Leasing.com trophy semi-final

Salford City will travel south to Colchester United in another key Sky Bet League Two fixture on Saturday, with a 3pm kick off.

The Ammies progressed into the next round of the Leasing.com trophy with a 3-0 over Wolverhampton Wanderers U21 side, a performance that manager Graham Alexander was pleased by: “Looking at how the team played, how we wanted them to play, they carried it off to the tee and I thought they were superb!”

However you have to go back more than a month for their last win in the league.

Graham Alexander will be hoping to put that to bed and in the process leapfrog their opponents who currently sit 10th in the Sky Bet League Two season.

When is Colchester United v Salford City

The game is this Saturday (7th) and kicks off at the usual 3PM time along with the rest of the days scheduled Sky Bet League Two action.

How to follow the game

Live commentary for the game will be available through Salford City’s streaming service on their website.

Alternatively, following both clubs twitter (@ColU_Official and @SalfordCityFC) will keep you updated in everything that happens at the Colchester Community Stadium.

Can I still get tickets?

If you fancy making the trip South to watch the Ammies, tickets can be bought from the Salford City ticket office.

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The club are also putting a coach on for travelling fans, it departs at 7:30AM and is priced at £15.

For more information about ticket and travel, visit salfordcity.co.uk

Last time out (league)

Cheltenham Town 1-1 Colchester United

XI: Gerken, Eastman, Prosser, Jackson, Bramall, Comley, Pell (86, Lapsile), Senior (78, Harriot), Kwame Poku (83, Gambin), Nouble, Norris.

Substitutes: Lapsile, Sowunmi, Robinson, Harriot, Clampin, Gambin, Ross

Summary: The U’s took the lead in the 28th minute when striker Norris found the back of the net but they were unable to hold on to all three points as Thomas converted a penalty for the Robins 20 minutes from time.

Salford City 0-0 Macclesfield Town

XI: Neal, Pond, Burgess, Threlkeld, Touray, Whitehead, Towell (62, Thomas-Asante), Maynard, Armstrong (62, Lloyd), Jervis, Rooney

Substitutes: Doyle, Thomas-Asante, Jones, Letheren, Lloyd, Piergianni, Hogan

Summary: Salford City were unable to translate their dominance over relegation threatened Macclesfield into goals and it finished goalless. Despite having 13 shots on goal and 59% possesion the Ammies had to settle for a share of the points.

The Man in the middle

Josh Smith will be the man in charge when Salford go to Colchester.

He has refereed in the Leasing.com trophy, leagues one and two and the FA Cup this season. He was in charge of Salford’s 2-2 draw away at Morecambe in a game where he only brandished one yellow card.

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He has also been referee in Colchester’s 1-0 win away at Oldham Athletic.

Smith has refereed 15 games so far this season dishing out 42 yellow cards and 5 reds in the process.

What are the bookies saying?

Colchester United 19/20

Draw 23/10

Salford City 14/5

Price boosts:

Colchester to win and both teams to score 7/2

Salford to win and both teams to score 8/1

(odds are from Sky Bet)

 

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