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Elliston resigns as Burnham Ramblers boss

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LEE Elliston has resigned as Burnham Ramblers manager.

U's boss Dunne is cool on Ambrose rumours

Braintree and Witham Times: Doubtful: Darren Ambrose could miss Palace's Championship opener on Saturday

4:39pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Joe Dunne has denied that Colchester United are close to signing Darren Ambrose on a permanent basis.

Marilyn makes the finals

Braintree and Witham Times: TABLE-TOPPERS: Gwaun cae Gurwen extended their lead at the top of the Neath and District Bowls League with a win over Ystradgynlais.

3:31pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Marilyn Crane has won through to the national finals of the champion of champions tournament.

Seasiders extend lead at summit

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:27pm Thursday 31st July 2014

CLACTON Cricket Club have opened a massive 66-point lead at the top of division four of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship.

Eldridge: we can be one of best footballing sides in our league

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FC CLACTON manager Glenn Eldridge believes his side will be one of slickest footballing teams in next season’s Thurlow Nunn League.

Ramblers fight back in a pre-season thriller

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:18pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BURNHAM Ramblers fought back from behind to secure an exciting 3-3 draw against FC Romania, in their latest pre-season friendly on Tuesday night.

Spillane is still shuffling his Maldon pack

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:17pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MALDON and Tiptree boss Terry Spillane says he has experienced both sides of management in the last week – signing three new players but releasing three more.

Andy reclaims singles title at county finals

Braintree and Witham Times: bowls - cxz

3:15pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MALDON Bowling Club’s ex-international Andy Squire has won the Essex Singles championship for 2014 and taken the title for the fifth time since 2000.

Keith is confident after rapid rebuild

Braintree and Witham Times: Conference football. Picture: Action Images

3:12pm Thursday 31st July 2014

HEYBRIDGE Swifts boss Keith Wilson has admitted being delighted with his rapid rebuilding work.

Colchester's Fisher wins bronze medal at Commonwealth Games

Braintree and Witham Times: bowls - cxz

11:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

Colchester's David Fisher has won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Bean returns from injury in U's friendly defeat

Braintree and Witham Times: Ready for action - Marcus Bean is keen to get back on the pitch and help Colchester United continue their good form in League One. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO86650-05)

8:17am Thursday 31st July 2014

Marcus Bean returned from injury as Colchester United were beaten 2-0 by Bishop's Stortford in their latest pre-season friendly.

Gilbey set to feature for U's against Bishop's Stortford

Braintree and Witham Times: Staying put - Alex Gilbey has extended his stay with Colchester United.

11:24am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Alex Gilbey is expected to return to action for Colchester United in their pre-season friendly at Bishop's Stortford tonight.

Newson nets twice as Regent claim victory at the Bowl

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:38pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

BEN Newson netted twice as BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT ran out 4-2 winners in their pre-season friendly at FC CLACTON.

Dunne has few complaints after U's draw with Hatters

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

10:14pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne said he had little to complain about after watching his side play out a 2-2 draw with Luton Town in their latest pre-season friendly.

Guttridge denies U's victory in friendly at Luton

Braintree and Witham Times: On the mend - Jabo Ibehre is said to be on the recovery trail after missing the U's last three games because of injury. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO87590-40)

9:45pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Colchester United drew 2-2 with Luton Town in their latest pre-season friendly at Kenilworth Road tonight.

Fisher helps England claim second pool win at Commonwealth Games

Braintree and Witham Times: bowls - cxz

12:36pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Colchester bowls player David Fisher will be aiming to keep his medal hopes on track this afternoon when he competes in the semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games.

Dunne wants defensive improvement ahead of new season

Braintree and Witham Times: Colchester United FC vs Oldham Athletic FC

11:08am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Joe Dunne admits Colchester United need to polish up on their defending before the new League One season starts.

Fisher helps England get off to winning start at Commonwealth Games

Braintree and Witham Times: bowls - cxz

12:35pm Monday 28th July 2014

David Fisher got his Commonwealth Games medal bid off to a perfect start with a 14-10 victory in his opening lawn bowls match in Glasgow.

Practice makes perfect for Vose

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:56am Monday 28th July 2014

Dominic Vose revealed some extra shooting practice proved the catalyst for his two spectacular strikes for Colchester United at Dagenham and Redbridge.

Vose scores twice as U's beat Daggers

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

Halstead must focus on the job in hand

Braintree and Witham Times: Josh Wells scored 98 as Halstead beat Frinton seconds last weekend.

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Halstead Cricket Club’s players know they can’t let their minds wander to their big forthcoming game against Frinton seconds as they have a job to do against Exning first.

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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

Chloe secures glorious treble

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

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

GOLFER Chloe Rose is celebrating a special treble.

Dunne wants to test psychology of U's squad

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

Shrimpers’ future plunged into doubt

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

HARWICH and Parkeston’s future has been thrown into fresh doubt after deciding to drop down another level.

Mixed luck for Harwich's cricketers

Braintree and Witham Times: Saltaire wicket-keeper Tarek Alam has twisted a knee at work and will be out of cricket for 12 weeks

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

HARWICH and Dovercourt Cricket Club suffered a 51-run defeat in their Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship division five contest at Nacton.

Boxers look back on a year of success

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

HARWICH Boxing Club held their annual meeting and presentation night.

Record-breaker Warren sets new British bests

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

PARA-SWIMMER Suzanne Warren continued her record-breaking streak at the Midsummer Madness Meet, in Norwich.

Big weekend in store for Colchester and East Essex

Braintree and Witham Times:

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.

Ambrose open to U's deal

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

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

Acorns in action against Capel Plough

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

LITTLE Oakley FC continue their pre-season campaign by hosting Capel Pough tomorrow.

Clacton book their place in county Top Club final

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

CLACTON’S bowlers have won through to the Essex final of the national Top Club competition.

Youngsters show their sailing skills

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

GUNFLEET Sailing Club held their annual regatta with two action-packed days of events.

Lee looks on bright side after defeat

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BURNHAM Ramblers boss Lee Elliston concentrated on the positives after watching his side slip to a 5-4 defeat at home to FC Clacton on Tuesday.

Awards night success for swimmers and triathletes

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE efforts of Maldon Sharks Swimming Club and Blackwater Junior Triathlon Club members were recognised at a special awards evening.

Wilson: older heads must lead by example

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:14pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Heybridge Swifts boss Keith Wilson believes the club’s experienced players can play a vital role this season.

Durrant and Martin boost the Jammers

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:13pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MALDON and Tiptree boss Terry Spillane has bolstered his side’s goal-threat by signing two more attacking players.

Gilbey sidelined by shin injury

Braintree and Witham Times:

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.

Jones: we’re still in thick of title race

Braintree and Witham Times: Saltaire wicket-keeper Tarek Alam has twisted a knee at work and will be out of cricket for 12 weeks

3:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FRINTON Cricket Club skipper Mark Jones says his side will not wave the white flag in their quest for title glory.

Club gets set for open day

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

2:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CLACTON Golf Club are holding a family open day.

Top-ten spot for Tilly

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:52pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CLACTON’S Tilly Thomas has powered into the top-ten in the UK.

Wales makes an explosive return

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:48pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BILLY Wales is back at FC Clacton.

U's boss Dunne is coy on possible Ambrose signing

Braintree and Witham Times:

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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

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

Braintree and Witham Times:

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.

Kent scores for U's in friendly defeat

Braintree and Witham Times:

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

Braintree and Witham Times:

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

Braintree and Witham Times:

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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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!

Braintree and Witham Times:

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.






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