Tiptree set to lose Underwood

AT the start of the week leading up to their first pre-season friendly against Coca Cola League neighbours, Colchester United, Tiptree United are having to come to terms with the possible loss of top striker, Lee Underwood.

AT the start of the week leading up to their first pre-season friendly against Coca Cola League neighbours, Colchester United, Tiptree United are having to come to terms with the possible loss of top striker, Lee Underwood.

22 year old Underwood, who was both the Jam-Maker top scorer and Golden Boot winning in last seasons Eastern Counties League, has attracted a great deal of attention during the summer months culminating in Conference team, Chelmsford City, tabling an offer for the striker services in the last few days.

Commenting on the situation, Club Secretary, John Wisbey said, 'If he does move on, the departure of Lee will put a dent in the Clubs plans for our assault on the Essex Senior League title. We hoped that Lee would benefit by putting himself on display in our high profile pre-season matches against the U's, Southend and West Ham and we knew that with most of our domestic league programme now taking place in the London area, there was always the likelihood that he would get noticed and encouraged away by a bigger or even professional Club.

That having been said, it is clear that Lee has the ability to play at a higher level and despite being keen to hang onto the player for as long as possible, our manager Colin Wallington, feels the Club has a moral obligation not to stand in Lee's way providing any deal is felt to be right by all parties'


You may also want to watch:


Saturday's fixture will be the first for the Jam-Makers pre-season matches and will see the U's field a full 1st team line-up ahead of their departure for a tour of Germany.

With both teams likely to have new signings on display, the game is sure to attract a larger than normal crowd to Chapel Road and although the match is not all ticket, spectators are encouraged to arrive in good time so as to avoid disappointment. Entry prices are �10 adults and �5 for seniors and Under 16's.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter