Colchester United's male College Programme side got their fixtures up and running with two games against Portsmouth Football in the Community.
On the 5th of December, the U's played their first EFL Trust Community & Education Football Alliance game, away to Portsmouth's second team on a rainy day down in Hampshire.
Col U worked their possession well during a competitive game. Defensively the team faced a challenge from a direct style of play that caused a threat all afternoon and saw the U's let a two goal lead slip.
However, cool heads and a stroke of fortune from a corner saw the boys take a result back to Essex.
Portsmouth's first team then came to Colchester on 12th December and the U's rose to the challenge by playing positively out from the back and creating chances.
However, with some poor defending and some good quality penetrating play from the opposition, Col U were unable to hold out for a result.
Good development and progress has been made with lots of hard work still yet to come for our first game back, away to Southampton in January.
If you would like to join our Open Training Session on Wednesday 2nd January, please contact Rick.Goldsbrough@colchesterunited.net.