Layer Road finale a sell-out

COLCHESTER United's last ever game at Layer Road is already a sell-out. The remaining few tickets for Saturday's game, against promotion contenders Stoke City, were snapped up yesterday morning.

COLCHESTER United's last ever game at Layer Road is already a sell-out. The remaining few tickets for Saturday's game, against promotion contenders Stoke City, were snapped up yesterday morning.

Meanwhile, teenager Jimmy Pirie scored his first goal at reserves team level as Colchester United Reserves tasted a 2-0 victory at Northampton Town yesterday afternoon. Pirie was introduced as an early substitute for the injured Jamie Guy, and he came up trumps with the second goal after just 17 minutes. Striker Tom Webb had broken the deadlock just six minutes earlier with a left-footed shot. The U's second string had a triallist keeper in action, in Craig Ross, and also fielded first teamers like Kevin McLeod and Kem Izzet.

The previous evening, Colchester United Youths reached the national final of the Puma Youth Alliance Cup, by beating Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 in the southern final at Layer Road. Perry Sansford, Russell Malton and Jeremiah Olusanya were on target for the U's, who now play Hull City in the final. United are hoping to go one better this season, having suffered defeat in the last two finals.


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