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

Halstead Gazette: 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

Halstead Gazette:

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

Halstead Gazette:

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.

Witham looking to be stronger at both ends

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Witham Town know they haven’t got what they deserved from their last two Ryman League premier division games so they will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host East Thurrock United tonight.

Colchester claim big win over Ipswich

Halstead Gazette:

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

Halstead Gazette:

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

Halstead Gazette:

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

Halstead Gazette:

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

Halstead Gazette:

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

Halstead Gazette:

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

Halstead Gazette:

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

Halstead Gazette: 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

Halstead Gazette: 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

Halstead Gazette:

10:37am Sunday 21st September 2014

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

Storms bring waterlogging woe for Witham

Halstead Gazette:

9:05pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Witham Town's hopes of Ryman League premier division action were sunk by torrential rain in the early part of the day ahead of their game against Kingstonian.

Unusual experience as Braintree draw a blank at Eastleigh

Halstead Gazette: Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire. Picture STEVE ARGENT

8:52pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Braintree Town had the unusual experience of not scoring as their Vanarama Conference Premier trip to Eastleigh ended in a 1-0 defeat.

U's play out goal-less draw with Bradford

Halstead Gazette: 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.

Important step for Elliott as he earns Academy selection

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Halstead triathlete Elliot Swallow has taken an important step forward by being selected for the Triathlon England Eastern Region Junior and Youth Academy.

Miller will be like a new signing for Town

Halstead Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Halstead Town manager Mark Benterman feels the return of Nick Miller will be like having a new signing on board for their trip to Great Yarmouth Town today.

Frinton seal their promotion to the East Anglian Premier League

Halstead Gazette:

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

Halstead Gazette:

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

Halstead Gazette:

5:34pm Friday 19th September 2014

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

Marathon maestro Andy completes remarkable challenge

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Halstead Road Runners long-distance legend Andy Wilmot successfully completed the Great Barrow Challenge by running a remarkable ten marathons in ten days.

Joyner bids to retain his world karting crown

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

The way his bid for CIK-FIA European Championship glory ended has sharpened karting ace Tom Joyner’s focus as he heads to France to try to retain his KF class world title this weekend.

Witham will be better placed to take the step up

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Witham Hockey Club men’s captain Richard Marshall feels they are now much better placed to deal with playing in East League division two than the last time they took the step up.

Lawrence hungry for more U's action after debut to remember

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Byron Lawrence is unlikely to forget his Colchester United debut in a hurry.

Parkinson - managing U's was a "fantastic experience"

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Phil Parkinson has described his time at Colchester United as a “great learning curve”.

Coach Joslin hopes for a stronger Braintree side

Halstead Gazette:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Braintree Rugby Club coach Brian Joslin saw the positives in the Black and Ambers’ performance as they opened their London League division two north east season with a defeat by Holt.

Witham set to review after safeguarding top-flight status

Halstead Gazette:

10:40am Friday 19th September 2014

Witham Cricket Club skipper Leroy Facey said he and his players will sit down soon to review their season and see where they can improve for next year.

Mulley is on his way to double-figures target

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

James Mulley has made a good start to reaching his target of more than ten Braintree Town goals this year and will be looking to add to his tally as the Iron head to Eastleigh in the Vanarama Conference Premier tomorrow.

Humes upbeat ahead of Bradford clash

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Tony Humes insists his Colchester United players will head into their home game with Bradford City in upbeat mood, despite the manner of their midweek defeat against Sheffield United.

Kimble's relief after midweek call-off

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Witham Town manager Garry Kimble is relieved that his players have had a chance to rest this week after a hectic recent run of games.

Healey's loan move is put on hold

Halstead Gazette: Colchester United FC vs Oldham Athletic FC

2:23pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Colchester United's pursuit of Cardiff City striker Rhys Healey has been put on hold following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's departure from the Championship club.

Witham to face Lewes in the FA Cup

Halstead Gazette:

8:37am Thursday 18th September 2014

Witham Town now know that they will face Lewes in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup on September 27.

Trophy success for Colchester and Tendring athletes

Halstead Gazette:

4:49pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Colchester and Tendring Athletic Club scooped their first team trophy for several years at the East Anglian League Finals, in Bury St Edmunds.

Bullets' Ryan rides to take national BMX title

Halstead Gazette:

2:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Ryan Hutchinson ensured there was individual as well as collective glory for Braintree Bullets BMX Club after the final round of the British BMX Series at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.

U's dramatic defeat against Blades was "massively disappointing" admits Humes

Halstead Gazette:

10:47pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Tony Humes admits his Colchester United players were left devastated by their dramatic 3-2 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United.

Braintree overcome injuries to claim another win

Halstead Gazette: Jordan Cox. Picture: NEIL DADY

9:51pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Braintree Town’s injury-ravaged squad overcame the odds to continue their recent run of results in the Vanarama Conference Premier with a 3-1 win at Aldershot Town.

Jammers lose first game after Spillane's exit

Halstead Gazette:

9:55pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Maldon and Tiptree’s first game following the departure of manager Terry Spillane ended in defeat.

U's relinquish two-goal lead to suffer dramatic Blades defeat

Halstead Gazette:

9:58pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Colchester United relinquished a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at home to Sheffield United tonight.

Wright scores twice as U's under-21s see off Bees

Halstead Gazette:

5:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Drey Wright marked his comeback from injury with two goals as Colchester United's under-21s battled back from two goals down to beat Brentford 3-2 at Florence Park.

U's linked with Cardiff City striker Healey

Halstead Gazette:

4:28pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Colchester United have been linked with a loan move for Cardiff City striker Rhys Healey.

Jon Waldron - my views on the U's

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Confidence can mean so much in football.

Humes won't rush into defensive loan signings

Halstead Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Colchester United boss Tony Humes insists he will not make any “knee-jerk reactions” after skipper Magnus Okuonghae was ruled out for four games.

Kent ready to make first home start for U's

Halstead Gazette:

10:23am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Teenager Frankie Kent says he is ready to answer Tony Humes’ call and make his first home start for Colchester United against Sheffield United tonight.

Braintree boss has never known a worse time with injuries

Halstead Gazette: Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire. Picture STEVE ARGENT

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Alan Devonshire admits he has never experienced a worse list of injuries to senior players in his time as Braintree Town manager as the one he faces ahead of their Vanarama Conference Premier trip to Aldershot Town tonight.

Eldridge ready to “unleash” new Polish signing

Halstead Gazette:

10:58am Tuesday 16th September 2014

FC CLACTON manager Glenn Eldridge is ready to “unleash” new Polish signing Bartlomiej Włodarski.

Spillane was a victim of his early success

Halstead Gazette: Terry Spillane led the Motormen to the FA Cup second round this season. Picture: Adam Holt

10:56am Tuesday 16th September 2014

FORMER MALDON & TIPTREE boss Terry Spillane believes he was a victim of his early success in the Park Drive hot-seat.

Witham's reward is a home tie in the FA Cup

Halstead Gazette:

12:18pm Monday 15th September 2014

Witham Town's reward for their 4-0 FA Cup win at Bowers and Pitsea on Saturday is to have been handed a home tie in the second qualifying round.

Sanchez wants more goals after getting off the mark

Halstead Gazette:

11:33am Monday 15th September 2014

Sanchez Watt is hoping to hit the goal trail for Colchester United after hitting the net for the first time in nearly eight months.




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