Players make it a day to remember.
Colchester United's players have been back on the winning trail in recent weeks – and they've been doing their bit to win over some new supporters to back their rise up the League One table.
Following their recent contribution of tickets to local schools and clubs for the Hartlepool United game at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, the players again contributed funds to help local side Stanway Rovers attend the weekend win over Stevenage.
The U's players donated 50 tickets to Rovers U7s side, who ended up bringing another 100 guests to watch Joe Dunne's men end the visitors' unbeaten run at the start of this season.
"We've got a fantastic stadium and the players are keen to help encourage fans to come to games," U's captain Kem Izzet said.
"We can do that by continuing to get results on the pitch, but we also know that sometimes football can be expensive for families or groups to come along.
"The club have got some good ticket prices on offer, but the players wanted to do their bit by donating some money to help a club to come along to a game.
"We're really pleased that Stanway had a good day and we hope to see some of their players back at games in the future, maybe one day as Colchester United players themselves!"
Having had the chance to take penalties at half time, the Rovers youngsters got to meet four of the U's match winning eleven after the game.
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Skipper for the day Anthony Wordsworth, defender Tom Eastman, midfielder Marcus Bean and wide man Gavin Massey posed for snaps and signed autographs to round off a memorable day.