An experienced Colchester United side beat Ryman League division one north outfit Brentwood Town 8-0 to progress to the fifth round of the Essex Senior Cup.

Two goals apiece from John-Joe O'Toole and Freddie Ladapo and further strikes from Clinton Morrison, Brian Wilson, Karl Duguid and Drey Wright helped the U's cruise through, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Colchester fielded a very strong side, with the likes of goalkeeper Mark Cousins, Magnus Okuonghae and Marcus Bean also playing.

And Matt Heath made a welcome return from a calf injury, at the heart of the U's defence.

Colchester will play AFC Hornchurch in the next round of the competition.

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