Colchester United's play-off dream ended on Saturday - despite an excellent 3-0 win at newly-crowned champions Lincoln City.

The U's were in fine form at Sincil Bank, with Sammie Szmodics' brace and Brennan Dickenson's opener giving them a comprehensive victory.

It looked for a long time that they were going to make the League Two play-offs, with results elsewhere also going in their favour.

But Jamille Matt's 87th-minute equaliser at Morecambe meant it was Newport County - and not the U's - who clinched the fourth and final play-off spot.

Following a dramatic final day of the season, U's players and fans took to Twitter to give their thoughts.


Frankie Kent

Gutted. Did everything we could today, thank you for all your support over the season👍🏻 go again next year

Ethan Ross

To go and do what we did today and not quite make it really hurts, performances from everybody today superb! the fans were terrific not just today but the whole season, we all really appreciate it!

Frank Nouble

3-0 win away at the champs done all we could today wasn’t to be thank you for all the support all year 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿use this pain for next year !!!

Ryan Jackson

Took care of business today that’s all we could do! Been a good season shame to just miss out on playoffs but we’ll be back stronger & hungrier than ever

Brennan Dickenson

Great way to end the season. Gutted to miss out! Unreal performance form the boys 🔥 happy to get a goal. Fans were unreal today so thank you!

Sam Saunders

Another top performance from the lads we did all we could, it just wasn’t meant to be. Can’t believe the seasons over was just getting going

Harry Pell

Sickening. Has to be next year... Thankyou for your support throughout the season.



Unbelievably proud of that #colu

Matt Byford

Showed a bit of pride against MK and Lincoln.. but these results ultimately add frustration for us fans.. where were they when dropping 4pts to NL Notts County, plus many more such as Yeovil recently.

Ollie Garnett

Absolutely heartbreaking. No matter what people say, one month ago we deserved to be no where near those playoffs and beating two promoted teams in the last two games has been a great effort from the boys. I’m heartbroken. Utterly heartbroken, but couldn’t be more proud 😅💜#colu


Absolutely gutted with how the season ended today. Even though we should have been finishing in the playoffs (minimum) I’m proud of that team out there today. 🤞🏻 we can keep hold of most the squad and give it another go next season #colu

Chris Bright

Couldn’t be any more prouder to be a #colu fan today results didn’t go our way but the performance was a joy to see a cracking away day. Onto next season have a great summer all


3 minutes. So close. Can’t fault the effort and determination showed today, one point that’s all. Bring on next season. ⚽️🔵⚪️ #ColU

Harry King

Mad away day, One the best away days I’ve had supporting them and the team played so well. Go again next year❤️🔵⚪️ @ColU_Official #colu