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Stowmarket Town 3 AFC Sudbury 1

What could go wrong, did go wrong, for out-of-luck Colchester United at Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

Colchester United writer Carl Marston’s U’s Player Ratings after yesterday’s 1-0 defeat at Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, was “proud” of his side’s display despite bowing out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 defeat at League One hosts Accrington Stanley this afternoon.

Follow all the action and reaction as we bring you live coverage of Colchester United’s FA Cup first round tie at Accrington Stanley.

Accrington Stanley 1 Colchester United 0

Bury Town will be looking to register a quickfire double, over struggling Tilbury, in East London this afternoon to climb back up towards the Bostik League North play-off zone.

Needham Market boss, Richard Wilkins, has admitted that his side will start as “firm favourites” to win at Kent hosts Herne Bay in tomorrow’s FA Trophy second qualifying round tie.

Colchester United’s leading scorer, Luke Norris, is hopeful of a swift return from an ankle injury, despite being stretchered off during last weekend’s 1-0 win over Swindon Town.

Suffolk athlete, Kieran Clements, who shot to fame as a junior by scooping a host of national titles in 2011, will make his senior debut in an England vest this weekend.

Leiston 0 Lowestoft Town 1

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, admits that his side have built up a “little reputation” following their impressive rise up the League Two table, centred around their superb home record.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has for the second time this season been nominated for a Skybet League Two manager of the month award.

Bury St Edmunds’ Performance Director, Terry Sands, is very hopeful of having a new head coach in place at The Haberden in the “next seven to 10 days.”

Man of the match, Sammie Szmodics, believes that Colchester United have what it takes to win promotion back to the third tier this season.

Aldershot Town 1 Braintree Town 0

So often, Colchester United’s home form has held them back, since moving to the Community Stadium 10 years ago.

Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston awards his U’s Player Ratings (out of 10) following yesterday’s 1-0 home win over Swindon Town. Sammie Szmodics scored the winner in first-half stoppage time.

Colchester United boss John McGreal was in a bouyant moood after his side’s 1-0 home win over Swindon Town this afternoon, achieved courtesy of Sammie Szmodics’ goal in first-half injury-time, as the U’s burst into the top three.

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

Colchester United 1 Swindon Town 0

Colchester United have been winning plaudits for their goal-scoring prowess this season, topping the League Two goal-charts in recent weeks, but U’s boss John McGreal has also been highlighting the excellent performances at the other end of the pitch.

Bury Town entertain fourth-placed Aveley today, with manager Ben Chenery using the game as a “benchmark” for his own side.

Colchester United have the best home record in League Two, a prime reason why they are riding so high in League Two, and they have another chance to make home advantage count when mid-table Swindon Town visit this afternoon.

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond) running in different parkruns. This week he is at Coldham’s Common, in Cambridge

Football writer Carl Marston dons his anorak to visit clubs in the region (and beyond) in his quest for good football and a good cup of tea. Bury Town‘s Ram Meadow is in the spotlight this week

Luke Norris is targeting the top three as Colchester United entertain his former club, Swindon Town, at the Jobserve Community Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

Bury Town 1 Maldon & Tiptree 4

Bury Town could rise to as high as second in the Bostik North table, if they manage to record a hat-trick of home wins at the expense of visiting Maldon & Tiptree this evening (7.45pm).

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