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.

Richard Hall's side won by the same scoreline as their senior counterparts, in another match contested over three, 30 minute sessions.

They took the lead just after the quarter of an hour mark through Nnamdi Nwachuku and Smith's brace, along with Macauley Bonne's strike, sealed Colchester's win in the final half hour.