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Match preview - Colchester on the horizon as Town head South this weekend

19 October 2023

After defeat at home to Stockport a week ago, we are back on their travels this weekend when we head to Essex to face Colchester United, the first of three games over the coming week.

Simon Weaver’s side will also be looking to pick up a first win at Colchester having being defeated on all three trips since coming into the EFL.


Our opponents

After cycling through three managers in the 2022/23 season the U’s pulled away from relegation danger late in the season to finish in 20th position on 49 points.

The club added the likes of Mandela Egbo, Owura Edwards and Jay Mingi over the summer on permanent deals as well as adding Zach Mitchell, Joe Taylor and Mauro Bandeira on loan.

The U’s though come into the game on the back of four defeats and were defeated 5-0 last time out against Forest Green Rovers that left them outside of the bottom two on goal difference.

Previous meetings

Town fell to defeat in the first meeting between the sides last season. First half goals from Kwesi Appiah and Frank Nouble put the U’s two goals to the good at the break and despite Alex Pattison’s second-half strike it was not enough to prevent a 2-1 loss.

There was also defeat in the return fixture at The Envirovent Stadium as goals from John Akinde, Noah Chilvers and Junior Tchamadeu put the U’s 3-0 ahead before Luke Armstrong netted a late consolation.

The man in charge

Ben Garner took the U’s job late last season after Matt Bloomfield departed for Wycombe Wanders. Garner had previously had brief spells in charge of Bristol Rovers, Swindon Town and Charlton Athletic.

The 43-year-old also had coaching roles at both Crystal Palace and West Brom.

Ones to watch

It is a young looking U’s squad this season with 20 year old Joe Taylor, on loan from Luton Town, leading the way with five goals as well as adding two assists. Teenager Samson Tovide has three goals to his name so far this season.

Town will go up against former defender Connor Hall, part of the side that earned promotion to the EFL as well triumphing in the FA Trophy.

Noah Chilvers, Jayden Fevrier and Arthur Read provide the creativity from midfield with Fevrier assisting on four goals so far in a promising start to his campaign.


A long-time member of the Football League for most of their existence, Colchester have found themselves in League Two since suffering relegation from League One in 2016.

They did though spend two years in the Championship between 2006 and 2008, achieving a highest finish of 10th place before being relegated to League One after the 2007/08 season.

Their all-time appearance holder is Micky Cook, who featured over 600 times for the club in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, whilst Tony Adcock netted 149 times across two spells in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Team news

Simon Weaver will hope to have Levi Sutton, Abraham Odoh and Rod McDonald all back in contention with the trio having missed recent weeks through injury.

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Match Reports

Super-sub Folarin the difference as Town take home 3 points against Colchester

21 October 2023

Simon Weaver and his players head back to Harrogate with three points as we came from behind to win 2-1 in this afternoon's trip to Colchester. Second half sub Sam Folarin stared by grabbing himself a goal and assist to see Town take home all three points.

Simon Weaver elected to make two changes to the starting lineup after last week’s defeat to league leaders Stockport.  

Levi Sutton was back in the squad for the first time since Town’s 1-0 away to MK Dons last month and he replaced skipper Josh Falkingham who dropped to the bench.Matty Foulds also came into the eleven for Liam Gibson after playing 90 minutes against Accrington in the EFL Trophy. 

It was a fast-paced start to the game with Colchester pressing on the front foot. Chilvers created the first chance of the game as his curling effort from the edge of the box narrowly went wide of the post.  

Shortly after on 10 minutes, Colchester had a golden chance to take the lead if it wasn’t for Mark Oxley who pulled off a fantastic double save. He was at full stretch on both occasions and at the second time of asking he tipped the ball away from danger. 

Apart from the early threat posed by the home side, chances were few and far between in the first half with Colchester recording the only two shots on goal. 

It was Colchester who made a bright start to the second half with Chilvers again being their creative spark. He drove through the middle of the park and clipped a delicate cross into Ihionvein who’s powerful header was matched by Oxley’s save.  

Simon Weaver looked to change things in attack with the pace of Sam Folarin as he replaced James Daly just before the hour mark. 

On 63 minutes, Colchester took the lead via a long-range effort from Chay Cooper. A cheap giveaway from Town resulted in a swift move stemming from McGeehan. The ball found its way to Cooper who had no option but to shoot, and his effort from outside the box found the top left corner. 

Less than 2 minutes later, Harrogate responded through Matty Daly.

The chance came from the substitute Folarin after receiving the ball on the wing, he jinked infield and threaded a perfectly weighted through ball into the path of Matty Daly who made no mistake on his left foot, firing the ball past Goodman the Colchester goal.  

Folarin caused further problems for Colchester’s back line as Greenidge was the first to enter the referee’s book on 72 minutes. 

The game opened up in the final 15 minutes with both teams aiming to snatch all three points and on the 80-minute mark, Sam Folarin did exactly that for Town as he curled a wicked effort into the top right corner after showing good patience to find a yard of space in the area.  

Matty Daly made way for Jack Muldoon late on with the aim of seeing the narrow win through. Colchester piled on the pressure looking for an equaliser in the final stages of the game with minutes feeling like hours for Town. 

Harrogate managed to see out the seven minutes off added time and earn a hard-fought win after some stern defending from. Kayne Ramsey put his body on the line and dug in to cut out the threats posed by The Ewe’s in the final seconds.  

That win put an end to the drought that Town have suffered over the last three years at the Colchester Community Stadium and meant that Town leapt up to 13th in the table.

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Ticket News

Colchester (A) Ticket Information

7 September 2023

On Saturday 21st October we travel to Colchester United in SkyBet League Two

Colchester operate a progressive pricing policy, meaning supporters pay less the earlier they book.

The ticket prices and week changes are as follows:

All tickets (except Wheelcahir & Carer) are to be purchased online at the following link –

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Concessions* - Senior 65+, U21, Ambulant Disabled, NHS & Armed Forces

Wheelchair and Carer tickets will need to be arranged with Colchester on the phone Monday to Friday 10-2 on 01206 755161 (it is recommended a ticket account is created before calling )

All tickets are print@home or show on a smart phone/device.

Stadium Car Parking can also be booked at

Away travel

The Independent Supporters Club will be running a coach to Colchester. Contact Jordan on 07989 969575 to book and for further information.

How to Follow

For those unable to attend updates will be provided across our social media channels, while commentary is available on BBC Radio York.

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