COLCHESTER United completed the season with a 2-0 win at Hartlepool United, last weekend.

The U's finished 15th in the table, 17 points above the League Two relegation zone.

Colchester's End of Season awards have already been dished out.

And now that the season is over, Luke Hawkins looks at some of the U's key contributors in the 2021-22 campaign.


Top Scorer: Freddie Sears – 43 Apps (2 Sub), 14 Goals, 7 Assists

SEARS has been the team’s most consistent goal threat throughout the season, not only scoring the most goals but netting in 13 league matches.

On average, Sears has two shots per match, which is also the most of any player in the side.

He has scored against the likes of league runners-up Exeter and Sutton United who finished just below the play-offs.

Sears also leads the team in assists with seven to his name and scored vital goals against rival teams in the relegation scrap like Harrogate Town, Barrow and Oldham Athletic.

Colchester have finished the season 17 points clear of the drop and Sears’ goal contributions have played a huge role.


Young Player of the Season: Noah Chilvers – 29 Apps (9 Sub), 8 Goals, 3 Assists

CHILVERS has arguably made the difference in the Colchester attack to keep the U’s up.

His goals against Hartlepool, Harrogate Town, Scunthorpe and Newport County were all crucial in claiming three points in those fixtures.

Although he has played on the wings on multiple occasions this season, his best form has come as a number ten.

He is one of the highest shot takers in a squad that has found it hard to create chances at times, this season.


Best Passer: Alan Judge – 27 Apps (5 Sub), 3 Goals, 4 Assists

THE Irish midfielder leads the team in key passes with 1.7 per game on average and has assisted four goals this term.

His pass success rate is also the highest in the team amongst regular first team players.

He had a spell out of the squad in October due to a calf injury and after only playing twice in March, the U’s won three of their last four fixtures, with Judge starting all four games.


Best Tackler: Brendan Wiredu – 35 Apps (3 Sub), 1 Goal, 4 Assists

THE main defensive presence in Colchester’s midfield this season has been Brendan Wiredu.

He makes the most interceptions in the team with 1.5 per match on average as well as averaging the most tackles with 2.4 per match.

He also averages just over three aerial duels won per 90 which makes him the team’s sixth best player in the air.

This is only worse than defenders, some who have less game time, and Frank Nouble who only played 14 matches this season in attack before going out on loan.

He has also assisted four goals this season, the same amount as Alan Judge.