Colchester United news

Saturday, August 20, 2016
John McGreal

Colchester United manager, John McGreal, felt that his side were just getting on top when Portsmouth scored the first of their two late goals at Fratton Park this afternoon, in a 2-0 defeat.

Craig Slater, who went close to a goal at Portsmouth this afternoon

Portsmouth 2 Colchester United 0

John McGreal

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has not ruled out the possibility of further strengthening his squad, despite the U’s sitting pretty in second spot after three games of the new season.

Kurtis Guthrie is congratulated by team-mate Chris Porter after scoring Colchester United's second goal against Grimsby tonight. Picture: Steve Waller

Colchester United 3 Grimsby Town 2

John McGreal

Colchester United manager John McGreal was delighted to mark his first competitive home game, in charge, with a 2-0 home win over Cambridge United this afternoon.

Brennan Dickenson is congratulated by teammate Chris Porter after his goal had put the home side 1-0 ahead in the Colchester United v Cambridge United (League two) match at Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester, on 13 August 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Colchester United 2 Cambridge United 0

Lewis Kinsella

Lewis Kinsella was helping out his uncle, a plumber, with some part-time work before Colchester United intervened to sign him for this season.

Brighton & Hove Albion 4 Colchester United 0

Richard Brindley chases down a ball at Hartlepool

Richard Brindley endured a tough start to his second season with Colchester United, but he warmed to the task at Hartlepool on Saturday.

Tom Eastman. broke the deadlock after four minutes at Hartlepool

Hartlepool United 1 Colchester United 1

Luke Prosser, in training

Luke Prosser is delighted, and so proud, to be appointed Colchester United’s new club captain, for the 2016-17 season.

Craig Slater, likely to make the U's starting XI for the trip to Hartlepool this weekend

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, settled on his first-choice starting line-up at the beginning of this week, for the season opener at Hartlpeool this Saturday.

John McGreal

Colchester United manager, John McGreal, was satisfied with his side’s performance during tonight’s latest pre-season friendly, against Premier League outfit Crystal Palace.

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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