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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Colchester United attacker Sammie Szmodics was on cloud nine after earning the U’s a last gasp point thanks to a real goal poacher’s effort, in the fifth minute of stoppage time in a 1-1 draw at Mansfield Town this afternoon.

Mansfield Town 1 Colchester United 1

Colchester United have enjoyed a good start to the new season, in League Two, but boss John McGreal admits that there is still a gap to be bridged to become major promotion contenders.

Dillon Barnes insists that dropping into non-league, for two spells last season, was just the “wake-up call” that he needed ahead of what is now the biggest season of his career.

Colchester United’s playing staff, many of them laid-low by a mytsery bug/illness at the start of the week, are fighting fit again ahead of this Saturday’s tough trip to Mansfield Town.

Cheltenham Town 2 Colchester United 2 (Cheltenham win 6-5 on pens)

Colchester United, fresh from an encouraging start to the season, will be looking to end their recent woes in the (EFL) League Cup at the expense of first round hosts Cheltenham Town tonight.

Courtney Senior, who scored Colchester United’s opener in a 2-0 win over Port Vale, and delivered a man-of-the-match display, was buzzing at the end of the game

These are very early days, and it’s only wise to whisper it at the moment, but Colchester United’s 2018-19 season could be a very exciting one.

Colchester United writer CARL MARSTON’s U’s Player Ratings from yesterday’s fine 2-0 home win over Port Vale.

Colchester United manager, John McGreal, hailed the “terrific performance” of his side following their impressive 2-0 home win over Port Vale this afternoon.

Follow all the action and reaction as we bring you live coverage of Colchester United’s opening home EFL League Two match against Port Vale.

Colchester United 2 Port Vale 0

Colchester United kick off their home campaign, of the new season, with an awkward test against a potentially dangerous Port Vale side this afternoon.

This time last season, Colchester United were already feeling the effects of long-term injuries, with both club skipper Luke Prosser and key left-sided specialist Brennan Dickenson stuck in the treatment room for months on end.

U's and me

Carl Marston has never really recovered from his first game as a Colchester United reporter, when keeper Ron Green went walkabout once too often (twice actually) in a crazy 4-4 draw against Rochdale in 1992. But he is still following the U’s… Follow him on twitter @Carl_Marston

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