HEAD TO HEAD: A brief history of Town's trips to Colchester

SWINDON will be looking for their first ever league win at the Weston Homes Community Stadium when they travel to Essex tomorrow.

Town have lost all three of their trips to Colchester’s modern home, which was opened in 2008, with the last being in February 2011. Scott Cuthbert equalised in the second half after David Mooney had given the hosts the lead, but Steven Gillespie pounced in the final minute to earn all three points for the Us.

The Robins conceded three on their two other previous visits, with a 3-0 defeat in April 2010 following a 3-2 loss the previous March.

But Paolo Di Canio’s side will return to Colchester with good recent memories, with Matt Ritchie’s strike last December knocking the then higher division side out of the FA Cup, setting up a tie with Premier League Wigan.

In all the two teams have met 36 times in Essex, the majority being at Layer Road, with Town having won nine, drawn seven, and lost 20.

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4:15pm Fri 28 Dec 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

Sorry All - I can't get hold of anyone at the adver so Hijacking all threads:
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PLEASE!!!!....Update the Miller thread with all predictions:
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Predictions League: Colchester v Swindon AND Swindon v Portsmouth
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Dear all,
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I'm putting up a second double poster - Tranmere entries close at 2.00pm on Saturday and Portsmouth Entries close at 1pm (EARLY KICK-OFF!!) on New Years Day but you can enter both of them here and can submit both on the same post or either at any time from now until the individual deadline.

PLEASE….Make it clear which game you're predicting for :-)
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"I'm really looking forward to Tranmere under lights as you can't beat a cup or top of the table fixture under floodlights" - That was my opening quote on the Tranmere game but BOY! I didn't expect that display, even the Spanish Inquisition would have come to mind before a 5-0 and how it wasn't double figures is beyond me except that their goalie had a fantastic night despite 5 going in…..by coincidence I always look forward to Colchester away and Portsmouth at home…..can't wait!! (except for the soul-less new(ish) Essex moors stadium).
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Personally I very much doubt the Colchester game will be on but I may be being unfair on them, fortunately I missed the home game and whilst I enjoyed our last cup exploits in Essex we don't have a very good recent history in the league with 4 defeats in the last 4 visits although we are 4-0-5 since 1st Jan 2000…..and it is very much our turn to win!!….especially as things are very different this time round. Colchester have lost their last 6 and 8 of the last 9…but we shouldn't expect too much in what is a hollow stadium where the wind howls through the huge gaps and all on a very soggy and squidgy pitch.

Portsmouth at home on 1st January in past years would have been a big battle but they aren't what they were despite us not having beaten them at home since 1993, but they still have a fantastic fan base….one which has matured and mellowed through the years. They have lost 7 and drawn 3 out of their last 10 so again not a lot to shout about although we may see one of my old favourites Phil Smith on the County Ground pitch again after he joined on a 1 month contract.
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Our record high score v Portsmouth was the 5-2 victory back in 1921…..Yep you guessed it - on NEW YEARS DAY!! :-) Since then we have won 3-0 twice hence a 3 goal winning margin is our largest ever victory….can we replicate last Friday night!?…bit too much to ask but this team is definitely capable of doing it.

Good luck everyone, and hopefully we'll get Saturday's game played with a decent result and one that will set up a fantastic County Ground atmosphere for New Years Day.

Cheers all and wishing everyone a VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!!! (especially to all the players, management and back-room staff at the County Ground), SAPFanSTFC!!
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Predictions for Colchester United v Swindon Town.
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1) Correct Score.
2) Total Attendance.

3) First Swindon Goalscorer AND Time of the goal.

4) Number of Corners.

5) Time of last Substitute.

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Match Bonus Questions:.

A) Time of the last shot requiring a goalkeeper to make a save (3pts or 1pt if nearest required).

B) Number of Away Fans (5pts within 20, 3 pts within 50 and 1pt within 100).

C) Time and Day at which an abandonment will be announced….if required (3pts or 1pt if nearest required).
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Predictions for Swindon Town v Portsmouth.
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1) Correct Score.
2) Total Attendance.

3) First Swindon Goalscorer AND Time of the goal.

4) Number of Corners.

5) Time of last Substitute.

----.

Match Bonus Questions:.

A) Total Goals in all New Years Day fixtures - Top 4 English leagues (5pts exact, 3pts within 5 or 1pt if within 10).
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B) Time of the last Corner (3pts or 1pt if nearest required).
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C) Number of Away Fans (5pts within 50, 3 pts within 100 and 1pt within 200).
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ESS! TEE! EFF! CEE!
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Cheers all - SAPFanSTFC".
Sorry All - I can't get hold of anyone at the adver so Hijacking all threads: ---. PLEASE!!!!....Update the Miller thread with all predictions: ===. Predictions League: Colchester v Swindon AND Swindon v Portsmouth ---. Dear all, . I'm putting up a second double poster - Tranmere entries close at 2.00pm on Saturday and Portsmouth Entries close at 1pm (EARLY KICK-OFF!!) on New Years Day but you can enter both of them here and can submit both on the same post or either at any time from now until the individual deadline. PLEASE….Make it clear which game you're predicting for :-) . "I'm really looking forward to Tranmere under lights as you can't beat a cup or top of the table fixture under floodlights" - That was my opening quote on the Tranmere game but BOY! I didn't expect that display, even the Spanish Inquisition would have come to mind before a 5-0 and how it wasn't double figures is beyond me except that their goalie had a fantastic night despite 5 going in…..by coincidence I always look forward to Colchester away and Portsmouth at home…..can't wait!! (except for the soul-less new(ish) Essex moors stadium). . Personally I very much doubt the Colchester game will be on but I may be being unfair on them, fortunately I missed the home game and whilst I enjoyed our last cup exploits in Essex we don't have a very good recent history in the league with 4 defeats in the last 4 visits although we are 4-0-5 since 1st Jan 2000…..and it is very much our turn to win!!….especially as things are very different this time round. Colchester have lost their last 6 and 8 of the last 9…but we shouldn't expect too much in what is a hollow stadium where the wind howls through the huge gaps and all on a very soggy and squidgy pitch. Portsmouth at home on 1st January in past years would have been a big battle but they aren't what they were despite us not having beaten them at home since 1993, but they still have a fantastic fan base….one which has matured and mellowed through the years. They have lost 7 and drawn 3 out of their last 10 so again not a lot to shout about although we may see one of my old favourites Phil Smith on the County Ground pitch again after he joined on a 1 month contract. . Our record high score v Portsmouth was the 5-2 victory back in 1921…..Yep you guessed it - on NEW YEARS DAY!! :-) Since then we have won 3-0 twice hence a 3 goal winning margin is our largest ever victory….can we replicate last Friday night!?…bit too much to ask but this team is definitely capable of doing it. Good luck everyone, and hopefully we'll get Saturday's game played with a decent result and one that will set up a fantastic County Ground atmosphere for New Years Day. Cheers all and wishing everyone a VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!!! (especially to all the players, management and back-room staff at the County Ground), SAPFanSTFC!! ====. Predictions for Colchester United v Swindon Town. -------. 1) Correct Score. 2) Total Attendance. 3) First Swindon Goalscorer AND Time of the goal. 4) Number of Corners. 5) Time of last Substitute. ----. Match Bonus Questions:. A) Time of the last shot requiring a goalkeeper to make a save (3pts or 1pt if nearest required). B) Number of Away Fans (5pts within 20, 3 pts within 50 and 1pt within 100). C) Time and Day at which an abandonment will be announced….if required (3pts or 1pt if nearest required). ====. ====. Predictions for Swindon Town v Portsmouth. -------. 1) Correct Score. 2) Total Attendance. 3) First Swindon Goalscorer AND Time of the goal. 4) Number of Corners. 5) Time of last Substitute. ----. Match Bonus Questions:. A) Total Goals in all New Years Day fixtures - Top 4 English leagues (5pts exact, 3pts within 5 or 1pt if within 10). . B) Time of the last Corner (3pts or 1pt if nearest required). . C) Number of Away Fans (5pts within 50, 3 pts within 100 and 1pt within 200). . ESS! TEE! EFF! CEE! . Cheers all - SAPFanSTFC". SAPFanSTFC
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