1992–93 Colchester United F.C. season

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Colchester United
1992–93 season
ChairmanGordon Parker[1]
ManagerRoy McDonough
StadiumLayer Road
Third Division10th
FA Cup2nd round
(eliminated by
Gillingham)
League Cup1st round
(eliminated by
Brighton & Hove Albion)
Football League Trophy1st round (southern section)
Conference ShieldRunners-up
Top goalscorerLeague:
Roy McDonough
Steve McGavin (9)

All:
Gary Bennett
Steve McGavin (10)
Highest home attendance5,695
v Gillingham, 16 April 1993[2]
Lowest home attendance1,454
v Northampton Town, 1 December 1992[3]
Average home league attendance3,768[4]
Biggest win4–0
v Slough Town, 14 November 1992
Biggest defeat1–7
v Crewe Alexandra, 24 April 1993

The 1992–93 season was Colchester United's 51st season in their history and their first season back in the Football League. Colchester competed in the Third Division, the fourth tier of English football, after achieving promotion from the Conference the season prior. Alongside competing in the Third Division, the club also participated in the FA Cup, the League Cup, the Football League Trophy, and the Conference Shield.

Roy McDonough led his newly-promoted side to a tenth-placed finish in Division Three, finishing just four points off the play-off places. The club performed poorly in the cup competitions, instead focusing on league form. They exited the League Cup and Football League Trophy at the first round stages, and the FA Cup in the second round. They also faced Wycombe Wanderers in the Conference Shield, an annual tie between the Conference winners and the FA Trophy winners. As Colchester had achieved a non-League double, winning both trophies, they faced the second placed side from the previous campaign, Wycombe. McDonough sent a weakened side out for the match, again in favour of league football, as the U's lost 3–0 to their previous bitter rivals.

Season overview[edit]

In the first season since the advent of the Premier League, Colchester's promotion back to the Football League meant that instead of joining the Fourth Division, they instead joined Division Three, the fourth tier of English football but no longer in name.

Chairman James Bowdidge stepped down from his role due to business commitments, and former reserve team player Gordon Parker took over.

Two major player departures occurred across the summer period, with ever-present goalkeeper Scott Barrett opting to join Gillingham on a free transfer, and Forward Mike Masters, who was unable to obtain a work permit.

Colchester lost four of their first five games and found themselves at the bottom of the league table. They also received a heavy fine from The Football Association for indiscipline, with manager Roy McDonough one of the main culprits. The U's attacking nature was not as effected against Football League opposition as it was against their Conference counterparts the previous season. They conceded seven goals and five goals on one occasion each, and also conceded four goals on six separate occasions. Despite this, they rallied late in the season to finish tenth in Division Three, just four points off the play-off positions.

In the FA Cup, Colchester defeated Slough Town by scoring four goals for the third consecutive meeting between the sides. They faced Gillingham at Priestfield Stadium in the second round, but were defeated in the Layer Road replay after a 1–1 draw.

Colchester were narrowly defeated in the first round of the League Cup, with Brighton & Hove Albion coming out on top 2–1 over two legs.

In the first round group stage of the Football League Trophy, the U's were beaten in both of their matches against Northampton Town and Barnet.

The club were also required to play in the Conference Shield, an annual match played between the victors of the FA Trophy and the Conference champions. As Colchester had sealed a non-League double in 1991–92, they faced Wycombe Wanderers who had finished as runners-up to the U's in the league. McDonough sent out a scratch side for the game and Wycombe duly won 3–0.[5]

Players[edit]

As of match played 8 May 1993.[6]
Name Position Nationality Place of birth Date of birth Apps Goals Signed from Date signed Fee
Goalkeepers
Nathan Munson GK England Colchester (1974-11-10)10 November 1974 (aged 17) 0 0 Apprentice 8 May 1993[a] Free transfer
Defenders
Simon Betts FB England Middlesbrough (1973-03-03)3 March 1973 (aged 19) 0 0 England Scarborough 11 December 1992 Free transfer
Peter Cawley CB England Walton-on-Thames (1965-09-15)15 September 1965 (aged 26) 4 0 England Barnet 30 October 1992[b] Free transfer
Tony English DF/MF England Luton (1966-10-19)19 October 1966 (aged 25) 360 48 England Coventry City 24 December 1984 Free transfer
Martin Grainger FB England Enfield Town (1972-08-23)23 August 1972 (aged 19) 33 2 Apprentice 16 December 1989[a] Free transfer
Andy Partner CB England Colchester (1974-10-21)21 October 1974 (aged 17) 1 0 Apprentice 16 December 1991[a] Free transfer
Paul Roberts DF England West Ham (1962-04-27)27 April 1962 (aged 30) 45 1 England Fisher Athletic 28 September 1991[a] £750
Midfielders
Steve Ball MF England Colchester (1969-09-02)2 September 1969 (aged 22) 5 1 England Cambridge United 14 September 1992 Free transfer
Jason Cook MF England Edmonton (1969-12-29)29 December 1969 (aged 22) 44 3 England Southend United 28 September 1991[a] Free transfer
Mark Kinsella MF Republic of Ireland Dublin (1972-08-12)12 August 1972 (aged 19) 76 7 Republic of Ireland Home Farm 18 August 1989 Free transfer
Nicky Smith LM England Berkeley (1969-01-28)28 January 1969 (aged 23) 96 11 England Southend United 18 August 1990[a] Free transfer
Forwards
Paul Abrahams FW/WG England Colchester (1973-10-31)31 October 1973 (aged 18) 6 0 Apprentice 26 August 1991[a] Free transfer
Gary Bennett WG England Enfield Town (1970-11-13)13 November 1970 (aged 21) 145 37 England Tottenham Hotpsur 21 October 1988[a] Free transfer
Julian Hazel FW England Luton (1973-09-25)25 September 1973 (aged 18) 2 0 Apprentice 14 January 1992[a] Free transfer
Robert Hopkins WG England Hall Green (1961-10-25)25 October 1961 (aged 30) 0 0 Hong Kong Instant-Dict February 1993 Non-contract
Roy McDonough FW England Solihull (1958-10-16)16 October 1958 (aged 33) 191 64 England Southend United 13 October 1990[b] Part exchange
Steve McGavin FW England North Walsham (1969-01-24)24 January 1969 (aged 23) 61 28 England Sudbury Town 1 April 1991[a] £10,000
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Date of signing refers to the date of the player's first game for the club
  2. ^ a b Date of signing refers to the date of the player's first game in his second spell for the club

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
15 August 1992 CB England Darren Oxbrow England Maidstone United Free transfer [7][a]
14 September 1992 MF England Steve Ball England Cambridge United Free transfer [8][9]
6 October 1992 GK England Alasdair Monk England Norwich City Free transfer [10][a]
30 October 1992 CB England Peter Cawley England Barnet Free transfer [11][12][b]
November 1992 MF England Tony Sorrell England Peterborough United Free transfer [13][a]
11 December 1992 FB England Simon Betts England Scarborough Free transfer [14][15]
February 1993 WG England Robert Hopkins Hong Kong Instant-Dict Non-contract [16]
12 March 1993 CB England Paul Flowers England Watford Free transfer [17][a]
8 May 1993 GK England Nathan Munson Apprentice Free transfer [18][a]
  • Total spending: Decrease ~ £0
  1. ^ a b c d e Date of signing refers to the date of the player's first game for the club
  2. ^ Date of signing refers to the date of the player's first game in his second spell for the club

Out[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
End of season GK England Scott Barrett England Gillingham Free transfer [19]
End of season MF Republic of Ireland Wayne Hannigan England Chelmsford City Released [20]
End of season FW England Steve Restarick England Chelmsford City Released [21]
Summer 1992 MF Republic of Ireland Eamonn Collins England Exeter City Free transfer [22]
October 1992 DF England James Goodwin England Earls Colne Released [23]
24 October 1992 MF England Robbie Devereux Republic of Ireland Shelbourne Free transfer [24][a]
28 November 1992 MF/FB England Warren Donald England Kettering Town Released [25][a]
18 December 1992 MF England Tony Sorrell England Barnet Contract terminated[b] [13][a]
21 December 1992 GK England Alasdair Monk England Brantham Athletic Released [10][a]
21 December 1992 FB Scotland Ian Phillips England Halstead Town Undisclosed [26][a][c]
8 May 1993 CB England Paul Flowers England Grays Athletic Released [17][a]
  • Total incoming: Increase ~ £0
  1. ^ a b c d e f Date of departure refers to the date of the player's final game for the club
  2. ^ Player sacked by the club following a training ground incident
  3. ^ Joined as player-manager

Loans in[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.
12 August 1992 GK England Paul Newell England Leyton Orient 3 November 1992 [27][28][a]
October 1992 CB England Peter Cawley England Barnet 24 October 1992 [11][b]
7 November 1992 GK England Ron Green England Kidderminster Harriers 16 December 1992 [29][c]
17 December 1992 GK England Carl Emberson England Millwall 12 March 1993 [30][31][b]
31 December 1992 FW England Dean Martin England West Ham United 28 February 1993 [32]
19 March 1993 GK England Fred Barber England Peterborough United 31 May 1993 [33][34]
  1. ^ Loan end date refers to the date of the player's final game for the club
  2. ^ a b Loan end date refers to the date of the player's final game in his first spell for the club
  3. ^ Loan start and end dates refer to the date of the player's first and final games for the club

Match details[edit]

Third Division[edit]

Third Division results round by round[edit]

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142
GroundHAHHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAAAHHAHAA
ResultWLLLLWLLWWWLLWLDLWWLWWWLDLDDLWLWWLDWWWLWLL
Position89182222182122151691515141415171311151110677911121212131313131413111011101010
Source: 11v11.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts1 Promotion, qualification or relegation
8 Lincoln City 42 18 9 15 57 53 +4 63
9 Shrewsbury Town 42 17 11 14 57 52 +5 62
10 Colchester United 42 18 5 19 67 76 -9 59
11 Rochdale 42 16 10 16 70 70 0 58
12 Chesterfield 42 15 11 16 59 63 -4 56

Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Notes:

1 The points system: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Matches[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Conference Shield[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L F A GD
Northampton Town (Q) 6 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2
Barnet (Q) 3 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1
Colchester United 0 2 0 0 2 3 6 -3

(Q) Qualified for next round

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

[6][35]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Third Division FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy Conference Shield
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Nathan Munson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF England Simon Betts 25 0 23 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
DF England Peter Cawley 27 3 22+2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Tony English 39 2 30+3 1 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
DF England Martin Grainger 35 4 28+3 3 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
DF England Andy Partner 3 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0+1 0
DF England Paul Roberts 50 1 42 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
MF England Steve Ball 28 8 19+5 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 0
MF England Jason Cook 39 2 30+4 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
MF Republic of Ireland Mark Kinsella 45 6 37+1 6 3 0 2 0 0+1 0 1 0
MF England Nicky Smith 50 4 42 4 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
FW England Paul Abrahams 26 6 9+14 6 0 0 0+1 0 1 0 1 0
FW England Gary Bennett 45 10 30+8 8 1+1 2 2 0 1+1 0 1 0
FW England Julian Hazel 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW England Robert Hopkins 14 1 13+1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW England Roy McDonough 31 9 21+4 9 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
FW England Steve McGavin 43 10 35+2 9 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 0
Players who appeared for Colchester who left during the season
GK England Fred Barber 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK England Carl Emberson 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK England Ron Green 8 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
GK England Alasdair Monk 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
GK England Paul Newell 16 0 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
DF England Paul Flowers 3 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF England Darren Oxbrow 21 4 12+4 4 0+1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
DF Scotland Ian Phillips 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
MF England Robbie Devereux 8 0 3+3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
MF England Tony Sorrell 8 2 4+1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW England Warren Donald 15 0 8+2 0 0 0 2 0 1+1 0 0+1 0
FW England Dean Martin 8 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalscorers[edit]

[35]

Place Nationality Position Name Third Division FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy Conference Shield Total
1 England WG Gary Bennett 8 2 0 0 0 10
England FW Steve McGavin 9 1 0 0 0 10
3 England FW Roy McDonough 9 0 0 0 0 9
4 England MF Steve Ball 4 3 0 1 0 8
5 England FW/WG Paul Abrahams 6 0 0 0 0 6
Republic of Ireland MF Mark Kinsella 6 0 0 0 0 6
7 England FB Martin Grainger 3 0 0 1 0 4
England CB Darren Oxbrow 4 0 0 0 0 4
England LM Nicky Smith 4 0 0 0 0 4
10 England CB Peter Cawley 3 0 0 0 0 3
11 England MF Jason Cook 1 0 0 1 0 2
England DF/MF Tony English 1 0 1 0 0 2
England FW Dean Martin 2 0 0 0 0 2
England MF Tony Sorrell 1 1 0 0 0 2
15 England WG Robert Hopkins 1 0 0 0 0 1
England DF Paul Roberts 1 0 0 0 0 1
Own goals 4 0 0 0 0 4
TOTALS 67 7 1 3 0 78

Disciplinary record[edit]

[36]

Nationality Position Name Third Division FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy Conference Shield Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
England FW Roy McDonough 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
England MF Tony Sorrell 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
TOTALS 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3

Clean sheets[edit]

Number of games goalkeepers kept a clean sheet.[37]

Place Nationality Player Third Division FA Cup League Cup Football League Trophy Conference Shield Total
1 England Fred Barber 5 0 0 0 0 5
England Carl Emberson 5 0 0 0 0 5
3 England Ron Green 1 1 0 0 0 2
4 England Paul Newell 1 0 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 12 1 0 0 0 13

Player debuts[edit]

Players making their first-team Colchester United debut in a fully competitive match.[38]

Position Nationality Player Date Opponent Ground Notes
MF England Robbie Devereux 15 August 1992 Lincoln City Layer Road [39][a]
GK England Paul Newell 15 August 1992 Lincoln City Layer Road
CB England Darren Oxbrow 15 August 1992 Lincoln City Layer Road
MF England Steve Ball 19 September 1992 York City Bootham Crescent [40][a]
CB England Peter Cawley 6 October 1992 Wycombe Wanderers Adams Park
GK England Alasdair Monk 6 October 1992 Wycombe Wanderers Adams Park
CB England Peter Cawley 30 October 1992 Wrexham Layer Road [41][a]
GK England Ron Green 7 November 1992 Cardiff City Ninian Park
MF England Tony Sorrell 7 November 1992 Cardiff City Ninian Park
FB England Simon Betts 16 December 1992 Gillingham Layer Road
GK England Carl Emberson 18 December 1992 Gillingham Priestfield Stadium
FW England Dean Martin 2 January 1993 Walsall Bescot Stadium
WG England Robert Hopkins 20 February 1993 Shrewsbury Town Gay Meadow
CB England Paul Flowers 12 March 1993 Cardiff City Layer Road
GK England Fred Barber 20 March 1993 Carlisle United Brunton Park
GK England Nathan Munson 8 May 1993 Wrexham Racecourse Ground
  1. ^ a b c Second debut for the club

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. 279. ISBN 978-1-85983-629-3.
  2. ^ "Colchester Utd 3–0 Gillingham". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Colchester Utd 1–2 Northampton Town". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Average Attendance Figures Per Season". Coludaybyday.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  5. ^ Hudson, Matt (11 August 2013). "The 1990s and 2000s". Colchester United FC. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Appearances". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Darren Oxbrow". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Steve Ball". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  9. ^ Steve Ball at Soccerbase
  10. ^ a b "Alasdair Monk (Goalkeeper)". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Peter Cawley". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  12. ^ Peter Cawley at Soccerbase
  13. ^ a b "Tony Sorrell". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Simon Betts". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  15. ^ Simon Betts at Soccerbase
  16. ^ "Robert Hopkins". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  17. ^ a b "Paul Flowers". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Nathan Munson (Goalkeeper)". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Scott Barrett (Goalkeeper)". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Wayne Hannigan". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Steve Restarick". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Eamonn Collins". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  23. ^ "James Goodwin". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  24. ^ "Robbie Devereux". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  25. ^ "Warren Donald". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  26. ^ "Ian Phillips". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  27. ^ "Paul Newell (Goalkeeper)". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  28. ^ Paul Newell at Soccerbase
  29. ^ "Ron Green (Goalkeeper)". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  30. ^ "Carl Emberson (Goalkeeper)". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  31. ^ Carl Emberson at Soccerbase
  32. ^ "Dean Martin". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  33. ^ "Fred Barber (Goalkeeper)". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  34. ^ Fred Barber at Soccerbase
  35. ^ a b "Goals". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  36. ^ "Discipline". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  37. ^ "Clean sheets (1st team)". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  38. ^ "Alltime- List of Debuts". Coludaybyday.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  39. ^ "Colchester Utd 2–1 Lincoln City". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  40. ^ "York City 2–0 Colchester Utd". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  41. ^ "Colchester Utd 2–4 Wrexham". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2018.