLCHESTER United manager Geraint Williams slammed his side for a woeful first-half display as the U's faced relegation full in the face against Blackpool.

Colchester United 0 Blackpool 2

By Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United manager Geraint Williams slammed his side for a woeful first-half display as the U's faced relegation full in the face against Blackpool.

A double blast from U's old boy Scott Vernon was enough to leave Williams' men marooned at the foot of the table. They have now won just one of their last 14 games.


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“That's as angry as I have been with my players, particularly at half-time,” confessed Williams.

“We were nowhere near where we wanted to be, or where we set out to be, and that really annoyed me. That's as bad as we have played this season, and in fact for a very, very long time.

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“Yet again we conceded two very bad goals. We have been working hard in training at cutting out these similar, simple goals, but it's not been making a difference.

“Dean Gerken prevented the scoreline from being embarrassing in the fist half, and we didn't create anything much in the second half, The game was really gone by then anyway.

“Some of the players felt the pressure today. We tried to take the pressure off them, but there was an edginess around the ground that comes with being in our league position.

“The players are short of confidence and I felt that our league position really got to them.

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