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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.

Scunthorpe experience proved the making of U's assistant manager Hall

Braintree and Witham Times: Casting his eye - U's reserve-team boss Richard Hall will run the rule over West Ham United teenager Jake Young following his appearance for the U's second-string against Oxford United. Picture: LOUISE SMITH (CO42774-03)

12:38pm Friday 17th October 2014

He was teased for being a “southern softie” during his time there.

Mann is tipped as future star

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

HARWICH Boxing Club head coach Martin Webb has hailed junior Frazer Mann as “one to look out for in the future”.

Harwich produce dominant display

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

HARWICH and Dovercourt Rugby Club enjoyed a 29-7 success at home to Hadleigh, in Eastern Counties League division two south on Saturday.

The French Connection

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

YOU could hear the relief in Gavin Massey’s voice as he talked about his first two goals of the season. He has drive and ambition, and in the afterglow of Saturday’s goals he reflected that after nearly 100 appearances for the U’s he needs to be making his mark.

Bentley are out in force for ten-mile race

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

GREAT Bentley runners earned personal bests and club standards galore at the Tiptree 10.

Sparkes targets even stronger push for Conference play-offs

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Braintree Town midfielder Dan Sparkes feels the Iron can have a stronger push for the Vanarama Conference Premier play-off places this year.

Clarke and Cossens secure victory

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

SIMON Clarke and Emily Cossens emerged victorious when Gunfleet Sailing Club held the second race in their Autumn Series.

Dragons celebrate a milestone anniversary

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

MORE than 200 Dragon Martial Arts School students came together to celebrate their club’s 30th anniversary.

Kent puts pen to paper on long-term contract

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Colchester United have tied Frankie Kent to a long-term contract after the teenage defender signed a new three-and-a-half year deal with the U's.

Nick and Kevin are cup kings

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:19pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE annual Plonkers Cup was played for at Harwich and Dovercourt Golf Club.

Massey pens new U's deal

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:27pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Gavin Massey has committed his future to Colchester United after signing a two-year extension at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Webster: we lacked urgency

Braintree and Witham Times: Brightlingsea Regent fans prepare for the biggest match their club has ever faced.

4:06pm Thursday 16th October 2014

BRIGHTLINGSEA Regent manager James Webster felt a lack of urgency was to blame for his side’s midweek defeat against Cheshunt.

Suzanne seals spot in national finals

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:03pm Thursday 16th October 2014

SWIMMER Suzanne Warren has powered her way into this National Short-Course Championships.

Victory is essential for Seasiders assistant White

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:02pm Thursday 16th October 2014

FC CLACTON assistant boss Mark White insists nothing less than three points will do from Saturday’s home match against Ely City.

Eastman signs new U's contract

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:26pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Tom Eastman has signed a new contract with Colchester United.

Former Wales boss Flynn backs Humes for success at Colchester

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Brian Flynn believes leading Colchester United to a mid-table finish would be an achievement for Tony Humes in his first season in charge.

Tendring hope for another "amazing" year

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:39pm Thursday 16th October 2014

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

Extra-hole defeat for Colchester duo at Daily Mail Foursomes national finals

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:35pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Colchester Golf Club duo David Latta and Mike Sutton suffered an early exit at the Daily Mail Foursomes national finals, in Scotland.

Bailey battles to slender victory at Playgolf Colchester

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:33pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Jon Bailey claimed a narrow victory in the Playgolf Colchester Par/Bogey competition.

Reed's second-half surge takes her clear at Autumn Meeting

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:29pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A strong back nine helped Jane Reed came out top in Colchester Golf Club’s ladies Autumn Meeting.

Humes set for Holman talks

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:47am Thursday 16th October 2014

Colchester United manager Tony Humes is set to make a decision on Dan Holman’s immediate future this week.

Bean admits he may have played his last game for U's

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:42am Thursday 16th October 2014

Marcus Bean admits he may have played his last game for Colchester United.

Kimble looking forward to FA Trophy match

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:54pm Thursday 16th October 2014

IT was heartache for Maldon and Tiptree boss Alan Kimble as his side dropped out of the Essex Senior Cup on penalties.

FA Trophy game is 'massive' for Swifts

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:58pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Heybridge Swifts manager Keith Wilson views this weekend’s FA Trophy clash as a ‘massive’ game for the club.

Ramblers boss looking forward to Regent clash

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:01pm Thursday 16th October 2014

BURNHAM Ramblers ‘self-destructed’ in their defeat to Waltham Abbey, according to boss Bertie Brayley.

Scott will have to wait and see

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:06pm Thursday 16th October 2014

HARRISON Scott’s second season contesting the Dunlop MSA British Formula Ford of Great Britain Championship came to a sensational close at Brands Hatch.

ATHLETICS: Golden haul for Striders

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:35pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

DESPITE many of the Springfield Striders’ top runners having had a busy schedule lately, there was another tidy haul of medals at the Essex County Championships were held at the Tiptree 10 miles on Sunday.

RUGBY: Hoult seals dramatic late win

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:44pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A penalty kick from Simon Hoult two minutes from time sealed a dramatic 30-27 win for Chelmsford at home to Norwich.

CLARETS: City set up plum cup tie with Barnet

Braintree and Witham Times: Clarets boss Mark Hawkes

3:26pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

CHELMSFORD City set up a mouth-watering FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round home tie against Conference Premier leaders Barnet after beating Whitehawk in Monday’s replay.

Watson always wanted to return to the U's

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:34am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Kevin Watson says it was always his desire to return to Colchester United after taking up a part-time coaching role in their academy.

U's are hopeful over Wright injury

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:26am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Colchester United are optimistic that the injury suffered by winger Drey Wright in their under-21 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday is not as bad as first feared.

Penalty heartache for Maldon and Tiptree

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:08pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

It was heartache for Maldon and Tiptree in the Essex Senior Cup as they exited the competition on penalties.

Brightlingsea slip to defeat against Cheshunt

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:07pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

BRIGHTLINGSEA Regent suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Cheshunt, in tonight's Ryman One North contest at North Road.

Sammie sets sights on regular spot for U's

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Sammie Szmodics has set his sights on becoming a Colchester United regular after committing his long-term future to the club.

Jon Waldron - my views on the U's

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

One of the key characteristics of any good manager is their ability to make tough decisions.

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