1961–62 Colchester United F.C. season

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Colchester United
1961–62 season
ChairmanBill Allen[1]
ManagerBenny Fenton
StadiumLayer Road
Fourth Division2nd (promoted)
FA Cup1st round
(eliminated by
Peterborough United)
League Cup1st round
(eliminated by
Crewe Alexandra)
Top goalscorerLeague:
Bobby Hunt (38)

All:
Bobby Hunt (40)
Highest home attendance10,653
v Peterborough United, 6 November 1961[2]
Lowest home attendance3,782
v Oldham Athletic, 23 December 1961[3]
Average home league attendance5,532[4]
Biggest win9–1
v Bradford City, 30 December 1961
Biggest defeat0–5
v York City, 7 October 1961

The 1961–62 season was Colchester United's 20th season in their history and their first-ever season in the fourth tier of English football, the Fourth Division. Alongside competing in the Fourth Division, the club also participated in the FA Cup and the League Cup.

Colchester bounced back to the Third Division at the first time of asking, earning their first promotion in the club's history by finishing as runners-up. By the end of the campaign, Colchester trailed Millwall by just one point, winning 23 games and scoring 104 league goals with Bobby Hunt the division's top scorer. The club experienced their record victory during the season when they beat Bradford City 9–1 on 30 December.

In the cup competitions, first-round exits were experienced in both FA and League cups. Colchester were beaten at home to Crewe Alexandra in September in the League Cup, while it took Peterborough United three attempts to overcome Colchester in the FA Cup first round following a second replay.

Season overview[edit]

At the end of a very disappointing 1960–61 season, manager Benny Fenton cut his playing squad by ten players, with players including Neil Langman, Chic Milligan and Tommy Williams all released. The club was over £3,300 in debt, and so a fresh start required for the new season with a new, slimline squad. Just 17 players would be used in the new campaign, with eight of those playing over 40 of the 44 league games possible.

The season started well for Colchester, unbeaten in their first nine league games and scoring 31 goals in the first eight home games to top the Fourth Division table.

During Colchester's heaviest defeat of the season, a 5–0 reverse at York City, the 20-month old son of full back Tommy Millar drowned in a garden pond accident while Millar was playing in the game. This tragedy would also spell the end of Millar's Colchester career when he left to return to Scotland in early 1962. This coincided with a poor run of form and the club slipped to third in the table.

On the back of a 4–1 Boxing Day defeat to Bradford City, Colchester set their record club victory in the return fixture at Layer Road on 30 December. Both Bobby Hunt and strike-partner Martyn King scored four goals each, with Bobby Hill scoring the other as Colchester ran out 9–1 winners. A 4–0 victory at Accrington Stanley saw United regain the top spot from Wrexham, but just a few weeks later, Accrington folded and Colchester's 3–2 and 4–0 wins were expunged.

Defeats to Millwall and Wrexham cost Colchester the championship. Millwall took the title by one point as United finished runners-up with eleven away defeats proving costly. Of the record 104 goals scored in the league during the season, 78 came at home, while Martyn King broke his seasonal record by scoring 31 league goals only to be surpassed by Bobby Hunt with 38, a new club record. Hunt scored three hat-tricks on his way to his tally of 38 with two of those four goal hauls.[5]

Players[edit]

As of match played 30 April 1962.[6]
Name Position Nationality Place of birth Date of birth Apps Goals Signed from Date signed Fee
Goalkeepers
Percy Ames GK England Plymouth (1931-12-13)13 December 1931 (aged 29) 287 0 England Tottenham Hotspur 1 May 1955 Free transfer
Defenders
Duncan Forbes CB Scotland Edinburgh (1941-06-19)19 June 1941 (aged 19) 0 0 Scotland Musselburgh Athletic 4 September 1961 Nominal
John Fowler FB Scotland Leith (1933-10-17)17 October 1933 (aged 27) 250 5 Scotland Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 20 August 1955[a] Free transfer
Richie Griffiths FB England Earls Colne (1942-03-21)21 March 1942 (aged 19) 0 0 England Colchester Casuals June 1961 Free transfer
Mick Loughton CB England Colchester (1942-12-08)8 December 1942 (aged 18) 0 0 Amateur August 1961 Free transfer
Alf Marshall FB England Dagenham (1933-05-21)21 May 1933 (aged 28) 30 0 England Dagenham 14 October 1957 £25
Edgar Rumney FB England Abberton (1936-09-15)15 September 1936 (aged 24) 23 0 England Colchester Casuals 1 May 1957 Free transfer
Midfielders
Brian Abrey WH England Hendon (1939-04-25)25 April 1939 (aged 22) 0 0 England Chelsea 1 May 1961 Free transfer
John Brown WH Scotland Edinburgh (1940-03-06)6 March 1940 (aged 21) 0 0 Scotland Dunbar United 4 September 1961 Nominal
Trevor Harris WH England Colchester (1936-02-06)6 February 1936 (aged 25) 42 2 Amateur July 1951 Free transfer
Ron Hunt WH England Colchester (1933-09-26)26 September 1933 (aged 27) 94 1 Amateur October 1951 Free transfer
Forwards
John Baines CF England Colchester (1937-09-25)25 September 1937 (aged 23) 3 0 England Colchester Casuals January 1960 Free transfer
David Coleman CF England Colchester (1942-03-27)27 March 1942 (aged 19) 0 0 England Harwich & Parkeston 18 November 1961[a] Free transfer
Mike Foster WG England Leicester (1939-02-03)3 February 1939 (aged 22) 0 0 England Leicester City May 1961 Nominal
Bobby Hill IF Scotland Edinburgh (1938-06-09)9 June 1938 (aged 22) 138 15 Scotland Easthouses Lily Miners Welfare 9 June 1955 Free transfer
Tony Howe WG England Colchester (1939-02-14)14 February 1939 (aged 22) 10 2 England Colchester Casuals March 1960 Free transfer
Bobby Hunt FW England Colchester (1942-10-01)1 October 1942 (aged 18) 30 7 Amateur March 1960 Free transfer
Martyn King CF England Birmingham (1937-08-23)23 August 1937 (aged 23) 87 56 Amateur Summer 1955 Free transfer
Colin Lundstrum WG England Colchester (1938-10-09)9 October 1938 (aged 22) 0 0 England Ipswich Town August 1961 Free transfer
Sammy McLeod IF Scotland Glasgow (1934-01-04)4 January 1934 (aged 27) 141 22 Scotland Easthouses Lily Miners Welfare 20 August 1955[a] Free transfer
Tony Miller IF England Chelmsford (1937-10-26)26 October 1937 (aged 23) 0 0 Amateur May 1958 Free transfer
Peter Wright WG England Colchester (1934-01-26)26 January 1934 (aged 27) 323 67 Amateur November 1951 Free transfer
  1. ^ a b c Date of signing refers to the date of the player's first game for the club

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
May 1961 WG England Mike Foster England Leicester City Nominal [7]
1 May 1961 WH England Brian Abrey England Chelsea Free transfer [8]
June 1961 FB England Richie Griffiths England Colchester Casuals Free transfer [9]
August 1961 CB England Mick Loughton Amateur Free transfer [10]
August 1961 WG England Colin Lundstrum England Ipswich Town Free transfer [11]
4 September 1961 WH Scotland John Brown Scotland Dunbar United Nominal [12]
4 September 1961 CB Scotland Duncan Forbes Scotland Musselburgh Athletic Nominal [13]
18 November 1961 CF England David Coleman England Harwich & Parkeston Free transfer [14][a]
  1. ^ Date of signing refers to the date of the player's first game for the club

Out[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
End of season GK England John Wright England Great Bentley Released [15]
End of season WH England Cyril Hammond England Severalls Athletic Released [16]
End of season FB England John Laidlaw England Clacton Town Released [17]
End of season WH England Derek Parker England Stowmarket Town Player-manager [18]
End of season WG England Tommy Williams England Watford Released [19]
Summer 1961 FB England Peter Carey England Aldershot Released [20]
Summer 1961 FB England Alan Eagles England Queens Park Rangers Released [21]
27 January 1962 FB Scotland Tommy Millar Scotland Dundee United Free transfer [22][a]
  1. ^ Date of departure refers to the date of the player's final game for the club

Match details[edit]

Fourth Division[edit]

Results round by round[edit]

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344
GroundHHAAAAHAAHHHAAHAHHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH
ResultWWDDWWWWLWWWLDDLDDWWLWWLWLWWDWLWLWLWLDLWWLDW
Position61112111211121133322222222211111111121332332
Source: 11v11.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Millwall 44 23 10 11 87 62 1.403 56 Division Champions, promoted
2 Colchester United 44 23 9 12 104 71 1.465 55 Promoted
3 Wrexham 44 22 9 13 96 56 1.714 53
4 Carlisle United 44 22 8 14 64 63 1.016 52
5 Bradford City 44 21 9 14 94 86 1.093 51
Source: rsssf.com
Note: The number of games played by each team was 44 instead of the usual 46, because Accrington Stanley resigned from the league on March 11 after 33 games. Their results (P33 W5 D8 L20 F19 A60 GA 0.317 Pts 18) were expunged.

Matches[edit]

19 August 1961 (1961-08-19) 1 Colchester United 3–0 Stockport County Colchester
B. Hunt Goal
King Goal
Wright Goal
Report Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 4,318
21 August 1961 (1961-08-21) 2 Colchester United 2–0 Carlisle United Colchester
King Goal 80'
Millar Goal 87'
Report Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 4,979
26 August 1961 (1961-08-26) 3 Oldham Athletic 2–2 Colchester United Oldham
Shackleton Goal 22'
Johnstone Goal 61'
Report Foster Goal 9'
King Goal 52'
Stadium: Boundary Park
Attendance: 15,746
29 August 1961 (1961-08-29) 4 Carlisle United 1–1 Colchester United Carlisle
Unknown goalscorer Goal Report King Goal Stadium: Brunton Park
Attendance: 8,547
2 September 1961 (1961-09-02) Colchester United 3–2 Accrington Stanley Colchester
King GoalGoal
Millar Goal
Report Unknown goalscorer GoalGoal Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 5,129
Note: Result expunged due Accrington Stanley withdrawing from the league with 33 matches played.
5 September 1961 (1961-09-05) 5 Doncaster Rovers 1–4 Colchester United Doncaster
Unknown goalscorer Goal Report B. Hunt Goal
King Goal
Foster GoalGoal
Stadium: Belle Vue
Attendance: 3,705
9 September 1961 (1961-09-09) 6 Darlington 0–2 Colchester United Darlington
Report B. Hunt Goal
King Goal
Stadium: Feethams
Attendance: 8,958
16 September 1961 (1961-09-16) 7 Colchester United 6–1 Hartlepools United Colchester
B. Hunt GoalGoal
Foster GoalGoal
Millar GoalGoal
Report
Report
Edgar Goal Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 5,036
21 September 1961 (1961-09-21) 8 Workington 1–2 Colchester United Workington
Unknown goalscorer Goal Report B. Hunt GoalGoal
King Goal
Stadium: Borough Park
Attendance: 5,914
23 September 1961 (1961-09-23) 9 Southport 3–0 Colchester United Southport
Blain Goal
Blore Goal
Jones Goal
Report
Report
Stadium: Haig Avenue
Attendance: 5,258
25 September 1961 (1961-09-25) 10 Colchester United 6–1 Workington Colchester
B. Hunt Goal
King Goal
Wright GoalGoalGoal
Harris Goal pen.'
Report Unknown goalscorer Goal Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 5,961
30 September 1961 (1961-09-30) 11 Colchester United 3–0 Tranmere Rovers Colchester
B. Hunt Goal
King GoalGoal
Report Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 6,446
2 October 1961 (1961-10-02) 12 Colchester United 5–2 Chester Colchester
B. Hunt GoalGoalGoal
McLeod Goal
Millar Goal
Report Clarke Goal
Davies Goal
Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 7,148
7 October 1961 (1961-10-07) 13 York City 5–0 Colchester United Colchester
Unknown goalscorer GoalGoalGoalGoalGoal Report Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 5,714
11 October 1961 (1961-10-11) 14 Chester 2–2 Colchester United Chester
Clarke Goal
Davies Goal
Report B. Hunt
King Goal
Stadium: Sealand Road
Attendance: 7,186
14 October 1961 (1961-10-14) 15 Colchester United 3–3 Chesterfield Colchester
B. Hunt Goal
McLeod Goal
Harris Goal
Report Unknown goalscorer GoalGoalGoal Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 6,043
21 October 1961 (1961-10-21) 16 Gillingham 2–1 Colchester United Gillingham
Unknown goalscorer GoalGoal Report B. Hunt Goal Stadium: Priestfield Stadium
Attendance: 8,962
28 October 1961 (1961-10-28) 17 Colchester United 2–2 Millwall Colchester
B. Hunt Goal 30'
Abrey Goal 87'
King Red card 13'
Report Obeney Goal 34'
McQuade Goal 45'
Brady Red card 13'
Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 6,868
11 November 1961 (1961-11-11) 18 Colchester United 1–1 Barrow Colchester
B. Hunt Goal Report Unknown goalscorer Goal Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 4,553
18 November 1961 (1961-11-18) 19 Rochdale 0–1 Colchester United Rochdale
Report B. Hunt Goal Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 4,618
2 December 1961 (1961-12-02) 20 Exeter City 0–2 Colchester United Exeter
Report B. Hunt GoalGoal Stadium: St James Park
Attendance: 4,530
9 December 1961 (1961-12-09) 21 Colchester United 2–4 Wrexham Colchester
B. Hunt Goal
King Goal
Report Unknown goalscorer GoalGoalGoalGoal Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 5,587
16 December 1961 (1961-12-16) 22 Stockport County 1–4 Colchester United Stockport
Ward Goal Report B. Hunt Goal
King GoalGoal
Wright Goal
Stadium: Edgeley Park
Attendance: 2,803
23 December 1961 (1961-12-23) 23 Colchester United 5–1 Oldham Athletic Colchester
B. Hunt GoalGoal
King GoalGoal
Wright Goal
Report Unknown goalscorer Goal Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 3,782
26 December 1961 (1961-12-26) 24 Bradford City 4–1 Colchester United Bradford
Unknown goalscorer GoalGoalGoalGoal Report King Goal Stadium: Valley Parade
Attendance: 5,571
30 December 1961 (1961-12-30) 25 Colchester United 9–1 Bradford City Colchester
Hill Goal 1'
B. Hunt Goal 28' (pen.)GoalGoalGoal
King Goal 34'GoalGoalGoal
Report Tait Goal 18' Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 4,415
Referee: J. Finney
13 January 1962 (1962-01-13) Accrington Stanley 0–4 Colchester United Accrington
Report B. Hunt Goal
Foster Goal
Wright GoalGoal
Stadium: Peel Park
Attendance: 1,411
Note: Result expunged due Accrington Stanley withdrawing from the league with 33 matches played.
15 January 1962 (1962-01-15) 26 Mansfield Town 4–0 Colchester United Mansfield
Unknown goalscorer GoalGoalGoalGoal Report Stadium: Field Mill
Attendance: 5,880
20 January 1962 (1962-01-20) 27 Colchester United 2–0 Darlington Colchester
King Goal 68'
B. Hunt Goal 85'
Report Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 4,923
27 January 1962 (1962-01-27) 28 Colchester United 5–3 Crewe Alexandra Colchester
Wright Goal 14'
B. Hunt Goal 17'79'
King Goal 36'
Harris Goal 60' (pen.)
Report Wheatley Goal 27'
Smith Goal 59'
Morgans Goal
Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 5,435
3 February 1962 (1962-02-03) 29 Hartlepools United 1–1 Colchester United Hartlepool
Bircham Goal Report
Report
King Goal 25' Stadium: Victoria Park
Attendance: 6,738
Referee: P. Rhodes
10 February 1962 (1962-02-10) 30 Colchester United 2–0 Southport Colchester
B. Hunt Goal 4'
Hill Goal 83'
Report
Report
Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 5,379
17 February 1962 (1962-02-17) 31 Tranmere Rovers 5–2 Colchester United Birkenhead
Unknown goalscorer GoalGoalGoalGoalGoal Report King Goal
Wright Goal
Stadium: Prenton Park
Attendance: 6,481
24 February 1962 (1962-02-24) 32 Colchester United 3–1 York City Colchester
Wright Goal 32'
B. Hunt Goal
King Goal
Report Fountain Goal Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 4,633
Referee: E. Jennings
3 March 1962 (1962-03-03) 33 Chesterfield 4–1 Colchester United Chesterfield
Poole Goal 5'36'40'Goal Report King Goal 27' Stadium: Saltergate
Attendance: 2,906
10 March 1962 (1962-03-10) 34 Colchester United 6–0 Gillingham Colchester
Foster Goal 7'80'
King Goal 27'
Hill Goal 47'
Wright Goal 51'
B. Hunt Goal 61'
Report Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 4,503
Referee: C. Woan
17 March 1962 (1962-03-17) 35 Millwall 2–0 Colchester United New Cross
Broadfoot Goal 13'64' Report Stadium: The Old Den
Attendance: 16,585
Referee: G. Pullin
23 March 1962 (1962-03-23) 36 Colchester United 2–0 Mansfield Town Colchester
Foster Goal 18'
King Goal 78'
Report Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 5,730
31 March 1962 (1962-03-31) 37 Barrow 4–0 Colchester United Barrow-in-Furness
Howard Goal 39'
Kemp Goal 74'
Robertson Goal 82'
Maddison Goal 88'
Report Stadium: Holker Street
Attendance: 3,672
Referee: H. Wilson
7 April 1962 (1962-04-07) 38 Colchester United 1–1 Rochdale Colchester
B. Hunt Goal 70' Report Richardson Goal 79' Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 4,616
14 April 1962 (1962-04-14) 39 Crewe Alexandra 4–0 Colchester United Crewe
Lord Goal 10'88'
Tighe Goal 42'
Wheatley Goal 89'
Report Stadium: Gresty Road
Attendance: 6,456
Referee: P. Brandwood
20 April 1962 (1962-04-20) 40 Colchester United 3–0 Aldershot Colchester
Wright Goal 47'
Harris Goal 76' (pen.)
McLeod Goal 90'
Report Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 6,399
Referee: J. Cooke
21 April 1962 (1962-04-21) 41 Colchester United 2–1 Exeter City Colchester
King Goal 17'
Wright Goal 60'
Report Unknown goalscorer Goal Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 5,530
23 April 1962 (1962-04-23) 42 Aldershot 1–0 Colchester United Aldershot
Norris Goal 18' Report Stadium: Recreation Ground
Attendance: 6,338
Referee: A. Mason
28 April 1962 (1962-04-28) 43 Wrexham 0–0 Colchester United Wrexham
Report Stadium: Racecourse Ground
Attendance: 16,027
30 April 1962 (1962-04-30) 44 Colchester United 5–3 Doncaster Rovers Colchester
King Goal 40'
B. Hunt Goal 41'43'58'60' (pen.)
Report Larkin Goal 35'61' (pen.)
Bonson Goal 80'
Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 6,108

League Cup[edit]

13 September 1961 (1961-09-13) 1st round Colchester United 1–2 Crewe Alexandra Colchester
King Goal Report Unknown goalscorer GoalGoal Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 4,806

FA Cup[edit]

4 November 1961 (1961-11-04) 1st round Peterborough United 3–3 Colchester United Peterborough
McNamee Goal 43'
Bly Goal 48'
Hudson Goal 69'
Report
Report
Abrey Goal 75'
Wright Goal 84'
B. Hunt Goal 87'
Stadium: London Road Stadium
Attendance: 16,469
Referee: T. Dawes
6 November 1961 (1961-11-06) 1st round replay Colchester United 2–2 Peterborough United Colchester
King Goal 40'
B. Hunt Goal 86'
Report
Report
Bly Goal 75'
Emery Goal 88'
Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 10,653
13 November 1961 (1961-11-13) 1st round 2nd replay Colchester United 0–3 Peterborough United Norwich
Report
Report
Hudson Goal 11'31'43' Stadium: Carrow Road
Attendance: 11,857

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

[6][23]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Fourth Division FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Percy Ames 48 0 44 0 3 0 1 0
DF Scotland Duncan Forbes 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland John Fowler 48 0 44 0 3 0 1 0
DF England Richie Griffiths 16 0 16 0 0 0 0 0
DF England Edgar Rumney 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
MF England Brian Abrey 42 2 38 1 3 1 1 0
MF England Trevor Harris 47 4 43 4 3 0 1 0
MF England Ron Hunt 48 0 44 0 3 0 1 0
FW England David Coleman 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW England Mike Foster 40 8 36 8 3 0 1 0
FW Scotland Bobby Hill 44 3 40 3 3 0 1 0
FW England Bobby Hunt 47 40 43 38 3 2 1 0
FW England Martyn King 46 33 43 31 2 1 1 1
FW England Colin Lundstrum 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland Sammy McLeod 13 3 12 3 1 0 0 0
FW England Peter Wright 48 13 44 12 3 1 1 0
Players who appeared for Colchester who left during the season
DF Scotland Tommy Millar 31 4 27 4 3 0 1 0

Goalscorers[edit]

[23]

Place Nationality Position Name Fourth Division FA Cup League Cup Total
1 England FW Bobby Hunt 38 2 0 40
2 England CF Martyn King 31 1 1 33
3 England WG Peter Wright 12 1 0 13
4 England WG Mike Foster 8 0 0 8
5 England WH Trevor Harris 4 0 0 4
Scotland FB Tommy Millar 4 0 0 4
7 Scotland IF Bobby Hill 3 0 0 3
Scotland IF Sammy McLeod 3 0 0 3
9 England WH Brian Abrey 1 1 0 2
Own goals 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 104 5 1 110

Disciplinary record[edit]

[24]

Nationality Position Name Fourth Division FA Cup League Cup Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
England CF Martyn King 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Clean sheets[edit]

Number of games goalkeepers kept a clean sheet.[25]

Place Nationality Player Fourth Division FA Cup League Cup Total
1 England Percy Ames 12 0 0 12
TOTALS 12 0 0 12

Player debuts[edit]

Players making their first-team Colchester United debut in a fully competitive match.[26]

Position Nationality Player Date Opponent Ground Notes
WH England Brian Abrey 19 August 1961 Stockport County Layer Road
WG England Mike Foster 19 August 1961 Stockport County Layer Road
CF England David Coleman 18 November 1961 Rochdale Spotland Stadium
WG England Colin Lundstrum 15 January 1962 Mansfield Town Field Mill
FB England Richie Griffiths 3 February 1962 Hartlepools United Victoria Park
CB Scotland Duncan Forbes 14 April 1962 Crewe Alexandra Gresty Road

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General[edit]

Books

  • Whitehead, Jeff; Drury, Kevin (2008). The Who's Who of Colchester United: The Layer Road Years. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-629-3.

Websites

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ Whitehead, Jeff; Drury, Kevin (2008). The Who's Who of Colchester United: The Layer Road Years. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 278. ISBN 978-1-85983-629-3.
  2. ^ "Colchester Utd 2–2 Peterborough United". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Colchester Utd 5–1 Oldham Athletic". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Average Attendance Figures Per Season". Coludaybyday.co.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  5. ^ Hudson, Matt (11 July 2012). "The 1950s and 1960s". Colchester United FC. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Appearances". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Mike Foster". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Brian Abrey". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Richie Griffiths". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Mick Loughton". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Colin Lundstrum". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  12. ^ "John Brown". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Duncan Forbes". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  14. ^ "David J Coleman". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  15. ^ "John Wright". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  16. ^ "Cyril Hammond". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  17. ^ "John Laidlaw". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  18. ^ "Derek Parker". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  19. ^ "Tommy Williams". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  20. ^ "Peter Carey". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  21. ^ "Alan Eagles". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  22. ^ "Tommy Millar". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  23. ^ a b "Goals". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  24. ^ "Discipline". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  25. ^ "Clean sheets (1st team)". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  26. ^ "Alltime- List of Debuts". Coludaybyday.co.uk. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2016.