COLCHESTER broke their losing streak with an exciting victory against Chichester.

After losing their last six National League division three London and South East, Colchester secured a 19-18 win at Mill Road.

Colchester opened the scoring with a James Crozier penalty to go 3-0 ahead.

But the visitors went ahead after winning good line-out ball and scoring a try in the corner.

Colchester edged 6-5 in front through to another Crozier penalty.

However, the lead didn’t last long as Chichester scored an unconverted try to go 10-6 ahead at the break.

The visitors increased their lead in the second half with a penalty kick.

Crozier, however, replied with a penalty for Colchester to make the score 13-9.

However, Jerone Awesu received a yellow card that sent him to the sin bin and Chichester made the most of their one-man advantage as they crossed for an unconverted try following a driving maul to go 18-9 in front.

But Colchester came back strongly and James Mitchell scored a try which Crozier converted to cut the deficit to two points.

A penalty to Colchester then saw a calm Crozier add the three points to put his side 19-18 in front.

With time running out Colchester lost Joe Flexman to the bin but Chichester couldn’t make the most of their advantage this time and the home side held on for the win.