Second-half goals sufficient for U’s at Billericay

Billericay Town 0-3 Colchester United

Three second-half goals earned Colchester United a workout win over Billericay Town at New Lodge.

The Vanarama National League South outfit held their Sky Bet League Two visitors’ at bay for more than an hour. However, former Ipswich Town man, Alan Judge profited from Luke Chambers and Ryan Clampin’s toil before firing right-footed into the bottom corner of the net.

Trialist, Richard Kone added a second soon after. Then Freddie Sears marked his return to the North Essex club with a third three minutes from time after Kone had created an opening.

The U’s continue their pre-season activity on Saturday, July 17 with a ‘behind closed doors’ friendly with Premier League Watford at the Hornets training ground. Meanwhile, on the same day, Billericay take on Haringey Borough at Coles Park (3pm).

Billericay Town: Trialist, Wind, Warner-Eley, Wilson, Ekpiteta, M. Chambers, Foxley, Sutherland, Olusanya, Lee, Trialist

Billericay Town substitutes: Reason, Shamshoum, Trialist, Nickless, Ipanga Mbamabo, Lukombo, Oduntan, Stratford, Trialist, Balisani

Colchester United (first-half): Gerken, Trialist, Wiredu, Nouble, Chilvers, Eastman, Tchamadeu, Poku, Coxe, Cracknell, Stagg

Colchester United (second-half): George, Trialist, Kennedy, Clampin, Chambers, Smith, Welch-Hayes, Hannant, Skuse, Judge, Sears.

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Brian Jeeves

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