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Lord's final is main incentive for Napier and Essex

Halstead Gazette:

8:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

Graham Napier says the prospect of playing in a Lord’s final can be the perfect incentive for Essex when they take on Warwickshire in their Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final.

Vose keen to play centre stage for the U's

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

8:12am Thursday 28th August 2014

Dominic Vose has set his sights on nailing down a central role for Colchester United.

Wright injury comeback scuppered by postponement

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

2:43pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Drey Wright’s injury comeback was scuppered after Colchester United’s under-21 clash with Crystal Palace was postponed.

It's too early to panic, insists U's defender Clohessy

Halstead Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Sean Clohessy insists it is still too early to panic over Colchester United’s winless start to the season.

Holman set to feature for U's under-21s at Crystal Palace

Halstead Gazette:

8:13am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Dan Holman is set to feature in Colchester United’s under-21 clash at Crystal Palace this afternoon.

Rugby club on the lookout for more female players

Halstead Gazette:

8:27am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Colchester Rugby Club are hoping to cash in on the success of England’s recent World Cup triumph and attract more girls and ladies to the sport.

Stodel looking forward to Rio despite missing out on medal

Halstead Gazette: Looking for a medal - Hannah Stodel is aiming for success in Miami. Picture: Paul Wyeth/RYA

8:18am Tuesday 26th August 2014

West Mersea sailor Hannah Stodel was determined to take the positives despite missing out on a medal at the IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships in Canada.

Witham Town secure a point

Halstead Gazette:

5:57pm Monday 25th August 2014

WITHAM Town held on to their unbeaten Ryman Premier Division record on Bank Holiday Monday.

Braintree make man advantage count this time

Halstead Gazette: Alan Devonshire. Picture: NEIL DADY

4:53pm Monday 25th August 2014

Mitch Brundle’s second goal in as many games and a late second from Michael Bakare saw Braintree Town record their second home win of the season with a 2-0 victory against Nuneaton.

LIVE Braintree Town v Nuneaton

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

2:39pm Monday 25th August 2014

Live updates from Braintree Town's Vanarama Conference Premier game against Nuneaton

Jon Waldron - my views on the U's

Halstead Gazette:

12:36pm Monday 25th August 2014

The embryonic League One season may be barely a fortnight old.

Walker left aggrieved by Doncaster winner

Halstead Gazette: Humbled - Sam Walker has been overwhelmed by the number of goodwill messages he has received from U's fans following his permanent move to Colchester United. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO83735-09)

11:02am Monday 25th August 2014

Colchester United goalkeeper Sam Walker is adamant Doncaster Rovers’ winning goal should not have been allowed to stand.

Race two win sees Lynn extend his GP3 Series lead

Halstead Gazette: Alex Lynn. Picture: GP3 Series Media

11:33am Sunday 24th August 2014

Alex Lynn emerged from the latest round of the GP3 Series at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium with an enhanced lead at the top of the driver standings.

Witham stay unbeaten in the top flight

Halstead Gazette: Garry Kimble. Picture: LOUISE SMITH

10:44am Sunday 24th August 2014

Witham Town continue to enjoy life in the top flight of the Ryman League as they stayed unbeaten with a 3-3 draw at Harrow Borough.

Dunne - U's are not getting the breaks

Halstead Gazette: 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.

9:29pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne felt one goal was always going to decide his side's tight contest against Doncaster Rovers, following the U's 1-0 defeat.

Braintree's fortunes stay the same at Lincoln

Halstead Gazette: Kenny Davis says Braintree's recent results have helped lift them ahead of their gruelling run of Skrill Premier games. Picture: NEIL DADY

5:18pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Braintree Town were unable to make a man advantage for most of the second half count as their poor record against Lincoln City continued at Sincil Bank.

First win for Swifts boss Wilson

Halstead Gazette:

5:09pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Keith Wilson has secured his first win as Heybridge Swifts’ manager.

U's slide to defeat against Doncaster

Halstead Gazette:

4:56pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Colchester United suffered their third successive league defeat after being beaten 1-0 at home by Doncaster Rovers this afternoon.

Lynn to start fifth at Spa

Halstead Gazette:

10:09am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Alex Lynn will start this afternoon's GP3 Series feature race at Spa-Francorchamps in fifth place on the grid after morning qualifying in Belgium.

The French Connection

Halstead Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE transformation of the U’s first team into a side based upon Academy graduates is happening week by week, so smoothly that it is easy to overlook.

Lynn won't mind if Spa lives up to its soggy reputation

Halstead Gazette: Alex Lynn. Picture: Malcolm Griffiths GP3 Series Media

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Alex Lynn won’t mind a bit of wet weather if the Spa-Francorchamps circuit lives up to its reputation as the GP3 Series returns this weekend after a four-week break.

Dunne confident first U's win is just around the corner

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Joe Dunne says there is no anxiety among his Colchester United players, as they go in search of their first win of the season.

Decision lies ahead for Devonshire

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

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire admits he has a decision to make.

Witham skipper stays positive in relegation battle

Halstead Gazette: Witham skipper Leroy Facey. Picture: ADRIAN RUSHTON

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Witham Cricket Club captain Leroy Facey is confident that his players are all pulling in the right direction to ease them away from relagation danger.

Witham players will keep feet firmly planted

Halstead Gazette:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Witham Town’s unbeaten start to life in the top flight of the Ryman League isn’t about to start going to the heads of their players.

David's delight after St Andrews triumph

Halstead Gazette:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Colchester Golf Club teenager Ben David says it was an “honour” to win the Eden Trophy at St Andrews.

Freddie can be U's 20-goal striker

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Freddie Sears can break the 20-goal mark for Colchester United this season - providing the U’s continue to carve out goalscoring opportunities.

Paine positive on making return from knee injury

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Matt Paine is hoping that he will be able to return to Braintree Town action within the next four to six weeks.

Jennings savours his Wimbledon experience

Halstead Gazette:

4:49pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Colchester Officers’ Tennis Club coach Leon Jennings says he enjoyed making his Wimbledon debut – despite bowing out at the first hurdle.

Dunne won't change the way U's play

Halstead Gazette:

4:44pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Joe Dunne insists he has no intention of changing the way Colchester United play - despite their winless start to the season.

Tyrone returns to the head of the pack

Halstead Gazette:

2:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Young karting ace Tyrone Stansfield returned to the head of the EasyKart British Cadet Championship pack at the sixth round at Llandow in Wales.

Hollie's Horse of the Year dreams come true

Halstead Gazette:

2:03pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Young rider Hollie Crowe’s dreams have come true as she has booked her place at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show at the NEC in Birmingham in October.

Stephens content to take a draw

Halstead Gazette:

6:11pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Colchester and East Essex skipper Ben Stephens admits he was content with a draw against fellow promotion-chasers Hadleigh and Thundersley.

Watt makes injury comeback in U's under-21 opener

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

5:36pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Sanchez Watt played his return from injury as Colchester United's under-21s played out a 0-0 draw with Sheffield United in their Professional Development League opener.

LIVE Witham Town v Grays Athletic

Halstead Gazette: Garry Kimble. Picture: ADRIAN RUSHTON

7:54pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Live updates from the Witham Town's Ryman League premier division clash with Grays Athletic

Plenty of goals in Tuesday night's Ryman League games

Halstead Gazette:

10:05pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Maldon and Tiptree were held to a draw by visiting Ware.

Dunne urges U's to stay positive after Notts County defeat

Halstead Gazette:

10:31pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Joe Dunne admitted he was “desperately disappointed” after his Colchester United side were beaten 2-1 at Notts County tonight.

U's slip to narrow defeat at Notts County

Halstead Gazette:

9:52pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Colchester United are still searching for their first win of the League One season after losing 2-1 at Notts County tonight.

Dunne hoping time is right to end Meadow Lane hoodoo

Halstead Gazette:

11:43am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne is confident his side can end their recent poor record against Notts County tonight.

U's skipper Okuonghae ready to return

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Magnus Okuonghae is set to return from suspension for Colchester United at Notts County tonight.

Ibehre - first U's victory is just around the corner

Halstead Gazette:

9:09am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Jabo Ibehre feels Colchester United’s early League One performances show they aren’t far away from their first win of the season.

Frankie's performance helps Joe's spending power

Halstead Gazette:

9:55am Monday 18th August 2014

The assured debut of young Frankie Kent may have handed Colchester United manager Joe Dunne some invaluable extra spending power.

Joe sees positives in encouraging performance at high-fliers

Halstead Gazette: Staying cool - Colchester United manager Joe Dunne is confident his side can avoid a situation where they have to battle against the drop. Picture: WARREN PAGE

5:59pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne saw plenty of positives from his team's performance despite their 2-1 League One defeat by Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

U's still looking for first win after defeat at Bristol

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

4:59pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Colchester United were left still searching for their first League One win of the season as they were beaten 2-1 at Bristol City.

LIVE Bristol City v Colchester United

Halstead Gazette: 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

1:39pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Live updates from Ashton Gate as Colchester United face Bristol City in League One

Dragons and Seasiders march on in the FA Cup

Halstead Gazette:

9:26pm Saturday 16th August 2014

WIVENHOE TOWN and FC CLACTON took pride of place as north Essex sides embarked on their FA Cup campaigns.

Tale of two halves for the Iron

Halstead Gazette:

5:02pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Braintree Town suffered a role reversal in their Conference Premier match against visiting Chester.

Mixed results in the Ryman League

Halstead Gazette:

5:28pm Saturday 16th August 2014

There were wins for Witham Town and Maldon and Tiptree in the Ryman League.

The French Connection - Jim French's weekly look at Colchester United

Halstead Gazette:

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

WITH the August sun beating down we were entertained to a solid and start to the season, with a 2-2 draw against Lee Johnson’s Oldham Athletic last Saturday.

Harrop is pinning his hopes on a much-needed cup run

Halstead Gazette: Taking the reins - Angelo Harrop is the new manager at Stanway Rovers

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

STANWAY ROVERS boss Angelo Harrop is pinning his hopes on a much-needed FA Cup run.

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