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Humes is the new U's boss

Braintree and Witham Times: plenty to play for - Colchester United academy manager Tony Humes believes a trip to Villa Park is the perfect carrot for the U's youngsters ahead of their FA Youth Cup tie against Plymouth Argyle tonight.

5:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

Tony Humes has been announced as the new Colchester United manager.

Humes watches on as U's under-21s lose to Forest

Braintree and Witham Times: Unlucky - Sanchez Watt had a goal disallowed and also hit the bar in the U's draw with Rotherham United. Picture: NIGEL BROWN (CO90942-08)

8:29pm Monday 1st September 2014

New Colchester United manager Tony Humes watched on as the club's under-21s were beaten by Nottingham Forest at a rain-sodden Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Humes not looking for radical change after taking over as U's boss

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

7:37pm Monday 1st September 2014

Tony Humes says he is looking to build on Colchester United's performances this season after being unveiled as the club's new manager.

Devonshire: I've had no contact over Colchester job

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

3:03pm Monday 1st September 2014

Both Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire and Iron chairman Lee Harding have said that there has been no contact with them from Colchester United over their vacant managerial position.

Kinsella departs Colchester

Braintree and Witham Times: Video: Colchester United's assistant manager Mark Kinsella reflects on defeat against Nots County

1:24pm Monday 1st September 2014

Mark Kinsella has left his role as assistant manager, following Joe Dunne's exit from his role as U's boss this morning.

Joe Dunne leaves U's

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

11:03am Monday 1st September 2014

Joe Dunne has left his role at Colchester United by mutual consent.

Colchester win promotion at first time of asking

Braintree and Witham Times: Looking for more success - Colchester captain Ben Stephens will be hoping to help his side continue their solid start to the season against Hutton, this weekend.

9:20am Monday 1st September 2014

Colchester and East Essex have won promotion back to the Shepherd Neame Essex League premier division at the first time of asking.

Eastmond given time off from U's

Braintree and Witham Times: Back in contention - Colchester United midfielder Craig Eastmond is available again from suspension for tonight's game against MK Dons. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO86651-02)

8:13am Monday 1st September 2014

Craig Eastmond was left out of Colchester United’s squad for their game with Peterborough United after being given time off by boss Joe Dunne.

Dunne urges U's players to keep believing after fourth successive league defeat

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:21pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne has urged his players to stay positive following their worst start to a league season for nearly 40 years.

U's fall to defeat against Posh

Braintree and Witham Times: Humbled - Sam Walker has been overwhelmed by the number of goodwill messages he has received from U's fans following his permanent move to Colchester United. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO83735-09)

5:09pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Colchester United were beaten 3-1 by promotion-chasing Peterborough United this afternoon, in an eventful game at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Second-half goals secure third win of the season for Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: Dan Sparkes. Picture: NEIL DADY

8:13pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Manager Alan Devonshire was pleased to see his Braintree Town players remain patient and secure their second consecutive 2-0 win in the Vanarama Conference Premier.

Benterman is happy as performance full of character extends unbeaten league start

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

8:08pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Halstead Town manager Mark Benterman was delighted to see his team bounce back from their FA Cup exit with a performance full of character.

Town look to bounce back from cup disappointment

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Halstead Town manager Mark Benterman is backing his players to bounce back strongly from their FA Cup exit at St Margaretsbury when they return to league action tomorrow.

The French Connection

Braintree and Witham Times:

6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

THERE'S no point in saying ‘Ignore the league table until 10 games have been played’. We all look at it, but the season has hardly started, and is decided over 46 games, not four. A win or defeat can move a side eight or 10 places.

All smiles for Roper as he retains his Enduro title

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Fourth place at the final round of the G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/Eastern Centre Enduro Championship at Butley was enough to see Sudbury Motor Cycle Club rider Jamie Roper retain his overall title.

U's left-back Gordon learnt from the best

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Having a suitable role model to look up to is a must for any young professional footballer.

Eaton hits unbeaten century

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

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

ADAM Eaton’s unbeaten century helped Harwich and Dovercourt Cricket Club bounce straight back from their previous week’s disappointment in division five of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship.

Colchester on the verge of promotion

Braintree and Witham Times: Pleased - Ben Stephens has been encouraged by the start his side have made to life in Shepherd Neame Essex League division one, following last season's relegation. Picture: STEVE ARGENT

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Colchester and East Essex Cricket Club are hoping to seal a return to the Shepherd Neame Essex League top flight at the first time of asking tomorrow.

Dunne - U's need to be at their maximum to beat high-flying Posh

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Joe Dunne insists it will not be a case of mission impossible for Colchester United when they take on high-flying Peterborough United tomorrow.

Acorns in great goal-scoring form

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

LITTLE Oakley’s goal-scoring machine shows no sign of slowing down but joint-manager Sean Tynan isn’t getting carried away.

Harwich ready for new season

Braintree and Witham Times: rugby ball - cxz

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

HARWICH and Dovercourt began their pre-season on July 2 and have been training extremely hard since.

Seasiders tagged as cup underdogs

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

GLENN Eldridge believes his FC Claton side will start as underdogs when they travel to play London Tigers in the FA Cup preliminary round, on Saturday.

Norris takes top spot in triathlon

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A still day with blue skies, Bank Holiday Sunday in ideal conditions, saw the promenade explode into action with the Harwich Olympic distance triathlon.

Warwickshire dump Essex out at the quarter-final stage once again

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:12pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ESSEX skipper Ryan ten Doeschate admitted his team was gutted to be knocked out of a second quarter final in a month by Warwickshire.

Devonshire strengthens forward options with signing of Akinola

Braintree and Witham Times: Alan Devonshire. Picture: NEIL DADY

8:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire has done what he said he would and strengthened his squad with a new signing.

Lord's final is main incentive for Napier and Essex

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

Graham Napier says the prospect of playing in a Lord’s final can be the perfect incentive for Essex when they take on Warwickshire in their Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final.

Vose keen to play centre stage for the U's

Braintree and Witham Times: Confident - Dominic Vose is sure that Colchester United can preserve their League One status. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90945-05)

8:12am Thursday 28th August 2014

Dominic Vose has set his sights on nailing down a central role for Colchester United.

Kirk hails Seasiders title success

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

4:41pm Thursday 28th August 2014

CLACTON Cricket Club vice-chairman Gary Kirk hailed the club’s players after they sealed the Two Counties Championship division four title.

Swifts happy with points

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:16pm Thursday 28th August 2014

KEITH Wilson’s Heybridge Swifts emerged from the Bank Holiday weekend unbeaten.

Marvell racks up appearance record for FC Clacton

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:48pm Thursday 28th August 2014

LOYAL Kyelan Marvell has been praised after becoming FC Clacton’s highest-ever appearance maker.

Ramblers are a bogey side for Jammers' Spillane

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:22pm Thursday 28th August 2014

MALDON and Tiptree boss Terry Spillane is going back to the drawing board.

Derby success for Ramblers'

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:27pm Thursday 28th August 2014

BERTIE Brayley’s Burnham Ramblers secured derby bragging rights.

Goresbrook show their title credentials against Sports

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

4:31pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ANOTHER five-wicket haul by Robin Whittaker was not enough to prevent Burnham Sports sliding to a 66-run defeat in their title showdown with Goresbrook at Millfields.

Maldon move away from the relegation zone

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

4:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

MALDON’S win against visiting Haverhill has given them breathing space from the relegation zone.

Frinton sweep away Mistley

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

4:57pm Thursday 28th August 2014

FRINTON swept past an understrength Mistley to set up a two-way battle with Coggeshall for the league title with only three games remaining.

CLARETS: Welcome first win comes at rivals Stortford

Braintree and Witham Times: luke callander

3:40pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO goals in the space of a minute from Luke Callander and a half-volley from Michael Cheek recorded Chelmsford City’s first victory of the new season as they raced into a 3-0 lead.

Wright injury comeback scuppered by postponement

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

2:43pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Drey Wright’s injury comeback was scuppered after Colchester United’s under-21 clash with Crystal Palace was postponed.

It's too early to panic, insists U's defender Clohessy

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Sean Clohessy insists it is still too early to panic over Colchester United’s winless start to the season.

Holman set to feature for U's under-21s at Crystal Palace

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:13am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Dan Holman is set to feature in Colchester United’s under-21 clash at Crystal Palace this afternoon.

Rugby club on the lookout for more female players

Braintree and Witham Times:

8:27am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Colchester Rugby Club are hoping to cash in on the success of England’s recent World Cup triumph and attract more girls and ladies to the sport.

Stodel looking forward to Rio despite missing out on medal

Braintree and Witham Times: Looking for a medal - Hannah Stodel is aiming for success in Miami. Picture: Paul Wyeth/RYA

8:18am Tuesday 26th August 2014

West Mersea sailor Hannah Stodel was determined to take the positives despite missing out on a medal at the IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships in Canada.

Witham Town secure a point

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:57pm Monday 25th August 2014

WITHAM Town held on to their unbeaten Ryman Premier Division record on Bank Holiday Monday.

Jon Waldron - my views on the U's

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:36pm Monday 25th August 2014

The embryonic League One season may be barely a fortnight old.

Walker left aggrieved by Doncaster winner

Braintree and Witham Times: Humbled - Sam Walker has been overwhelmed by the number of goodwill messages he has received from U's fans following his permanent move to Colchester United. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO83735-09)

11:02am Monday 25th August 2014

Colchester United goalkeeper Sam Walker is adamant Doncaster Rovers’ winning goal should not have been allowed to stand.

Dunne - U's are not getting the breaks

Braintree and Witham Times: Assessing the conditions - Colchester United manager Joe Dunne says he thinking of making changes in order for his team to cope with the soggy Community Stadium pitch against Shrewsbury Town.

9:29pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne felt one goal was always going to decide his side's tight contest against Doncaster Rovers, following the U's 1-0 defeat.

Braintree's fortunes stay the same at Lincoln

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

5:18pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Braintree Town were unable to make a man advantage for most of the second half count as their poor record against Lincoln City continued at Sincil Bank.

First win for Swifts boss Wilson

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:09pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Keith Wilson has secured his first win as Heybridge Swifts’ manager.

U's slide to defeat against Doncaster

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:56pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Colchester United suffered their third successive league defeat after being beaten 1-0 at home by Doncaster Rovers this afternoon.

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.






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