Williams: I feel low after defeat

Cardiff City 4 Colchester United 1By Carl MarstonCOLCHESTER United boss Geraint Williams described his side's heavy defeat at Cardiff as “the worst” he has felt as a manager.

Cardiff City 4 Colchester United 1

By Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United boss Geraint Williams described his side's heavy defeat at Cardiff as “the worst” he has felt as a manager.

The U's leaked four goals in the second-half, having taken the lead through Johnnie Jackson just before half-time, and are now in the relegation zone.


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“We fell well short in the second-half. We worked hard in the first-half without any real threat, but got the goal against the run of play just before half-time,” explained Williams.

“We knew what we had to do in the second-half, but within eight minutes Cardiff are level. Kevin McLeod had a one-on-one with the keeper at 1-1, but he didn't score and 30 seconds later we were behind.

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“This is the first time we have been well beaten this season. All the other games have been very tight, with just the odd goal in them. But today we didn't have the powers to come back.

“We made too many basic errors, not as individuals but as a team. A few words were said in the dressing room at the end, because we need to make sure that we are all singing off the same hymn sheet.

“We got well beaten at Derby last season, and we then went on a good run of results. We now need to do that again.

“This is probably the worst I have felt after a defeat as a manager. I feel pretty low at the moment, but then all managers do after a defeat,” added Williams.

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