Colchester United booked their place in the Essex Senior Cup semi-finals following a 3-2 win over Thurrock.

Goals from Macauley Bonne, Freddie Ladapo and Callum Harrison put a young U's side in command by the hour mark in their quarter-final, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

But the Ryman League outfit made a game of it and goals from Hazelwood and Wall set up a nervy finish.

However, the U's held on to progress to the last four, where they will host Conference South outfit Concord Rangers.

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