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Up until just over a month ago, young defender Cameron James had never even started a senior match.

Bury St Edmunds will be aiming for a third successive victory, when they take on relegation-threatened Barnstaple in a tough-looking National League Two South match in North Devon tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

Fit-again Richard Brindley insists that it is how Colchester United finish the campaign that “matters the most,” going into the final eight games of the regular season.

Braintree Town will have to improve beyond recognition, from Tuesday night’s home flop at the hands of Woking, if they are to take any reward from tomorrow’s tough trip to title-chasing Tranmere Rovers.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, will keep “push, push, pushing” his players, as his injury-hit squad prepare for a late surge for the League Two play-offs.

Suffolk runners again produced some strong performances at the annual English Schools Cross Country Championships, staged at the Norfolk County Showground in Norwich.

Braintree Town boss, Hakan Hayrettin, admitted that his side were “just not good enough” following last night’s home shocker against lowly Woking.

Sean Murray cannot wait for the visit of high-flying Luton Town this Saturday, and not just because it’s a potentially big promotion showdown.

Odette Robson regained her Stowmarket Half-Marathon title, as a bumper field of more than 400 runners tackled the main 13.1-mile event last Sunday.

Sammie Szmodics’ latest injury heartbreak, at a soggy Crewe Alexandra on Saturday, summed up Colchester United’s dreadful run of injury setbacks this season.

Braintree Town will virtually guarantee their National League status, into a seventh season, if they can complete quickfire back-to-back home victories tomorrow evening, against struggling Woking (kick-off 7.45pm).

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, admitted that Sammie Szmodics’ early injury had an impact on a below-standard first-half display at Crewe on Saturday.

Maldon & Tiptree’s hopes of winning the Ryman North title were dealt a massive blow by yesterday’s 1-0 home defeat to Brentwood Town.

Carl Marston takes a look at the main storylines from Colchester United’s 2-0 defeat at Crewe on Saturday.

Luckless Sammie Szmodics suffered a broken leg during the opening minutes of Colchester United’s disappointing 2-0 defeat at Crewe yesterday.

Colchester United manager John McGreal revealed that Sammie Szmodics had gone to hospital after being stretchered off early on during today’s 2-0 defeat at Gresty Road.

Rekeil Pyke has only started one game, but he has seen enough to rate Colchester United’s chances of making the end-of-season play-offs.

Drey Wright is ready to keep the pressure on the top seven, by helping to mastermind an away success at Crewe Alexandra this afternoon.

The race for the Ryman North title is really hotting up, with Brightlingsea Regent, Maldon & Tiptree, AFC Hornchurch and Thurrock all in contention.

Braintree Town face two key home games, in the next four days, which could well decide their National League fate.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, is searching for that winning formula away from home, starting at Crewe Alexandra tomorrow afternoon.

Fit-again Sammie Szmodics is looking forward to playing a big role in Colchester United’s late dash for the League Two play-offs.

Harry Hughes, who is targeting next year’s Commonwealth Games, produced a “confidence-boosting” personal best display at the European Throwing Cup staged in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, last weekend.

An on-fire Brennan Dickenson looks sure to be the target of Ipswich Town again this summer, with other clubs also on the horizon, eager to snap him up.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, was delighted with the way his side bounced back from Saturday’s 4-0 home thrashing at the hands of Portsmouth, to defeat play-off rivals Mansfield Town last night.

Colchester United 2 Mansfield Town 0

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, remains confident that his injury-ravaged squad can sustain a play-off push during the last 10 games of the regular season.

Tom Lapslie is confident that Colchester United can bounce back from the disappointment of Saturday’s crushing 4-0 home defeat to Portsmouth, by outwitting play-off rivals Mansfield Town in another home encounter this evening.

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