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Duguid could resume playing career after leaving the U's

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Karl Duguid has left his coaching role at Colchester United - and is considering reviving his playing career.

U's hopeful over Kent head injury

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:49pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Colchester United are confident that defender Frankie Kent did not suffer any concussion following his head injury in their 2-1 win over Chesterfield.

Humes hails U's character after Chesterfield triumph

Braintree and Witham Times: Welcome return - Freddie Sears in the U's 2-0 defeat against MK Dons, when he started his first game in six weeks. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

10:49pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Colchester United manager Tony Humes praised his side's character after they came from behind to beat Chesterfield 2-1 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Sears scores superb late winner as U's beat Chesterfield

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

10:38pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Freddie Sears scored a superb late winner as Colchester United came from behind to beat Chesterfield and record back-to-back home wins for the first time in more than two years.

Mixed cup fortunes for Stanway and Clacton

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STANWAY ROVERS booked their place in the next round of the Thurlow Nunn League's Challenge Cup tonight thanks to a dramatic 2-1 victory against Cornard United.

Jammers and Swifts fall to 4-2 defeats

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Maldon and Tiptree fell to a 4-2 defeat at Needham Market.

Marks sees red as Iron suffer defeat at Barnet

Braintree and Witham Times: Sean Marks. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

9:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BRAINTREE Town slid to their fourth straight defeat after losing 3-0 at Barnet.

U's keen on extending Hewitt loan from Ipswich Town

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Colchester United manager Tony Humes says he would be interested in speaking to Ipswich Town about extending Elliott Hewitt's loan spell at the club.

Jon Waldron - my views on the U's

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The news that a further three players have extended their contracts at Colchester United has been warmly received by supporters.

Chapman: Clacton have the mental steel to bounce back from shock defeat

10:42am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FC CLACTON’S Wayne Chapman insists his side have the mental steel to recover from their shock setback against Ely.

Smith at the double as U's youngsters win at Leeds United

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

11:09am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A brace from Dominic Smith helped Colchester United’s under-21s claim a superb 2-1 win at Leeds United.

Loan spell has made Holman more determined to be a success at U's

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Dan Holman says his disappointing loan spell at Wrexham has made him even more determined to be a success at Colchester United.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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