City 0 – 0 Colchester United
City’s poor home form continued with a 0-0 draw at the Walkers Stadium on Saturday. Make no mistake this was not a good game and the boos at the final whistle were well deserved. Colchester set out to make it difficult for City on the back of a good run but both sides were lacking in the quality required to score.
Free tickets swelled the attendance to over 22,000 but the biggest home crowd of the season were sadly subjected to a performance as bad as anything we have seen since the summer break and certainly were not entertained.
Conrad Logan played well for a clean sheet on his home debut and with some excellent kicking reminded everyone what City lack with Henderson or Douglas play in goal. McAuley also had a decent debut at the back but it is further forward that City looked desperately weak.
Fryatt could have scored a couple on another day and O’Grady tried to put himself about but it was a lack of chances created, and City’s complete and at times embarrassing inability to keep the ball which was cause for concern and reduced the game to mediocrity. With brief spells of respite there was no rhythm to the play, no movement off the ball, no support for the strikers, no incisive passing, no creativity and certainly no goals….