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Chase Lane are the champions

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

CHASE Lane Primary School’s girls’ football team have been crowned regional champions.

U's striker Holman joins Shots on loan

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:17pm Friday 24th October 2014

Colchester United striker Dan Holman has signed for Conference Premier side Aldershot Town on a month's loan.

Shield success for Cooper

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

FRINTON Golf Club’s men played for the University Shield.

Barratt and Clark celebrate a dramatic cup victory

Braintree and Witham Times: THE TEE TOURNAMENT:  A golf tournament will raise funds for RNLI

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THERE was a thrilling finish to Clacton Golf Club’s mixed pairs Hulton Cup final.

Manning praises troops after latest crushing win

Braintree and Witham Times: rugby ball - cxz

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

HARWICH and Dovercourt Rugby Club powered to another big victory.

Crucial win for Acorns

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

LITTLE Oakley bounced back to winning ways thanks to a 2-0 success at Coggeshall.

Runners preparing for a testing start

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

HARWICH Runners are preparing for a challenging start to the new cross-country season.

Bryan secures the premier title

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THE Tendring Summer League held its finals and presentation night at Clacton Railway Club.

U's open contract talks with key duo

Braintree and Witham Times: Happy - Freddie Sears (left) celebrates his goal against Coventry City. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90351-06)

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Colchester United have opened contract talks with leading goalscorer Freddie Sears.

Iron star Matt hoping to return at Weymouth

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

MATT Paine is hoping to return to Braintree Town first-team action in tomorrow’s FA Cup tie at Weymouth.

Kimble hoping for a bumper turnout for FA Cup tie

Braintree and Witham Times: Garry Kimble. Picture: LOUISE SMITH

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

WITHAM TOWN boss Garry Kimble has issued a rallying cry for the public to get behind his team and help them make FA Cup history.

Shocked Glenn admits attitudes must change

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:27pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

FC CLACTON manager Glenn Eldridge says his players let the club’s fans down during Saturday’s shock 4-2 defeat against Ely City.

Parkes says club’s future looks bright

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:22pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CLACTON Hockey Club are in a “fantastic” place, according to long-serving skipper Carl Parkes.

Semi spot for boxer Charlie

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CLACTON Boxing Club’s Charlie Forte has booked his place in this year’s national novice Amateur Boxing Association semi-finals.

Aaron: timely win felt incredible

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:19pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CLACTON Rugby Club skipper Aaron Johnston hopes his side can go from strength to strength after their first victory of the season.

U's suffer injury blow after winger Wright is ruled out for the rest of the season

Braintree and Witham Times: Comeback trail - Drey Wright has missed much of this season because of a knee injury. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO74606-14)

2:58pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Colchester United have suffered an injury blow after winger Drey Wright was ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament knee injury.

Humes - U's are growing in belief

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:07am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Tony Humes believes the character Colchester United have shown in recent games shows the growing belief that exists among his players.

McCarthy open to Hewitt extending U's stay

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has said he open to Elliott Hewitt extending his loan spell with Colchester United.

Frustration for Wilson

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:44pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

HEYBRIDGE Swifts boss Keith Wilson was left frustrated by his side’s defeat against visiting Harlow Town.

Jammers boss pleased despite defeat

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:47pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ALAN Kimble was pleased by his Maldon and Tiptree side’s performance despite their defeat at the hands of Needham Market.

Berquez agonised over decision to leave Jammers

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

OLLIE Berquez has admitted agonising over his decision to leave Maldon and Tiptree.

Brayley believes it's time for Burnham Ramblers to face harsh reality

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BURNHAM Ramblers boss Bertie Brayley believes it is time to make some hard decisions.

Thriller for Buchan at Brands Hatch

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

IN an exciting National Superstock 1000 race at Brands Hatch, Danny Buchan almost pulled off the win of the season.

Duguid could resume playing career after leaving the U's

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Karl Duguid has left his coaching role at Colchester United - and is considering reviving his playing career.

U's hopeful over Kent head injury

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:49pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Colchester United are confident that defender Frankie Kent did not suffer any concussion following his head injury in their 2-1 win over Chesterfield.

Humes hails U's character after Chesterfield triumph

Braintree and Witham Times: Welcome return - Freddie Sears in the U's 2-0 defeat against MK Dons, when he started his first game in six weeks. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

10:49pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Colchester United manager Tony Humes praised his side's character after they came from behind to beat Chesterfield 2-1 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Sears scores superb late winner as U's beat Chesterfield

Braintree and Witham Times: Happy - Freddie Sears (left) celebrates his goal against Coventry City. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90351-06)

10:38pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Freddie Sears scored a superb late winner as Colchester United came from behind to beat Chesterfield and record back-to-back home wins for the first time in more than two years.

Mixed cup fortunes for Stanway and Clacton

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STANWAY ROVERS booked their place in the next round of the Thurlow Nunn League's Challenge Cup tonight thanks to a dramatic 2-1 victory against Cornard United.

Jammers and Swifts fall to 4-2 defeats

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Maldon and Tiptree fell to a 4-2 defeat at Needham Market.

Marks sees red as Iron suffer defeat at Barnet

Braintree and Witham Times: Sean Marks. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

9:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BRAINTREE Town slid to their fourth straight defeat after losing 3-0 at Barnet.

U's keen on extending Hewitt loan from Ipswich Town

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Colchester United manager Tony Humes says he would be interested in speaking to Ipswich Town about extending Elliott Hewitt's loan spell at the club.

Jon Waldron - my views on the U's

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The news that a further three players have extended their contracts at Colchester United has been warmly received by supporters.

Chapman: Clacton have the mental steel to bounce back from shock defeat

10:42am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FC CLACTON’S Wayne Chapman insists his side have the mental steel to recover from their shock setback against Ely.

Smith at the double as U's youngsters win at Leeds United

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

11:09am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A brace from Dominic Smith helped Colchester United’s under-21s claim a superb 2-1 win at Leeds United.

Loan spell has made Holman more determined to be a success at U's

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Dan Holman says his disappointing loan spell at Wrexham has made him even more determined to be a success at Colchester United.

Gordon urged to fight for his place at U's

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Tony Humes has challenged defender Ben Gordon to fight to regain his place in Colchester United’s starting line-up.

U's youngsters will relish Leeds United test, says McGreal

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:26am Monday 20th October 2014

John McGreal believes Colchester United’s under-21 clash with Leeds United is another example of why it was essential they secured Category Two academy status.

We need to kill teams off, admits U's boss Humes

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:36am Monday 20th October 2014

Tony Humes admits Colchester United must be more ruthless if they are to climb further away from the League One drop zone.

Swifts and Regent go through but Ramblers and the Jammers lose out

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:09pm Sunday 19th October 2014

SIX-SHOOTING Heybridge Swifts made progress in the FA Trophy.

Sears strike earns U's share of the spoils

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:52pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A fine goal by leading goalscorer Freddie Sears helped Colchester United claim a point in a 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe United this afternoon.

Carter wins the General Cup in Hong Kong

Braintree and Witham Times: Ali Carter in action at the Crucible

1:13pm Saturday 18th October 2014

ALI Carter has made a glorious return to the snooker circuit after winning the General Cup, in Hong Kong.

Daisy plots the way to golden delight

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

There were individual and team honours for the Hedingham School orienteering team at the British Schools Score Championships in Worcestershire.

Benterman pleased with how players have bounced back

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Halstead Town manager Mark Benterman has been impressed with how his players have bounced back from a disappointing performance this week and feels they can now place themselves back in the Thurlow Nunn League division one promotion mix.

Memorable day for Stanway and Halstead - but one to forget for Clacton and Brantham

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:05pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THERE were very contrasting fortunes for our Thurlow Nunn League contingent.

St Andrew's are honoured with top schools award at inuagural event

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

The sporting achievements of St Andrew’s Primary School’s pupils were recognised with one of the top awards at the inaugural Active Braintree District Sports Awards.

Ipswich defender Sowunmi joins Braintree on month's loan deal

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:05pm Friday 17th October 2014

Ipswich Town central defender Omar Sowunmi is set to travel with Braintree Town to Altrincham tomorrow after joining the Iron on a one-month loan.

Rob nets ninth at Tiptree

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A NUMBER of Harwich Runners took advantage of favourable conditions to clock fast times at the Tiptree ten-mile and Martlesham 10km races.

King has upward vision for Witham Town

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Witham Town captain Paul King believes he and his team-mates should be looking towards the upper part of the Ryman League premier division table rather than over their shoulders at the relegation scrap.

Tendring hoping to make winning start

1:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

TENDRING Volleyball Club are gearing up for what could prove another historic season.

Humes hoping more players will commit their futures to Colchester

Braintree and Witham Times: Focused - Gavin Massey knows it is vital that Colchester United stay in League One this season. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90945-09)

12:44pm Friday 17th October 2014

Tony Humes is hoping more players will follow suit after three of Colchester United’s squad members committed to their future to the club.






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