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Back in the fold - Tom Lapslie returned from injury in Colchester United under-21s' 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace.

Lapslie makes injury comeback as U's under-21s are beaten

Up for the challenge - Colchester United defensive duo Frankie Kent and Tom Eastman challenge Southend United captain Adam Barrett for a high ball during the U's derby defeat. BA114743_ 005

Comment - U's must start their ascent soon if they are to succeed in their mountainous challenge

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Jammers fall to leaders

Jammers fall to leaders

Stanway's Danny Slatter and Jamie Shaw

Harrop believes Stanway fully deserve their Thurlow Nunn League award

Regent match at Haringey Borough is postponed

Regent match at Haringey Borough is postponed

Webster expects more rest and recovery time to pay dividends

Webster expects more rest and recovery time to pay dividends

UMPIRING AMBITIONS: Katie Black, pictured holding the Australian flag aloft (on the far side), volunteered at the recent England v Australia Test series match.

Growing academy reaches its first milestone

Derby duel - Colchester United defender Frankie Kent does battle with Southend United's Stephen Hendrie during the League One clash at Roots Hall. Picture: MAXINE CLARKE BA114743_ 059

Kent - we must all take responsibility for U's results

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No extension - Jake Kean has returned to Norwich City following his loan spell with Colchester United. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO113474_0045)

Keen - "there were a couple of things Jake wasn't happy with"

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Mark Phillips is congratulated on his goal against Chester by his Braintree Town team-mates. Picture: AMY JARVIS

Two columns hold particular interest for Braintree Town's Mark Phillips

Frinton golfers make a flying start in Mail on Sunday Team Challenge

Frinton golfers make a flying start in Mail on Sunday Team Challenge

GETTING HIS TACTICS SPOT ON: Harwich’s Pat Allen Cripps (right) enjoyed a clear unanimous points victory against soldier Lee Holmes. Picture: Dave Edwards Photography

Boxer Lucas produces a stand-out performance

Fencer Ashforth books place in British Youth Championships

Fencer Ashforth books place in British Youth Championships

Success: Essex University’s Diego Cisneros Vitor. Picture: Dave Edwards Photography

Debut win for Essex University's Diego Cisneros Vitor

All smiles: Colchester ABC’s  Tommy Reid (right) celebrates with coach Carl Barton.

Colchester ABC's Tommy Reid picks up third win in a row

Simon Torry and Keith Morrell won the Warren's Rabbie Burns stableford

Simon Torry and Keith Morrell won the Warren's Rabbie Burns stableford

Brotherhood E give their hopes of survival a boost

Brotherhood E give their hopes of survival a boost

Stableford joy for Clacton golfer Josh

Stableford joy for Clacton golfer Josh

Success for Jim Fern, Martin Measor and Tony Choat in Five Lakes' Seniors' Winter League

Success for Jim Fern, Martin Measor and Tony Choat in Five Lakes' Seniors' Winter League

Derby duel - Colchester United midfielder Joe Edwards (left) makes a challenge during his side's 3-0 defeat at Southend United. Picture: Stephen D Lawrence

Derby defeat was a "heroic failure" for ten-man U's - Keen

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Flashpoint - Alex Gilbey is shown a red card following his tackle on Southend United midfielder Ryan Leonard in the U's 3-0 defeat at Roots Hall in the Essex derby. Picture: Stephen D Lawrence

Late goals condemn ten-man Colchester to defeat in Essex derby

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Colchester secure win at Bracknell

Colchester secure win at Bracknell

Danny Emmanuel (left). Picture: JIM PURTILL

Witham Town hoping to have Emmanuel back on board

Stanway's purple patch continues with another landslide win

Stanway's purple patch continues with another landslide win

Ryman League round-up: Regent hit four more goals, Witham stun Thurrock, Swifts are pipped by the Hawks and Maldon are held to a stalemate by Aveley

Ryman League round-up: Regent hit four more goals, Witham stun Thurrock, Swifts are pipped by the Hawks and Maldon are held to a stalemate by Aveley

Big hitters seal Playgolf Colchester Texas Scramble success

Big hitters seal Playgolf Colchester Texas Scramble success

Clacton match at Haverhill is postponed

Clacton match at Haverhill is postponed

ON A MISSION: Tendring Volleyball Club’s men’s team have marched into the National Cup semi-finals and now face the might of reigning Super 8s champions and cup holders Team Northumbria. Chester Searle is number 17.

Searle hopeful of more cup heroics

Alan Buckingham and Sam Cummins grab a win in the Maldon Golf Club Ben Volta League

Alan Buckingham and Sam Cummins grab a win in the Maldon Golf Club Ben Volta League

Success: Louisa Storey.

Stewart starts ball rolling for Colchester Golf Club's ladies

Pride at stake - Colchester United defender George Elokobi challenges for a header with Southend United striker David Mooney during the Boxing Day clash between the two sides. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO113469-047)

Keen - derby win can kick-start U's season

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Sidelined - Colchester United striker Marvin Sordell will be out for "two to three weeks" with an ankle injury. Picture: STEVE BRADING

U's suffer Sordell injury blow

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Halstead are unable to end Wivenhoe's unbeaten league record

Halstead are unable to end Wivenhoe's unbeaten league record

Tonight's derby against Wivenhoe Town is a chance for Halstead's players to say thank you

Tonight's derby against Wivenhoe Town is a chance for Halstead's players to say thank you

Cowley: This break is very different for my Braintree Town team

Cowley: This break is very different for my Braintree Town team

Ricky Spriggs is set to return for Halstead in their derby game against Wivenhoe Town tonight. Picture: Roger Cuthbert LRPS

Second-half show needs to be Halstead's standard as they face Wivenhoe Town tonight

Garry Kimble. Picture: LOUISE SMITH

Kimble: Hard work was undone by second-half performance at Brightlingsea

The French Connection

The French Connection

Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town

Flitch Way 100km race is a test for Tiptree Road Runners

Flitch Way 100km race is a test for Tiptree Road Runners

League may fold at end of season

League may fold at end of season

Regent boss Webster is hoping for a repeat display

Regent boss Webster is hoping for a repeat display

SUCCESS: Enjoying the awards evening were (back row) Alex Ratter, Lynda George, Adrian Tovey, Steve Bass, Harry Wood, Michael Mott, (front row) David Dodsworth, Matthew Dodsworth, Erica Dodsworth and Nathan Marsh.

Marsh leads Maldon riders in East London velo race

HAT-TRICK HERO: Aaron Condon scored a treble in Clacton’s 6-4 thriller at Walsham-le-Willows. Picture: Hannah Fountain (hrfphotography.co.uk)

Coyle pleased to win but concerned by Seasiders’ frailties

Positive - Karl Duguid believes his former club Colchester United will relish their Essex derby match at Southend United on Saturday.

Essex derby is perfect timing for U's - Duguid

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Cup of cheer - Roy McDonough lifts aloft the FA Trophy having led them to Wembley glory as player-manager in 1992.

U's legend Big Roy expects Shrimpers to claim Essex bragging rights

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Michael Crowe. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

Braintree Town boss hopes to secure Ipswich Town loanee Michael Crowe for a longer stay

Alex Woodyard on the front foot against Welling. Picture: Chris Jarvis

Braintree take pride in their resilience

Seasiders can have few complaints about defeat

Seasiders can have few complaints about defeat

SOLID IN DEFENCE: Kieron Parkes was a key figure for Clacton in Saturday’s defeat against top-of-the-table Wapping. Picture: Steve Nippress Photos

Seasiders cannot hold out in second period

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