U's out of Essex Senior Cup after seven-goal thriller

Essex County Standard: Match practice - Andrew Bond completed 90 minutes for Colchester United in their Essex Senior Cup tie at AFC Hornchurch. Picture: WARREN PAGE Match practice - Andrew Bond completed 90 minutes for Colchester United in their Essex Senior Cup tie at AFC Hornchurch. Picture: WARREN PAGE

Colchester United are out of the Essex Senior Cup after losing 4-3 at Blue Square Bet South side AFC Hornchurch.

A U's team featuring the likes of Andy Bond, Matt Heath, Ben Coker and new loan signing George Porter bowed out of the county competition at the quarter-final stage.

Goals from Freddie Ladapo, Alex Gilbey and an own goal by the Urchins' Reiss Noel were not enough to prevent Colchester from being eliminated from the competition.

Colchester will check on the fitness of winger Jack Compton, who limped out of the tie in the first half.

For all of the latest Colchester United news, see the Daily Gazette.

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10:01am Wed 9 Jan 13

Ozzie says...

Are we supposed to be feeling good that the U's lost again, and against inferior, non-league opposition? I have to say I am very disappointed that we have not retained our hold on the cup and to lose to non-league opposition is tantamount to disastrous and smacks of incompetency! No indication as to how well the new players performed, presumably they had little or no impact on the game otherwise we would have won and yet another injury! The situation at Col Utd gets worse! What excuse will the management give this time? Up the U's!!
Are we supposed to be feeling good that the U's lost again, and against inferior, non-league opposition? I have to say I am very disappointed that we have not retained our hold on the cup and to lose to non-league opposition is tantamount to disastrous and smacks of incompetency! No indication as to how well the new players performed, presumably they had little or no impact on the game otherwise we would have won and yet another injury! The situation at Col Utd gets worse! What excuse will the management give this time? Up the U's!! Ozzie
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10:07am Wed 9 Jan 13

Col United says...

How am I not suprised once again Freddie Ladapo scores a goal. But yet he is still not seen as a good enough player for the first team.
How am I not suprised once again Freddie Ladapo scores a goal. But yet he is still not seen as a good enough player for the first team. Col United
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12:07pm Wed 9 Jan 13

United we stand says...

These are indeed dark and uninspiring times to be a Col Utd supporter.
The new players do not have a pedigree that suggests that are likely to "turn things around" for us, anwyway.
I'm expecting yet another frustrating afternoon on Saturday at WHCS but also hoping upon hope that I'm wrong!
These are indeed dark and uninspiring times to be a Col Utd supporter. The new players do not have a pedigree that suggests that are likely to "turn things around" for us, anwyway. I'm expecting yet another frustrating afternoon on Saturday at WHCS but also hoping upon hope that I'm wrong! United we stand
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12:28pm Wed 9 Jan 13

We're not singing anymore!!! says...

So the team had quite a few young players in it and couldn't beat Hornchurch. Yet there are calls to see them step up into the first team.

The way our fans get on the teams back so quickly it woudl be like throwing them to the wolves.
So the team had quite a few young players in it and couldn't beat Hornchurch. Yet there are calls to see them step up into the first team. The way our fans get on the teams back so quickly it woudl be like throwing them to the wolves. We're not singing anymore!!!
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2:36pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Boris says...

Let's get this in proportion. Last night two other local clubs were knocked out of their county cups by lower-league opponents: Chelmsford City and Ipswich Town. So we are not alone. See the E A D T website for details.
Up the U's.
Let's get this in proportion. Last night two other local clubs were knocked out of their county cups by lower-league opponents: Chelmsford City and Ipswich Town. So we are not alone. See the E A D T website for details. Up the U's. Boris
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2:47pm Wed 9 Jan 13

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

Without two or three quality experienced player signings we may as well give up supporting this lot until the management come to their senses. Without being able to score goals at L1 level the situation is hopeless. We may as well go out of the league altogether given the attitude of RC, as attendances get weaker and so too do the budgets. Frankly, they are just not worth watching!
Without two or three quality experienced player signings we may as well give up supporting this lot until the management come to their senses. Without being able to score goals at L1 level the situation is hopeless. We may as well go out of the league altogether given the attitude of RC, as attendances get weaker and so too do the budgets. Frankly, they are just not worth watching! BlueandWhiteBaz
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3:18pm Wed 9 Jan 13

United we stand says...

Boris: If this was an isolated defeat then I would agree with you.
IT IS'NT.
There's been precious little success this season in league 1 or any of the major cup competitions.
I stand by my assessment of "dark and ininspiring times".
And yes, Baz, how much we need those experienced and proven players....no sign of 'em so far - nor any shifting of blue-and-white deadwood, such as Wordsworth, Henderson, Morrison, Bond, Wilson, etc etc........
Boris: If this was an isolated defeat then I would agree with you. IT IS'NT. There's been precious little success this season in league 1 or any of the major cup competitions. I stand by my assessment of "dark and ininspiring times". And yes, Baz, how much we need those experienced and proven players....no sign of 'em so far - nor any shifting of blue-and-white deadwood, such as Wordsworth, Henderson, Morrison, Bond, Wilson, etc etc........ United we stand
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3:33pm Wed 9 Jan 13

We're not singing anymore!!! says...

Boris wrote:
Let's get this in proportion. Last night two other local clubs were knocked out of their county cups by lower-league opponents: Chelmsford City and Ipswich Town. So we are not alone. See the E A D T website for details. Up the U's.
Ok Boris we're not alone but Chelmsford have had their highlight this season already by beating us in the F.A Cup.

Ipswich have started to turn things around and are in the Championship.

While Colchester are out of everything except a relegation battle.

At the moment we couldn't beat anything, including an egg. We're just a bad yolk!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Let's get this in proportion. Last night two other local clubs were knocked out of their county cups by lower-league opponents: Chelmsford City and Ipswich Town. So we are not alone. See the E A D T website for details. Up the U's.[/p][/quote]Ok Boris we're not alone but Chelmsford have had their highlight this season already by beating us in the F.A Cup. Ipswich have started to turn things around and are in the Championship. While Colchester are out of everything except a relegation battle. At the moment we couldn't beat anything, including an egg. We're just a bad yolk!!!!! We're not singing anymore!!!
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4:48pm Wed 9 Jan 13

super waluigi says...

Apart from giving the usual clan negative some extra ammo, this result means nothing.

Leo Messi could have played in this fixture and might have under performed. The senior players are used to nurse them through injury, get them match fit and practice only.

Infact, if I remember, the final last season was remembered for Cousins and his solo great performance (which the clan Negative all forget) and a very poor performance by Mr O'Toole (which clan negative also forget).
Apart from giving the usual clan negative some extra ammo, this result means nothing. Leo Messi could have played in this fixture and might have under performed. The senior players are used to nurse them through injury, get them match fit and practice only. Infact, if I remember, the final last season was remembered for Cousins and his solo great performance (which the clan Negative all forget) and a very poor performance by Mr O'Toole (which clan negative also forget). super waluigi
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6:48pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Steve86 says...

No surprise there then. Lets hope the U's win at the weekend. Up the U's
No surprise there then. Lets hope the U's win at the weekend. Up the U's Steve86
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7:53pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Barside1 says...

I think the comments on here are mild.

Being put out of cups by Chelmsford City and Hornchurch is just not good enough.

Add Yeovil and Northampton into the mix and that's a list that should cause concern.

The club need cup runs to keep the fans interested and make some much needed cash.
I think the comments on here are mild. Being put out of cups by Chelmsford City and Hornchurch is just not good enough. Add Yeovil and Northampton into the mix and that's a list that should cause concern. The club need cup runs to keep the fans interested and make some much needed cash. Barside1
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3:22am Thu 10 Jan 13

Boris says...

We're not singing anymore!!! wrote:
Boris wrote:
Let's get this in proportion. Last night two other local clubs were knocked out of their county cups by lower-league opponents: Chelmsford City and Ipswich Town. So we are not alone. See the E A D T website for details. Up the U's.
Ok Boris we're not alone but Chelmsford have had their highlight this season already by beating us in the F.A Cup.

Ipswich have started to turn things around and are in the Championship.

While Colchester are out of everything except a relegation battle.

At the moment we couldn't beat anything, including an egg. We're just a bad yolk!!!!!
What I was trying to get at was that the other two teams are going pretty well in their respective leagues (though ITFC have only turned themselves round in recent weeks) and should finish the season comfortably. This could happen to the U's too. I don't say it will, but things are on a knife-edge, and a couple of wins could transform our situation. While there's life there's hope. I just hope we get John White back soon, for he is key to a more solid defence.
[quote][p][bold]We're not singing anymore!!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Let's get this in proportion. Last night two other local clubs were knocked out of their county cups by lower-league opponents: Chelmsford City and Ipswich Town. So we are not alone. See the E A D T website for details. Up the U's.[/p][/quote]Ok Boris we're not alone but Chelmsford have had their highlight this season already by beating us in the F.A Cup. Ipswich have started to turn things around and are in the Championship. While Colchester are out of everything except a relegation battle. At the moment we couldn't beat anything, including an egg. We're just a bad yolk!!!!![/p][/quote]What I was trying to get at was that the other two teams are going pretty well in their respective leagues (though ITFC have only turned themselves round in recent weeks) and should finish the season comfortably. This could happen to the U's too. I don't say it will, but things are on a knife-edge, and a couple of wins could transform our situation. While there's life there's hope. I just hope we get John White back soon, for he is key to a more solid defence. Boris
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9:06am Thu 10 Jan 13

We're not singing anymore!!! says...

Boris wrote:
We're not singing anymore!!! wrote:
Boris wrote: Let's get this in proportion. Last night two other local clubs were knocked out of their county cups by lower-league opponents: Chelmsford City and Ipswich Town. So we are not alone. See the E A D T website for details. Up the U's.
Ok Boris we're not alone but Chelmsford have had their highlight this season already by beating us in the F.A Cup. Ipswich have started to turn things around and are in the Championship. While Colchester are out of everything except a relegation battle. At the moment we couldn't beat anything, including an egg. We're just a bad yolk!!!!!
What I was trying to get at was that the other two teams are going pretty well in their respective leagues (though ITFC have only turned themselves round in recent weeks) and should finish the season comfortably. This could happen to the U's too. I don't say it will, but things are on a knife-edge, and a couple of wins could transform our situation. While there's life there's hope. I just hope we get John White back soon, for he is key to a more solid defence.
Fair enough Boris, I understand what you're saying.

I was just trying to saying that it would have been nice to have something to cheer about for a change. I would much rather we stayed up this season but something like doing well in a cup can get the team playing well again.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We're not singing anymore!!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Let's get this in proportion. Last night two other local clubs were knocked out of their county cups by lower-league opponents: Chelmsford City and Ipswich Town. So we are not alone. See the E A D T website for details. Up the U's.[/p][/quote]Ok Boris we're not alone but Chelmsford have had their highlight this season already by beating us in the F.A Cup. Ipswich have started to turn things around and are in the Championship. While Colchester are out of everything except a relegation battle. At the moment we couldn't beat anything, including an egg. We're just a bad yolk!!!!![/p][/quote]What I was trying to get at was that the other two teams are going pretty well in their respective leagues (though ITFC have only turned themselves round in recent weeks) and should finish the season comfortably. This could happen to the U's too. I don't say it will, but things are on a knife-edge, and a couple of wins could transform our situation. While there's life there's hope. I just hope we get John White back soon, for he is key to a more solid defence.[/p][/quote]Fair enough Boris, I understand what you're saying. I was just trying to saying that it would have been nice to have something to cheer about for a change. I would much rather we stayed up this season but something like doing well in a cup can get the team playing well again. We're not singing anymore!!!
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9:12am Thu 10 Jan 13

We're not singing anymore!!! says...

super waluigi wrote:
Apart from giving the usual clan negative some extra ammo, this result means nothing. Leo Messi could have played in this fixture and might have under performed. The senior players are used to nurse them through injury, get them match fit and practice only. Infact, if I remember, the final last season was remembered for Cousins and his solo great performance (which the clan Negative all forget) and a very poor performance by Mr O'Toole (which clan negative also forget).
Super.........
So far, has there been anything this season to be positive about ? (apart from John Ward going). You can hardly blame people for being so negative when there has been little or no hope in sight!!!
[quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: Apart from giving the usual clan negative some extra ammo, this result means nothing. Leo Messi could have played in this fixture and might have under performed. The senior players are used to nurse them through injury, get them match fit and practice only. Infact, if I remember, the final last season was remembered for Cousins and his solo great performance (which the clan Negative all forget) and a very poor performance by Mr O'Toole (which clan negative also forget).[/p][/quote]Super......... So far, has there been anything this season to be positive about ? (apart from John Ward going). You can hardly blame people for being so negative when there has been little or no hope in sight!!! We're not singing anymore!!!
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9:44pm Thu 10 Jan 13

6079 Smith W says...

We're not singing anymore!!! wrote:
Boris wrote:
Let's get this in proportion. Last night two other local clubs were knocked out of their county cups by lower-league opponents: Chelmsford City and Ipswich Town. So we are not alone. See the E A D T website for details. Up the U's.
Ok Boris we're not alone but Chelmsford have had their highlight this season already by beating us in the F.A Cup.

Ipswich have started to turn things around and are in the Championship.

While Colchester are out of everything except a relegation battle.

At the moment we couldn't beat anything, including an egg. We're just a bad yolk!!!!!
Don't kid yourself. City play in the Trophy this weekend now just three games away from Wembley, and we're also still very much involved in the chase for promotion. So if beating you ends up being the season highlight (though I won't lie, it was a fantastic day), May is going to feel rather flat.
[quote][p][bold]We're not singing anymore!!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Let's get this in proportion. Last night two other local clubs were knocked out of their county cups by lower-league opponents: Chelmsford City and Ipswich Town. So we are not alone. See the E A D T website for details. Up the U's.[/p][/quote]Ok Boris we're not alone but Chelmsford have had their highlight this season already by beating us in the F.A Cup. Ipswich have started to turn things around and are in the Championship. While Colchester are out of everything except a relegation battle. At the moment we couldn't beat anything, including an egg. We're just a bad yolk!!!!![/p][/quote]Don't kid yourself. City play in the Trophy this weekend now just three games away from Wembley, and we're also still very much involved in the chase for promotion. So if beating you ends up being the season highlight (though I won't lie, it was a fantastic day), May is going to feel rather flat. 6079 Smith W
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