Andy Bond nets hat-trick as U’s book place in final

Concord Rangers 0 Colchester United Reserves 4

COLCHESTER United booked a place in the Essex Senior Cup final, after an experienced second string coasted to victory at Concord Rangers on Canvey Island tonight.

The U’s cantered into a four-goal lead by half-time, thanks to a hat-trick by Andy Bond and one from Wright.

Bond converted one penalty, and also missed one, as well as netting his second with a solo goal and a third by converting Ben Coker’s cross.

Concord improved after the break but the U’s stood firm to keep a clean-sheet.

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They will face Canvey Island in the final.

U’s squad: Cousins, Hamilton, Heath, Aldred, Rose, Wright, Bond James, Izzet (sub Gilbey, 69), Coker (sub Blanche, 83), Odejayi (sub Nwachuku, 69

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