Forster rues wasted chances

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Brentford boss Nicky Forster felt his side would have taken all three points if they had been more clinical in front of goal after the 1-1 home draw with Colchester.

Ian Henderson headed the Us in front after quarter of an hour, reacting quickest to Steven Gillespie's mishit shot, but the Bees earned a share of the spoils when Sam Saunders curled home a free-kick 74 minutes in.

Forster said: "They got a lucky break with the goal and I don't think we started particularly well but for the next 70 minutes I thought we played some really good football with good movement and some great delivery."

He added: "If we had been a little bit more clinical in the box I think we would almost certainly have gone on to win quite comfortably. As it was their keeper has also made a series of really good saves which have kept us out.

"We created chance after chance after chance and we moved the ball really well in difficult conditions but in the end it was a great free-kick from Sam Saunders which has kept us in it and given us something to chase."

Colchester boss John Ward admitted his side got lucky with their goal but thought a point apiece in the end was a fair outcome.

Ward said: "On the balance of play I thought a draw was a fair result in what were extremely difficult conditions.

"We did get a bit of a break with the goal when our striker miscued it and it was headed in but you have to take advantage of those breaks and I thought we did for much of the first half.

"In the second half you expect Brentford to come back and have a go at you, which they did, but I thought we coped with it extremely well and even created a few chances which could have wrapped it up for us.

"We've tried to be positive in keeping two forwards up front with wingers to back them up and I thought our performance overall justified the point."

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