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Halstead return to league matters with trip to Bury

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Halstead Town will have to turn their thoughts back to Thurlow Nunn League division one today after the frustration of their aborted FA Cup trip to St Margaretsbury on Wednesday.

Wells: we can't let our chance slip away

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Halstead Cricket Club’s players are determined not to let the good position they have got themselves into slip away as the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship season reaches its climax.

The French Connection

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE transformation of the U’s first team into a side based upon Academy graduates is happening week by week, so smoothly that it is easy to overlook.

Dunne confident first U's win is just around the corner

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Joe Dunne says there is no anxiety among his Colchester United players, as they go in search of their first win of the season.

David's delight after St Andrews triumph

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Colchester Golf Club teenager Ben David says it was an “honour” to win the Eden Trophy at St Andrews.

Freddie can be U's 20-goal striker

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Freddie Sears can break the 20-goal mark for Colchester United this season - providing the U’s continue to carve out goalscoring opportunities.

Tollesbury will be a tough test for Acorns

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

LITTLE Oakley joint-manager Paul Sadler is expecting a tough match tomorrow despite his on-song strike force.

Jennings savours his Wimbledon experience

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:49pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Colchester Officers’ Tennis Club coach Leon Jennings says he enjoyed making his Wimbledon debut – despite bowing out at the first hurdle.

Dunne won't change the way U's play

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:44pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Joe Dunne insists he has no intention of changing the way Colchester United play - despite their winless start to the season.

Foakes on his way out at Essex

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:59pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ESSEX County Cricket Club coach Paul Grayson admits if departing wicket-keeper Ben Foakes was his son he would have advised him to leave the club too.

Jammers boss looks to pick up points at the weekend

Braintree and Witham Times: Terry Spillane led the Motormen to the FA Cup second round this season. Picture: Adam Holt

3:40pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MALDON and Tiptree boss Terry Spillane was left frustrated after his side were held to a draw at Park Drive.

Form hits a bump

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:14pm Thursday 21st August 2014

HARWICH and Dovercourt Cricket Club’s recent good form ground to a halt in a low-scoring game at Witham seconds in division five of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship.

From famine to feast for Eldridge

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:03pm Thursday 21st August 2014

FC CLACTON boss Glenn Eldridge will be facing a very different selection dilemma on Saturday from the one he faced last weekend.

Referee's decision angers Swifts boss Wilson

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:44pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MANAGER Keith Wilson was left livid and despondent by Heybridge Swifts’ defeat at Tilbury.

Frinton outgun Mildenhall

Braintree and Witham Times: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

4:07pm Thursday 21st August 2014

LEADERS Frinton flexed their muscles to outgun Mildenhall at Wamil Way, in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship division one.

Ramblers' Brayley demands discipline

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:46pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BURNHAM Ramblers boss Bertie Brayley has demanded his players show more discipline.

Silvester thumps Sports into premier division

Braintree and Witham Times: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

3:50pm Thursday 21st August 2014

JUBILANT Burnham Sports will be playing in the T.Rippon Mid-Essex League premier division next season after sealing promotion with a remarkable one-wicket win away to Ingatestone.

Stephens content to take a draw

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:11pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Colchester and East Essex skipper Ben Stephens admits he was content with a draw against fellow promotion-chasers Hadleigh and Thundersley.

Watt makes injury comeback in U's under-21 opener

Braintree and Witham Times: Victory is the aim - Sanchez Watt is targeting all three points against his former club Crawley Town tomorrow. Picture: WARREN PAGE

5:36pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Sanchez Watt played his return from injury as Colchester United's under-21s played out a 0-0 draw with Sheffield United in their Professional Development League opener.

Plenty of goals in Tuesday night's Ryman League games

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:05pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Maldon and Tiptree were held to a draw by visiting Ware.

Dunne urges U's to stay positive after Notts County defeat

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:31pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Joe Dunne admitted he was “desperately disappointed” after his Colchester United side were beaten 2-1 at Notts County tonight.

U's slip to narrow defeat at Notts County

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:52pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Colchester United are still searching for their first win of the League One season after losing 2-1 at Notts County tonight.

Dunne hoping time is right to end Meadow Lane hoodoo

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:43am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne is confident his side can end their recent poor record against Notts County tonight.

U's skipper Okuonghae ready to return

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Magnus Okuonghae is set to return from suspension for Colchester United at Notts County tonight.

Ibehre - first U's victory is just around the corner

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:09am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Jabo Ibehre feels Colchester United’s early League One performances show they aren’t far away from their first win of the season.

Frankie's performance helps Joe's spending power

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:55am Monday 18th August 2014

The assured debut of young Frankie Kent may have handed Colchester United manager Joe Dunne some invaluable extra spending power.

Joe sees positives in encouraging performance at high-fliers

Braintree and Witham Times: Staying cool - Colchester United manager Joe Dunne is confident his side can avoid a situation where they have to battle against the drop. Picture: WARREN PAGE

5:59pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne saw plenty of positives from his team's performance despite their 2-1 League One defeat by Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

U's still looking for first win after defeat at Bristol

Braintree and Witham Times: Facing the media - Joe Dunne gives his post-match interview following Colchester United's 2-0 defeat at Meadow Lane.

4:59pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Colchester United were left still searching for their first League One win of the season as they were beaten 2-1 at Bristol City.

LIVE Bristol City v Colchester United

Braintree and Witham Times: Switch - U's boss Joe Dunne has criticsed the decision to move Colchester United's game at Swindon Town to tomorrow night. Picture: STEVE BRADING

1:39pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Live updates from Ashton Gate as Colchester United face Bristol City in League One

Dragons and Seasiders march on in the FA Cup

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:26pm Saturday 16th August 2014

WIVENHOE TOWN and FC CLACTON took pride of place as north Essex sides embarked on their FA Cup campaigns.

Mixed results in the Ryman League

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:28pm Saturday 16th August 2014

There were wins for Witham Town and Maldon and Tiptree in the Ryman League.

The French Connection - Jim French's weekly look at Colchester United

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

WITH the August sun beating down we were entertained to a solid and start to the season, with a 2-2 draw against Lee Johnson’s Oldham Athletic last Saturday.

Taggart has two reasons to celebrate

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

JAMES Taggart scooped two prestigious trophies on the opening day of Frinton Golf Club’s annual Golf Week.

Harrop is pinning his hopes on a much-needed cup run

Braintree and Witham Times: Taking the reins - Angelo Harrop is the new manager at Stanway Rovers

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

STANWAY ROVERS boss Angelo Harrop is pinning his hopes on a much-needed FA Cup run.

Prizes galore on captain Savage’s showpiece day

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

CLACTON Golf Club seniors’ captain Peter Savage held his Captain’s Day.

Gold for Powell in Switzerland

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

SIMON Powell helped his team strike gold at the European Para-Archery Championships.

Sean keeps feet firmly on ground

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

LITTLE Oakley FC are keeping their feet planted on the ground – despite plundering an avalanche of goals in their first game of the season.

Cricketers set sights high after banishing relegation fears

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

HARWICH and Dovercourt Cricket Club have banished their relegation fears – and now have one eye on promotion.

Charlie defies the rain and wind

Braintree and Witham Times: GP to run 52 miles for Chernobyl kids

7:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

HARDY souls braved wet and windy weather to run the first Clacton half-marathon and 10k races for 20 years, on Sunday.

Young tennis stars make national championships

Braintree and Witham Times: Arabella Moen

6:48pm Thursday 14th August 2014

TENNIS starlets Johnathon Price and Arabella Moen have both made the singles draw of the Under 12’s Nike Junior National Tennis Championships.

Dunne left bitterly disappointed after Okuonghae appeal fails

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

4:38pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne admits the decision to reject their appeal against skipper Magnus Okuonghae's red card against Charlton Athletic has left him bitterly disappointed.

Crane’s title tilt ends in the quarter-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.

3:46pm Thursday 14th August 2014

CLACTON’S Marilyn Crane took part in the Champion of Champions national finals, at Leamington Spa.

Eldridge: judge us when full-strength

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:45pm Thursday 14th August 2014

FC CLACTON manager Glenn Eldridge says he and his team can only be judged with a full squad available.

Okuonghae wants red card rescinded

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:55am Thursday 14th August 2014

Colchester United skipper Magnus Okuonghae has urged the Football Association to overturn his controversial red card against Charlton Athletic.

Stanway, Clacton and Halstead given home ties in Essex Senior Cup

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:45pm Thursday 14th August 2014

STANWAY ROVERS, FC CLACTON and HALSTEAD TOWN have all been given home draws in the second round of the Essex Senior Cup.

Jammers' Spillane wants more success on the road

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:58pm Thursday 14th August 2014

MALDON and Tiptree boss Terry Spillane wants his side to cure their travel sickness this season – starting with Saturday’s trip to Great Wakering Rovers.

Webster hails the spirit in the Regent camp

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

8:14am Thursday 14th August 2014

BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT manager James Webster hailed the spirit in the camp after his side won their first-ever Ryman League fixture.

Ray admits it was strange scoring against the Seasiders

Braintree and Witham Times: Weapon - Ray Turner

8:11am Thursday 14th August 2014

STANWAY ROVERS striker Ray Turner admitted it was a strange feeling scoring against former club FC CLACTON.

Swifts' Wilson pleased by reaction

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:04pm Thursday 14th August 2014

MANAGER Keith Wilson was pleased and disappointed with Heybridge Swifts’ draw against Redbridge.

Ramblers boss Brayley praises his side's reaction

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:09pm Thursday 14th August 2014

BURNHAM Ramblers boss Bertie Brayley was pleased with the way his side bounced back after a heavy defeat at the weekend.






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