The Mariners make the trip to Essex to face Colchester United tomorrow night at the JobServe Community Stadium (kick-off 7:45pm), looking to make it back to back wins following Saturday’s win.

The Mariners ran riot at the Mornflake Stadium last time out, registering a comfortable win against a promotion contender. Toby Mullarkey strook first after his first half header beat Stryjek. Two second half goals from Curtis Thompson and Denver Hume wrapped up the win, sending the jubilant Town fans home with all three points.

Team News

Head Coach David Artell has stated that there are a few injury doubts ahead of tomorrow night’s fixture. Danny Rose who came off in the first half against Crewe will be assessed ahead of this game.

Artell also suggested that there could be a place in the side for some players returning from injury subject to a fitness test.

Colchester United

These two sides last met in October when Colchester tipped Town to a 3-2 win at Blundell Park. The Mariners found themselves ahead in this game through a Goodman own goal. The visitors struck back by putting themselves 2-1 up at half time through Taylor and Mitchell. Town found the equaliser through Donovan Wilson, but it wasn’t enough to stop Colchester from taking all three points, as Read got the visitors’ third and final goal.

Colchester are currently managed by Danny Cowley who was appointed as the new Head Coach of the U’s at the start of January. Prior to his appointment in Essex, Cowley had overseen a successful spell with Lincoln City. A stint in the Championship with Huddersfield Town then followed before heading to League One with Portsmouth.

United come into this game having won two out of their last five, drawing one and losing two, albeit against two teams heading for League One in Stockport County and Wrexham. Prior to that run, Colchester had gone eight games without a win.

The U’s sit just a point above the relegation zone but having played two games fewer than the chasing Sutton United. Colchester have failed to capitalise on home advantage this season as they sit 23rd in the home form table, winning just five league games at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Colchester no longer have top scorer Joseph Taylor at their dispersal after he was recalled in January by parent club Luton Town and then sent to League One’s Lincoln City. Cameron McGeehan is the Essex side’s current top scorer with ten goals to his name.


Overseas and UK supporters will be able to watch tomorrow’s match against Colchester United on Mariners TV, with match passes available for £10 – they are available HERE.


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