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East Anglian derby test for U's

29 March 2019

Colchester United have the short journey into Cambridgeshire this weekend, taking on Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium.

As the season ticks into it's final furlong, John McGreal and the U's will be looking for a win to close the gap to the top seven in the League Two table.

They currently sit four points adrift, but hope that gap will diminish with Play-Off challengers facing each other in fixtures elsewhere.

Cambridge United will also want the points though, as they try and distance themselves from the relegation places.

Over 1,000 fans are expected to make the journey from north Essex, so there should be a fantastic following for the McGreal's squad.

And the U's Head Coach is really looking forward to the game, saying: "There's going to be a great atmosphere. Our away following has been fantastic wherever we've gone, even when it's a five or six hour trip, so I'm expecting it to be very loud for this one."

I'm told that we will fill the end behind the goal, so we should be able to make at least as much noise as the home support there."

"It's on the pitch that we have to do the business for them though, and we'll be doing all we can to get the positive result we all want. 

"We've had a great reaction from the players in training this week, and that must now carry on into the game.

"Everyone is really looking forward to it, and we're all determined to close that gap as quickly as possible."

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Late Win And U's Close The Gap

Vincent-Young strike enough at the Abbey

30 March 2019

Colchester United have beaten Cambridge United 1-0 to fire themselves closer to the play-off spots.

Looking to close the gap to the top seven, the U's did exactly that with victory in Cambridgeshire.

It came in the final minute of six added at the end, with Kane Vincent-Young hitting his effort in off the crossbar.

In the opening minutes, both sides seemed wary of losing possession and made sure they helped the ball on as soon as any pressure came about.

Jevani Brown hit a speculative lob goalwards from distance, but it never looked like being on target.

Sammie Szmodics then shot wide, but was falling as he hit it and Mitov wasn’t troubled.

Once the game settled a bit, it was Colchester United who began to push forward, and opened up the defence on twenty minutes.

A ball forward was drilled into Luke Norris and his perfect flick found Abs Eisa in on goal in the left channel – unfortunately, he didn’t make great contact and the shot went wide.

A minute later, an equally good chance fell to Szmodics but his diving header also went wide of the target.

The U’s continued to ask more questions, and on thirty three minutes, they could and maybe should have gone ahead.

An Eisa free kick came in from the right, Frankie Kent’s downward header was well saved by the legs of Mitov, and Norris couldn’t keep the rebound down from the edge of the six yard box.

Courtney Senior was next to try his luck, but after twisting and turning on the edge, his shot was deflected wide for a corner.

From that set piece, Norris controlled well on the far post, but his effort was blocked before it caused any trouble.

That was the final chance of the first half, a half that the U’s dominated but couldn’t breach the home defence.

At the start of the second period, it was the U’s who continued to have the better of things, but any chances that came their way weren’t as clear cut as in the first forty five minutes.

Norris hit his free-kick into the wall, and Ben Stevenson’s header was comfortably taken by Mitov above his head.

A couple of chances did come at the other end, but Brown shot well wide and Barnes didn’t have to move to save a weak Ibehre header.

Halfway through the half, Norris had his second decent chance but shot just over the crossbar after being found by a Szmodics’ pullback.

Between seventy seven and eighty four minutes, McGreal made all three substitutions, hoping that the fresh legs of Dickenson, Mandron and Saunders would do the trick.

In the second of six minutes of added time, Szmodics had a shot that rolled agonisingly wide of the post, and many fans might have thought that was the last chance.

The U’s players had no such thought though, and Stevenson’s cross field ball set them on the attack in the ninety sixth minute.

The ball was subsequently put into Mandron’s feet and he held off defenders before finding Vincent-Young just outside the box.

Having scored a few stunning goals already, the young full back decided a first time effort was needed – and it flew into the top corner, flicking off the underside of the bar on its way in.

The 1000 plus U’s fans behind the goal went wild, and that continued seconds later when the final whistle went and the U’s had closed the gap to the top seven to one point again.

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Cambridge Tickets Latest

Over 1,000 expected to make weekend trip

25 March 2019

Colchester United travel to Cambridge United in a crunch clash on Saturday - and they're set to be backed by our biggest away support of the season so far.

Already over 800 tickets have been sold for the match against the other U's, eclipsing the away support taken to Stevenage and MK Dons earlier in the season.

If you're intending to travel to the game, it's advised to purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are priced as follows:-

Adults: £20
Concessions (64+, Student NUS, Young Adult 18-23): £15
U18s: £10
U12s: £5
U5s: Free of charge

All prices increase by £2 on the day of the game.

Ambulant disabled supporters pay relevant concession price, plus carer goes free of charge.

Wheelchair users pay £15 with carer free of charge - please contact Cambridge on 01223 566500 to book your place.

For standard tickets, please call 01206 755161 or pop up in person on Monday to Friday, from 10.00am-2.00pm.

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