Tuesday 24 January 2017, Colchester United U23 2 Southend United U23 1 - Central League Cup, Florence Park
A trip to Florence Park to not only visit the Colchester United Academy set up but also see the Essex Under 23 derby match - not a bad game and at least the frost had gone - in fact it turned out to be sunny day.
It may have been a derby match but the game was played in good spirit, thanks for that must go to a good set of match officials. Colchester looked more like a passing team and it was not till the game became scrappy in the second half did Southend get back in the game.
Colchester will be glad to get a win as they had lost their first 3 games in this competition, but to be honest this may have been one competition too many entered by the north Essex side.
Oh and I met non-league guru and super groundhopper, Peter Miles!