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Regent are held, Swifts are stunned and Maldon are defeated by a late goal at Tilbury

Halstead Gazette:

9:59pm Saturday 25th October 2014

BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT had to be content with a share of the spoils from today's scrappy Ryman One North draw at home to Barkingside.

More precious points for Stanway and Brantham, while Halstead book their place in the KO Cup semi-final

Halstead Gazette:

9:43pm Saturday 25th October 2014

STANWAY ROVERS climbed to fourth in the Thurlow Nunn League premier division after an impressive 4-2 victory at home to Ipswich Wanderers.

FA Cup adventure is over for Witham

Halstead Gazette:

9:35pm Saturday 25th October 2014

WITHAM Town's FA Cup adventure came to an unfortunate end today, as Garry Kimble's side lost 2-1 at home to Weston-super-Mare.

Iron held to goal-less draw at Weymouth

Halstead Gazette:

5:09pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Braintree Town will have it all to do again after being held to a draw in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round.

Battling U's claim a point at Swindon

Halstead Gazette: On the comeback trail - Gavin Massey is back in training for Colchester United following a hamstring injury. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO77907-08)

4:53pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Colchester United came from behind twice to claim a 2-2 draw with Swindon Town in an entertaining contest at the County Ground this afternoon.

Colchester hoping juggernaut continues against basement boys

Halstead Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE Colchester Rugby Club juggernaut continues to rumble on in London League division one north.

Johnston hoping timely victory is the first of many

Halstead Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

CLACTON Rugby Club skipper Aaron Johnston hopes his side can go from strength to strength after their first victory of the season.

U's striker Holman joins Shots on loan

Halstead Gazette:

1:17pm Friday 24th October 2014

Colchester United striker Dan Holman has signed for Conference Premier side Aldershot Town on a month's loan.

Iron star Matt hoping to return at Weymouth

Halstead Gazette:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

MATT Paine is hoping to return to Braintree Town first-team action in tomorrow’s FA Cup tie at Weymouth.

Kimble hoping for a bumper turnout for FA Cup tie

Halstead Gazette: Garry Kimble. Picture: LOUISE SMITH

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

WITHAM TOWN boss Garry Kimble has issued a rallying cry for the public to get behind his team and help them make FA Cup history.

U's open contract talks with key duo

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

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Colchester United have opened contract talks with leading goalscorer Freddie Sears.

U's suffer injury blow after winger Wright is ruled out for the rest of the season

Halstead Gazette: Comeback trail - Drey Wright has missed much of this season because of a knee injury. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO74606-14)

2:58pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Colchester United have suffered an injury blow after winger Drey Wright was ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament knee injury.

Humes - U's are growing in belief

Halstead Gazette:

8:07am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Tony Humes believes the character Colchester United have shown in recent games shows the growing belief that exists among his players.

McCarthy open to Hewitt extending U's stay

Halstead Gazette:

7:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has said he open to Elliott Hewitt extending his loan spell with Colchester United.

Duguid could resume playing career after leaving the U's

Halstead Gazette:

2:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Karl Duguid has left his coaching role at Colchester United - and is considering reviving his playing career.

U's hopeful over Kent head injury

Halstead Gazette:

12:49pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Colchester United are confident that defender Frankie Kent did not suffer any concussion following his head injury in their 2-1 win over Chesterfield.

Humes hails U's character after Chesterfield triumph

Halstead Gazette: Welcome return - Freddie Sears in the U's 2-0 defeat against MK Dons, when he started his first game in six weeks. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

10:49pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Colchester United manager Tony Humes praised his side's character after they came from behind to beat Chesterfield 2-1 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Sears scores superb late winner as U's beat Chesterfield

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

10:38pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Freddie Sears scored a superb late winner as Colchester United came from behind to beat Chesterfield and record back-to-back home wins for the first time in more than two years.

Mixed cup fortunes for Stanway and Clacton

Halstead Gazette:

9:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STANWAY ROVERS booked their place in the next round of the Thurlow Nunn League's Challenge Cup tonight thanks to a dramatic 2-1 victory against Cornard United.

Jammers and Swifts fall to 4-2 defeats

Halstead Gazette:

9:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Maldon and Tiptree fell to a 4-2 defeat at Needham Market.

Marks sees red as Iron suffer defeat at Barnet

Halstead Gazette: Sean Marks. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

9:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BRAINTREE Town slid to their fourth straight defeat after losing 3-0 at Barnet.

U's keen on extending Hewitt loan from Ipswich Town

Halstead Gazette:

2:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Colchester United manager Tony Humes says he would be interested in speaking to Ipswich Town about extending Elliott Hewitt's loan spell at the club.

Jon Waldron - my views on the U's

Halstead Gazette:

11:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The news that a further three players have extended their contracts at Colchester United has been warmly received by supporters.

Chapman: Clacton have the mental steel to bounce back from shock defeat

10:42am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FC CLACTON’S Wayne Chapman insists his side have the mental steel to recover from their shock setback against Ely.

Smith at the double as U's youngsters win at Leeds United

Halstead Gazette: New arrival - striker Dominic Smith has signed a one-year professional deal with the U's after leaving Crewe. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

11:09am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A brace from Dominic Smith helped Colchester United’s under-21s claim a superb 2-1 win at Leeds United.

Loan spell has made Holman more determined to be a success at U's

Halstead Gazette:

10:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Dan Holman says his disappointing loan spell at Wrexham has made him even more determined to be a success at Colchester United.

Gordon urged to fight for his place at U's

Halstead Gazette:

11:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Tony Humes has challenged defender Ben Gordon to fight to regain his place in Colchester United’s starting line-up.

U's youngsters will relish Leeds United test, says McGreal

Halstead Gazette:

9:26am Monday 20th October 2014

John McGreal believes Colchester United’s under-21 clash with Leeds United is another example of why it was essential they secured Category Two academy status.

We need to kill teams off, admits U's boss Humes

Halstead Gazette:

8:36am Monday 20th October 2014

Tony Humes admits Colchester United must be more ruthless if they are to climb further away from the League One drop zone.

Swifts and Regent go through but Ramblers and the Jammers lose out

Halstead Gazette:

12:09pm Sunday 19th October 2014

SIX-SHOOTING Heybridge Swifts made progress in the FA Trophy.

Witham are pegged back in a draw at Peacehaven

Halstead Gazette: John Watson may make his first appearance for Witham this season as they entertain Ilford at Spa Road on Saturday. Picture: STEVE ARGENT

7:34pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Six goals in the first hour of their match at Peacehaven and Telscombe saw Witham Town return with another Ryman League premier division point to their name.

Iron made to pay once more as early dominance isn't capitalised on

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

7:19pm Saturday 18th October 2014

For a second week running, Braintree Town were made to pay for not making more of the chances they created by a side that started the day lodged in the Vanarama Conference Premier’s relegation zone.

Sears strike earns U's share of the spoils

Halstead Gazette:

4:52pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A fine goal by leading goalscorer Freddie Sears helped Colchester United claim a point in a 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe United this afternoon.

Carter wins the General Cup in Hong Kong

Halstead Gazette: Ali Carter in action at the Crucible

1:13pm Saturday 18th October 2014

ALI Carter has made a glorious return to the snooker circuit after winning the General Cup, in Hong Kong.

Lynn looks at the big picture in GP3 title race

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Alex Lynn said he is looking at the big picture in the GP3 Series title race after just mising out on claiming the 2014 crown at Sochi.

Memorable day for Stanway and Halstead - but one to forget for Clacton and Brantham

Halstead Gazette:

7:05pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THERE were very contrasting fortunes for our Thurlow Nunn League contingent.

Ipswich defender Sowunmi joins Braintree on month's loan deal

Halstead Gazette:

5:05pm Friday 17th October 2014

Ipswich Town central defender Omar Sowunmi is set to travel with Braintree Town to Altrincham tomorrow after joining the Iron on a one-month loan.

Joslin confident that Black and Ambers can turn around their slow start

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Braintree Rugby Club joint coach Brian Joslin is sure that they will turn around their disappointing start to the season.

King has upward vision for Witham Town

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Witham Town captain Paul King believes he and his team-mates should be looking towards the upper part of the Ryman League premier division table rather than over their shoulders at the relegation scrap.

Humes hoping more players will commit their futures to Colchester

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

12:44pm Friday 17th October 2014

Tony Humes is hoping more players will follow suit after three of Colchester United’s squad members committed to their future to the club.

Scunthorpe experience proved the making of U's assistant manager Hall

Halstead Gazette: Casting his eye - U's reserve-team boss Richard Hall will run the rule over West Ham United teenager Jake Young following his appearance for the U's second-string against Oxford United. Picture: LOUISE SMITH (CO42774-03)

12:38pm Friday 17th October 2014

He was teased for being a “southern softie” during his time there.

Hayden books a date at World Darts Championships

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Cressing Social Club and Braintree Open Darts League player Rhys “Lightning” Hayden had a double cause for celebration after playing his way into the televised finals of the BDO’s Lakeside World Championship and the Winmau World Masters tournament.

The French Connection

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

YOU could hear the relief in Gavin Massey’s voice as he talked about his first two goals of the season. He has drive and ambition, and in the afterglow of Saturday’s goals he reflected that after nearly 100 appearances for the U’s he needs to be making his mark.

Witham striker heads to premier division rivals

Halstead Gazette:

12:01pm Friday 17th October 2014

Witham Town striker Josh Mayhew has joined their Ryman League premier division rivals Leiston.

Captain King: This one's for you Tony

Halstead Gazette:

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Witham Town captain Paul King has dedicated the team’s history-making FA Cup win at Needham Market to former club chairman Tony Last.

Sparkes targets even stronger push for Conference play-offs

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Braintree Town midfielder Dan Sparkes feels the Iron can have a stronger push for the Vanarama Conference Premier play-off places this year.

Witham Dolphins star is named as first-ever Sports Personality of the Year

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Success on the national and global stages saw Hannah Ueckermann named as the Sports Personality of the Year at the first-ever Active Braintree District Sports Awards.

Kent puts pen to paper on long-term contract

Halstead Gazette:

4:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Colchester United have tied Frankie Kent to a long-term contract after the teenage defender signed a new three-and-a-half year deal with the U's.

Massey pens new U's deal

Halstead Gazette:

4:27pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Gavin Massey has committed his future to Colchester United after signing a two-year extension at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Eastman signs new U's contract

Halstead Gazette:

3:26pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Tom Eastman has signed a new contract with Colchester United.

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