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24 August 2019 Venue JobServe Community Stadium Attendance

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U's Prepare For Northampton Test

Cobblers next up for McGreal's men

23 August 2019

Colchester United welcome Northampton Town to the JobServe Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon, in their latest home encounter.

The U's came close to their first win of the season in midweek, only to be pegged back by Grimsby in the dying moments of the game at Blundell Park.

John McGreal will be keeping an eye on his existing injury list, with Harry Pell, Tom Lapslie and Paris Cowan-Hall all having missed games of late.

Cowan-Hall was back in action on Tuesday in a behind closed doors friendly, and is moving closer to matchday involvement and his U's first team debut.

Cohen Bramall will complete his suspension on Saturday, following his recent red card against Swindon Town.

Ticket Information
Tickets for the game will be on sale at the Advance Rate online until 2.00pm on Saturday, whilst the U's Ticket Office will open at 11.00am on matchday to take your calls or see you at the windows.

Supporters Bar
The U's Supporters Bar opens at 12.15pm and will be showing the Norwich City v Chelsea game.

We'll have Crafty Old Hen available for you to buy, as well as pulled pork sandwiches cooked fresh by our chef on the day!

We look forward to seeing you at the game on Saturday!

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Match Reports

Norris Goal Gives U's The Win

24 August 2019

Colchester United notched their first three points of the season on Saturday, as a solid display earned them a 1-0 win over Northampton Town.

Luke Norris was the man on the mark once again, slotting home from the penalty spot to make it four for the season for the U's number nine.

And although Northampton had a degree of late pressure, the U's were able to ride that out and get their first league win of the campaign.

The first chance of the game came after ten minutes, as Hoskins let fly from distance and Gerken fended the ball away.

The U's were the ones to look stronger in the first half, though, as they dominated possession.

But at the other end, the U's were grateful to Clampin, who headed an Oliver effort off the line.

For all of the ball, they were not often able to get through to Cornell, but when they did, the Cobblers keeper pulled off some impressive stops.

After Norris had headed just over, Brown forced a good save out of the keeper with a low bending effort.

Senior was causing trouble for the U's, but they went into the break level.

They started the second half on the front foot, and created a series of positive chances after the interval.

Cornell showed sharp reactions to tip Nouble's deflected shot around the post, before substitute Gambin forced a fine save out of the keeper not once, but twice as the pressure grew.

And it eventually told as some intricate play around the box saw Stevenson tripped as he made it into the area.

Norris made no mistake from the spot, going the other way to his Cambridge penalty to give the U's the lead.

With the introduction of the giant Smith off the bench, Northampton reverted to their direct play of the first half in the last fifteen minutes and it required a strong effort from the U's to resist the balls into the area.

Hoskins' volley was deflected over by Eastman as the ball kept coming back into the danger area.

And any Cobblers efforts were largely from shots from outside of the box, with thwe U's standing strong to preserve their clean sheet and take all three points.

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