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Successful day for Clacton and Regent, Brantham draw but Wivenhoe lose

Maldon and Burnham Standard: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

10:41pm Saturday 19th April 2014

IT proved an excellent day for Tendring’s Thurlow Nunn League pair.

Paul Grayson warns Essex not to under-estimate Surrey

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Paul Grayson. PIC: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

11:48am Saturday 19th April 2014

ESSEX will be unchanged as they seek to make it back-to-back wins at the start of their County Championship campaign by beating Surrey at the Oval.

Swifts grab derby victory against leaders Witham

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

5:30pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Heybridge Swifts secured a derby victory against title-chasing Witham Town.

Relief and delight - the look on Devonshire's face says it all

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Alan Devonshire. Picture: NEIL DADY

10:10pm Friday 18th April 2014

The look of relief on the face of Braintree Town boss Alan Devonshire was matched only by that of delight as his team picked up three vital Skrill Premier points against Dartford.

Hamann's heroics and Kenny's wonder strike earn Iron a crucial three points

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Nick Hamann. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

6:05pm Friday 18th April 2014

It may have been a slender victory, but what this result could mean to Braintree Town is huge.

Dunne: we're not feeling sorry for ourselves

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Facing the media - Joe Dunne gives his post-match interview following Colchester United's 2-0 defeat at Meadow Lane.

6:25pm Friday 18th April 2014

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne is staying positive about his side’s survival chances – despite suffering a costly 1-0 defeat at home to Oldham Athletic today.

U's slip to defeat at home to Oldham

5:39pm Friday 18th April 2014

COLCHESTER United’s relegation fears deepened this afternoon after slipping to a 1-0 defeat at home to Oldham Athletic.

Live U's v Oldham Athletic - live!

2:27pm Friday 18th April 2014

Stay tuned for live updates from today's big match between Colchester United and Oldham Athletic, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Dunne wants his players to adopt an “aggressive mindset”

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Switch - U's boss Joe Dunne has criticsed the decision to move Colchester United's game at Swindon Town to tomorrow night. Picture: STEVE BRADING

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne wants his players to adopt an “aggressive mindset” for their remaining League One fixtures.

Wright hopeful of being fit for Easter fixtures

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Planning ahead - David Wright hopes to enter into coaching when he eventually calls time on his playing career. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

DAVID Wright says he should be fit for Colchester United’s double-header of Easter fixtures.

U's future is in safe hands

Maldon and Burnham Standard: plenty to play for - Colchester United academy manager Tony Humes believes a trip to Villa Park is the perfect carrot for the U's youngsters ahead of their FA Youth Cup tie against Plymouth Argyle tonight.

3:08pm Thursday 17th April 2014

COLCHESTER United’s future is in safe hands - as proven by their championship-winning young guns.

Carter: I still believe I can win world crown

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Cool head – Ali Carter is vying for the £32,000 prize at the Shoot-Out in Blackpool

3:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ALI Carter has not given up on his dream of being crowned world champion.

Kimble reveals his new nickname after Witham's latest Great Escape

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Garry Kimble. Picture: LOUISE SMITH

1:58pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Garry Kimble says he has acquired a new nickname after his players staged the latest episode of their Great Escape.

CLARETS: City look to go one step closer to safety

Maldon and Burnham Standard: BREAKING: Mark Hawkes appointed as Clarets boss

9:51am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHELMSFORD City will be looking to be the victors against Staines Town on Saturday as they look to secure their Skrill South League status.

Late goals put Witham Town top - finally

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Kris Newby scores the vital second goal for Witham againsy Chatham. Picture: JIM PURTILL

7:48am Thursday 17th April 2014

Witham Town have taken the initiative in the race for the Ryman League division one north title as late goals once again came to their salvation.

RUGBY: Chelmsford 38-31 Saffron Walden

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Port prove stubborn opposition as Knutsford play their first game in a month

11:54am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHELMSFORD turned the form book upside down with a terrific win against promotion-seeking Saffron Walden at Coronation Park.

BOXING: Young Jesse performs well in debut bout

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Boxing gloves at The James Figg

11:51am Wednesday 16th April 2014

ON Friday, Chelmsford’s Jesse Lee had his first scoring contest at Mayland versus Jim Walton from Billericay in a very entertaining contest, which had the crowd on its feet.

HOCKEY: Chelmsford Ladies 2-1 Barnes

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Hockey: Wotton defeated by league leaders Firebrands

11:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHELMSFORD’S campaign to retain National League status came to a successful conclusion at the end of a long season with this controlled and workmanlike win away at Nottingham.

CLARETS: Survival in sight for City

Maldon and Burnham Standard: BREAKING: Mark Hawkes appointed as Clarets boss

11:47am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MARK Hawkes watched his Chelmsford City side battle to earn five vital points in a thrilling week of football that offered a big boost to the club’s survival hopes.

FOOTBALL: Boreham hit seven in thrashing

Maldon and Burnham Standard: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

11:44am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Premier Division

DARTS: Underdogs on target to reach cup final

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Legions march over Holmer Green to take fifth trophy

11:42am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Ridley League Darts Cup underdogs bared their teeth to produce a real against-the-odds final.

ICE HOCKEY: Chieftains storm into play-off finals

Maldon and Burnham Standard: ice hockey

11:38am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHELMSFORD Chieftains booked their place in the play-off final at the weekend, brushing aside the Streatham Redskins with a 7-0 win at Riverside on Sunday, 12-2 on aggregate over the two legs.

Graham Napier helps wrap up Essex win over Derbyshire

Maldon and Burnham Standard: David Masters celebrates taking the final  is congratulated on taking the last wicket of the match, that of Mark Footitt.     PICTURES: GAVIS ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

2:57pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Graham Napier led the attack as Essex claimed a 53-run victory over Derbyshire on the final day of the County Championship Division Two match at Chelmsford.

Rymer seals a vital win for Regent but Seasiders are defeated at Norwich

Maldon and Burnham Standard: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

7:22am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BRIGHTLINGSEA Regent have given their promotion hopes a major boost by winning twice in four days.

Harwich ABC boxer John Wheatley toughs it out to win Eastern title

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Body shot – John Wheatley piles the pressure on Liam Goodjohn. Picture: MAXINE CLARKE

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HARWICH ABC’s John Wheatley dug deep to lift an Eastern Counties crown.

Iron frustrated by Gateshead

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Alan Devonshire. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

9:58pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Braintree Town were frustrated by Gateshead as this Skrill Premier play-off tussle ended in a goalless stalemate at the Amlin Stadium.

Alastair Cook puts Essex in charge going into the final day against Derbyshire

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Alastair Cook. Pictures Gavin Ellis/TGS Photos

6:52pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ENGLAND Test captain Alastair Cook came within 19 runs of a double-century to put Essex on the front foot in their County Championship Division Two match against Derbyshire.

Nathan will be keeping it simple

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Nathan McDonald. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

11:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Nathan McDonald knows he doesn’t need to do anything out of the ordinary to try to impress when he returns to the Braintree Town starting line-up tonight.

Dunne sings the praises of "exceptional" defender Wynter

Maldon and Burnham Standard: New arrival - Alex Wynter has joined Colchester United on loan from Premier League outfit Crystal Palace. Picture: NEIL EVERITT

10:53am Tuesday 15th April 2014

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne has sung the praises of “exceptional” defender Alex Wynter.

Jammers hit four against Aveley

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

9:48pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Maldon and Tiptree secured an emphatic win against Aveley.

Swifts play-off push is on course

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

9:55pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Heybridge Swifts continued their play-off push with a good win against Tilbury.

Alastair Cook's century puts Essex in control of Derbyshire

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Alastair Cook celebrates his century for Essex

7:17pm Monday 14th April 2014

ENGLAND Test captain Alastair Cook scored an unbeaten 139 as Essex took control of their County Championship Division Two match against Derbyshire at a sun-baked Chelmsford.

Sears sky-high after rocketing his tally into double figures

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Happy - Freddie Sears (left) celebrates his goal against Coventry City. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90351-06)

4:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

TWO-GOAL hero Freddie Sears was sky-high after rocketing his tally into double figures and firing Colchester United to a precious victory at Stevenage.

Dunne is keeping his feet firmly on the ground

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Facing the media - Joe Dunne gives his post-match interview following Colchester United's 2-0 defeat at Meadow Lane.

10:58am Monday 14th April 2014

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne is keeping his feet firmly on the ground – despite watching his side produce a scintillating second-half performance to win 3-2 at Stevenage.

Dunne pays credit to his U's players after thrilling win at Stevenage

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Video: Colchester United manager Joe Dunne reflects on Swindon Town setback

6:05pm Saturday 12th April 2014

MAGNIFICENT.

Sears scores twice as U's secure a vital victory at Stevenage

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Happy - Freddie Sears (left) celebrates his goal against Coventry City. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90351-06)

5:37pm Saturday 12th April 2014

COLCHESTER United produced a scintillating second-half performance to secure a precious 3-2 victory at Stevenage.

Live Stevenage v U's - live!

2:30pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Stay tuned for updates from Colchester United's big League One match at Stevenage.

The Iron deny Luton at Kenilworth Road

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

5:38pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Ten-man Braintree Town held off leaders Luto to claim a victory that keeps them two points outside the play-off places.

Swifts keep play-off push on course

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

6:24pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Heybridge Swifts secure a 3-1 win to keep their play-off hopes on course

Regent reign at Haverhill

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

7:12pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Brightlingsea Regent kept their promotion push on course.

We don't want to be a League Two club, insists U's attacker Massey

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Focused - Gavin Massey knows it is vital that Colchester United stay in League One this season. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90945-09)

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Colchester United’s players have not talked about the possibility of being relegated, according to Gavin Massey.

Dunne - U's fans' support can lift us at Stevenage

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Backing - Colchester United fans were out in numbers at Broadhall Way last season and the U's are hoping for a bumper away turnout tomorrow. Picture: WARREN PAGE

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Hundreds of Colchester United fans are set to make the trip to Stevenage for their relegation six-pointer tomorrow.

Colchester snap up Kiwi youngster Cam

Maldon and Burnham Standard: High hopes - new Colchester and East Essex CC captain Ben Stephens has welcomed the arrival of their new overseas player, Cam Hawkins.

4:41pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Colchester and East Essex Cricket Club have been boosted by the signing of Kiwi teenager Cam Hawkins, ahead of a brand new season.

Vose is still sure that U's will beat the drop

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Confident - Dominic Vose is sure that Colchester United can preserve their League One status. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90945-05)

4:17pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Dominic Vose is adamant out-of-sorts Colchester United can rediscover their spark and stay in League One.

Play-offs will mean a trim for Iron fan Daniel

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Daniel Turner has vowed to lose his locks if Braintree get into the Skrill Premier play-offs this season.

3:29pm Thursday 10th April 2014

One of the most distinctive haircuts on the Amlin Stadium terraces is set to disappear if Braintree Town finish the season in the Skrill Premier play-off places.

RUGBY: Late display earns draw for Chelmsford

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Port prove stubborn opposition as Knutsford play their first game in a month

12:53pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Basildon 24 – 24 Chelmsford CHELMSFORD came back from the brink of defeat to draw this match against a committed Basildon side who were leading 24 – 12 with 20 minutes to go.

FOOTBALL: Finalists sorted for league cup

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Football: Olveston United promotion hopes dented

12:50pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Chelmsford Invitation League

CLARETS: Nervy season send awaits Chelmsford

Maldon and Burnham Standard: BREAKING: Mark Hawkes appointed as Clarets boss

12:06pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CHELMSFORD City hope they can spring a surprise on league leaders Eastleigh this Saturday and do their own chances of Skrill South survival the power of good as they anxiously look over their shoulders at the teams below them in the table.

DOMINOES: King's Arms collapse

Maldon and Burnham Standard: British Legion make the point

12:05pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Ridley Darts and Dominoes League BROOMFIELD King’s Arms, long-time favourites to retain the Ridley League title, had even second place pinched in a mugging on the winning line.

RUNNING: Striders honour long serving members

Maldon and Burnham Standard: St Albans man set to run London Marathon for charity dedicated to supporting terminally ill children

12:03pm Thursday 10th April 2014

SPRINGFIELD Striders feted their club champions at their dinner and awards evening held at Essex County Cricket Club.






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