Grimsby Town winger Joe Colbeck frustrated by missed chances
"THOSE are the sort of teams we need to be knocking two or three goals past."
That's the view of Mariners winger Joe Colbeck following his side's frustrating blank at Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday.
Grimsby Town missed a string of opportunities to break the deadlock against the Blue Square Bet Premier strugglers.
And Colbeck was quick to take some of the responsibility for Town's wastefulness after hitting the crossbar twice.
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He said: "We went there for three points and although we got a clean sheet there were opportunities where we should have scored a couple of goals – especially myself.
"I hit the bar twice and the first time I should have definitely scored. I was only eight yards out, there were a lot of bodies in the way and I just tried to guide it into the roof of the net.
"I would always back myself to score that one, but I had a couple of other shots.
"I caught the other one really well but it was always fading and hit the bar again – I was a bit unlucky with that one.
"And I had another go which was flying in but it looked like it hit the defender's head, I hit that one really well."
Colbeck admits Town need to be more decisive in front of goal. We deserved to win but it's still a valuable point away from home," he added.
"We've only lost one game in nine, so we're on a good little run. Hopefully we can start scoring a lot more goals, though.
"We made a lot of chances, but that's no good if you are not going to put the ball in the back of the net. It's mixed emotions really."
He went on: "We're happy with a point away from home but we know Kidderminster aren't doing too well at the moment - those are the sort of teams we need to be knocking two or three goals past.
"It would be a problem if we weren't creating chances. But we've took a point and a clean sheet home with us, so that's not too bad.
"There was a spell in the first-half when we totally dominated for about 20 minutes.
"We completely controlled the pace of the game and if we'd scored then it would have been a totally different story - they would have gone.
"We could see when we were controlling the pace and keeping the ball that we were the better side.
"But whoever we come up against we're confident – we're a team that believe we're going to win and just Saturday we were unfortunate that we didn't get the goal."