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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Stevenage travel to Colchester

11 August 2017

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Everything you need to know....

  • Ticket details...

Matchday tickets are available on from the Weston Holmes Community Stadium on the day of the game.

Prices are as follows: Adults: £23 | Concession: £17 | U18s: £13 | U14s: £5 | U12s: Free

Please note that the SA Coach is now FULLY BOOKED and leaves at 12:30pm from the Lamex Stadium.

  • How to get there…

  • Onto the game…

Stevenage come into Saturday looking for a first win of the season after the opening day draw against Newport and Tuesday’s Cup defeat to Millwall. Confidence remains high around the camp though as the squad plot a successful trip to Essex.

The U’s got off to a disappointing start to the season, losing 3-1 at Accrington which manager, John McGreal lamented as a “poor defeat.”

It is also worth noting that Colchester will have a day’s less rest after their Carabao Cup exploits on Wednesday, but a positive performance and national acclaim will perhaps balance out any negatives.

  • Team news...

Although unlikely to be ready for tomorrow’s game, Jack King and Ben Kennedy are both now closing in on a return to the side. The other big news is that Matty Godden got through 45 minutes against Millwall without any complications and looks set to start his first league game this season.

  • View from the camps...

Darren Sarll on the opposition...

“I thought they played terrifically well against Aston Villa - I thought they were great.  It will be a tough game and it is a place that has had a mixture of results for us over the years.

“We have to use the motivation from last year after losing both games against them.

“We know we will have to be good - they have got some terrific players and are well coached by a good coach and a good manager."

John McGreal on their midweek defeat to Aston Villa...

“The boys put in a good show even though we lost the game. So hopefully we can carry that momentum we gained and the rapport we had with the fans into the Stevenage game and take it forward.”

  • Head to Head…

It would be fair to say Colchester are one of Stevenage’s bogey sides after six defeats, one draw and just one win across eight games played.

This fixture has thrown up some crazy scorelines in the past, with our only win in Colchester coming in our first ever game there, a 6-1 demolition in 2011.

On the other hand, our last two outings at the Weston Homes Community Stadium ended in 4-0 wins for the home side.

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Match Reports

REPORT: Boro leave Colchester with share of the spoils

12 August 2017

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Stevenage were pegged back in their quest for all three points at Colchester as Darren Sarll’s side were made to settle for a point in their first away game of the season.

Danny Newton put Boro deservedly ahead early in the second half but ten minutes later, Colchester's Mikael Mandron capitalised on a mix-up at the back to make it 1-1.

Sarll named three changes for the game with Matt Godden and Jonathan Smith both making their league debuts (McKee & Pett out), whilst Harry Beautyman returned to the fold in place of Alex Samuel.

Although Colchester had a brilliant chance with Mandron just a few minutes in - put off by Gorman’s sliding challenge in the nick of time - Stevenage soon got on top of proceedings and had the better of the first half. Corner after corner and free-kick after free-kick were swung into the home team’s box, but Boro unable to make any of the pressure count.

Harry Beautyman saw two half-chances go begging, Chris Whelpdale headed into the side-netting and Luke Wilkinson failed to find a way through a crowded box as the ante was stepped up.

It was a vast contrast to last season’s shambles as Boro had the better of the opening period. Matty Godden twice got in-behind the defence, blazing wide first before trying to find Newton the second time, just cut-out by the Colchester defence.

Newton made the keeper work with a low drive that lacked a bit of zip and apart from a fine save from Fryer to deny Jackson in added time; it was a strong opening to the game for Stevenage.

Boro got off to a flying start in the second half and were the width of the post away from taking an immediate lead. Matt Godden trying to bend a low one in from a tight angle, not quite enough curve on the strike.

Minutes later though, his strike-partner did the business. A quick turn, swivel and shot from 10 yards out to send the away supporters into delirium.

The chance was created after Dale Gorman clipped a delightful ball over the defence for Joe Martin to latch onto, who managed to get past his man before squaring for Newton. A deserved lead and the second goal in two games for the new striker.

Ben Kennedy came on for Matty Godden with 30 minutes to go, his first appearance for the club this season after recovering from injury.

Despite the good play up until that point, Colchester pegged Boro back with 65 minutes gone. Fryer with an uncharacteristic mistake as he came out to clear a long ball, only for Wright to get there first and play in Mandron who found the route to goal.

Rater surprisingly, it was Fraser Franks who soon after had two chances to put his team back ahead. First up, cushioning the ball over the bar with Walker committed, before heading just wide of the far post from Dale Gorman’s corner.

Colchester could have taken the lead on 75 minutes with a couple of scary moments as the ball flashed past the post, but it was Ben Kennedy who had the best opportunity to score late in the game, forcing Walker into a fine stop with a curling effort towards the bottom corner.

Despite feeling like it could have been more, a solid start to Boro’s campaign on the road.


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Ticket News

Tickets now on sale for Colchester United away

19 July 2017

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The sooner you buy, the cheaper your ticket...

Tickets are now on sale for the first away game of the Sky Bet League Two season. Last season saw the team improve mightily on the road and hopes are high for more of the same again.

Continuing on from last season, Colchester are offering progressive pricing, where ticket prices increase the closer it gets to the game. 

Tickets are available now from the club shop or online

   17th - 23rd July 24th - 30th July   31st July - 6th Aug 7th - 11th Aug Matchday
Adult  £15.50  £17.00  £19.00  £21.00  £23.00
Concession  £11.00  £13.00  £14.00  £15.00  £17.00
U18  £8.00  £9.00  £9.50  £11.00  £13.00
U14  £3.00  £3.50  £4.00  £4.50  £5.00
U11*  Free  Free  Free  Free  Free
Additional U11  £1.00   £1.00   £1.00  £1.50  £2.00
  • *Under 11s are free of charge, when accompanied by an adult. Adults can bring up to four U11s for free, after this the Additional U11 cost will apply.
  • Concessions: Senior (65+), Disabled, Armed Forces (ID required)
  • Carer tickets are also free of charge.

The Supporters Association coach will be leaving from the Lamex Stadium at 12:30pm on the day of the game and costs just £15 for SA members, £20 for non-members.

Visit the SA Website for more information. 

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