Williams - We were worth a point

COLCHESTER United boss Geraint Williams believed that his side were worth a point at Coventry City, only to be dealt a body blow by Michael Mifsud's 81st minute deflected winner.

By Carl Marston

By Carl Marston

Coventry City 1 Colchester United 0

COLCHESTER United boss Geraint Williams believed that his side were worth a point at Coventry City, only to be dealt a body blow by Michael Mifsud's 81st minute deflected winner.


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Williams rued: “Games are won and lost on little things. We didn't take our chances at one end, while we gave the ball away and a little deflection at the other end cost us.

“I thought that physically we were OK after the disappointment of losing at Ipswich in midweek, but perhaps mentally we were jaded.

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“It wasn't a great game. That's about the poorest we have been this season, in terms of passing and creating chances.

“But I thought our back four played well and looked comfortable. I thought it was going to be a 0-0 draw and a clean-sheet, which made it so disappointing that we ended up losing.”

Williams was understandably disappointed to see Teddy Sheringham sent off for violent conduct in stoppage time - for alleged use of the elbow on Coventry skipper Michael Doyle.

Williams admitted: “Teddy is an experienced player and he should have known better, but everyone gets frustrated.

“He seemed to catch the lad with an arm, and he gave the referee little choice. I have no complaints with the red card, and it's a pity because we will now miss him for three matches. The referee had no option.”

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