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Relief and delight - the look on Devonshire's face says it all

Essex County Standard: Alan Devonshire. Picture: NEIL DADY

10:10pm Friday 18th April 2014

The look of relief on the face of Braintree Town boss Alan Devonshire was matched only by that of delight as his team picked up three vital Skrill Premier points against Dartford.

Hamann's heroics and Kenny's wonder strike earn Iron a crucial three points

Essex County Standard: Nick Hamann. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

6:05pm Friday 18th April 2014

It may have been a slender victory, but what this result could mean to Braintree Town is huge.

Dunne: we're not feeling sorry for ourselves

Essex County Standard: Facing the media - Joe Dunne gives his post-match interview following Colchester United's 2-0 defeat at Meadow Lane.

6:25pm Friday 18th April 2014

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne is staying positive about his side’s survival chances – despite suffering a costly 1-0 defeat at home to Oldham Athletic today.

U's slip to defeat at home to Oldham

5:39pm Friday 18th April 2014

COLCHESTER United’s relegation fears deepened this afternoon after slipping to a 1-0 defeat at home to Oldham Athletic.

Live U's v Oldham Athletic - live!

2:27pm Friday 18th April 2014

Stay tuned for live updates from today's big match between Colchester United and Oldham Athletic, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Dunne wants his players to adopt an “aggressive mindset”

Essex County Standard: Switch - U's boss Joe Dunne has criticsed the decision to move Colchester United's game at Swindon Town to tomorrow night. Picture: STEVE BRADING

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne wants his players to adopt an “aggressive mindset” for their remaining League One fixtures.

Wright hopeful of being fit for Easter fixtures

Essex County Standard: Planning ahead - David Wright hopes to enter into coaching when he eventually calls time on his playing career. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

DAVID Wright says he should be fit for Colchester United’s double-header of Easter fixtures.

U's future is in safe hands

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.

3:08pm Thursday 17th April 2014

COLCHESTER United’s future is in safe hands - as proven by their championship-winning young guns.

Carter: I still believe I can win world crown

Essex County Standard: Cool head – Ali Carter is vying for the £32,000 prize at the Shoot-Out in Blackpool

3:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ALI Carter has not given up on his dream of being crowned world champion.

Kimble reveals his new nickname after Witham's latest Great Escape

Essex County Standard: Garry Kimble. Picture: LOUISE SMITH

1:58pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Garry Kimble says he has acquired a new nickname after his players staged the latest episode of their Great Escape.

Late goals put Witham Town top - finally

Essex County Standard: Kris Newby scores the vital second goal for Witham againsy Chatham. Picture: JIM PURTILL

7:48am Thursday 17th April 2014

Witham Town have taken the initiative in the race for the Ryman League division one north title as late goals once again came to their salvation.

Rymer seals a vital win for Regent but Seasiders are defeated at Norwich

Essex County Standard: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

7:22am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BRIGHTLINGSEA Regent have given their promotion hopes a major boost by winning twice in four days.

Harwich ABC boxer John Wheatley toughs it out to win Eastern title

Essex County Standard: Body shot – John Wheatley piles the pressure on Liam Goodjohn. Picture: MAXINE CLARKE

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HARWICH ABC’s John Wheatley dug deep to lift an Eastern Counties crown.

Iron frustrated by Gateshead

Essex County Standard: Alan Devonshire. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

9:58pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Braintree Town were frustrated by Gateshead as this Skrill Premier play-off tussle ended in a goalless stalemate at the Amlin Stadium.

Alastair Cook puts Essex in charge going into the final day against Derbyshire

Essex County Standard: Alastair Cook. Pictures Gavin Ellis/TGS Photos

6:52pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ENGLAND Test captain Alastair Cook came within 19 runs of a double-century to put Essex on the front foot in their County Championship Division Two match against Derbyshire.

Nathan will be keeping it simple

Essex County Standard: Nathan McDonald. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

11:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Nathan McDonald knows he doesn’t need to do anything out of the ordinary to try to impress when he returns to the Braintree Town starting line-up tonight.

Dunne sings the praises of "exceptional" defender Wynter

Essex County Standard: New arrival - Alex Wynter has joined Colchester United on loan from Premier League outfit Crystal Palace. Picture: NEIL EVERITT

10:53am Tuesday 15th April 2014

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne has sung the praises of “exceptional” defender Alex Wynter.

Jammers hit four against Aveley

Essex County Standard: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

9:48pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Maldon and Tiptree secured an emphatic win against Aveley.

Swifts play-off push is on course

Essex County Standard: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

9:55pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Heybridge Swifts continued their play-off push with a good win against Tilbury.

Sears sky-high after rocketing his tally into double figures

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

4:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

TWO-GOAL hero Freddie Sears was sky-high after rocketing his tally into double figures and firing Colchester United to a precious victory at Stevenage.

Dunne is keeping his feet firmly on the ground

Essex County Standard: Facing the media - Joe Dunne gives his post-match interview following Colchester United's 2-0 defeat at Meadow Lane.

10:58am Monday 14th April 2014

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne is keeping his feet firmly on the ground – despite watching his side produce a scintillating second-half performance to win 3-2 at Stevenage.

Dunne pays credit to his U's players after thrilling win at Stevenage

Essex County Standard: Video: Colchester United manager Joe Dunne reflects on Swindon Town setback

6:05pm Saturday 12th April 2014

MAGNIFICENT.

Sears scores twice as U's secure a vital victory at Stevenage

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

5:37pm Saturday 12th April 2014

COLCHESTER United produced a scintillating second-half performance to secure a precious 3-2 victory at Stevenage.

Live Stevenage v U's - live!

2:30pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Stay tuned for updates from Colchester United's big League One match at Stevenage.

The Iron deny Luton at Kenilworth Road

Essex County Standard: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

5:38pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Ten-man Braintree Town held off leaders Luto to claim a victory that keeps them two points outside the play-off places.

Swifts keep play-off push on course

Essex County Standard: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

6:24pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Heybridge Swifts secure a 3-1 win to keep their play-off hopes on course

Regent reign at Haverhill

Essex County Standard: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

7:12pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Brightlingsea Regent kept their promotion push on course.

We don't want to be a League Two club, insists U's attacker Massey

Essex County Standard: Focused - Gavin Massey knows it is vital that Colchester United stay in League One this season. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90945-09)

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Colchester United’s players have not talked about the possibility of being relegated, according to Gavin Massey.

Dunne - U's fans' support can lift us at Stevenage

Essex County Standard: Backing - Colchester United fans were out in numbers at Broadhall Way last season and the U's are hoping for a bumper away turnout tomorrow. Picture: WARREN PAGE

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Hundreds of Colchester United fans are set to make the trip to Stevenage for their relegation six-pointer tomorrow.

Colchester snap up Kiwi youngster Cam

Essex County Standard: High hopes - new Colchester and East Essex CC captain Ben Stephens has welcomed the arrival of their new overseas player, Cam Hawkins.

4:41pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Colchester and East Essex Cricket Club have been boosted by the signing of Kiwi teenager Cam Hawkins, ahead of a brand new season.

Vose is still sure that U's will beat the drop

Essex County Standard: Confident - Dominic Vose is sure that Colchester United can preserve their League One status. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90945-05)

4:17pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Dominic Vose is adamant out-of-sorts Colchester United can rediscover their spark and stay in League One.

Play-offs will mean a trim for Iron fan Daniel

Essex County Standard: Daniel Turner has vowed to lose his locks if Braintree get into the Skrill Premier play-offs this season.

3:29pm Thursday 10th April 2014

One of the most distinctive haircuts on the Amlin Stadium terraces is set to disappear if Braintree Town finish the season in the Skrill Premier play-off places.

U's fans send out SOS

Essex County Standard: All stand - U's fans at the Weston Homes Community Stadium this season. Picture: LOUISE SMITH (CO82083-01)

11:35am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Colchester United supporters are sending out an SOS ahead of their crunch basement battle with Stevenage this weekend.

Seasiders pick up a valuable point on the road

Essex County Standard: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

9:56pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

FC CLACTON picked up a hard-earned and valuable point at high-flying Gorleston tonight, drawing 1-1.

Regent suffer a blow after losing at Mildenhall

Essex County Standard: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

9:44pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

BRIGHTLINGSEA Regent suffered a 2-0 defeat at Mildenhall Town tonight.

Swifts boost promotion hopes by beating Brentwood

9:43pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

HEYBRIDGE Swifts boosted their promotion dream by running out 3-1 winners in tonight’s Ryman One North contest at home to Brentwood.

Iron's play-off hopes dented by Silkmen

Essex County Standard: Alan Devonshire. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

9:36pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Braintree Town missed the chance to move back into the Skrill Premier play-off places after losing 1-0 at home to Macclesfield Town.

My views on the U's

Essex County Standard: Video: Colchester United manager Joe Dunne reflects on Swindon Town setback

4:32pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

COLCHESTER’S body-blow at home to Tranmere sparked a rather unfortunate post-match discussion among the press pack, in the minutes spent waiting for U’s boss Joe Dunne.

Dunne: I take full responsibility

Essex County Standard: Determined - Colchester boss Joe Dunne knows all of his side's games are important between now and the end of the season. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO89565-123)

4:24pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne is prepared to carry the can for his side’s current malaise.

Devonshire hopes players will return

Essex County Standard: Dan Sparkes is hoping to return to action after his wrist injury turned out not to be a fracture. Picture: NEIL DADY

10:56am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire is hoping that some of his battle-weary troops will be back to being fighting fit as they continue their assault on the Skrill Premier play-offs tonight.

Walker - we must pick ourselves up

Essex County Standard: Realistic - Colchester United goalkeeper Sam Walker admits they are in "deep trouble" following a damaging 2-1 defeat against Tranmere Rovers. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

7:56am Monday 7th April 2014

Colchester United’s Sam Walker admitted his side are in deep trouble after the hammer-blow of their 2-1 defeat by Tranmere Rovers.

It's one game too far for Braintree

Essex County Standard: Luke Daley. Picture: NEIL DADY

11:50pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Braintree Town’s players and manager agreed that their Skrill Premier game against Salisbury City was one too many after the gruelling time that they’ve had this week.

U's boss Dunne admits his side are in "very serious trouble"

Essex County Standard: Assessing the conditions - Colchester United manager Joe Dunne says he thinking of making changes in order for his team to cope with the soggy Community Stadium pitch against Shrewsbury Town.

6:10pm Saturday 5th April 2014

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne admitted his side are in “very serious trouble”.

U's suffer a costly defeat at home to Tranmere

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

5:34pm Saturday 5th April 2014

COLCHESTER United’s relegation fears intensified after sliding to a fourth straight defeat this afternoon, going down 2-1 at home to Tranmere Rovers.

U's v Tranmere - live!

2:27pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Stay tuned for live updates from today's big six-pointer between Colchester United and Tranmere Rovers, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium

We're not feeling the play-off pressure: Holman

Essex County Standard: Dan Holman celebrates one of his two goals at Southport earlier this week. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

7:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Despite getting themselves into the thick of the Skrill Premier promotion race with some stunning results in recent weeks, Braintree Town striker Dan Holman feels there is no pressure on the team.

Devonshire is delighted as long week ends with a well-earned point

Essex County Standard: Dean Wells. Picture: NEIL DADY

9:47am Friday 4th April 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire was understandably delighted with his players and the excellent team effort shown by all of them as they ended a long week on the road with a draw at FC Halifax Town.

Gloves are off for U's boss Dunne ahead of vital Tranmere clash

Essex County Standard: Up for the battle - Colchester United boss Joe Dunne knows how important his side's crunch game against Tranmere Rovers is tomorrow. Picture: WARREN PAGE

8:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Joe Dunne has labelled Colchester United’s relegation showdown with Tranmere Rovers as a “season-defining” game.

Gruelling week ends with Braintree sitting fourth

Essex County Standard: Make some noise - Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire wants fans to cheer his side on. Picture: Neil Dady

10:07pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Braintree Town's gruelling week of travelling ended with them sitting fourth in the Skrill Premier table after a 0-0 draw at FC Halifax Town.

Drey's on the Wright track for U's

Essex County Standard: Back in the fold - Drey Wright came on as a second-half substitute at Peterborough for his first appearance for nearly seven months.

5:01pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Drey Wright handed Colchester United a boost after making his first senior appearance for nearly seven months following his return from knee surgery.







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