Colchester United got their pre-season off to a convincing start with a comfortable 6-0 win over non-league outfit Heybridge Swifts.

Ian Henderson and Freddie Sears both scored twice in a one-sided first half, where the U's were dominant at Scraley Road.

Colchester boss John Ward made wholesale changes at half-time and a new U's XI took to the field for the second half.

Substitute Tosin Olufemi scored twice in the second half, as Colchester claimed a comfortable victory.

Trialists Merrick James-Lewis and Jackson Ramm both featured for Colchester.