Colchester returned to the bottom two as they suffered defeat to league leaders West Herts, who confirmed their promotion to Premier A with this victory.

Colchester started the game well looking to take the game to their high flying opponents, however early in the match the visitors had taken the lead. Colchester allowed a West Herts player to run from the half-way line into a dangerous position to the top of the ‘D’ before miss hitting his shot past Liam Phillips to an unmarked forward at the back post, who put the ball into the empty net.

Colchester were looking to press forward and created chances of their own.

The hosts were getting some joy down the right with captain Rohan Khaira showing some nice touches.

However, they just couldn’t quite finish off the moves.

West Herts doubled their advantage before half-time, the Colchester defence again allowed an attacker to run into the D and get his shot off, this time Phillips got a hand to the ball but couldn’t push the ball to safety and another West Herts forward came in to finish the ball.

After the break, Colchester got back into the game with a well-worked goal from James Logan, his first goal of the season.

West Herts restored their two-goal advantage from a penalty flick. The visitors added a fourth to put the game beyond Colchester.

Hills Residential man-of-the-match was Rohan Khaira for his good work in the Colchester midfield.