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Injury to Andy Bond marrs another U’s victory

PUBLISHED: 15:49 28 July 2012 | UPDATED: 16:03 28 July 2012

Andy Bond

Andy Bond

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Brentwood 1 Colchester United 2

ANDY Bond’s bad luck with pre-season injuries continued as he hobbled off early on with a knee problem, during this afternoon’s victory at Brentwood.

Colchester United midfielder Bond, who had suffered a sickening facial injury during last summer’s build-up, lasted just nine minutes at Brentwood before sustaining the injury.

It is the first real injury blow that U’s boss John Ward has had to contend with, in an otherwise relatively smooth pre-season to date.

Last summer, Bond collided with his own keeper, Mark Cousins, during a pre-season game against Ipswich, which left him needing dental surgery and meaning that he missed the start of the season.

It is hoped that the ex-Barrow man will make a quicker recovery from this most recent setback.

The U’s had beaten Maldon & Tiptree 2-1 on Friday night, thanks to goals from Freddie Sears and Drey Wright, with Mitchell Das replying for the hosts.

This afternoon, though, the U’s had to come from behind against Brentwood.

John-Joe O’Toole headed home a quickfire equaliser, before Freddie Ladapo bagged what proved to be the winner before half-time, following a good run by Magnus Okuonghae.

U’s squad: Cousins, White, Okuonghae, Bender, Coker, Bean, O’Toole, Bond (sub Olufemi 9, sub Ramm 60), Wordsworth (sub James-Lewis, 72), Ladapo, Henderson

Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back with the latest episode of the Kings of Anglia Podcast.

Jordan Spence has hailed the impact of manager Paul Lambert and believes the Blues can pull themselves away from trouble if they maintain the high standards they have set.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features wins over Arsenal and Stoke, while we also remember the late Marton Fulop.

Flynn Downes has been called into the England U20 for their game with Germany in Colchester next week.

Karl Fuller reflects on the Reading draw, plus the generosity of Ipswich Town fans

Ipswich Town remain five points adrift at the foot of the Championship table following yesterday’s 2-2 draw at Reading.

Ipswich Town remain five points adrift at the foot of the Championship table following Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Reading. STUART WATSON gives his thoughts.

Northstander Terry Hunt knows things on the pitch appear better. And asks what on earth has happened to that lot up the A140?

Andy Warren hands out his player ratings following Ipswich Town’s 2-2 draw at Reading.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert hailed his side’s first half display in this afternoon’s 2-2 draw at Reading and insists the wins will come to lift the Blues out of the Championship relegation zone.

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