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Vose scores twice as U's beat Daggers

Halstead Gazette: County chance - Dominic Vose will feature for Colchester United in their essex Senior Cup tie against Billericay Town tonight (kick-off 7.45pm). Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

4:37pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Dominic Vose scored twice as Colchester United won 4-3 at Dagenham and Redbridge in their latest pre-season friendly.

Yet more qualifying success for amazing Alex

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

9:34am Saturday 26th July 2014

Alex Lynn held his nerve at the Hungaroring to keep his remarkable run of GP3 Series qualifying successes going.

Duo return from injury as U's draw their friendly with Dover

Halstead Gazette: Bright young thing - Sammie Szmodics is one of a number of young players to feature in Colchester United's first team this season. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

10:52pm Friday 25th July 2014

Sanchez Watt and Jabo Ibehre both returned from injury as Colchester United played out a 2-2 draw with Conference Premier side Dover Athletic in their latest pre-season friendly.

Witham basketball ace shines on the regional stage

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Jess Hopkins has taken her basketball progression beyond county level and on to the regional stage as she helped take the East of England side to victory in an inter-regional tournament at Lilleshall.

Braintree are optimistic ahead of the start of the season

Halstead Gazette: Hendon seal home success

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Braintree Rugby Club are looking forward to playing competitive games again after an encouraging start to their pre-season preparations.

Dunne wants to test psychology of U's squad

Halstead Gazette: Up for the battle - Colchester United boss Joe Dunne knows how important his side's crunch game against Tranmere Rovers is tomorrow. Picture: WARREN PAGE

1:49pm Friday 25th July 2014

Colchester United will take the unusual step of staying overnight for a friendly match when they play Dover Athletic this evening.

Town boss pleased to have kept squad together

Halstead Gazette: James Stevens. Picture: JIM PURTILL

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Garry Kimble is pleased to have kept the core of his Witham Town squad together as they continue building towards their first-ever season in the Ryman League premier division.

Big weekend in store for Colchester and East Essex

Halstead Gazette:

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Colchester and East Essex Cricket Club are gearing up for one of the most important weekends of their season.

Injury concerns may lead to additional pre-season game for Braintree

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

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire has said he may look to add an additional pre-season fixture to his team’s list of summer games to give some of his players more of a chance to gain match fitness.

Ambrose open to U's deal

Halstead Gazette:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Darren Ambrose says he would consider a move to Colchester United if an offer came his way.

Gilbey sidelined by shin injury

Halstead Gazette:

3:21pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Joe Dunne has revealed Alex Gilbey needed stitches after limping out of Colchester United's pre-season friendly against Ipswich Town last night.

U's boss Dunne is coy on possible Ambrose signing

Halstead Gazette:

12:37pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Joe Dunne refused to be drawn on the possibility of Darren Ambrose staying for a longer spell following his surprise appearance for Colchester United against former club Ipswich Town last night.

Ambrose starts for U's in Ipswich friendly defeat

Halstead Gazette: Doubtful: Darren Ambrose could miss Palace's Championship opener on Saturday

9:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Darren Ambrose was a surprise inclusion in Colchester United's starting line-up for their pre-season friendly defeat at the hands of Ipswich Town tonight.

Iron may be missing players as they head to face local rivals

Halstead Gazette: Chez Isaac may be out for several weeks with knee ligament damage.

2:05pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire said he may be missing a few of his players when they travel to Chelmsford City for a pre-season friendly tonight.

U's new signings all set to start against Ipswich Town

Halstead Gazette:

10:39am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Colchester United’s quartet of summer signings are all expected to start their pre-season friendly against neighbours Ipswich Town tonight.

Braintree lose but result is irrelevant on a special night for Brad

Halstead Gazette: Brad Quinton: Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

9:19pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Braintree Town lost their pre-season friendly against Ipswich Town at the Amlin Stadium as a young Suffolk side edged a 1-0 win.

Kent scores for U's in friendly defeat

Halstead Gazette:

4:51pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

An inexperienced Colchester United side were beaten 2-1 at Essex neighbours Southend United in a behind-closed-doors friendly this afternoon.

U's to take on Southend in pre-season friendly

Halstead Gazette:

8:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Colchester United continue their preparations for the new season when they travel to play Southend United in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Roots Hall this afternoon.

U's restructure player recruitment team

Halstead Gazette:

8:17am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Colchester United have restructured the way they recruit new players.

Ipswich Town visit as Braintree Town honour one of their greats

Halstead Gazette: Quinton positive over comeback from knee surgery

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Braintree Town will honour one of their greatest ever servants tonight as the Iron continue their pre-season campaign with a game against Ipswich Town.

Free Colchester United team poster in today's Daily Gazette!

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

In today's Daily Gazette, don't miss your free full colour poster of Colchester United's 2014-15 squad, sporting their brand new kit.

Dunne hails summer signings at Colchester United Open Day

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

7:59pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Joe Dunne spoke highly of his new signings at Colchester United's Open Day this afternoon.

Wraight opens the scoring as Witham secure first win

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

10:51pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Witham Town secured the first win of their pre-season campaign as they won 3-1 at Burnham Ramblers.

Lynn looking for further points accumulation after second spot at Hockenheim

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

10:44pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Alex Lynn admitted that his Carlin team car wasn’t at its best as he had to settle for second place in the GP3 Series feature race at Hockenheim in Germany.

Kenny is spot on as Iron beat the Shrimpers

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

10:21pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Braintree Town won their latest pre-season friendly as League Two side Southend United were beaten 2-1 on a warm day at the Amlin Stadium.

In-form Sears scores four as Colchester thrash Leiston

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

8:47pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Freddie Sears scored four times as Colchester United kept up their free-scoring pre-season with an 8-1 win at Ryman Premier side Leiston.

Lynn keeps stunning run of front-row form going at Hockenheim

Halstead Gazette: Alex Lynn. Picture: GP3 Series Media

10:48am Saturday 19th July 2014

Alex Lynn kept his incredible run of GP3 Series success going in Germany by booking second place in qualifying at Hockenheim.

Central defender remains Devonshire's priority

Halstead Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Signing a new central defender remains the priority for Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire.

Top-of-the-table clash kicks-off Coggeshall's Cricket Week

Halstead Gazette: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

3:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Coggeshall Cricket Club are ready for their top-of-the-table clash with Frinton as the leading lights in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship go head-to-head at Harefield tomorrow.

Braintree are looking for consistency to get promotion drive back on track

Halstead Gazette: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Braintree Cricket Club's players know they need to find consistency to get their Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship division two promotion campaign back on track.

Witham still need to be better starters

Halstead Gazette:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Witham Cricket Club’s players need to get over their early-innings malaise if they are going to give themselves a chance of staying in the top flight of the Marsall Hatchick Two Counties Championship.

Bronze Joy for CATs sprinter at Alexander Stadium

Halstead Gazette:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Colchester and Tendring Athletic Club sprinter Joy Ogunleye enhanced her flourishing reputation by winning bronze at the English Schools Track and Field Championships.

Colchester skipper Stephens praised ahead of another vital fixture

Halstead Gazette:

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Colchester and East Essex chairman Andrew Kennedy has hailed skipper Ben Stephens’ leadership qualities this season.

Lynn knows qualifying could hold the key at Hockenheim

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Alex Lynn knows the showdown of qualifying could go a long way to deciding his success as the GP3 Series joins the Formula One Championship in moving to Hockenheim in Germany this weekend.

Dunne wants to improve bond between U's players and fans

Halstead Gazette:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Joe Dunne wants his Colchester United players to create a stronger bond with their supporters this season.

U's hit the goal trail again in Sudbury win

Halstead Gazette: Promise - Sammie Szmodics made a big impression after forcing his way into Joe Dunne's first team at Colchester United, last season.

9:44pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Colchester United chalked up another friendly win tonight when they ran out 4-1 winners over AFC Sudbury.

U's set to reveal new captain

Halstead Gazette:

2:15pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Colchester United are about to unveil their new captain - with Alex Gilbey a prime candidate to lead them into battle this season.

Iron legend Brad wants to say thanks to fans at "emotional" testimonial

Halstead Gazette:

1:22pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Bradley Quinton’s days of playing for Braintree Town appear to have finally come to an end.

Level three life set to start with a home date for Witham

Halstead Gazette: Garry Kimble. Picture: ADRIAN RUSHTON

9:21am Thursday 17th July 2014

Witham Town's life in the Ryman League premier division will kick-off on August 9 with a home game against Lewes.

Essex edge narrow win over Hampshire in thrilling game at Colchester

Halstead Gazette:

3:45pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Essex Cricket Club ran out narrow two-wicket winners over Hampshire in a thrilling LV County Championship division two game at Colchester this afternoon.

Smith scores twice for U's under-21s in friendly win

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

2:06pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Dominic Smith scored twice as Colchester United's under-21s emulated the U's first team when they ran out 4-1 winners in their friendly at Brantham Athletic.

Dunne welcomes battle for places in U's attack

Halstead Gazette:

1:42pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Joe Dunne is happy to see the battle for a place in Colchester United's attack hot up.

Scoreline doesn't bother Alan but he admits there's work to be done

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

11:58pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire wasn’t bothered by the 6-1 scoreline as his team were beaten by a strong Norwich City side in their pre-season clash at the Amlin Stadium.

Canaries deliver masterclass as Iron get a good work-out

Halstead Gazette: Sean Marks. Picture: NEIL DADY

9:39pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Norwich City delivered a footballing masterclass as Braintree Town opened their pre-season games at the Amlin Stadium.

LIVE Braintree Town v Norwich City

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

7:54pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Live updates from Braintree Town's pre-season friendly against Norwich City

U's go goal crazy at Heybridge

Halstead Gazette:

9:29pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The goals flowed at Scraley Road tonight as Colchester United ran out 8-0 winners over Heybridge Swifts in their latest pre-season friendly.

Moncur set to feature for U's

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

George Moncur is set to feature again for Colchester United tonight when they take on Heybridge Swifts at Scraley Road.

Iron hope for bumper crowd as former Premier League side visit

Halstead Gazette: Lee Harding.

10:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Braintree Town chairman Lee Harding is hoping there will be a sizeable crowd when they welcome Norwich City to the Amlin Stadium tonight after more than 2,000 turned up to see the Canaries face Dereham Town at the weekend.

Thompson glad to be back after ending ten-month exile

Halstead Gazette:

10:40am Monday 14th July 2014

Colchester United defender Josh Thompson says he is looking forward to enjoying his football again after finally ending his injury nightmare.

Iron hit the goal trail as pre-season friendlies begin in earnest

Halstead Gazette:

10:14pm Saturday 12th July 2014

BRAINTREE TOWN hit the goal trail in their two pre-season friendlies on Saturday.

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