The attendance of 1,840, for the visit of Chesterfield on Saturday, was the lowest ever crowd for a Colchester United home match in the FA Cup. Here is the ‘top 10’ of the U’s smallest home crowds for the FA Cup:
Drey Wright has revealed that players who have been “bottling up” their feelings, as regards Colchester United’s recent poor run, have all had their say this week, ahead of this afternoon’s FA Cup first round home tie against League One strugglers Chesterfield.
Colchester United front-runner, Denny Johnstone, is adamant that he and strike-force partner Chris Porter will start firing in the goals together, as soon as the service into the penalty area improves.
Colchester United boss, John McGreal, insisted that the long 11-minute break for an injury to referee Kevin Johnson, just before Plymouth snatched their winner, was a key moment in the game following today’s 2-1 defeat in Devon.