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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Gallery: Memories of Colchester United’s first Wembley trip, 20 years ago

PUBLISHED: 12:36 10 May 2012

IT is 20 years to the day since Colchester United won the FA Trophy following their first ever visit to Wembley on May 10, 1992.

The U’s, with player-manager Roy McDonough in charge, beat Witton Albion 3-1 in the final, thanks to goals from Mike Masters, Nicky Smith and Steve McGavin.

That completed a famous non-league double for the Essex club. Just eight days earlier they had clinched the Conference title to return to the Football League after a two-year absence.

A crowd of 27,806 witnessed the U’s Wembley success, with an estimated 23,000 U’s fans roaring on their team to victory.

There were early goals from Masters and Smith inside the first 20 minutes, and a third from McGavin in stoppage time.

The U’s finished the game with just 10 men, due to Jason Cook’s sending-off in the last 10 minutes, which denied him a winners’ medal.

However, unused substitute Eamonn Collins gave away his medal to Cook before the players did a lap of honour around the pitch.

Cole Skuse agrees that his team mate and good friend Luke Chambers has probably taken on too much responsibility as Ipswich Town captain.

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

We’ve ranked the home kits of all 24 Championship teams. So who comes out on top?

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

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