Colchester United progressed to the fourth round of the Essex Senior Cup with a 3-1 win over holders Billericay Town.

The U's fell behind after only 11 minutes at New Lodge.

But goals from Alex Gilbey, Freddie Ladapo and Craig Arnott sealed Colchester's progress into the next round of the competition.

The fourth round draw for the Essex Senior Cup takes place on Friday morning.

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