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Mahon and Clark go top with Winter League win at Colne Valley

Mahon and Clark go top with Winter League win at Colne Valley

Rallying his troops - Kevin Keen wants to secure his first league win as Colchester United manager against Swindon Town on Saturday. Picture: STEVE BRADING CO114334_014

Can last season's Houdini act offer inspiration for the U's in their survival battle?

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Belief - Colchester United midfielder Joe Edwards says each player has to give everything to try and help the club stay in League One. Picture: STEVE BRADING CO108873_10

Edwards ready to give everything to U's cause

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Oakley given home tie in cup semi-finals while Weeley drawn away - if they win their quarter-final

Oakley given home tie in cup semi-finals while Weeley drawn away - if they win their quarter-final

Charlie leads the Bentley cross-country contingent at Parliament Hill

Charlie leads the Bentley cross-country contingent at Parliament Hill

Newcomer Sebastian leads from start to finish

Newcomer Sebastian leads from start to finish

Walton bowlers on a roll after latest win

Walton bowlers on a roll after latest win

Wilkinson clears up on top honours at the Essex Golf and Country Club and gets a handicap trim as well

Wilkinson clears up on top honours at the Essex Golf and Country Club and gets a handicap trim as well

Back in the fold - Tom Lapslie returned from injury in Colchester United under-21s' 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace.

Lapslie makes injury comeback as U's under-21s are beaten

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Up for the challenge - Colchester United defensive duo Frankie Kent and Tom Eastman challenge Southend United captain Adam Barrett for a high ball during the U's derby defeat. BA114743_ 005

Comment - U's must start their ascent soon if they are to succeed in their mountainous challenge

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Jammers fall to leaders

Jammers fall to leaders

Stanway's Danny Slatter and Jamie Shaw

Harrop believes Stanway fully deserve their Thurlow Nunn League award

Regent match at Haringey Borough is postponed

Regent match at Haringey Borough is postponed

Webster expects more rest and recovery time to pay dividends

Webster expects more rest and recovery time to pay dividends

Braintree Golf Club's Steve Hambling has joy at pro-am

Braintree Golf Club's Steve Hambling has joy at pro-am

Great session: Head coach Michelle Young (left), Laura Stephens (centre) and Great Britain hat winner Georgia Bleck.

Laura gives a butterfly masterclass

UMPIRING AMBITIONS: Katie Black, pictured holding the Australian flag aloft (on the far side), volunteered at the recent England v Australia Test series match.

Growing academy reaches its first milestone

Derby duel - Colchester United defender Frankie Kent does battle with Southend United's Stephen Hendrie during the League One clash at Roots Hall. Picture: MAXINE CLARKE BA114743_ 059

Kent - we must all take responsibility for U's results

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No extension - Jake Kean has returned to Norwich City following his loan spell with Colchester United. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO113474_0045)

Keen - "there were a couple of things Jake wasn't happy with"

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Mark Phillips is congratulated on his goal against Chester by his Braintree Town team-mates. Picture: AMY JARVIS

Two columns hold particular interest for Braintree Town's Mark Phillips

Narrow win for Harwich and District Indoor Bowls Club

Narrow win for Harwich and District Indoor Bowls Club

Frinton golfers make a flying start in Mail on Sunday Team Challenge

Frinton golfers make a flying start in Mail on Sunday Team Challenge

Gosfield ladies’ Mail on Sunday captain Jenny Starr.

Double celebration for Gosfield Lake in Mail on Sunday competition

GETTING HIS TACTICS SPOT ON: Harwich’s Pat Allen Cripps (right) enjoyed a clear unanimous points victory against soldier Lee Holmes. Picture: Dave Edwards Photography

Boxer Lucas produces a stand-out performance

Fencer Ashforth books place in British Youth Championships

Fencer Ashforth books place in British Youth Championships

Success: Essex University’s Diego Cisneros Vitor. Picture: Dave Edwards Photography

Debut win for Essex University's Diego Cisneros Vitor

All smiles: Colchester ABC’s  Tommy Reid (right) celebrates with coach Carl Barton.

Colchester ABC's Tommy Reid picks up third win in a row

Simon Torry and Keith Morrell won the Warren's Rabbie Burns stableford

Simon Torry and Keith Morrell won the Warren's Rabbie Burns stableford

Brotherhood E give their hopes of survival a boost

Brotherhood E give their hopes of survival a boost

Evie Williams

Williams sisters power into cross-country finals

Stableford joy for Clacton golfer Josh

Stableford joy for Clacton golfer Josh

GREAT PERFORMANCE:  Rebecca Lowman secured a straight sets victory to lift the County Under-19 Champion title.

Rebecca Lowman claims county table tennis crown

Twelve-dart leg is a highlight for Ind Coope’s Paul

Twelve-dart leg is a highlight for Ind Coope’s Paul

Burnham make progress

Burnham make progress

Success for Jim Fern, Martin Measor and Tony Choat in Five Lakes' Seniors' Winter League

Success for Jim Fern, Martin Measor and Tony Choat in Five Lakes' Seniors' Winter League

Derby duel - Colchester United midfielder Joe Edwards (left) makes a challenge during his side's 3-0 defeat at Southend United. Picture: Stephen D Lawrence

Derby defeat was a "heroic failure" for ten-man U's - Keen

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Flashpoint - Alex Gilbey is shown a red card following his tackle on Southend United midfielder Ryan Leonard in the U's 3-0 defeat at Roots Hall in the Essex derby. Picture: Stephen D Lawrence

Late goals condemn ten-man Colchester to defeat in Essex derby

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Colchester secure win at Bracknell

Colchester secure win at Bracknell

Danny Emmanuel (left). Picture: JIM PURTILL

Witham Town hoping to have Emmanuel back on board

Stanway's purple patch continues with another landslide win

Stanway's purple patch continues with another landslide win

Ryman League round-up: Regent hit four more goals, Witham stun Thurrock, Swifts are pipped by the Hawks and Maldon are held to a stalemate by Aveley

Ryman League round-up: Regent hit four more goals, Witham stun Thurrock, Swifts are pipped by the Hawks and Maldon are held to a stalemate by Aveley

Big hitters seal Playgolf Colchester Texas Scramble success

Big hitters seal Playgolf Colchester Texas Scramble success

Clacton match at Haverhill is postponed

Clacton match at Haverhill is postponed

ON A MISSION: Tendring Volleyball Club’s men’s team have marched into the National Cup semi-finals and now face the might of reigning Super 8s champions and cup holders Team Northumbria. Chester Searle is number 17.

Searle hopeful of more cup heroics

Alan Buckingham and Sam Cummins grab a win in the Maldon Golf Club Ben Volta League

Alan Buckingham and Sam Cummins grab a win in the Maldon Golf Club Ben Volta League

Engines motor into Memorial Cup semi-finals

Engines motor into Memorial Cup semi-finals

Success: Louisa Storey.

Stewart starts ball rolling for Colchester Golf Club's ladies

Inside the Bowl: with Martin Oswick

Inside the Bowl: with Martin Oswick

Oakley and Harwich get set for a return to action

Oakley and Harwich get set for a return to action

Pride at stake - Colchester United defender George Elokobi challenges for a header with Southend United striker David Mooney during the Boxing Day clash between the two sides. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO113469-047)

Keen - derby win can kick-start U's season

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