Farman thwarts U’s but McGreal critical of missed opportunities

Stevenage 0-0 Colchester United – Reaction

PAUL FARMAN had the game of his life as bottom of the table Stevenage earned a share of the Sky Bet League Two spoils against high flying Colchester United.

But despite the keeper’s antics – backed up by a resolute defensive performance, U’s boss, John McGreal, was critical of his side for passing up a series of glorious opportunities to take all three points.

“We should be scoring goals, it’s as simple as that,” the U’s chief bemoaned.

“It’s one where we’ve hit the woodwork three or four times and their keeper was outstanding. He was very good. Even things that weren’t even in his control tended to ricochet for him.

“We got into really good areas to get on the end of things but just missed it.

“We had fifty-odd per cent of shots on target from our shots on goal and we should be scoring goals.

Stevenage played more than seventy minutes with ten men following the dismissal of Tom Soares following a wild challenge on Luke Gambin – then played out stoppage-time another man down when Chris Stokes limped away – the home side having already used all three of their substitutes.

However, they deserved reward for their tireless toil – the result – Colchester’s third successive draw – saw them drop out of the play-off places despite their unbeaten sequence now extended to eleven league matches

“From where we’ve worked from to get us in this position now, we have to work even harder,” McGreal added.

“It’s got us so far but we have to work harder and we should be winning a game of football.

“If we want to go further from where we’ve got to, you have to then improve on these skills. There’s no question of it.”


Brian Jeeves

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