Kent scores for U's in friendly defeat

Gazette:

4:51pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

An inexperienced Colchester United side were beaten 2-1 at Essex neighbours Southend United in a behind-closed-doors friendly this afternoon.

U's to take on Southend in pre-season friendly

Gazette:

8:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Colchester United continue their preparations for the new season when they travel to play Southend United in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Roots Hall this afternoon.

U's restructure player recruitment team

Gazette:

8:17am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Colchester United have restructured the way they recruit new players.

Ipswich Town visit as Braintree Town honour one of their greats

Gazette: Quinton positive over comeback from knee surgery

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Braintree Town will honour one of their greatest ever servants tonight as the Iron continue their pre-season campaign with a game against Ipswich Town.

Free Colchester United team poster in today's Daily Gazette!

Gazette:

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

In today's Daily Gazette, don't miss your free full colour poster of Colchester United's 2014-15 squad, sporting their brand new kit.

Dunne hails summer signings at Colchester United Open Day

Gazette: On the lookout - U's manager Joe Dunne wants any new signings he makes to have the character. Picture: WARREN PAGE

7:59pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Joe Dunne spoke highly of his new signings at Colchester United's Open Day this afternoon.

Lynn looking for further points accumulation after second spot at Hockenheim

Gazette: Alex Lynn. Picture: Malcolm Griffiths GP3 Series Media

10:44pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Alex Lynn admitted that his Carlin team car wasn’t at its best as he had to settle for second place in the GP3 Series feature race at Hockenheim in Germany.

Kenny is spot on as Iron beat the Shrimpers

Gazette: Kenny Davis says Braintree's recent results have helped lift them ahead of their gruelling run of Skrill Premier games. Picture: NEIL DADY

10:21pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Braintree Town won their latest pre-season friendly as League Two side Southend United were beaten 2-1 on a warm day at the Amlin Stadium.

In-form Sears scores four as Colchester thrash Leiston

Gazette: Happy - Freddie Sears (left) celebrates his goal against Coventry City. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90351-06)

8:47pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Freddie Sears scored four times as Colchester United kept up their free-scoring pre-season with an 8-1 win at Ryman Premier side Leiston.

Bronze Joy for CATs sprinter at Alexander Stadium

Gazette:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Colchester and Tendring Athletic Club sprinter Joy Ogunleye enhanced her flourishing reputation by winning bronze at the English Schools Track and Field Championships.

Colchester skipper Stephens praised ahead of another vital fixture

Gazette:

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Colchester and East Essex chairman Andrew Kennedy has hailed skipper Ben Stephens’ leadership qualities this season.

Dunne wants to improve bond between U's players and fans

Gazette:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Joe Dunne wants his Colchester United players to create a stronger bond with their supporters this season.

U's hit the goal trail again in Sudbury win

Gazette: Promise - Sammie Szmodics made a big impression after forcing his way into Joe Dunne's first team at Colchester United, last season.

9:44pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Colchester United chalked up another friendly win tonight when they ran out 4-1 winners over AFC Sudbury.

U's set to reveal new captain

Gazette:

2:15pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Colchester United are about to unveil their new captain - with Alex Gilbey a prime candidate to lead them into battle this season.

Essex edge narrow win over Hampshire in thrilling game at Colchester

Gazette:

3:45pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Essex Cricket Club ran out narrow two-wicket winners over Hampshire in a thrilling LV County Championship division two game at Colchester this afternoon.

Smith scores twice for U's under-21s in friendly win

Gazette: New arrival - striker Dominic Smith has signed a one-year professional deal with the U's after leaving Crewe. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

2:06pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Dominic Smith scored twice as Colchester United's under-21s emulated the U's first team when they ran out 4-1 winners in their friendly at Brantham Athletic.

Dunne welcomes battle for places in U's attack

Gazette:

1:42pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Joe Dunne is happy to see the battle for a place in Colchester United's attack hot up.

Scoreline doesn't bother Alan but he admits there's work to be done

Gazette: Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire. Picture STEVE ARGENT

11:58pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire wasn’t bothered by the 6-1 scoreline as his team were beaten by a strong Norwich City side in their pre-season clash at the Amlin Stadium.

Canaries deliver masterclass as Iron get a good work-out

Gazette: Sean Marks. Picture: NEIL DADY

9:39pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Norwich City delivered a footballing masterclass as Braintree Town opened their pre-season games at the Amlin Stadium.

U's go goal crazy at Heybridge

Gazette:

9:29pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The goals flowed at Scraley Road tonight as Colchester United ran out 8-0 winners over Heybridge Swifts in their latest pre-season friendly.

Moncur set to feature for U's

Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

George Moncur is set to feature again for Colchester United tonight when they take on Heybridge Swifts at Scraley Road.

Bean set to miss Heybridge friendly

Gazette: Tussle - Colchester United midfielder Marcus Bean battles with Coventry goalscorer Callum Wilson during the U's 2-1 victory. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90351-26)

11:53am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Marcus Bean is set to miss Colchester United’s forthcoming friendlies after suffering a knee injury.

Thompson glad to be back after ending ten-month exile

Gazette:

10:40am Monday 14th July 2014

Colchester United defender Josh Thompson says he is looking forward to enjoying his football again after finally ending his injury nightmare.

Iron hit the goal trail as pre-season friendlies begin in earnest

Gazette:

10:14pm Saturday 12th July 2014

BRAINTREE TOWN hit the goal trail in their two pre-season friendlies on Saturday.

Holman on target as U's win opening friendly

Gazette: Ready - Freddie Sears is raring to go

7:25pm Saturday 12th July 2014

New signing Dan Holman was on target as Colchester United won 4-1 at Brantham Athletic in their opening pre-season friendly.

Colchester keen on loan deal for West Ham youngster Moncur

Gazette:

7:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Colchester United are in talks with West Ham United over a loan move for George Moncur.

Napier excited by Castle Park Blast

Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

GRAHAM Napier can’t wait to play in front of a sell-out Castle Park crowd as the big-hitting Colchester-born star returns to his home ground for its inaugural Twenty20 Blast match tomorrow.

Grayson wants nothing less than victory at Colchester Cricket Festival

Gazette:

5:19pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Paul Grayson admits he will be happy if this year’s Colchester Cricket Festival finishes earlier than planned - if it means Essex secure a vital win.

Maldon and Tiptree's Berquez looks forward to welcoming former team

Gazette:

3:22pm Thursday 10th July 2014

OLLIE Berquez is relishing the prospect of facing former club Chelmsford City.

Holman backed to shine at U's

Gazette:

2:33pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

New signing Dan Holman can make an immediate impact at Colchester United.

Wilson leaves Ramblers for Swifts

Gazette:

9:42am Wednesday 9th July 2014

KEITH Wilson is the new manager at Heybridge Swifts.

Dan's the man as Holman signs for U's

Gazette: Dan Holman celebrates one of his two goals at Southport earlier this week. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

4:30pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Colchester United have signed striker Dan Holman from Braintree Town on a two-year deal.

Dunne happy to bide his time as U's squad takes shape

Gazette:

10:17am Monday 7th July 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne insists he does not feel under pressure to make any further new signings before the new season starts.

Witham Town in shock after death of chairman Tony Last

Gazette: Witham Town chairman Tony Last

9:47am Friday 4th July 2014

Witham Town have been left in shock after their chairman Tony Last died suddenly last night.

U's no closer to signing Wynter

Gazette: Hot prospect - Alex Wynter is wanted by U's boss Joe Dunne following his successful spell on loan from Crystal Palace. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO90947-18)

11:50am Friday 4th July 2014

Colchester United's attempts to sign Alex Wynter have hit a snag after the youngster returned to Crystal Palace.

Lewington determined to be U's first-choice keeper

Gazette: Picture: Action Images

9:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Chris Lewington has set his sights on becoming Colchester United’s new first-choice goalkeeper.

Striker Bryan is following Brown to Grays

Gazette: Tough luck - Chris Bryan was unlucky to finish on the losing side for Halstead Town against Leiston.

7:00am Friday 4th July 2014

NEW Grays Athletic boss Jody Brown has raided former club Heybridge Swifts to sign prolific striker Chris Bryan.

Golden girl Laura switches focus to nationals

Gazette: Enjoying relocation - Tough training for Laura Stephens in Plymouth

4:31pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Laura Stephens has switched her focus to the forthcoming National Swimming Championships after claiming a double gold at the British Gas International Meet in Manchester.

Thompson earns new contract with the U's

Gazette: Making his return - Josh Thompson

12:28pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Josh Thompson has signed a one-year deal to stay at Colchester United.

Wright signs new one-year deal with U's

Gazette: Well done - David Wright's performances have earned praise from Colchester United manager Joe Dunne.

9:29am Thursday 3rd July 2014

David Wright has signed a new one-year contract with Colchester United.

Dunne happy to make priority signings for U's

Gazette: Mission accomplished - U's boss Joe Dunne believes his side have made progress in the 2013-14 season. Picture: WARREN PAGE

5:29pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Colchester United boss Joe Dunne says it was vital he strengthened the full-back and goalkeeper positions in his squad, following the departure of experienced players this summer.

Fight for places hots up at U's after triple signing

Gazette:

11:09am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Joe Dunne expects competition for places to hot up at Colchester United after making a triple swoop.

Colchester sign keeper Lewington

Gazette: Picture: Action Images

5:01pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Colchester United have completed the signing of goalkeeper Chris Lewington on a two-year deal.

Gordon keen to impress for U's

Gazette:

4:18pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Colchester United have completed their second signing of the day after snapping up left-back Ben Gordon from Ross County.

Clohessy jumped at the chance to sign for U's

Gazette:

3:01pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne has bolstered his squad after completing the signing of former Southend United right-back Sean Clohessy.

U's expected to unveil new signings

Gazette: Facing the media - Joe Dunne gives his post-match interview following Colchester United's 2-0 defeat at Meadow Lane.

11:34am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Colchester United are hoping to announce the arrival of at least two new signings today.

U's keeper Walker tipped to get even better

Gazette: Humbled - Sam Walker has been overwhelmed by the number of goodwill messages he has received from U's fans following his permanent move to Colchester United. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO83735-09)

1:01pm Monday 30th June 2014

Sam Walker has the potential to get even better this season, according to Ademola Bankole.

Massive blow for Dowsett

Gazette: Tough challenge - Alex Dowsett will attempt to win the National Time Trial jersey for a fourth straight year. Picture: Andy Sheridan

12:59pm Monday 30th June 2014

ALEX Dowsett has suffered a massive blow.

The Tour de France is coming to Essex!

Gazette: ON THE WAY: The Tour de France is coming to Yorkshire next month

3:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

Essex will host part of the biggest cycling race in the world next Monday and the Echo and Gazette newspapers will be bringing you unrivalled coverage in the run-up to the event.

Grays Athletic welcome Jody Brown as manager after he quits Heybridge Swifts

Gazette: Jody Brown has joined Grays Athletic to 'further his career'

8:47pm Friday 27th June 2014

JODY Brown has left his post as Heybridge Swifts manager to join Ryman Premier League side Grays Athletic.






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