Colchester still have slim play-off chance

By Mark Murphy

League Two holds its final fixtures this weekend — and one of the main talking points is who will achieve that final play-off spot.

Colchester United face an away trip to title winners Lincoln City with the possibility of achieving the final play-off spot (if results go their way) With the Newport County vs Oldham Athletic finishing 2-0 on Tuesday, this puts even more pressure on Colchester who even before had to win. Continue reading

Southend pray for last-day salvation

By Ryan Gladwyn

Over 2,000 Black Cats will head down to Southend on Saturday for the final game of the season. Southend United must win to guarantee safety and Sunderland will want to secure three points to make the playoffs as easy as possible.

Southend fan Alex, 16, shared his thoughts on the importance of the clash: “I think it might be the biggest game since Wembley. We could lose key players if we go down.” Continue reading

Orient celebrate return to league

By Conor O’Mahoney

Leyton Orient have returned to the Football League having won the conference, pipping Solihull Moors to the title by 3 points.

Orient were administration-bound after falling £5 million in debt a few years ago as well having unpaid taxes in excess of £200,000 owed to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), a fault which could be attributed to owner Francesco Becchetti. Continue reading

Town hope for happy end to dire season

By Jordan Bigmore

Ipswich will look to end a dark season on a bright note as Leeds United visit Portman Road.

With relegation already confirmed defeat last time out to newly promoted Sheffield United just added to the misery felt by all Ipswich fans as they were outclassed throughout the game. Continue reading

Runners raise £21k to beat leprosy

By Austeja Treinyte

Colchester-based charity Lepra is celebrating this week as 11 runners have completed the London Marathon raising over £20,000.

The runners raised money by holding quizzes, casino nights and even running their own fundraisers on Facebook to help transform the lives of people affected by leprosy. Continue reading