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Ammies at the JobServe Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon

1 October 2021

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Colchester United will be hoping they can continue their good work at home after picking up their first win of the season, when Salford City come to North Essex.

Armando Dobra was on target to score his first Colchester United goal in a young U's team that overcame the Premier League youngsters on Tuesday evening, with Hayden Mullins returning back to the dugout after his isolation period from COVID. 

The U's were dominant for large parts of the game, but still had to be on guard at the back with Dean Gerken returning from injury to play in his first game of the season. 

Hayden and Alex will have a few tough decisions to make ahead of the game on Saturday afternoon, with a number of players making their case for a start against Salford City. Scorer of the goal, Dobra will be knocking on the manager's door after getting off the mark, with a couple of other players pushing for the starting eleven. 

The Opposition

Salford City have made an unspectacular star to their third season in Sky Bet League Two. As usual, the Ammies have been elected one of the favourites for promotion owing to their significant financial backing from Peter Lim and the Class of '92.

But sitting nineteenth after nine games wouldn't have been in the plan for Salford. With Gary Bowyer at the helm after his temporary spell at the end of last season, the Ammies would have been hoping they would be higher in the table.

Although their position is not ideal, Salford City have shown their resolve in games this season, picking up late points in their last two home games. 

Bowyer's side came out on top against Bradford City with a last minute strike from Matty Lund to take all three points, with Ash Eastham's strike earning a point against Northampton Town in a 2-2 draw last time out. 

Josh Morris is leading the way in the goalscorers' chart with three for the season just ahead of former U's man Ian Henderson on two, along with former Southend United midfielder Matty Lund. 

Last Time We Met

The U's secured League Two safety against Salford City last season with a 1-0 win over the nine-man Ammies at the JobServe Community Stadium. Josh Bohui scored his first and only goal for the club in the second half to ensure the U's League status, while confirming Salford would remain in the division and not make the play-off places. 


Match Tickets remain on sale from Col U Tickets. Click HERE to get yours and watch the U's in action at the JobServe Community Stadium. 

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