Colchester United were beaten 2-1 at home by Stevenage in front of their biggest home crowd of the season on Boxing Day.

A fifth-minute own goal by Rene Gilmartin saw the U's trailing in front of a crowd of more than 5,000.

And Danny Newton's strike ten minutes before the break doubled the visitors' lead.

Luke Prosser pulled a goal back for Colchester with seven minutes remaining but it was too little, too late for John McGreal's side.

Photographer Steve Brading was on hand to capture all of the action, in what a disappointing day for the U's.