Williams wondering what more U's can do

COLCHESTER manager Geraint Williams is wondering what his side have to do to win a game.The U's took just a solitary point from a 1-1 draw against Cardiff City, in a game that they dominated, and Williams had nothing but praise for his players.

Carl Marston

COLCHESTER manager Geraint Williams is wondering what his side have to do to win a game.

The U's took just a solitary point from a 1-1 draw against Cardiff City, in a game that they dominated, and Williams had nothing but praise for his players.

“I thought my players were magnificent from the first whistle to the last. We created so many good openings,” said Williams.

“I'm disappointed for the players that we didn't get the win that they deserved. I'm sure the results will turn around, with all this effort put in and the good football played.

“But it does make you wonder what we have to do to win a game. We had so much possession, and really dominated. I thought we were going to nick it at the end. We were on top even before they were reduced to 10 men.

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“I thought the sending-off (of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink) was a bit harsh. There was no malice in the challenge. Dean (Gerken) has a bang on the head, but he's a tough lad. You expect that in football.

“We've been competitive for most of this season, but we haven't been successful in enough games. That was the case again today, because we created more openings than Cardiff.

“I gave Medy Elito his first start, but people mustn't expect too much too soon. He's played for England Under-17s and all of a sudden people think that he's a wonder kid, waiting for him to do his tricks.”

Cardiff boss Dave Jones said: “Colchester had a giant (Clive Platt) up there to win all the headers. He will always do that on a tight pitch like this one, but they didn't have the ammunition to give him at a place like ours (4-1 defeat), on a wide pitch.

“We could have made life easier for ourselves, but there were some very tired bodies out there. Colchester are fighting for their lives. You could see that from the start. But there wasn't that much quality.”

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