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U's bow out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Colchester United were knocked out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy after losing 2-1 at League Two side Northampton Town tonight.
Freddie Sears put the U's ahead on the half hour but a penalty from Adebayo Akinfenwa and Henoc Mukendi's header in the second half gave Aidy Boothroyd's Cobblers side victory at Sixfields.
Clinton Morrison was sent off for violent conduct in stoppage-time, as the U's went out of the competition at the second-round stage.
For a full match report, pictures and reaction to Colchester's defeat at Northampton, see Wednesday's Gazette.