Date: 29th July 2015 at 2:50pm
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It had been said ahead of the Ipswich friendly by Eastmond the Leyton Orient setback could do Colchester some good, and sure enough it did with a couple of late goals seeing the U’s through to a win.

Colchester twice came from behind at the Weston Homes Community Stadium before completing a late three-two win over Mick McCarthy’s Championship side, which of course saw former U’s striker Sears return to the WHCS with his Ipswich side following his exit last season.

Sears played a part in Ipswich’s opening goal too at the end of the first half, scored by Bru but early in the second half, thanks to an assist from Moncur who continues to impress, Colchester vice captain Gilbey made it one-one.

With Wynter adjudged to have handled in the box Ipswich had a chance to regain the lead, which they did when Republic of Ireland international McGoldrick scored from the spot to make it two-one to the Tractor Boys.

Gilbey was again on the scoresheet to make it two-two with a little over five-minutes to go with Massey heading in a last minute winner to complete to comeback and see the U’s edge this five-goal pre-season thriller!

Aside from the win, always a positive, Colchester had Walker involved again with the ‘keeper coming on at the midway point of the second half when he replaced summer signing Parish to make is second appearance of pre-season following his knee injury.

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