The presentation of a team of the month award is often a banana skin for the recipients, and it was a case of double jeopardy when the Seasiders collected the award for August and September from league chairman Peter Hutchings prior to kick-off, writes Chris Ryan.
It was a fine day for Leiston as they secured their second win in five days whilst three teams above them were defeated, thus enabling Glen Driver’s side to move into sixth position in the table – just one point outside the play-off places, writes John Campany.
From the counter kings at Derby, to the counter chumps at Middlesbrough. With five of the next seven games at home, Ipswich Town need to take their medicine and quickly refocus on maintaining the fun factor at Portman Road.
Scouts from Championship clubs, and even Premier League clubs, are rolling up to the Weston Homes Community Stadium to cast their eye over Sammie Szmodics, but Colchester United’s No. 10 is only intent on propelling the U’s further up the League Two table.
The imminent return of both Kurtis Guthrie and Sean Murray, and the continued progress of fellow injury victims Luke Prosser and Brennan Dickenson, should be an exciting prospect for all Colchester United fans.