Ward annoyed after draw

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Colchester manager John Ward was frustrated not to secure all three points after his side were held to a 2-2 draw by lowly Yeovil.

The Us looked like they were heading for a third successive win after goals from Andy Bond and Michail Antonio had cancelled out Gavin Massey's first-minute opener, but Massey - on loan from Watford - equalised in the second half to secure the Glovers a hard-earned point.

Ward said: "It was a frustrating afternoon in terms of the scoreline. We dominated maybe 75% of the game if not more, but we made two errors at the back which have resulted in goals going against us."

He added: "I'd imagine Yeovil have gone away wondering how on earth they've managed to score two goals because we've had the majority of the play, the majority of the efforts and the majority of the football and not managed to win the game.

"But that happens in football and in sport and there are frustrations, but you have to overcome them.

"Whether we thought it would be okay after we went 2-1 up I don't know, but it also jolted Yeovil into a more positive approach. There was an error which they capitalised on, but we did have two or three opportunities to win the game after that."

Yeovil manager Terry Skiverton urged his side to maintain their high standards after ending a run of four straight defeats in all competitions.

Skiverton said: "We banished a few demons and ghosts from this game but the hard work is still to come and we have to make sure that we carry on playing with that same determination.

"The supporters are fine if you put the effort in but they can't stomach it when we're not running around and we're not showing enough energy and look like we're fighting for the badge.

"It's only happened for one and a bit games out of 11 or 12 now, but it's still not good enough. We're in a tough league but we have to keep rallying and showing that to the supporters."

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