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The French Connection - U's fan Jim French's views on Colchester United

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

WHAT an incredible week! In four days we have performed brilliantly, and contrived to win in the best possible way, and lose in the worst possible way.

U's complete Healey signing as Holman leaves on loan

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:34pm Friday 19th September 2014

Colchester United have signed Cardiff City striker Rhys Healey on loan until December.

Netball academy is launching in Clacton

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A NEW netball academy is being launched in Tendring.

Marathon maestro Andy completes remarkable challenge

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Halstead Road Runners long-distance legend Andy Wilmot successfully completed the Great Barrow Challenge by running a remarkable ten marathons in ten days.

Lawrence hungry for more U's action after debut to remember

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Byron Lawrence is unlikely to forget his Colchester United debut in a hurry.

Parkinson - managing U's was a "fantastic experience"

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Phil Parkinson has described his time at Colchester United as a “great learning curve”.

Manning is buoyed by great start

Braintree and Witham Times: rugby ball - cxz

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

HARWICH and Dovercourt Rugby Club’s Shane Manning believes his side can give any team a run for their money this season.

Jones: we can become a Premier League force

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

PROUD Frinton Cricket Club skipper Mark Jones believes his title-winning team can become a force in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

Humes upbeat ahead of Bradford clash

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Tony Humes insists his Colchester United players will head into their home game with Bradford City in upbeat mood, despite the manner of their midweek defeat against Sheffield United.

Harwich secure the title in real style

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

HARWICH and Dovercourt Cricket Club have landed their first piece of silverware for a decade.

Double delight for Dovercourt bowlers

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

DOVERCOURT’S bowlers are celebrating two eye-catching wins.

Downes is on a high thanks to run in side

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

FC CLACTON’S Steve Downes believes his run of games is helping him flourish.

Tony’s troops make sure coveted Bowl is retained

Braintree and Witham Times:

7:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

CLACTON Golf Club beat their rivals from Colchester to win the sought-after Matabele Bowl.

Vassallo rewarded for his services to sport

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:53pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WALTON Judo Club’s Anthony Vassallo has been honoured by the British Judo Association.

Youth football club are proud to officially open clubhouse

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:52pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THERE’S no place like home for Frinton and Walton Youth Football Club.

Regent left to rue costly late goals

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:44pm Thursday 18th September 2014

LATE goals have haunted Brightlingsea Regent this week – costing them their place in the FA Cup and also two Ryman League points.

Glenn: we're creating "something special" at the Bowl

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MANAGER Glenn Eldridge believes he is creating “something special” at FC Clacton.

Healey's loan move is put on hold

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

2:23pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Colchester United's pursuit of Cardiff City striker Rhys Healey has been put on hold following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's departure from the Championship club.

Trophy success for Colchester and Tendring athletes

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:49pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Colchester and Tendring Athletic Club scooped their first team trophy for several years at the East Anglian League Finals, in Bury St Edmunds.

Wilson believes return to Ramblers is a massive game for Swifts

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:50pm Thursday 18th September 2014

KEITH Wilson believes his return to Leslie Field will be a ‘massive game’ for Heybridge Swifts.

Brayley is looking forward to derby date

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:55pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BURNHAM Ramblers boss Bertie Brayley is looking forward to the derby game against Heybridge Swifts.

Dowsett hopes for a place in World Championship

Braintree and Witham Times: Another crash – for Alex Dowsett, seen here with a bloodied leg after crashing in the national time-trial championships

4:58pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ALEX Dowsett is hoping for a world championships place after wearing the Yellow Jersey in the Tour of Britain.

Errors see Clarets crushed by four goals

Braintree and Witham Times: BREAKING: Mark Hawkes appointed as Clarets boss

11:08am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN “accumulation of errors” from Chelmsford City saw the Clarets fall victim to an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at league leaders Boreham Wood.

Hard fought draw for Chelmsford Ladies Hockey Club

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:05am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHELMSFORD Ladies Hockey Club’s first team fought hard and dominated much of their exciting Investec EHL Conference East 1-1 draw against St Albans 1st XI.

Chelmsford Rugby Club rip through Rochford

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHELMSFORD Rugby Club won their opening London Two North East league encounter at Rochford last weekend with an ultimately convincing 29-17 victory, scoring four excellent tries and in the process securing a bonus point victory.

Chieftains battle hard but lose out in the cup

Braintree and Witham Times: Raiders beaten by rivals Chieftains

10:57am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHELMSFORD Chieftains faced higher league opposition on both days at the weekend in ice hockey’s new English Challenge Cup competition.

Chelmsford champs retain T20 title

Braintree and Witham Times: Cricket - cxz

10:53am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHELMSFORD Cricket Club retained the Warsop T20 title with wins over Woodham Mortimer and Rayleigh on finals day at Chelmer Park.

U's dramatic defeat against Blades was "massively disappointing" admits Humes

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:47pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Tony Humes admits his Colchester United players were left devastated by their dramatic 3-2 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United.

Seasiders ease into the next round of the Essex Senior Cup

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:51pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FC CLACTON cruised into the next round of the Essex Senior Cup following a 3-0 victory at home to Waltham Forest tonight.

Jammers lose first game after Spillane's exit

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:55pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Maldon and Tiptree’s first game following the departure of manager Terry Spillane ended in defeat.

U's relinquish two-goal lead to suffer dramatic Blades defeat

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:58pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Colchester United relinquished a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at home to Sheffield United tonight.

Wright scores twice as U's under-21s see off Bees

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Drey Wright marked his comeback from injury with two goals as Colchester United's under-21s battled back from two goals down to beat Brentford 3-2 at Florence Park.

U's linked with Cardiff City striker Healey

Braintree and Witham Times:

4:28pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Colchester United have been linked with a loan move for Cardiff City striker Rhys Healey.

Jon Waldron - my views on the U's

Braintree and Witham Times:

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Confidence can mean so much in football.

Humes won't rush into defensive loan signings

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Colchester United boss Tony Humes insists he will not make any “knee-jerk reactions” after skipper Magnus Okuonghae was ruled out for four games.

Kent ready to make first home start for U's

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:23am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Teenager Frankie Kent says he is ready to answer Tony Humes’ call and make his first home start for Colchester United against Sheffield United tonight.

Eldridge ready to “unleash” new Polish signing

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:58am Tuesday 16th September 2014

FC CLACTON manager Glenn Eldridge is ready to “unleash” new Polish signing Bartlomiej Włodarski.

Spillane was a victim of his early success

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

10:56am Tuesday 16th September 2014

FORMER MALDON & TIPTREE boss Terry Spillane believes he was a victim of his early success in the Park Drive hot-seat.

Witham's reward is a home tie in the FA Cup

Braintree and Witham Times:

12:18pm Monday 15th September 2014

Witham Town's reward for their 4-0 FA Cup win at Bowers and Pitsea on Saturday is to have been handed a home tie in the second qualifying round.

Sanchez wants more goals after getting off the mark

Braintree and Witham Times:

11:33am Monday 15th September 2014

Sanchez Watt is hoping to hit the goal trail for Colchester United after hitting the net for the first time in nearly eight months.

Byrne claims two medals at Invictus Games

9:26am Monday 15th September 2014

Stanway's Terry Byrne is celebrating after winning two medals at the Invictus Games.

U's will not appeal Okuonghae red card

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:22am Monday 15th September 2014

Colchester United will not appeal against Magnus Okuonghae’s red card against Leyton Orient.

Sears targets more wins after U's get off the mark

Braintree and Witham Times:

9:10am Monday 15th September 2014

Freddie Sears believes Colchester United’s superb victory at Leyton Orient can be the catalyst for them to go on a winning run.

Spillane leaves the Jammers

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

11:24am Sunday 14th September 2014

MALDON and Tiptree’s third defeat in row saw manager Terry Spillane leave the club by mutual consent.

Clark set for World Championships

Braintree and Witham Times: ‘WE DID IT’: Saskia Clark shows her delight at her silver medal in the Women's 470 class at the Olympic regatta

12:23pm Sunday 14th September 2014

SASKIA Clark is battling it out for a world title.

Humes hails ten-man U's after impressive win

Braintree and Witham Times:

5:55pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Tony Humes praised his Colchester United side after they battled against the odds to claim their first win of the season.

Ten-man U's claim memorable win at Leyton Orient

Braintree and Witham Times: Happy memories - Colchester defender Magnus Okuonghae played his part in helping them claim a 2-0 win at Leyton Orient, last season. Picture: WARREN PAGE

4:57pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Ten-man Colchester United claimed their first victory of the season this afternoon after claiming a hugely impressive 2-0 victory at Leyton Orient.

Benterman set to put loanee striker straight in

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

9:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Halstead Town manager Mark Benterman expects the latest addition to his squad to make a start when the Humbugs host Needham Market Reserves in Thurlow Nunn League division one tomorrow.

Halstead look to add title icing to their promotion cake

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

7:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Halstead Cricket Club’s players want to bow out in style this weekend and put championship icing on the promotion cake that they have already baked.

Frinton are crowned Two Counties champions

Braintree and Witham Times:

10:10pm Saturday 13th September 2014

FRINTON Cricket Club have been crowned champions of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship.






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