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Breaking news Joe Dunne leaves U's

Halstead Gazette: On the lookout - U's manager Joe Dunne wants any new signings he makes to have the character. Picture: WARREN PAGE

11:03am Monday 1st September 2014

Joe Dunne has left his role at Colchester United by mutual consent.

Kinsella departs Colchester

Halstead Gazette: Video: Colchester United's assistant manager Mark Kinsella reflects on defeat against Nots County

1:24pm Monday 1st September 2014

Mark Kinsella has left his role as assistant manager, following Joe Dunne's exit from his role as U's boss this morning.

Colchester win promotion at first time of asking

Halstead Gazette: Looking for more success - Colchester captain Ben Stephens will be hoping to help his side continue their solid start to the season against Hutton, this weekend.

9:20am Monday 1st September 2014

Colchester and East Essex have won promotion back to the Shepherd Neame Essex League premier division at the first time of asking.

Eastmond given time off from U's

Halstead Gazette: Back in contention - Colchester United midfielder Craig Eastmond is available again from suspension for tonight's game against MK Dons. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO86651-02)

8:13am Monday 1st September 2014

Craig Eastmond was left out of Colchester United’s squad for their game with Peterborough United after being given time off by boss Joe Dunne.

Dunne urges U's players to keep believing after fourth successive league defeat

Halstead Gazette:

9:21pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne has urged his players to stay positive following their worst start to a league season for nearly 40 years.

U's fall to defeat against Posh

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)

5:09pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Colchester United were beaten 3-1 by promotion-chasing Peterborough United this afternoon, in an eventful game at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Witham Town's unbeaten premier division start is halted at old division one north rivals

Halstead Gazette: Good job - Garry Kimble

8:24pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Witham Town's unbeaten start to life in the Ryman League premier division came to an end in Kent as they were beaten 2-0 at VCD Athletic.

Second-half goals secure third win of the season for Braintree

Halstead Gazette: Dan Sparkes. Picture: NEIL DADY

8:13pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Manager Alan Devonshire was pleased to see his Braintree Town players remain patient and secure their second consecutive 2-0 win in the Vanarama Conference Premier.

The French Connection

Halstead Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

THERE'S no point in saying ‘Ignore the league table until 10 games have been played’. We all look at it, but the season has hardly started, and is decided over 46 games, not four. A win or defeat can move a side eight or 10 places.

U's left-back Gordon learnt from the best

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Having a suitable role model to look up to is a must for any young professional footballer.

Witham must put "nightmare" behind them

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

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Witham Cricket Club captain Leroy Facey has urged his players to put a “nightmare” weekend behind them as they look to get their battle against Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship relegation back on track.

Braintree know promotion fate is in their own hands

Halstead Gazette: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Braintree Cricket Club know three wins from their final three games of the season should see them earn promotion to the top flight of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship.

Charlie isn't looking for a loan move as he closes in on an Iron return

Halstead Gazette:

2:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

Charlie Strutton says he doesn’t want to go out on loan from Braintree Town to build fitness once he returns to action.

Witham have an old score to settle

Halstead Gazette: Witham Town boss Garry Kimble. Picture: STEVE ARGENT

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Witham Town will have an old score to settle when they head to VCD Athletic tomorrow.

Colchester on the verge of promotion

Halstead Gazette: Pleased - Ben Stephens has been encouraged by the start his side have made to life in Shepherd Neame Essex League division one, following last season's relegation. Picture: STEVE ARGENT

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Colchester and East Essex Cricket Club are hoping to seal a return to the Shepherd Neame Essex League top flight at the first time of asking tomorrow.

Bullets duo are new British champions

Halstead Gazette:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Braintree Bullets BMX Club are rejoicing after two of their members were crowned as British champions.

Dunne - U's need to be at their maximum to beat high-flying Posh

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Joe Dunne insists it will not be a case of mission impossible for Colchester United when they take on high-flying Peterborough United tomorrow.

Harwich ready for new season

Halstead Gazette: rugby ball - cxz

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

HARWICH and Dovercourt began their pre-season on July 2 and have been training extremely hard since.

Seasiders tagged as cup underdogs

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

GLENN Eldridge believes his FC Claton side will start as underdogs when they travel to play London Tigers in the FA Cup preliminary round, on Saturday.

Devonshire strengthens forward options with signing of Akinola

Halstead Gazette: Alan Devonshire. Picture: NEIL DADY

8:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire has done what he said he would and strengthened his squad with a new signing.

Why GP3 Series win meant so much to Alex Lynn

Halstead Gazette:

6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Alex Lynn showed on the GP3 Series podium how much his win at Spa-Francorchamps meant to him as he extended his overall lead in the championship driver standings.

Devonshire still looking to add to his squad

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

2:36pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire is still hoping to bring in a new player this week.

Notley council chairman achieves his dream

Halstead Gazette:

2:33pm Thursday 28th August 2014

John Clarke realised a lifelong dream of representing Great Britain when he raced for Team GB at the European Duathlon Championships at Weyer in Austria.

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.

Marvell racks up appearance record for FC Clacton

Halstead Gazette:

4:48pm Thursday 28th August 2014

LOYAL Kyelan Marvell has been praised after becoming FC Clacton’s highest-ever appearance maker.

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.



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