COLCHESTER United go into this weekend two points off the play-offs, with six points to play for.

On paper, the fact our two final games are against MK Dons and Lincoln may not look the most appealing.

But this season we have already beaten them both and we actually play better football against the higher teams.

It is like the lads sometimes get dragged down to the scrappy play of lower teams, while against the likes of MK they can strive on to match a more talented side.

I really believe that as long as results go our way we can take this fight all the way to the last kick of the league season on May 4 at Lincoln and what a day out that would be, if it was the case.

It was a surprisingly pleasant trip down to Yeovil.

Nick Finch stayed awake the whole way for the first time this season, we arrived to find the sun shining and the supporters tent was up open and ready for the lunchtime kick-off.

I could not help but be hopeful for the match to follow.

I'm sure you have all read or seen the events that followed - we were treated to a game that had it all.

The U's were a goal down but after the red card were left with ten men who in fairness battled to the end, not only getting the equaliser but nearly nicking it in the dying seconds.

As for Dillon Barnes' red card, there is no defending the actions but I would like to add I feel that it was out of character.

He is a top bloke who has always been polite and nice to me off the pitch and has seemed calm and collected on it.

Whether it was frustration or pressure, we will never know.

But let's not be too quick to judge his whole future on one incident.

One little genius came on for his international debut and got sent off after just 43 seconds - I know there was backlash from that towards him but just imagine if Argentina had never played Lionel Messi again!

My wife Jess and I took along our son George to the Grimsby Town game, on Good Friday.

Although George has been to the ground in the hospitality boxes, this was his first in the 'actual' stands and his first time in his seat in S2.

His face when he walked out and saw the pitch and looked up to the stands was one that will stay with me forever, with happiness and enjoyment on his little face.

It was nice he could see a win and hear the fans in full voice and he even informed me that he would be scoring a goal here one day.

Fingers crossed it is for - and not against - the U's in the South Stand goal.

Saturday will see us playing our last home game of the season, a season of highs and lows that still maybe has a twist in the tail.

I know a group of supporters are working hard behind the scenes to get a really good colourful atmosphere on the day.

So if you find yourself with a flag or balloon, please get involved and make the last home game of the season a real feel-good one and get behind the lads.

Wembley could yet still beckon, if the football gods are on our side.

Si Collinson, Colchester United season-ticket holder