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Michael Crowe. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

UPDATED: Braintree Town wait on Ipswich Town loanee Michael Crowe's knee before making loan decision, but McCarthy is happy with goalkeeper's fitness

Cowley is pondering loan options as there'll be no appeal over Marks' sending off

Cowley is pondering loan options as there'll be no appeal over Marks' sending off

Garry Kimble. Picture: JIM PURTILL

Kimble: It was nice to turn the formbook around

Golf: Allan faces world’s best in Dubai test

Golf: Allan faces world’s best in Dubai test

Women's football: Sleep is good for Chelmsford

Women's football: Sleep is good for Chelmsford

Darts & dominoes: League gets tight at top

Darts & dominoes: League gets tight at top

Football: Chelmsford City on road to Havant & Waterlooville

Football: Chelmsford City on road to Havant & Waterlooville

Ice hockey: Chieftains stay on course

Ice hockey: Chieftains stay on course

Rugby Union: Norfolk trip for Chelmsford

Rugby Union: Norfolk trip for Chelmsford

Chelmsford boxer Chloe Thorpe (right) with Chalvedon's Alana Atkins

Boxing: Hull applauds club’s best show

Athletics: Newton tops at Bentley

Athletics: Newton tops at Bentley

Table tennis: Halling lives up to billing in Chelmsford finals

Table tennis: Halling lives up to billing in Chelmsford finals

Double-header for Tendring Volleyball Club's men

Double-header for Tendring Volleyball Club's men

Wind doesn't bother Seaman at Playgolf Colchester

Wind doesn't bother Seaman at Playgolf Colchester

Youthful Seasiders suffer elimination from Shield

Youthful Seasiders suffer elimination from Shield

John Popplewell

John Popplewell column: High winds are the latest weather-related problem

Rallying his troops - Kevin Keen wants to secure his first league win as Colchester United manager against Swindon Town on Saturday. Picture: STEVE BRADING CO114334_014

Can last season's Houdini act offer inspiration for the U's in their survival battle?

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Belief - Colchester United midfielder Joe Edwards says each player has to give everything to try and help the club stay in League One. Picture: STEVE BRADING CO108873_10

Edwards ready to give everything to U's cause

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Oakley given home tie in cup semi-finals while Weeley drawn away - if they win their quarter-final

Oakley given home tie in cup semi-finals while Weeley drawn away - if they win their quarter-final

Newcomer Sebastian leads from start to finish

Newcomer Sebastian leads from start to finish

Walton bowlers on a roll after latest win

Walton bowlers on a roll after latest win

Back in the fold - Tom Lapslie returned from injury in Colchester United under-21s' 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace.

Lapslie makes injury comeback as U's under-21s are beaten

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Up for the challenge - Colchester United defensive duo Frankie Kent and Tom Eastman challenge Southend United captain Adam Barrett for a high ball during the U's derby defeat. BA114743_ 005

Comment - U's must start their ascent soon if they are to succeed in their mountainous challenge

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Jammers fall to leaders

Jammers fall to leaders

Stanway's Danny Slatter and Jamie Shaw

Harrop believes Stanway fully deserve their Thurlow Nunn League award

Regent match at Haringey Borough is postponed

Regent match at Haringey Borough is postponed

Webster expects more rest and recovery time to pay dividends

Webster expects more rest and recovery time to pay dividends

UMPIRING AMBITIONS: Katie Black, pictured holding the Australian flag aloft (on the far side), volunteered at the recent England v Australia Test series match.

Growing academy reaches its first milestone

Derby duel - Colchester United defender Frankie Kent does battle with Southend United's Stephen Hendrie during the League One clash at Roots Hall. Picture: MAXINE CLARKE BA114743_ 059

Kent - we must all take responsibility for U's results

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No extension - Jake Kean has returned to Norwich City following his loan spell with Colchester United. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO113474_0045)

Keen - "there were a couple of things Jake wasn't happy with"

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Mark Phillips is congratulated on his goal against Chester by his Braintree Town team-mates. Picture: AMY JARVIS

Two columns hold particular interest for Braintree Town's Mark Phillips

Frinton golfers make a flying start in Mail on Sunday Team Challenge

Frinton golfers make a flying start in Mail on Sunday Team Challenge

GETTING HIS TACTICS SPOT ON: Harwich’s Pat Allen Cripps (right) enjoyed a clear unanimous points victory against soldier Lee Holmes. Picture: Dave Edwards Photography

Boxer Lucas produces a stand-out performance

Fencer Ashforth books place in British Youth Championships

Fencer Ashforth books place in British Youth Championships

Success: Essex University’s Diego Cisneros Vitor. Picture: Dave Edwards Photography

Debut win for Essex University's Diego Cisneros Vitor

All smiles: Colchester ABC’s  Tommy Reid (right) celebrates with coach Carl Barton.

Colchester ABC's Tommy Reid picks up third win in a row

Simon Torry and Keith Morrell won the Warren's Rabbie Burns stableford

Simon Torry and Keith Morrell won the Warren's Rabbie Burns stableford

Brotherhood E give their hopes of survival a boost

Brotherhood E give their hopes of survival a boost

Stableford joy for Clacton golfer Josh

Stableford joy for Clacton golfer Josh

Success for Jim Fern, Martin Measor and Tony Choat in Five Lakes' Seniors' Winter League

Success for Jim Fern, Martin Measor and Tony Choat in Five Lakes' Seniors' Winter League

Derby duel - Colchester United midfielder Joe Edwards (left) makes a challenge during his side's 3-0 defeat at Southend United. Picture: Stephen D Lawrence

Derby defeat was a "heroic failure" for ten-man U's - Keen

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Flashpoint - Alex Gilbey is shown a red card following his tackle on Southend United midfielder Ryan Leonard in the U's 3-0 defeat at Roots Hall in the Essex derby. Picture: Stephen D Lawrence

Late goals condemn ten-man Colchester to defeat in Essex derby

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Colchester secure win at Bracknell

Colchester secure win at Bracknell

Danny Emmanuel (left). Picture: JIM PURTILL

Witham Town hoping to have Emmanuel back on board

Stanway's purple patch continues with another landslide win

Stanway's purple patch continues with another landslide win

Ryman League round-up: Regent hit four more goals, Witham stun Thurrock, Swifts are pipped by the Hawks and Maldon are held to a stalemate by Aveley

Ryman League round-up: Regent hit four more goals, Witham stun Thurrock, Swifts are pipped by the Hawks and Maldon are held to a stalemate by Aveley

Big hitters seal Playgolf Colchester Texas Scramble success

Big hitters seal Playgolf Colchester Texas Scramble success

Clacton match at Haverhill is postponed

Clacton match at Haverhill is postponed

ON A MISSION: Tendring Volleyball Club’s men’s team have marched into the National Cup semi-finals and now face the might of reigning Super 8s champions and cup holders Team Northumbria. Chester Searle is number 17.

Searle hopeful of more cup heroics

Alan Buckingham and Sam Cummins grab a win in the Maldon Golf Club Ben Volta League

Alan Buckingham and Sam Cummins grab a win in the Maldon Golf Club Ben Volta League

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