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Colchester keep heat on the leaders after another bonus-point win

Essex County Standard:

8:53am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Colchester Rugby Club won their third successive bonus point victory to stay second in the division after winning 37-18 at Luton in London League division one north.

U's striker Sears makes a case for the defence

Essex County Standard:

8:47am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Freddie Sears believes Colchester United’s new-found defensive solidity has been a key reason for their upturn in fortunes under Tony Humes.

No wins in Ryman league for Regent,Swifts, Witham or Ramblers

Essex County Standard:

9:56pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Heybridge Swifts couldn’t extend their winning run at Cheshunt.

Jon Waldron - my views on the U's

Essex County Standard: Tussle - Colchester United midfielder Marcus Bean battles with Coventry goalscorer Callum Wilson during the U's 2-1 victory. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90351-26)

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

It has certainly been an eventful month for Colchester United.

U's starlet Sembie-Ferris deserved his call-up

Essex County Standard: Colchester United FC vs Oldham Athletic FC

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Teenager Dion Sembie-Ferris deserved his call-up to Colchester United's first-team squad, according to boss Tony Humes.

Bonne on target but U's under-21s are beaten by Birmingham

Essex County Standard: Future prospect - Colchester United are hoping to produce more talented youngsters to emulate Macauley Bonne and progress to their first team. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

8:42am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Colchester United's under-21s were beaten 3-1 by Birmingham City to fall to only their second defeat of the Professional Development League Two season.

Goalscoring debut was a memorable moment for U's loanee Healey

Essex County Standard:

8:26am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Colchester United debutant Rhys Healey says scoring his first-ever Football League goal is a moment he will never forget.

Alan Kimble is appointed Maldon manager

Essex County Standard:

8:55am Monday 29th September 2014

ALAN Kimble has been appointed as the new manager of Maldon and Tiptree.

Mann hits a hat-trick for Brantham, Wivenhoe held at home and defeats for Clacton and Halstead

Essex County Standard:

12:18am Sunday 28th September 2014

THERE was no doubting the result of the weekend in the Thurlow Nunn League as an Ollie Mann-inspired BRANTHAM ATHLETIC romped to a 4-0 victory at Thetford.

Humes delight after U's win at Crewe

Essex County 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.

6:20pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Tony Humes was delighted with his side's second-half display after they ran out 3-0 winners at Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road.

U's claim emphatic win at Crewe after super second-half display

Essex County Standard: Victory is the aim - Sanchez Watt is targeting all three points against his former club Crawley Town tomorrow. Picture: WARREN PAGE

4:46pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Colchester United secured an impressive 3-0 win over struggling Crewe Alexandra to claim their first league victory at Gresty Road for the first time since 1986.

Crewe Alexandra v Colchester United - live!

Essex County Standard:

2:52pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Stay here for updates of Crewe v Colchester at Gresty Road!

Impressive start to Islanders' life at their new home

Essex County Standard:

2:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Mersea Island Rugby Club made an impressive start to life at their new home at the Glebe with a comprehensive 38-20 victory over Ipswich YM.

Witham look to make the most of home advantage in the cup

Essex County Standard:

1:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Witham Town assistant manager Brad King knows how important home advantage could be in tomorrow’s FA Cup game against Lewes.

Iron boss certain that Sparkes will get his England chance

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Alan Devonshire is certain that Dan Sparkes will get his England chance.

Walker happy to play the role of elder statesman

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

He may only be 22 years young.

Crunch clash but Humes won't put pressure on U's players

Essex County Standard:

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Tony Humes insists Colchester United’s basement battle at bogey team Crewe Alexandra is not a six-pointer.

Enjoyable time at Phil's Captain's Day

Essex County Standard:

2:48pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Phil Reeve’s Captain’s Day went down a storm at Playgolf Colchester.

Bob and James lift Spitfire Trophy

Essex County Standard:

2:45pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Clacton Golf Club hosted the RAFA Battle of Britain Open.

Rabbit Cup win for Jim

Essex County Standard:

2:43pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Jim Bentley burrowed his way to victory in Colchester Golf Club’s Rabbits’ Cup.

Condon loves leading the Seasiders

Essex County Standard: Signed on- Aaron Condon has penned a contract for FC Clacton

2:39pm Thursday 25th September 2014

FC Clacton's Aaron Condon says the “privilege” of being club captain is helping drive him on to new heights.

Jesse Ryder at Essex Cricket Club marks new deal with fine unbeaten century

Essex County Standard:

10:51am Thursday 25th September 2014

JESSE Ryder had another day to remember as Essex moved into a commanding position in their search for an LV=County Championship victory against Worcestershire.

Jesse Ryder signs two year extension at Essex

Essex County Standard:

10:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

JESSE Ryder has given Essex a massive lift by signing a new two-year deal at the club.

Healey - I'll fire U's up the table

Essex County Standard:

8:03am Thursday 25th September 2014

New loan signing Rhys Healey has vowed to repay Tony Humes’ faith in him by firing Colchester United up the League One table.

Garty wants a long-term replacement for Spillane

Essex County Standard:

5:11pm Thursday 25th September 2014

MALDON & TIPTREE chairman Ed Garty wants his club’s next manager to be a long-term appointment rather than a “quick fix”.

Essex Senior Cup third round draw

Essex County Standard:

5:56pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

COLCHESTER United have been drawn away in the third round of the Essex Senior Cup.

Dowsett finishes in 20th place as Sir Bradley Wiggins claims world title

Essex County Standard: Dowsett in time-trial action last week

3:54pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

ALEX Dowsett couldn’t make an impact in the Road Race World Championships individual time trial.

Tedder-Ward bags a brace as Colchester get off to a winning start

Essex County Standard: Hockey - cxz

10:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Nick Tedder-Ward scored twice on his debut as Colchester got their new league season off to a great start with a 3-2 win over against newly-promoted Brentwood.

Colchester and East Essex claim title despite defeat

Essex County Standard:

10:05am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Their season may have ended in a defeat at Mistley, but it didn’t mean Colchester and East Essex fell short in their bid to retain the Piri Piri North Essex League premier division title.

Promotion-chasing Essex hoping to strengthen their grip on Worcestershire match

Essex County Standard:

9:59am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Worcestershire were put to the sword by Essex at Chelmsford yesterday in a dramatic day of falling wickets.

Wright happy to be back in the fray for U's

Essex County Standard:

9:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Drey Wright says he is happy to be back in first team action for Colchester United following his return from injury.

Jammers fall to defeat again

Essex County Standard:

10:13pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Maldon and Tiptree fell to their sixth defeat in a row.

Bonne on target as U's under-21s share spoils with Coventry

Essex County Standard: Macauley Bonne gives Colchester the lead. Picture: Richard Blaxhall/Colchester United

4:35pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Colchester United’s under-21s maintained their solid start to the season with a 2-2 draw with Coventry City.

Jon Waldron - my views on the U's

Essex County Standard:

11:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

It was interesting to hear Phil Parkinson reflect on his time at Colchester United in the aftermath of his return there with Bradford City.

Goalkeeper Reid hoping fine form continues

Essex County Standard:

10:37am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

FC CLACTON are in superb form at both ends of the pitch - something they will hope to continue in tonight’s trip to Whitton United.

Colchester claim big win over Ipswich

Essex County Standard:

8:32am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Colchester dominated their London League division one north match against Ipswich at Mill Road, winning 67-7 and scoring 11 tries in a bonus point victory.

Promotion-chasing Essex ready for vital clash

Essex County Standard:

8:24am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Essex take on Worcestershire today, knowing that a win will leave them in a good position to gain promotion to Division One of the LV= County Championship.

Big incentive for U's under-21s ahead of Sky Blues clash

Essex County Standard:

8:09am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

John McGreal believes the continued emergence of Colchester United’s young starlets this season can be the perfect carrot for the club’s academy players.

U's striker Ibehre still on the sidelines

Essex County Standard:

2:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Jabo Ibehre is likely to have to be patient in his bid to return to first-team action with Colchester United.

Parkinson believes U's have bright future

Essex County Standard:

10:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

Phil Parkinson believes his former club Colchester United have a bright future after his Bradford City side played out a 0-0 draw at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Reds move was right for Holman

Essex County Standard:

9:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

Colchester United manager Tony Humes says playing league football was the main reason behind his loan move to Wrexham.

Moncur loving life under Humes

Essex County Standard:

8:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

George Moncur says he is enjoying life under new Colchester United manager Tony Humes.

Dowsett signs on for another three years with Movistar

Essex County Standard: Another crash – for Alex Dowsett, seen here with a bloodied leg after crashing in the national time-trial championships

11:44am Monday 22nd September 2014

ALEX Dowset has signed a new three-year deal to keep him at Spanish team Movistar.

World Championship bronze for Clark

Essex County Standard: SILVER STAR: Hannah Mills (left) sails to silver with Saskia Clark in the London Olympics.

10:29am Sunday 21st September 2014

SASKIA Clark grabbed World Championship bronze in Spain.

Wilson's Swifts earn bragging rights against Burnham Ramblers

Essex County Standard:

10:37am Sunday 21st September 2014

KEITH Wilson’s Heybridge Swifts secured derby day bragging rights and a welcome winning boost.

U's play out goal-less draw with Bradford

Essex County Standard: Staying put - Alex Gilbey has extended his stay with Colchester United.

4:50pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Colchester United claimed a third clean sheet in four games under Tony Humes following a hard-fought 0-0 draw with Bradford City this afternoon.

Colchester United v Bradford City - live!

Essex County Standard: Road to recovery - Colchester United midfielder Craig Eastmond will continue his comeback from injury tonight at

2:07pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Stay here for live updates of Colchester United's game with Bradford City this afternoon!

Frinton seal their promotion to the East Anglian Premier League

Essex County Standard:

11:02pm Saturday 20th September 2014

FRINTON Cricket Club are heading up to the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

The French Connection - U's fan Jim French's views on Colchester United

Essex County Standard:

7:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

WHAT an incredible week! In four days we have performed brilliantly, and contrived to win in the best possible way, and lose in the worst possible way.

U's complete Healey signing as Holman leaves on loan

Essex County Standard:

5:34pm Friday 19th September 2014

Colchester United have signed Cardiff City striker Rhys Healey on loan until December.







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