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Match pack: Colchester United

31 August 2018

Club News

Match pack: Colchester United

31 August 2018

This weekend marks a new era for the club under caretaker Russ Milton as the Robins return to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium to take on Colchester United.

Tomorrow will be Colchester United's fifth league visit to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

Last season Kevin Dawson, Mo Eisa and Jamie Grimes grabbed the goals to claim their second win in this fixture, winning the first by the odd goal in seven back in 2008. Barry Hayles settled the topsy-turvey League One match in injury time.

Julian Alsop's second minute goal earned a share of the spoils in the first contest back in 2002.

There have been a handful of cup meetings between the two sides with the Robins winning the most recent when they knocked the Essex side out of the Carabao Cup earlier this month, thanks to a penalty shoot-out win.

In total Cheltenham have won three of the eight league contests against United, drawing two and losing three going into this weekend's big match.

Previous league visits

Robins 3 (Dawson, Eisa, Grimes), Colchester 1 (Szmodics 26 pen)
September 16, 2017 (League Two)

Robins 0, Colchester 3 (Slater 48, Dickenson 65, Eastman 68)
November 22, 2016 (League Two)

Robins 4 (Kenton 36, Owusu 53, Fleetwood 57 pen, Hayles 90), Colchester 3 (Wordsworth 20, 43, Jackson 51)
October 11, 2008 (League One)

Robins 1 (Alsop 2), Colchester 1 (Williams 44)
February 22, 2003 (League Two)

Ticket information

Tickets will be available from 12noon on matchday. 

Prices (from): Adults £16, Over-65s £12, Under-18s and students £5 and Junior Robins FREE.

Cash sales will be available from 1.30pm on the turnstiles.

Ticket collections:

  • If you have purchased tickets in the Autovillage Main Stand, Paddock or Tunnel Areas your tickets on a matchday will be available for collection at the Ticket Office.
  • If you have purchased tickets in the Colin Farmer Stand your tickets will be available from the collection point located at the stand.
  • In order to collect your tickets, please remember you will need to quote your name and postcode at the relevant collection points.

Retro Shirt Day

This weekend we'll be celebrating the past, and looking firmly into the future at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

Milton has called on supporters to get behind the team this weekend.

So we're asking fans to play their part by bringing back 'Retro Kit Day', urging everyone to dust down their favourite shirts, training tops and scarves and wear them with added pride this weekend.

There will be prizes for the best. Read more

Former Players Association

The match also see the launch of the Former Players Association, created to celebrate the players who have represented the club down the years.

A number of legends will be meeting fans and appearing at half-time including Mark Boyland, Jimmy Smith, Dave Parker, Roger Thorndale, Ray Baverstock, Damien Spencer, Jason Eaton, Steve Elliott, Ian Howell, Paul Mortimer, Jon and Ken Skeen, Hugh Macauley, Kevin Willetts, Simon Goodwin, Allan Gough and Mike Davis.

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