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Preview: Colchester United (H)

8 December 2020

A busy December fixture schedule for the Iron continues with a rearranged home Sky Bet League Two encounter against Colchester United on Tuesday night (7pm kick-off).

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7 December 2020

SCENE-SETTER...

The match was originally set to be played in October but ended up postponed due to the COVID-19 situation at the club at that time.

We come into it on the back of two wins in a week, firstly the 5-2 away success at Harrogate Town last Tuesday and then Saturday's 2-0 home victory over Leyton Orient.

The latter of those was a first win at the Sands Venue Stadium since late September, and Neil Cox will be hoping his side can make it two in the space of three days when Steve Ball's side come to town.

THE OPPOSITION...

The U's, who were play-off semi-finalists last season under the management of John McGreal and were denied a trip to Wembley by Exeter City, currently sit ninth in the table, and just one point away from the play-offs.

Saturday's 2-1 win over Grimsby Town was their first in four, with Tommy Smith and Callum Harriott getting the goals.

Their last away game was a 6-1 drubbing at Exeter City on November 24th.

Jevani Brown is their top scorer with eight goals to his name, and he is followed by Harriott on five.

Their appearances charts are topped by goalkeeper Dean Gerken, plus defenders Cohen Bramall and Tom Eastman, on 15 starts apiece.

TEAM NEWS...

The Iron continue to be without defender Junior Brown for four-to-five weeks as he recovers from a torn thigh muscle. Mason O'Malley has deputised in his place and provided an assist for the opening goal at the weekend.

Kevin van Veen will miss out on the squad once more as the medical team take added precaution as he steps up his return from a hamstring problem.

Elsewhere, Harry Jessop will miss two months of action with a shoulder injury and Frank Vincent remains at parent club Bournemouth as he recovers from his long-term lay-off.
PAST MEETINGS...

The Iron and Colchester played out a 2-2 draw at the Sands Venue Stadium in December last year, which saw Abo Eisa and Kevin van Veen on the scoresheet before United were pegged back by two second-half U’s strikes.

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2019-20 - Sat Dec 14 LG 2 Iron 2-2 Colchester Eisa, van Veen
2015-16 - Sat Jan 23 LG 1 Iron 3-0 Colchester Hopper, Madden 2
2015-16 - Sat Aug 29 LG 1 Colchester 2-2 Iron Van Veen, Madden
2014-15 - Sat Apr 18 LG 1 Colchester 2-2 Iron Robinson, Adelakun
2014-15 - Sat Oct 14 LG 1 Iron 1-1 Colchester Fallon
2012-13 - Sat Jan 12 LG 1 Colchester 1-2 Iron Ryan, Hawley
2012-13 - Sat Sep 22 LG 1 Iron 1-0 Colchester Clarke
2011-12 - Sat Jan 14 LG 1 Colchester 1-1 Iron Walker
2011-12 - Sat Sep 3 LG 1 Iron 1-1 Colchester Grant
2008-09 - Sat Mar 28 LG 1 Iron 3-0 Colchester Hooper 2, Lansbury
2008-09 - Sat Dec 20 LG 1 Colchester 0-0 Iron  
2007-08 - Sun May 4 CHAMP Iron 3-3 Colchester Forte, Hayes 2
2007-08 - Sat Sep 29 CHAMP Colchester 0-1 Iron Hayes
2005-06 - Sat Mar 25 LG 1 Iron 0-0 Colchester  
2005-06 - Tue Feb 7 LG 1 Colchester 1-0 Iron  
1999-00 - Sat Mar 4 DIV 2 Iron 0-0 Colchester  
1999-00 - Sat Sep 11 DIV 2 Colchester 0-1 Iron Hodges
1997-98 - Sat Mar 7 DIV 3 Iron 1-0 Colchester McAuley
1997-98 - Fri Oct 31 DIV 3 Colchester 3-3 Iron Hope, D'Auria 2
1996-97 - Sat Feb 22 DIV 3 Iron 2-1 Colchester D'Auria, Jones
1996-97 - Tue Nov 19 DIV 3 Colchester 1-1 Iron Clarkson
1995-96 - Sat Dec 16 DIV 3 Colchester 2-1 Iron Young
1995-96 - Sat Sep 30 DIV 3 Iron 1-0 Colchester Eyre
1994-95 - Sat Feb 4 DIV 3 Iron 3-4 Colchester Eyre 2, Bullimore
1994-95 - Sat Nov 26 DIV 3 Colchester 4-2 Iron Knill, Thornber
1993-94 - Sat Jan 22 DIV 3 Iron 1-1 Colchester Carmichael
1993-94 - Sat Oct 9 DIV 3 Colchester 2-1 Iron Carmichael
1992-93 - Sat May 1 DIV 3 Colchester 1-0 Iron  
1992-93 - Sat Oct 24 DIV 3 Iron 3-1 Colchester Daws, Martin, Helliwell
1989-90 - Sat Mar 31 DIV 4 Colchester 1-0 Iron  
1989-90 - Sat Oct 21 DIV 4 Iron 4-0 Colchester Stevenson, Daws, Hamilton, Taylor
1988-89 - Sat Feb 18 DIV 4 Iron 2-3 Colchester Lister, Nicol
1988-89 - Sat Oct 8 DIV 4 Colchester 1-2 Iron Flounders, Richardson
1987-88 - Fri Jan 1 DIV 4 Colchester 0-3 Iron Daws 2, Lister
1987-88 - Sat Aug 29 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Colchester Johnson, Flounders
1986-87 - Sat Jan 3 DIV 4 Colchester 1-0 Iron  
1986-87 - Fri 21 Nov DIV 4 Iron 5-2 Colchester Lister, Broddle, Johnson 2, McLean
1985-86 - Tue Apr 15 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Colchester Dixon
1985-86 - Fri Oct 18 DIV 4 Colchester 1-1 Iron Broddle
1984-85 - Tue Apr 2 DIV 4 Colchester 1-1 Iron Broddle
1984-85 - Fri Aug 31 DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Colchester Cammack, Cowling
1982-83 - Fri Apr 15 DIV 4 Colchester 5-1 Iron Cammack
1982-83 - Sat Oct 2 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Colchester O'Berg, Angus
1981-82 - Fri Apr 2 DIV 4 Iron 2-1 Colchester Moss, Telfer
1981-82 - Fri Nov 13 DIV 4 Colchester 2-1 Iron Stewart
1976-77 - Sat Apr 2 DIV 4 Colchester 1-1 Iron Lumby
1976-77 - Sat Oct 23 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Colchester Keeley, Pilling
1973-74 - Sat Mar 16 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Colchester Keeley
1973-74 - Fri Oct 19 DIV 4 Colchester 2-0 Iron  
1971-72 - Fri Jan 21 DIV 4 Colchester 1-1 Iron Fletcher
1971-72 - Tue Sep 28 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Colchester Fletcher, Davidson
1970-71 - Mon Mar 22 DIV 4 Colchester 2-0 Iron  
1970-71 - Tue Mar 16 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Colchester Woolmer, O'Riley
1969-70 - Tue Jan 27 DIV 4 Iron 1-1 Colchester Cassidy
1969-70 - Mon Sep 29 DIV 4 Colchester 0-2 Iron Deere, Heath
1968-69 - Tue Oct 8 DIV 4 Iron 2-3 Colchester Kerr, Heath
1968-69 - Mon Aug 26 DIV 4 Colchester 0-4 Iron Kerr 2, Heath, Deere
1967-68 - Sat Mar 9 DIV 3 Iron 5-1 Colchester Colquhoun 2, Punton, Heath, Deere
1967-68 - Mon Feb 26 DIV 3 Colchester 1-0 Iron  
1966-67 - Sat Feb 11 DIV 3 Colchester 0-1 Iron Sloan
1966-67 - Fri Sep 30 DIV 3 Iron 3-1 Colchester Loughton og, Thomas, Smith
1964-65 - Sat Apr 3 DIV 3 Colchester 2-1 Iron Lindsey
1964-65 - Fri Nov 20 DIV 3 Iron 0-0 Colchester  
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS COLCHESTER WINS
LEAGUE 25 22 16
TOTAL 25 22 16

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