Kent scores for U's in friendly defeat

On target - Frankie Kent scored Colchester United's consolation goal in their friendly defeat at Southend United this afternoon. Picture: WARREN PAGE

On target - Frankie Kent scored Colchester United's consolation goal in their friendly defeat at Southend United this afternoon. Picture: WARREN PAGE

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An inexperienced Colchester United side were beaten 2-1 at Essex neighbours Southend United in a behind-closed-doors friendly this afternoon.

Substitute Frankie Kent scored the U’s consolation with a powerful header, after Lee Barnard and Will Atkinson had put the Shrimpers two goals ahead.

The likes of Sean Clohessy, Tom Eastman and Freddie Sears all appeared as second-half substitutes for Colchester, who made 11 changes after 70 minutes.

Dunne said: “I was really pleased with the day’s proceedings.

“We moved the players onto playing 70 minutes for the first time in pre-season and it was a really good workout for us.

“The team we started with was pretty young, against what was virtually Southend’s first team."

Colchester United (starting XI): Walker, Olufemi, Okuonghae, Thompson, O’Donoghue, David Wright, Moncur, Massey, Drey Wright, Szmodics, Bonne.

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, see Wednesday's Daily Gazette.

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5:32pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Ozzie says...

Really? A young team put out, with David Wright? Hope the U's prove me wrong again this season but I am sure we may well be found out when we play Ipswich tomorrow night. No 8-1 victories but then again, stranger things can and may happen. Up the U's!!
Really? A young team put out, with David Wright? Hope the U's prove me wrong again this season but I am sure we may well be found out when we play Ipswich tomorrow night. No 8-1 victories but then again, stranger things can and may happen. Up the U's!! Ozzie
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7:11pm Tue 22 Jul 14

hungrystudent says...

Ozzie wrote:
Really? A young team put out, with David Wright? Hope the U's prove me wrong again this season but I am sure we may well be found out when we play Ipswich tomorrow night. No 8-1 victories but then again, stranger things can and may happen. Up the U's!!
U's ages against Southend:

22,20,28,23,18,20,(D
avid Wright 34),18,21,19,18

Average age: 21.9
[quote][p][bold]Ozzie[/bold] wrote: Really? A young team put out, with David Wright? Hope the U's prove me wrong again this season but I am sure we may well be found out when we play Ipswich tomorrow night. No 8-1 victories but then again, stranger things can and may happen. Up the U's!![/p][/quote]U's ages against Southend: 22,20,28,23,18,20,(D avid Wright 34),18,21,19,18 Average age: 21.9 hungrystudent
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