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U's hit six in opening pre-season friendly
Colchester United got their pre-season off to a convincing start with a comfortable 6-0 win over non-league outfit Heybridge Swifts.
Ian Henderson and Freddie Sears both scored twice in a one-sided first half, where the U's were dominant at Scraley Road.
Colchester boss John Ward made wholesale changes at half-time and a new U's XI took to the field for the second half.
Substitute Tosin Olufemi scored twice in the second half, as Colchester claimed a comfortable victory.
Trialists Merrick James-Lewis and Jackson Ramm both featured for Colchester.