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Ben Carpendale won an exciting head-to-head tussle with Matt Spencer to lift the Woodbridge 10K title this lunchtime, while Helen Davies broke the female course record on her way to an impressive third-placed finish overall.

Colchester United favourite, Sammie Szmodics, could well be on his way to Bristol City.

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond) running in different parkruns. This week he heads to Hilly Fields parkrun in South-East London

Suffolk athlete Helen Davies has been selected to run for Great Britain at the IAU 50km World Championships.

Lewis Sullivan led the way as four championship best performances were recorded at the annual Suffolk County Track & Field Championships, held on the Northgate track in Ipswich on Sunday.

Bury St Edmunds made the most of the best conditions to take the honours in the West Suffolk derby, away at neighbours Mildenhall in the East Anglian Premier League on Saturday.

Nick Goolab and Laura Weightman were crowned English Athletics National 5K champions, by clocking a pair of blistering times at the prestigious Ipswich Twilight races, held on the Waterfront yesterday evening.

Colchester United correspondent CARL MARSTON casts his eye over the 2018-19 season, which saw the U's finish just one point outside the play-offs

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond) running in different parkruns. This week he heads to Lincoln

Hat-trick hero, Matt Blake, insisted that his Leiston team really needed to win tonight's Suffolk Premier Cup Final, to make up for the disappointment of a poor end to their league campaign.

Leiston 3 Felixstowe & Walton United 2

This weekend's Twilight 5K road races, which will include the England National 5K Road Race Championships, begins a busy schedule of running events throughout Suffolk and North-East Essex for the summer ahead.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, is committed to helping his team "get stronger" to mount another promotion push next season, and this time hopefully a successful one.

Frinton-on-Sea top the table, after three matches in this season's East Anglian Premier League season, following a run-affected third round of matches on Saturday.

Coggeshall and Haverhill are joint top of Division One of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship, following the first three matches of the season, although Woolpit have also chalked up three wins from three fixtures in third spot.

Long Melford manager, Jamie Bradbury, described his side's 1-0 victory over Fakenham Town, in the Thurlow Nunn League Challenge Cup Final, as a "brilliant end to our season."

Long Melford beat Fakenham Town 1-0 in the Thurlow Nunn League Challenge Cup Final at Diss Town this afternoon, to lift the cup for the first time in their history.

Sammie Szmodics might well have played his last game for Colchester United, but it is a game he will never forget.

Heybridge Swifts beat hosts Maldon & Tiptree in the Bostik League North play-off final, 2-0 in a penalty shoot-out, after a 2-2 draw at Park Drive this afternoon, but they still don't know whether they will earn promotion to the Premier Division.

Football can be a very cruel game - just ask any Colchester United player, or supporter, after a roller coaster ride at Sincil Bank.

Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston awards his U's Player Ratings out of 10, following yesterday's 3-0 win at champions Lincoln City, the U's ultimately missing out on the play-offs by Newport County's late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Morecambe.

Colchester United boss John McGreal was understandably disappointed that his side missed out on the League Two play-offs, despite today's 3-0 win at champions Lincoln City, but he insisted that he did not feel devastated. Rather, he was proud of his team's display, and their overall season.

Lincoln City 0 Colchester United 3

Colchester United faced champions Lincoln City in League Two on Saturday and we had live updates and all the best reaction in our matchday blog from the Jobserve Community Stadium.

All Colchester United can do today is beat champions Lincoln City, and then sit back and hope that results elsewhere have gone their way.

Sunday features some exciting play-off ties, for Essex clubs, with Maldon & Tiptree entertaining local rivals Heybridge Swifts in the Bostik North play-off final (3pm), and Chelmsford City playing away at Welling in a National League South play-off semi-final (also 3pm).

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has had his own experiences of exciting final day shoot-outs, as a player.

Brennan Dickenson insists that he and his Colchester United team-mates will not be "overwhelmed" by the big occasion when they U's take on champions Lincoln City in a final-day showdown at Sincil Bank tomorrow.

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond) running in different parkruns. This week he heads to the Snowden Field parkrun in South Lincolnshire

Maldon & Tiptree and Heybridge Swifts will meet in the Bostik League North play-off final at Park Drive on Sunday, after they won their respective semi-final ties tonight.

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