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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.

Dunne hails summer signings at Colchester United Open Day

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

7:59pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Joe Dunne spoke highly of his new signings at Colchester United's Open Day this afternoon.

Lynn looking for further points accumulation after second spot at Hockenheim

Braintree and Witham Times: Alex Lynn. Picture: Malcolm Griffiths GP3 Series Media

10:44pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Alex Lynn admitted that his Carlin team car wasn’t at its best as he had to settle for second place in the GP3 Series feature race at Hockenheim in Germany.

Kenny is spot on as Iron beat the Shrimpers

Braintree and Witham Times: Kenny Davis says Braintree's recent results have helped lift them ahead of their gruelling run of Skrill Premier games. Picture: NEIL DADY

10:21pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Braintree Town won their latest pre-season friendly as League Two side Southend United were beaten 2-1 on a warm day at the Amlin Stadium.

In-form Sears scores four as Colchester thrash Leiston

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

8:47pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Freddie Sears scored four times as Colchester United kept up their free-scoring pre-season with an 8-1 win at Ryman Premier side Leiston.

Halstead teenager gets a trial with the mighty FC Barcelona

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

The name of Gilbert may one day join those of Messi, Xavi, Iniesta and Puyol if one Halstead teenager’s dreams come true in Barcelona.

Elliott gets Eastern triathlon call-up

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Halstead triathlete Elliot Swallow has been selected for the Triathlon England Eastern Region team for the British Triathlon Inter-Regional Championships at Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham next month.

Benterman pleased with opening part of testing Town pre-season

Braintree and Witham Times: Mark Benterman. Picture: STEVE ARGENT

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Halstead Town manager Mark Benterman is pleased with how his team have responded to the opening part of their testing pre-season campaign.

Students enjoy turn in spotlight

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

HARWICH and Dovercourt High School’s sports stars swapped their tracksuit bottoms for suits and dresses.

Abrahams: we held our own against U’s

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

BRANTHAM Athletic manager Paul Abrahams believes his side emerged with plenty of credit from their eye-catching pre-season friendly against Colchester United.

Armstrong: victory could prove a turning point

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

1:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

HARWICH and Dovercourt Cricket Club skipper Tommy Armstrong believes his side have turned a corner after springing a surprise on the league leaders.

Jones: win would put us in the driving seat

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

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

FRINTON Cricket Club can put themselves in “pole position” for championship glory this weekend – if they beat one of their main title rivals.

Bronze Joy for CATs sprinter at Alexander Stadium

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Colchester and Tendring Athletic Club sprinter Joy Ogunleye enhanced her flourishing reputation by winning bronze at the English Schools Track and Field Championships.

Colchester skipper Stephens praised ahead of another vital fixture

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Colchester and East Essex chairman Andrew Kennedy has hailed skipper Ben Stephens’ leadership qualities this season.

Dunne wants to improve bond between U's players and fans

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Joe Dunne wants his Colchester United players to create a stronger bond with their supporters this season.

Prior set to sample life in fast lane

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

WHIZZ kid Piers Prior has won the chance to sample life as an F3 driver.

U's hit the goal trail again in Sudbury win

Braintree and Witham Times: Promise - Sammie Szmodics made a big impression after forcing his way into Joe Dunne's first team at Colchester United, last season.

9:44pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Colchester United chalked up another friendly win tonight when they ran out 4-1 winners over AFC Sudbury.

Suzanne celebrates record-breaking display

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PARA-SWIMMER Suzanne Warren set new records when competing in the British Gas Masters and Senior Age Group Championships, in Swansea.

Former Seasider Kevin is heading back to Stanway

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:53pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FORMER FC Clacton midfielder Kevin Coyle has re-signed for Stanway Rovers.

Seasiders ease to another convincing win

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

2:51pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CLACTON’S cricketers maintained their winning form with a 157-run victory at home to Great Bromley.

Joe: leaving Bowl was major wrench

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:49pm Thursday 17th July 2014

JOE Fowler has admitted being “gutted” to leave FC Clacton.

U's set to reveal new captain

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:15pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Colchester United are about to unveil their new captain - with Alex Gilbey a prime candidate to lead them into battle this season.

Maldon beat Witham for a win boost

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

AFTER a tough period for the Maldon side, they needed a win to help their Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship division one campaign.

Ahmed puts Sports back in top two

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

3:14pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FUAD Ahmed helped Burnham Sports beat Great Totham by 43 runs and climb back up to second place in the T.Rippon Mid-Essex League first division.

Essex edge narrow win over Hampshire in thrilling game at Colchester

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:45pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Essex Cricket Club ran out narrow two-wicket winners over Hampshire in a thrilling LV County Championship division two game at Colchester this afternoon.

Smith scores twice for U's under-21s in friendly win

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

2:06pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Dominic Smith scored twice as Colchester United's under-21s emulated the U's first team when they ran out 4-1 winners in their friendly at Brantham Athletic.

Dunne welcomes battle for places in U's attack

Braintree and Witham Times:

1:42pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Joe Dunne is happy to see the battle for a place in Colchester United's attack hot up.

Scoreline doesn't bother Alan but he admits there's work to be done

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire. Picture STEVE ARGENT

11:58pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire wasn’t bothered by the 6-1 scoreline as his team were beaten by a strong Norwich City side in their pre-season clash at the Amlin Stadium.

Canaries deliver masterclass as Iron get a good work-out

Braintree and Witham Times: Sean Marks. Picture: NEIL DADY

9:39pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Norwich City delivered a footballing masterclass as Braintree Town opened their pre-season games at the Amlin Stadium.

U's go goal crazy at Heybridge

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:29pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The goals flowed at Scraley Road tonight as Colchester United ran out 8-0 winners over Heybridge Swifts in their latest pre-season friendly.

Moncur set to feature for U's

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

George Moncur is set to feature again for Colchester United tonight when they take on Heybridge Swifts at Scraley Road.

Elliston is new Burnham boss

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:36pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

BURNHAM Ramblers’ new boss is Lee Elliston.

Thompson glad to be back after ending ten-month exile

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:40am Monday 14th July 2014

Colchester United defender Josh Thompson says he is looking forward to enjoying his football again after finally ending his injury nightmare.

First day between Essex and Hampshire is a complete wash out while Reece Topley has another injury scare

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:25pm Sunday 13th July 2014

ESSEX and Hampshire were thwarted by the weather at Colchester as rain completely washed out the opening day's play in the County Championship.

Iron hit the goal trail as pre-season friendlies begin in earnest

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:14pm Saturday 12th July 2014

BRAINTREE TOWN hit the goal trail in their two pre-season friendlies on Saturday.

Holman on target as U's win opening friendly

Braintree and Witham Times: Ready - Freddie Sears is raring to go

7:25pm Saturday 12th July 2014

New signing Dan Holman was on target as Colchester United won 4-1 at Brantham Athletic in their opening pre-season friendly.

Halstead are dreaming of a home final

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Halstead Cricket Club are still dreaming of a home appearance on finals day in the Piri Piri North Essex League Knockout Cup.

Halstead get pre-season going with Rangers tester

Braintree and Witham Times: Mark Benterman.

9:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Halstead Town are ready to take the first steps on what they hope will be the road to the Thurlow Nunn League premier division this weekend.

Brantham paired with Codicote in the FA Cup

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

BRANTHAM Athletic have been drawn at home to Hertfordshire side Codicote in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup.

Cricket club are preparing for a bumper weekend

Braintree and Witham Times: CRICKET: Stokesley (bat) v Sedgefield (bowl).Connor Whitlock bowling for Sedgefield. Picture: TOM BANKS (6304749)

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

HARWICH and Dovercourt Cricket Club are gearing up for a bumper weekend.

Abrahams expects his young Brantham side to relish U's challenge

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

BRANTHAM Athletic boss Paul Abrahams admits his side face a “baptism of fire” in their pre-season friendly against Colchester United.

Imogen is on target with third Junior Master Bowman score

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Young archery ace Imogen Newby has hit the target and got a coveted Junior Master Bowman award.

Napier excited by Castle Park Blast

Braintree and Witham Times:

3:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

GRAHAM Napier can’t wait to play in front of a sell-out Castle Park crowd as the big-hitting Colchester-born star returns to his home ground for its inaugural Twenty20 Blast match tomorrow.

Grayson wants nothing less than victory at Colchester Cricket Festival

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:19pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Paul Grayson admits he will be happy if this year’s Colchester Cricket Festival finishes earlier than planned - if it means Essex secure a vital win.

Rising stars get set for Frinton

Braintree and Witham Times: Plans have been submitted to build a tennis court in Bacton.

1:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

SOME of the country’s best up-and-coming tennis players are set to show off their skills in Frinton.

Cricketers frustrated by the weather

Braintree and Witham Times: Geoff Watling says the ban could mean cricket will "cease" in three years.

1:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

CLACTON’S cricketers are hoping for a rain-free weekend.

Fowler's future is in the balance

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

FC CLACTON boss Glenn Eldridge is in talks with two goalkeepers in case he needs to replace Joe Fowler.

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