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Fitness boost - U's keeper Sam Walker played another 45 minutes as he continues his comeback from a knee injury in the U's

U's narrowly beaten by Fulham XI in final pre-season friendly

Gilbey is determined to chip in with more goals

Gilbey is determined to chip in with more goals

Marks looks to utilise his talent in a different way for Braintree Town

Marks looks to utilise his talent in a different way for Braintree Town

Coming through: Colchester Gladiators’ Andrew Cairns powers through the rain and the Mavericks defence.  Picture: John Singer

Gladiators set up winners takes all title match

GETTING STUCK IN: Chris Ribchester, pictured on the right, playing for Stanway Rovers against FC Clacton, can be a big hit for the Seasiders, according to manager David Coyle.

Class act Ribchester can keep improving: Coyle

Stoke by Nayland grab semi-final place

Stoke by Nayland grab semi-final place

Pedal power: Giles Askham competing at the Colchester Rovers Open 47-mile time trial

Ward sets fastest time at the Colchester Rovers Open time trial

Frinton set for cricket spectacle

Frinton set for cricket spectacle

MAN ON A MISSION: James Murray. Picture: Gary Mills

Unfinished business for returning Murray

Oakley boost team with a triple signing

Oakley boost team with a triple signing

Exits for Forrester Park teams

Exits for Forrester Park teams

Edwards is enjoying life with the U's

Edwards is enjoying life with the U's

Cowley believes Ebsfleet game is perfect preparation for Braintree Town's Vanarama National League campaign

Cowley believes Ebsfleet game is perfect preparation for Braintree Town's Vanarama National League campaign

Seasiders hit seven to see off their coastal rivals Holland

Seasiders hit seven to see off coastal rivals Holland

Kennedy looking forward to T20 finals

Kennedy looking forward to T20 finals

Thompson and Sanders win open event

Thompson and Sanders win open event

SUCCESS: Eddie Curtis Memorial Trophy winners Dave Morris and Mark Haines are pictured with Rita Curtis, Five Lakes captain Roger Hyman and runners-up Jamie Jones and Ronnie Wilson.

Haines and Morris hold off field for win

HALF-CENTURY: Mo Asghar scored 55 for the victorious Seasiders.

Kirk not taking anything for granted

SILVERWARE: Captain Jim Culleton (left) presents the Krohn Cup to vice-captain Terry Butcher.

Butcher secures Krohn Cup

ALL SMILES: Children are having fun at Harwich and Dovercourt’s rugby camp.

Fun time at rugby camp

Coming out on top: Colchester Pro-Am winners David Croger, Professional Phil Abbott, Lorrie Austin and Mike Smith.

Smith, Austin, Croger and Abbot taste success at Colchester Pro-Am

Richard Brindley – on a mission Picture: nigel brown CO108087_033

Brindley wants to reach his full potential at Colchester United

Pleasant day enjoyed by all at Gosfield Lake

Pleasant day enjoyed by all at Gosfield Lake

Maldon and Tiptree manager Wright is looking forward to the new season

Maldon and Tiptree manager Wright is looking forward to the new season

Colchester skipper Kennedy blasts poorest performance of the season

Colchester skipper Kennedy blasts poorest performance of the season

Winner – Rosie Mortimer with her 3lbs 12ozs bonus bream

Naish pips Palmer to top spot

O'Neill retains Tendring Open title

O'Neill retains Tendring Open title

Big haul – Mick Frost on board the Sophie Lea with a heavyweight tope, weighing in at 45lb 5oz

All at sea with John Popplewell: Sharks are starting to feed

Heybridge Swifts' Akurang is in confident mood

Heybridge Swifts' Akurang is in confident mood

Braintree Town's Davis wants the Iron to hit the ground running

Braintree Town's Davis wants the Iron to hit the ground running

SUCCESS: Winner of Playgolf Colchester’s Captain’s Charity Day was Dan Syrett.

Syrett beats conditions to win Captain's Charity Day

Andrade nets a winner for Wivenhoe and the rest of Tuesday's non-league news

Andrade nets a winner for Wivenhoe and the rest of Tuesday's non-league news

FC Clacton boss Coyle believes defender Ribchester can get better and better

FC Clacton boss Coyle believes defender Ribchester can get better and better

Choppy conditions – the fleet in action at the Blackwater Sailing club Fireball Open

Wade and Hibbet taste success at Fireball Open

Closing date for entries is looming

Closing date for entries is looming

Venue change for Clacton-Holland friendly

Venue change for Clacton-Holland friendly

Kirby's ladies’ team continue their winning streak

Kirby's ladies’ team continue their winning streak

Massey hails U's character after coming from behind to beat Ipswich

Massey hails U's character after coming from behind to beat Ipswich

Two-goal Gilbey and Massey hand Colchester victory against Ipswich

Two-goal Gilbey and Massey hand Colchester victory against Ipswich

Porter is proud to wear the U's armband

Porter is proud to wear the U's armband

Missing out: Colchester's Sammie Szmodics will not feature against Ipswich.

Szmodics and Briggs will miss out against Ipswich

Humes: we must tighten up defensively against Town

Humes: we must tighten up defensively against Town

PARTY TIME: Cannons Basketball Club enjoy their awards night.

Cannons reflect on their season of success

Pre-season friendly between Clacton and Brightlingsea is off

Pre-season friendly between Clacton and Brightlingsea is off

SEASON OF SUCCESS: Aaron and Ryan Smyth with, from left, coaches Lloyd Pentney, Carl Pentney and Ian Smith.

Duo are a safe pair of hands

Men’s league holds its AGM

Men’s league holds its AGM

Eastman: we will benefit from "learning curve" of Orient defeat

Eastman: we will benefit from "learning curve" of Orient defeat

MEMORABLE DAY: Clacton lady captain Julia Hewett, Captain’s Day winner Fiona Cope and club captain Steve Parkes.

Classy Cope enjoys Captain’s Day glory

Rogers secures maiden victory

Rogers secures maiden victory

Pyefleet Week set to break attendance records

Pyefleet Week set to break attendance records

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