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Colchester keep heat on the leaders after another bonus-point win

Halstead Gazette:

8:53am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Colchester Rugby Club won their third successive bonus point victory to stay second in the division after winning 37-18 at Luton in London League division one north.

U's striker Sears makes a case for the defence

Halstead Gazette:

8:47am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Freddie Sears believes Colchester United’s new-found defensive solidity has been a key reason for their upturn in fortunes under Tony Humes.

No wins in Ryman league for Regent,Swifts, Witham or Ramblers

Halstead Gazette:

9:56pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Heybridge Swifts couldn’t extend their winning run at Cheshunt.

Gutsy display by the Iron earns them a point against the leaders

Halstead Gazette: Jordan Cox. Picture: NEIL DADY

9:44pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Braintree Town put in one of their most gutsy performances in recent seasons to take a 1-1 draw against the Vanarama Conference Premier’s leaders.

LIVE BraintreeTown v Barnet

Halstead Gazette: Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire. Picture NEIL DADY

7:43pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Live updates from the Amlin Stadium as Braintree Town host Barnet in the Vanarama Conference Premier

Jon Waldron - my views on the U's

Halstead Gazette: Tussle - Colchester United midfielder Marcus Bean battles with Coventry goalscorer Callum Wilson during the U's 2-1 victory. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90351-26)

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

It has certainly been an eventful month for Colchester United.

Fingers crossed for Devonshire over injury list ahead of leaders' visit

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

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire hopes there are no more injury problems ahead of his team’s home game against Vanarama Conference Premier leaders Barnet tonight.

U's starlet Sembie-Ferris deserved his call-up

Halstead Gazette: Colchester United FC vs Oldham Athletic FC

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Teenager Dion Sembie-Ferris deserved his call-up to Colchester United's first-team squad, according to boss Tony Humes.

Bonne on target but U's under-21s are beaten by Birmingham

Halstead Gazette: Future prospect - Colchester United are hoping to produce more talented youngsters to emulate Macauley Bonne and progress to their first team. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

8:42am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Colchester United's under-21s were beaten 3-1 by Birmingham City to fall to only their second defeat of the Professional Development League Two season.

Goalscoring debut was a memorable moment for U's loanee Healey

Halstead Gazette:

8:26am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Colchester United debutant Rhys Healey says scoring his first-ever Football League goal is a moment he will never forget.

Witham hope to make home advantage count when leaders come to town

Halstead Gazette:

8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Witham Town manager Garry Kimble is hoping his team can continue to use their home advantage when the Ryman League premier division’s front-runners visit the Village Glass Stadium tonight.

Witham handed trip to Marketmen in the FA Cup

Halstead Gazette:

12:35pm Monday 29th September 2014

Witham Town have been handed an away game in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Alan Kimble is appointed Maldon manager

Halstead Gazette:

8:55am Monday 29th September 2014

ALAN Kimble has been appointed as the new manager of Maldon and Tiptree.

Mann hits a hat-trick for Brantham, Wivenhoe held at home and defeats for Clacton and Halstead

Halstead Gazette:

12:18am Sunday 28th September 2014

THERE was no doubting the result of the weekend in the Thurlow Nunn League as an Ollie Mann-inspired BRANTHAM ATHLETIC romped to a 4-0 victory at Thetford.

Devonshire content as Braintree and Halifax cancel each other out

Halstead Gazette: Alan Devonshire. Picture: NEIL DADY

8:09pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire felt it was a case of two “decent” sides cancelling each other out as the Iron and FC Halifax Town shared a point apiece in a goalless draw at the Amlin Stadium.

Humes delight after U's win at Crewe

Halstead Gazette: 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.

6:20pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Tony Humes was delighted with his side's second-half display after they ran out 3-0 winners at Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road.

Witham equal best-ever FA Cup run with win against Lewes

Halstead Gazette: Tom Wraight in action for Witham last season. Picture: JIM PURTILL

4:53pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Witham Town booked their place in the third qualifying round draw of this season’s FA Cup with a 4-1 win against Lewes.

U's claim emphatic win at Crewe after super second-half display

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

4:46pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Colchester United secured an impressive 3-0 win over struggling Crewe Alexandra to claim their first league victory at Gresty Road for the first time since 1986.

LIVE FA CUP Witham Town v Lewes

Halstead Gazette: Garry Kimble. Picture: STEVE ARGENT

2:53pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Live updates from Witham Town's FA Cup second qualifying round tie against Lewes at the Village Glass Stadium

Black and Ambers look for similar display on derby day

Halstead Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

Braintree Rugby Club may still be looking for their first win of the London League division two north east season, but they know victories will come if they perform like they did in their 24-22 defeat at Enfield Ignatians.

Johanson: This was one we could have won

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Witham Rugby Club were left ruing a nervy start as they reflected on a defeat in a game that skipper Steve Johanson felt they could have won.

Suett hits hat-trick for Witham on the opening day

Halstead Gazette:

4:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

Witham Hockey Club’s men made a flying start to life back in division two of the East league with a convincing win over Letchworth seconds.

Five-star show from Phoenix Ladies

Halstead Gazette: Hockey - cxz

4:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Newly-promoted Phoenix ladies put on a five-star show in the second half of their season’s opener against Romford in the premier division of the Essex Women's League.

Bright start for new-look Phoenix men's side

Halstead Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

The new East League division three south east season began brightly for Phoenix with a hard-fought win over a typically resolute Clacton side.

Impressive start to Islanders' life at their new home

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Mersea Island Rugby Club made an impressive start to life at their new home at the Glebe with a comprehensive 38-20 victory over Ipswich YM.

Witham look to make the most of home advantage in the cup

Halstead Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Witham Town assistant manager Brad King knows how important home advantage could be in tomorrow’s FA Cup game against Lewes.

Walker happy to play the role of elder statesman

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

He may only be 22 years young.

Iron boss certain that Sparkes will get his England chance

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Alan Devonshire is certain that Dan Sparkes will get his England chance.

Crunch clash but Humes won't put pressure on U's players

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Tony Humes insists Colchester United’s basement battle at bogey team Crewe Alexandra is not a six-pointer.

Collisions put a dent in Tom's bid to retain World Championship title

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A series of collisions denied Braintree kart driver Tom Joyner the chance of defending his CIK-FIA World Championship title in France.

Enjoyable time at Phil's Captain's Day

Halstead Gazette:

2:48pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Phil Reeve’s Captain’s Day went down a storm at Playgolf Colchester.

Bob and James lift Spitfire Trophy

Halstead Gazette:

2:45pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Clacton Golf Club hosted the RAFA Battle of Britain Open.

Rabbit Cup win for Jim

Halstead Gazette:

2:43pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Jim Bentley burrowed his way to victory in Colchester Golf Club’s Rabbits’ Cup.

Condon loves leading the Seasiders

Halstead Gazette: Signed on- Aaron Condon has penned a contract for FC Clacton

2:39pm Thursday 25th September 2014

FC Clacton's Aaron Condon says the “privilege” of being club captain is helping drive him on to new heights.

Stebbing end their year on a high

Halstead Gazette:

1:05pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Stebbing Bowls Club had a great end to their first season in the North West Essex League as they beat Witham D in a well-contested final to become the division C champions and holders of the LB Brown Cup.

Jesse Ryder at Essex Cricket Club marks new deal with fine unbeaten century

Halstead Gazette:

10:51am Thursday 25th September 2014

JESSE Ryder had another day to remember as Essex moved into a commanding position in their search for an LV=County Championship victory against Worcestershire.

Jesse Ryder signs two year extension at Essex

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

JESSE Ryder has given Essex a massive lift by signing a new two-year deal at the club.

Healey - I'll fire U's up the table

Halstead Gazette:

8:03am Thursday 25th September 2014

New loan signing Rhys Healey has vowed to repay Tony Humes’ faith in him by firing Colchester United up the League One table.

Garty wants a long-term replacement for Spillane

Halstead Gazette:

5:11pm Thursday 25th September 2014

MALDON & TIPTREE chairman Ed Garty wants his club’s next manager to be a long-term appointment rather than a “quick fix”.

Essex Senior Cup third round draw

Halstead Gazette:

5:56pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

COLCHESTER United have been drawn away in the third round of the Essex Senior Cup.

Dowsett finishes in 20th place as Sir Bradley Wiggins claims world title

Halstead Gazette: Dowsett in time-trial action last week

3:54pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

ALEX Dowsett couldn’t make an impact in the Road Race World Championships individual time trial.

Tedder-Ward bags a brace as Colchester get off to a winning start

Halstead Gazette: Hockey - cxz

10:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Nick Tedder-Ward scored twice on his debut as Colchester got their new league season off to a great start with a 3-2 win over against newly-promoted Brentwood.

Colchester and East Essex claim title despite defeat

Halstead Gazette:

10:05am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Their season may have ended in a defeat at Mistley, but it didn’t mean Colchester and East Essex fell short in their bid to retain the Piri Piri North Essex League premier division title.

Promotion-chasing Essex hoping to strengthen their grip on Worcestershire match

Halstead Gazette:

9:59am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Worcestershire were put to the sword by Essex at Chelmsford yesterday in a dramatic day of falling wickets.

Wright happy to be back in the fray for U's

Halstead Gazette:

9:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Drey Wright says he is happy to be back in first team action for Colchester United following his return from injury.

Jammers fall to defeat again

Halstead Gazette:

10:13pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Maldon and Tiptree fell to their sixth defeat in a row.

Second half goals get Witham back to winning ways in the league

Halstead Gazette: Tom Wraight in action for Witham last season. Picture: JIM PURTILL

9:40pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Two goals in the second half saw Witham Town return to winning ways in the Ryman League premier division as they won their Essex derby against East Thurrock United.

Bristol Rovers issued with FA warning after incident at Braintree

Halstead Gazette:

9:25pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The Football Association have issued Bristol Rovers with a “strong warning” over the future conduct of their supporters after an incident during their Vanarama Conference Premier game at Braintree Town earlier this month.

LIVE Witham Town v East Thurrock United

Halstead Gazette: (from left) Witham manager Garry Kimble, coach Brad King and assistant manager Johnny Ray. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

7:40pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Live updates from the Village Glass Stadium as Witham Town entertain East Thurrock United in an Essex derby in the Ryman League premier division

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.

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