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FA Cup adventure is over for Witham

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:35pm Saturday 25th October 2014

WITHAM Town's FA Cup adventure came to an unfortunate end today, as Garry Kimble's side lost 2-1 at home to Weston-super-Mare.

Iron held to goal-less draw at Weymouth

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:09pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Braintree Town will have it all to do again after being held to a draw in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round.

Battling U's claim a point at Swindon

Maldon and Burnham Standard: On the comeback trail - Gavin Massey is back in training for Colchester United following a hamstring injury. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO77907-08)

4:53pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Colchester United came from behind twice to claim a 2-2 draw with Swindon Town in an entertaining contest at the County Ground this afternoon.

Johnston hoping timely victory is the first of many

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

CLACTON Rugby Club skipper Aaron Johnston hopes his side can go from strength to strength after their first victory of the season.

Colchester hoping juggernaut continues against basement boys

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE Colchester Rugby Club juggernaut continues to rumble on in London League division one north.

U's striker Holman joins Shots on loan

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:17pm Friday 24th October 2014

Colchester United striker Dan Holman has signed for Conference Premier side Aldershot Town on a month's loan.

U's open contract talks with key duo

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

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Colchester United have opened contract talks with leading goalscorer Freddie Sears.

Iron star Matt hoping to return at Weymouth

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

MATT Paine is hoping to return to Braintree Town first-team action in tomorrow’s FA Cup tie at Weymouth.

Kimble hoping for a bumper turnout for FA Cup tie

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

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

WITHAM TOWN boss Garry Kimble has issued a rallying cry for the public to get behind his team and help them make FA Cup history.

U's suffer injury blow after winger Wright is ruled out for the rest of the season

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Comeback trail - Drey Wright has missed much of this season because of a knee injury. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO74606-14)

2:58pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Colchester United have suffered an injury blow after winger Drey Wright was ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament knee injury.

Humes - U's are growing in belief

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:07am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Tony Humes believes the character Colchester United have shown in recent games shows the growing belief that exists among his players.

McCarthy open to Hewitt extending U's stay

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has said he open to Elliott Hewitt extending his loan spell with Colchester United.

Duguid could resume playing career after leaving the U's

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Karl Duguid has left his coaching role at Colchester United - and is considering reviving his playing career.

U's hopeful over Kent head injury

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:49pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Colchester United are confident that defender Frankie Kent did not suffer any concussion following his head injury in their 2-1 win over Chesterfield.

Humes hails U's character after Chesterfield triumph

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Welcome return - Freddie Sears in the U's 2-0 defeat against MK Dons, when he started his first game in six weeks. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

10:49pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Colchester United manager Tony Humes praised his side's character after they came from behind to beat Chesterfield 2-1 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Sears scores superb late winner as U's beat Chesterfield

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

10:38pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Freddie Sears scored a superb late winner as Colchester United came from behind to beat Chesterfield and record back-to-back home wins for the first time in more than two years.

Mixed cup fortunes for Stanway and Clacton

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STANWAY ROVERS booked their place in the next round of the Thurlow Nunn League's Challenge Cup tonight thanks to a dramatic 2-1 victory against Cornard United.

Jammers and Swifts fall to 4-2 defeats

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Maldon and Tiptree fell to a 4-2 defeat at Needham Market.

Marks sees red as Iron suffer defeat at Barnet

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Sean Marks. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

9:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BRAINTREE Town slid to their fourth straight defeat after losing 3-0 at Barnet.

U's keen on extending Hewitt loan from Ipswich Town

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Colchester United manager Tony Humes says he would be interested in speaking to Ipswich Town about extending Elliott Hewitt's loan spell at the club.

Jon Waldron - my views on the U's

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The news that a further three players have extended their contracts at Colchester United has been warmly received by supporters.

Chapman: Clacton have the mental steel to bounce back from shock defeat

10:42am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FC CLACTON’S Wayne Chapman insists his side have the mental steel to recover from their shock setback against Ely.

Smith at the double as U's youngsters win at Leeds United

Maldon and Burnham Standard: New arrival - striker Dominic Smith has signed a one-year professional deal with the U's after leaving Crewe. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

11:09am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A brace from Dominic Smith helped Colchester United’s under-21s claim a superb 2-1 win at Leeds United.

Loan spell has made Holman more determined to be a success at U's

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Dan Holman says his disappointing loan spell at Wrexham has made him even more determined to be a success at Colchester United.

Gordon urged to fight for his place at U's

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Tony Humes has challenged defender Ben Gordon to fight to regain his place in Colchester United’s starting line-up.

U's youngsters will relish Leeds United test, says McGreal

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:26am Monday 20th October 2014

John McGreal believes Colchester United’s under-21 clash with Leeds United is another example of why it was essential they secured Category Two academy status.

We need to kill teams off, admits U's boss Humes

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:36am Monday 20th October 2014

Tony Humes admits Colchester United must be more ruthless if they are to climb further away from the League One drop zone.

Swifts and Regent go through but Ramblers and the Jammers lose out

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:09pm Sunday 19th October 2014

SIX-SHOOTING Heybridge Swifts made progress in the FA Trophy.

Sears strike earns U's share of the spoils

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:52pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A fine goal by leading goalscorer Freddie Sears helped Colchester United claim a point in a 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe United this afternoon.

Carter wins the General Cup in Hong Kong

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Ali Carter in action at the Crucible

1:13pm Saturday 18th October 2014

ALI Carter has made a glorious return to the snooker circuit after winning the General Cup, in Hong Kong.

Memorable day for Stanway and Halstead - but one to forget for Clacton and Brantham

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:05pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THERE were very contrasting fortunes for our Thurlow Nunn League contingent.

Ipswich defender Sowunmi joins Braintree on month's loan deal

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:05pm Friday 17th October 2014

Ipswich Town central defender Omar Sowunmi is set to travel with Braintree Town to Altrincham tomorrow after joining the Iron on a one-month loan.

King has upward vision for Witham Town

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Witham Town captain Paul King believes he and his team-mates should be looking towards the upper part of the Ryman League premier division table rather than over their shoulders at the relegation scrap.

Humes hoping more players will commit their futures to Colchester

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)

12:44pm Friday 17th October 2014

Tony Humes is hoping more players will follow suit after three of Colchester United’s squad members committed to their future to the club.

Scunthorpe experience proved the making of U's assistant manager Hall

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Casting his eye - U's reserve-team boss Richard Hall will run the rule over West Ham United teenager Jake Young following his appearance for the U's second-string against Oxford United. Picture: LOUISE SMITH (CO42774-03)

12:38pm Friday 17th October 2014

He was teased for being a “southern softie” during his time there.

The French Connection

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

YOU could hear the relief in Gavin Massey’s voice as he talked about his first two goals of the season. He has drive and ambition, and in the afterglow of Saturday’s goals he reflected that after nearly 100 appearances for the U’s he needs to be making his mark.

Sparkes targets even stronger push for Conference play-offs

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Braintree Town midfielder Dan Sparkes feels the Iron can have a stronger push for the Vanarama Conference Premier play-off places this year.

Kent puts pen to paper on long-term contract

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Colchester United have tied Frankie Kent to a long-term contract after the teenage defender signed a new three-and-a-half year deal with the U's.

Massey pens new U's deal

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:27pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Gavin Massey has committed his future to Colchester United after signing a two-year extension at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Eastman signs new U's contract

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:26pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Tom Eastman has signed a new contract with Colchester United.

Former Wales boss Flynn backs Humes for success at Colchester

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Brian Flynn believes leading Colchester United to a mid-table finish would be an achievement for Tony Humes in his first season in charge.

Tendring hope for another "amazing" year

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:39pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Tendring Volleyball Club are gearing up for what could prove another historic season.

Extra-hole defeat for Colchester duo at Daily Mail Foursomes national finals

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:35pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Colchester Golf Club duo David Latta and Mike Sutton suffered an early exit at the Daily Mail Foursomes national finals, in Scotland.

Bailey battles to slender victory at Playgolf Colchester

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:33pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Jon Bailey claimed a narrow victory in the Playgolf Colchester Par/Bogey competition.

Reed's second-half surge takes her clear at Autumn Meeting

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:29pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A strong back nine helped Jane Reed came out top in Colchester Golf Club’s ladies Autumn Meeting.

Humes set for Holman talks

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:47am Thursday 16th October 2014

Colchester United manager Tony Humes is set to make a decision on Dan Holman’s immediate future this week.

Bean admits he may have played his last game for U's

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:42am Thursday 16th October 2014

Marcus Bean admits he may have played his last game for Colchester United.

ATHLETICS: Golden haul for Striders

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:35pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

DESPITE many of the Springfield Striders’ top runners having had a busy schedule lately, there was another tidy haul of medals at the Essex County Championships were held at the Tiptree 10 miles on Sunday.

RUGBY: Hoult seals dramatic late win

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:44pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A penalty kick from Simon Hoult two minutes from time sealed a dramatic 30-27 win for Chelmsford at home to Norwich.

CLARETS: City set up plum cup tie with Barnet

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Clarets boss Mark Hawkes

3:26pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

CHELMSFORD City set up a mouth-watering FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round home tie against Conference Premier leaders Barnet after beating Whitehawk in Monday’s replay.






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