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Big Match Preview: The U's v Boro

24 December 2018

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Back the Boro on Boxing Day...

  •  Tickets…

Ticket sales on the day will be available at the Jobserve Community Stadium, at the following prices:

  • Adults: £22
  • Concessions: £17
  • 18-21: £18
  • U18: £13.50
  • U14: £5.50
  • U11: FOC
  • Additional U11: £2.50
  • Carer: FOC

Stadium Parking can be booked directly from www.colutickets.co.uk, subject to availability. 

Please note, Stevenage fans have been moved to the Jobserve East Stand (1&2) & therefore will be first-come-first-served in terms of selecting seats once inside the stadium.

  • Travel...

Need a lift to the game? The Supporters Association Coach leaves the Lamex Stadium at 12:30pm and costs £20 for non-members and £15 for SA members.

 Click here for an Away Fans guide to Colchester United FC.

  • Onto the game...

After one win in their last five, Dino Maamria’s men will look to give Boro fans the best Christmas present they could have asked for with a win away in Essex.

Currently sitting in 12th, Stevenage have somewhat fallen away from the play-off pack in recent weeks, however still find themselves just four points from 7th.

Boro have picked up twelve points away from home this season, with three wins and three draws, the most recent away trip being a respectable 1-1 at Northampton two weekends ago.

With three games in eight days, this congested Christmas fixture period could be pivotal in Stevenage’s play-off intentions.

Three wins out of their last four, all being 1-0 wins, proves The U’s are tough to beat and tough to score against. This being said, Colchester did suffer a shock 4-0 defeat at Carlisle within that run. 

  • One to Watch...

  • Officials...

Referee - Lee Collins

Assistant Referee 1 - Stephen Brown

Assistant Referee 2 - Paul Kelly

Fourth Official - Nicholas Cooper

  • Form Guide...

  • View from the camp...

“I think Colchester United will have a point to prove. We beat them here 3-1, after they went 1-0 up. It was a good game for us, it was like a local derby. I am sure they will try and get the win over us, but we will try and get the double over them.”

“Their tails will be up, they are a good team. It is another difficult game and we have got to be at our best.”

“I remember going there and winning 6-0 on Boxing Day, but these are different times. We need energy over the next few games because we have a lot in a small period.”

“I doubt Luther (James-Wildin) will be fit for Boxing Day, but we will have a look at him. It is a chance for Terence (Vancooten) to make his mark.”

  • Head to Head...

  • Can’t make the game?

Live match commentary will be available for iFollow subscribers and make sure you are following our Twitter account throughout the day as we bring you the very latest from the Jobserve Community Stadium.

iFollow subscribers will also be able to access full match highlights along with all the post-match reaction on Sunday.

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