COLCHESTER completed a league double over old adversaries Eton Manor.

They secured a 33-15 win at the New Wilderness in their National League division three London and South East match.

Colchester and Manor went head-to-head in the battle for automatic promotion from London League division one north last year and it came down to a last day battle between them.

It ended in a draw, which was enough to earn Colchester promotion against the only side that had beaten them during 2014-2015.

In their earlier encounter this season, Colchester took a 26-8 home win.

Colchester took the lead when Damien Brambley opened the scoring going over for a try.

James Crozier added the conversion for a 7-0 lead.

Crozier then increased the visitors lead he pounced on a fumbled ball, picked it up and scored under the posts.

He converted his own try to put Colchester 14-0 up.

Eton Manor hit back with an unconverted try to reduce the deficit.

But Colchester scored again when Cutbush went over for a try but he couldn’t add to his tally, missing a tricky conversion.

Colchester took a 19-5 lead into the half-time break.

And the visitors increased that lead straight from the restart when Crosier scored and converted his own try for a 26-5 lead.

But Colchester were then reduced to 14 men when Jerone Awesu was sent to the sin bin.

Eton Manor hit back with an unconverted try of their own.

However, Crozier then earned Colchester a bonus point when he completed his hat-trick and added the conversion for his side to go 33-10 in front.

Eton Manor, though, continued to come back at Colchester and added another unconverted try to make the score 33-15.

But it wasn’t enough as Colchester held on to complete a league double over Manor.