Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

Scunny Pleased To Have A Chance

Scunny Pleased To Have A Chance

So it all comes down to the final game of the 2012/13 League One season for the U's to determine where they will be playing their football next season, and it is a two-horse race between Joe Dunne's side and Scunthorpe United for dishonour of relegation to League Two.

Scunthorpe picked up an impressive 1-0 win at MK Dons yesterday afternoon to keep their hopes of survival alive, and a three-goal swing accompanying a Scunny victory and U's defeat will see Dunne's men drop through the trap door.

Next week sees Scunthorpe play host to Swindon, who secured their play-off spot yesterday afternoon, and whether this means that the Robins will ease up ahead of their play-off fixtures or look to build momentum remains to be seen.

Speaking to the BBC after the game, Iron boss Brian Laws was just pleased to have something to play for after seemingly blowing their chances by losing 2-1 at Bury on Tuesday night.

'It takes us to the last game with some hope,' he explained. 'Goal difference will be key, but at least we have a bite of the cherry and the players have won some self-pride back.

'We'll look at that Bury game and kick ourselves even more, but we're still in with a shout and have a bit of fight left in us. Mentally and physically everybody was down after Tuesday, but credit to the players.

'Hopefully we will get a big crowd behind us and, now that their play-off place is safe, how do they approach the game?

'You never know, so let's get everyone together and have a right go at it.'


For the latest U's news and views, follow us on Twitter



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Colchester Dan
Date:Sunday April 21 2013
Time: 9:34AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Colchester United Articles

Sky Bet PotM December Winner - Szmodics

The Sky Bet Player of the Month winners for December 2017 are in.

Reid To Serve A Suspension This Week - 12/1/18

Colchester United's Kyel Reid will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.

League Two Manager & Players Awards - December 2017/18

The EFL have now announced the candidates for the League Two Manager/Player of the Month Awards for December.

League Two 2017/18 Golden Boot Battle (5/1/18)

The season might only be a few months old in terms of the calendar, but with high expectations for some players when it comes to this year's Golden Boot battle...

Colchester United Archived Articles

Vital Colchester articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Colchester
Write For Vital Colchester
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Colchester v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Colchester win48%
Rochdale win32%
Draw20%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures

Vital Football Comment