1885---131st Anniversary year---2016 'We fear No Foe

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Saturday, 2 April 2016

Colchester United 0 Millwall 0, League One, Game 40, 2/4/16, att:5,377 ( 1,700)

That's game 40  we were not at our best and we take home a point.

66 pts and six games to go

Recently improved Colchester did not stop us playing, it was ourselves who were off the standard that we have set. We had chances and Colchester were ordinary but our sharpness and awareness was missing. We still worked hard and there was a few individual moments that reached our expected level but in the end we were not consistent enough. Hopefully that all makes sense but it was funny old game and after the Burton encounter this game seemed a bit naff. 

Jordan Archer

The first half was quickly forgotten but what does stick is the half time substitution of Aiden O'Brien. Shane Ferguson come on and he added more graft to the side and although we improved and had chances we could not score. Strong in defence made sure that Colchester also fell short.

Talking of falling short, I thought we were down on the vocal and I did see Lee Gregory urging us to make some noise.

Millwall: Archer, Romeo, Martin, Beevers, Webster, Thompson, Williams, Williams, O'Brien (Ferguson 46), Gregory, Morison, Taylor
subs not used, Forde, Nelson, Abdou, Onyedinma, Upson, Philpot

Colchester United: Parish, Brindley (Vincent-Young 59), Kent, Eastman, Shorey, Gilbey, Lapslie (Ambrose 69m), Massey (Wright 77), Moncur, Lee, Porter
subs not used, Bransgrove, Harney, Bonne, Akinwade