2010–11 Colchester United F.C. season

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Colchester United
2010–11 season
Chairman Robbie Cowling
Manager John Ward
(From 31 May 2010)
League One 10th
FA Cup 3rd Round
League Cup 2nd Round
Football League Trophy 2nd Round
Top goalscorer League:
Ian Henderson (10)
All:
Dave Mooney (14)
Highest home attendance 6,523 (Southampton)
Lowest home attendance 2,892 (Oldham Athletic)
Average home league attendance 4,223

The 2010–11 season was Colchester United's third consecutive season in the third tier of English football.

Season Review[edit]

Aidy Boothroyd became the second successive U’s manager to walk away from the club after less than 10 months in charge when he was appointed by Championship side Coventry. Unlike Paul Lambert’s switch to Norwich though this time the move was wholly amicable. Despite having just finished eighth in the League One table – the club’s fourth highest Football League finish in their history – many U’s fans were unhappy with a direct and soulless style of play.

Instead of appointing another marquee name, chairman Robbie Cowling promoted Boothroyd’s experienced assistant John Ward to the hotseat.

Cowling stressed that – having spent big for two seasons in an attempt to bounce quickly back into the Championship – a more prudent, stable and long-term approach would now be required, while Ward insisted that he would try to get the side playing entertaining football.

With key players such as Clive Platt, Kevin Lisbie, David Prutton, David Fox and Danny Batth leaving the club, Ward barely spent a penny when bringing in replacements. Brian Wilson and Lloyd James had both been made free agents, Andy Bond and Ben Coker were plucked from non-league football, while David Mooney was brought in on loan.

After losing keeper Ben Williams and striker Steven Gillespie to injury over pre-season, Ward’s promise of entertainment was evident from the very first kick.

August[edit]

Colchester quickly went 1–0 behind at Exeter only to lead 2–1 by the 11th minute mark thanks to an Anthony Wordsworth brace. A late equaliser denied Ward victory in his first game in charge.

When Mooney scored a stunning brace in the 3–0 League Cup win at Hereford three days’ later few would have predicted that the Irishman would go almost the entire campaign without registering an away league goal.

Bond then announced himself on the scene with a stunning outside of the boot opener against newly relegated Sheffield Wednesday, but again the U’s were denied by a late equaliser.

Ward’s first win duly followed thanks to Colchester getting a late goal of their own. Bond had given the U’s the lead at Rochdale and, after the newly promoted side equalised, Ian Henderson shocked the hosts with a winner.

Keeper Mark Cousins had a night to forget at Sunderland in the League Cup as his two glaring errors allowed Darren Bent to score both goals. The U’s more than held their own against the Premier League side though.

The month then finished with Colchester being denied victory by yet another last gasp leveller. This time, Carlisle forced the equaliser their pressure deserved in stoppage-time.

September[edit]

The month started with another impressive away win – Bond on target again as he headed in the only goal of the game after 83 minutes at Walsall. The midfielder, who the previous season had been playing in the Blue Square Premier for Barrow, then sensationally made it four goals in five games with his opener against Plymouth Argyle. In a rapidly recurring theme though the U’s could not hold on to victory and drew 1–1.

Keeper Cousins was the hero at Southampton, making numerous breathtaking saves as Colchester held out for a backs-to-the-wall goalless draw.

And that was followed up with a thumping 3–1 home victory over Tranmere with Mooney, Wordsworth and Magnus Okuonghae’s goals all coming within the opening 31 minutes.

Three days’ later the U’s had to make do with a point in an Essex derby against newly promoted Dagenham & Redbridge. Having come from behind to lead 2–1 through Ashley Vincent and Mooney goals, a lead was once again surrendered.

October[edit]

Playing with a fluid 4–3–3 formation, Colchester had started the season providing plenty of the entertainment Ward had promised. That once again proved to be the case at MK Dons when they completely dominated the first half to lead through Okuonghae’s goal only to concede yet another equaliser. It sparked a glass half-empty or half-full debate. On one hand the U’s had made a record 10-game unbeaten start to the campaign, while on the other 12 points had been dropped from winning positions.

With Williams returning to the team in goal, back-to-back home defeats followed. First the U’s lost 2–0 to fierce rivals Wycombe in the Football League Trophy before they were thrashed 3–0 by Huddersfield.

A forgettable goalless draw at Oldham steadied the ship, before two superb wins elevated the U’s up to third in the table by the end of the month.

A switch back to a more traditional 4–4–2 style formation saw substitute Kayode Odejayi score a brace and seal a come-from-behind 2–1 home win over Notts County, before the notable away scalp of Bournemouth (1–2) was taken.

November[edit]

Colchester was the place to be for excitement in November as the U’s edged two five-goal thrillers in the league and a seven-goal thriller in the cup. And having previously been the team that dropped points from winning positions, the U’s suddenly became a side that gained points from losing positions.

Ward’s men came from two down to beat Leyton Orient 3–2 before winning an FA Cup classic against League Two side Bradford 4–3.

There was also a 3–2 victory over Hartlepool; Colchester coming from behind to lead 2–1, conceding an 88th-minute equaliser only for Odejayi to win it at the very death. That proved to be Okuonghae’s last game of the season though as it was decided a serious blood flow problem in his foot needed surgery.

The U’s finally lost their first away league game of the season at Swindon (2–1) amongst those fixtures. Little did they know that it would be the start of a miserable spell of form on their travels.

The month ended on a bit of a deflated note as Brentford won 2–0 in Essex before the crowd voiced their discontent as Colchester laboured to a 1–0 FA Cup win over non-league minnows Swindon Supermarine.

December[edit]

The freezing weather conditions meant the U’s played only once in December – a drab goalless draw at home against Yeovil.

January[edit]

With left-back Marc Tierney and centre-back Paul Reid sold to Championship clubs Norwich and Scunthorpe respectively in the transfer window and right-back Wilson ruled out for eight weeks with an ankle injury, the U’s began 2011 with a completely different back four to the one which started the season.

The New Year started with an action-packed 3–3 home draw against Charlton. Colchester led three times, former U’s man Johnnie Jackson twice equalised and both teams had men dismissed in a dramatic match. That appeared to take its toll as the U’s then conceded four goals in each of their next two games as they left Leyton Orient defeated 4–2 and exited the FA Cup third round with a 4–0 thrashing at Championship club Swansea. Striker Gillespie – having missed much of the campaign through injury – returned with a bang, coming off the bench to score the goals which sealed a 2–1 come-from-behind home win over Bournemouth in front of the TV cameras.

A hard-fought goalless draw at Huddersfield and a valiant 2–0 defeat at league leaders Brighton followed, before a 2–1 come-from-behind home win was secured on a memorable Friday night against Peterborough.

February[edit]

Yet more disruptions in defence as Nathan Clarke was brought in on loan from Huddersfield, Pat Baldwin was ruled out for the season with an ankle injury and Cousins returned in goal following another injury to Williams.

Going into February just two points adrift of the play-offs, U’s fans will forever look back on the refereeing controversy at Charlton as a major turning point in their season. Gillespie had a perfectly good goal disallowed and the U’s went on to lose 1–0.

Barring a rip-roaring 1–1 draw at Peterborough, the U’s away from took a serious nose-dive with defeats at lowly trio Hartlepool (0–1), Notts County (0–2) and Plymouth (1–2).

The continuation of their superb home form kept the Ward’s men in touch with the top six though, with Swindon (2–1) and Walsall (2–0) both beaten in Essex.

March[edit]

A 1–0 win at Bristol Rovers – Odejayi becoming the first U’s striker to score an away league goal in just over a year – briefly restored hope before four straight defeats appeared to finally destroy any lingering promotion ambitions.

Southampton (0–2) and MK Dons (1–3) both won in Essex, while there were more away defeats to lowly opposition in the form of Dagenham & Redbridge (0–1) and Tranmere (0–1) to leave the U’s nearer the relegation zone than the top six.

Colchester refused to give up the ghost though and showed bundles of character to finish the month with back-to-back home wins over Oldham (1–0) and nine-man Exeter (5–1).

April[edit]

The season eventually came to an anti-climactic finish, with strong home form and a continuation of dire away results keeping them in mid-table.

Defeats at Sheffield Wednesday (1–2), Carlisle (1–4) sandwiched a 1–0 home win over Rochdale, before the Easter weekend was made up of respectable 1–1 draws away at Brentford and at home against already-crowned champions Brighton.

The U’s finally found their away-day shooting boots at Yeovil – Mooney eventually getting his first away league goal of the season at the final attempt – but this time their defence let them down as they were defeated 4–2.

May[edit]

A solid home win over already-relegated Bristol Rovers confirmed a 10th place finish.[1]

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Ben Williams
2 Republic of Ireland DF Conor Powell
3 Wales DF Lee Beevers
4 Nigeria DF Magnus Okuonghae
5 England DF Pat Baldwin
7 England MF Ashley Vincent
8 Republic of Ireland MF John-Joe O'Toole
10 England MF Kemal Izzet (captain)
11 England MF Simon Hackney
12 England GK Mark Cousins
14 England MF Andrew Bond
15 Nigeria FW Kayode Odejayi
16 England MF Ian Henderson
17 England MF David Perkins
No. Position Player
18 England FW Steven Gillespie
20 England DF Brian Wilson
21 England MF Medy Elito
22 England MF Anthony Wordsworth
24 England MF Ben Coker
25 England DF John White
26 Wales MF Lloyd James
28 England DF Matt Heath
30 Norway DF Morten Knudsen
32 England MF Sam Corcoran
33 England MF Jordan Sanderson
34 Wales DF Thomas Bender
35 England GK Carl Pentney

Player Info[edit]

No. Name Place of Birth Date of Birth Previous Club Date Joined Fee Contract Expiry[2]
1 England Ben Williams England Manchester 27 August 1982 England Carlisle United 10 July 2009 £60,000 May 2012
2 Republic of Ireland Conor Powell Republic of Ireland Dublin 26 August 1987 Republic of Ireland Bohemians 6 January 2011 Free May 2011*
3 Wales Lee Beevers England Doncaster 4 December 1983 England Lincoln City 29 June 2009 Free May 2011*
4 Nigeria Magnus Okuonghae England Croydon 16 February 1986 England Dagenham & Redbridge 1 July 2009 £65,000 May 2012
5 England Pat Baldwin England London 12 November 1982 England Chelsea 31 August 2002 Free May 2012
7 England Ashley Vincent England Birmingham 26 May 1985 England Cheltenham Town 1 July 2009 Free May 2012
8 Republic of Ireland John-Joe O'Toole England Harrow 30 September 1988 England Watford 1 January 2010 £275,000 May 2012
10 England Kemal Izzet England Whitechapel 29 September 1980 England Charlton Athletic 13 April 2001 Free May 2012
11 England Simon Hackney England Manchester 5 February 1984 England Carlisle United 26 January 2009 £100,000 May 2011*
12 England Mark Cousins England Chelmsford 9 January 1987 England Youth Team 1 July 2004 Free May 2011
14 England Andrew Bond England Wigan 16 March 1986 England Barrow 18 July 2010 Free May 2012
15 Nigeria Kayode Odejayi Nigeria Ibadan 21 February 1982 England Barnsley 1 January 2010 Undisclosed May 2012
16 England Ian Henderson England Thetford 24 January 1985 Turkey Ankaragücü 6 January 2010 Free May 2011
17 England David Perkins England Heysham 21 June 1982 England Rochdale 8 July 2008 £150,000 May 2011
18 England Steven Gillespie England Liverpool 4 June 1985 England Cheltenham Town 7 July 2008 £400,000 May 2011
20 England Brian Wilson England Manchester 9 May 1983 England Bristol City 15 July 2010 Free Unknown
21 England Medy Elito Zaire Kinshasa 20 March 1990 England Youth Team 1 July 2007 Free May 2011*
22 England Anthony Wordsworth England Camden 3 January 1989 England Youth Team 1 July 2006 Free May 2013
24 England Ben Coker England Kettering 1 July 1990 England Bury Town 23 July 2010 Free May 2012
25 England John White England Colchester 26 July 1986 England Youth Team 1 July 2003 Free May 2011
26 Wales Lloyd James England Bristol 16 February 1988 England Southampton 22 July 2010 Free Unknown
28 England Matt Heath England Leicester 1 November 1981 England Leeds United 13 May 2008 Free May 2012
30 Norway Morten Knudsen Norway Notodden 27 October 1986 Norway Notodden FK 19 January 2010 Free May 2011*
32 England Sam Corcoran England Enfield 5 February 1991 England Youth Team 1 July 2008 Free May 2011*
33 England Jordan Sanderson England London 7 August 1993 England Youth Team 11 February 2011 Free May 2012
34 Wales Thomas Bender England Harlow 19 January 1993 England Youth Team 1 July 2009 Free May 2012
35 England Carl Pentney England Colchester 29 October 1989 England Leicester City 6 August 2010 Free May 2012

* Player to be released at end of contract

Transfers[edit]

Transfers In[edit]

Date Pos. Player Name Previous Club League Transfer Fee Notes
15 July 2010 DF England Brian Wilson England Bristol City Football League Championship Free
18 July 2010 MF England Andrew Bond England Barrow Conference National Free
22 July 2010 MF Wales Lloyd James England Southampton Football League One Free
23 July 2010 MF England Ben Coker England Bury Town Isthmian League Premier Division Free
6 August 2010 GK England Carl Pentney England Leicester City Football League Championship Free
6 January 2011 DF Republic of Ireland Conor Powell Republic of Ireland Bohemians League of Ireland Premier Division Free
11 February 2011 MF England Jordan Sanderson England Youth Team N/A Free

Transfers Out[edit]

Date Pos. Player Name New Club League Transfer Fee Notes
3 June 2010 MF England David Fox England Norwich City Football League Championship Undisclosed
30 June 2010 FW England Russell Malton England Heybridge Swifts Isthmian League Division One North Free
5 July 2010 MF England David Prutton England Swindon Town Football League One Free
26 July 2010 FW England Scott Vernon Scotland Aberdeen Scottish Premier League Free
29 July 2010 FW England Clive Platt England Coventry City Football League Championship Undisclosed
1 August 2010 DF England Philip Ifil England Dagenham & Redbridge Football League One Free
1 August 2010 DF England Matthew Lockwood Scotland Dundee Scottish First Division Free
1 August 2010 FW France Joël Thomas Scotland Hamilton Academical Scottish Premier League Free
20 August 2010 DF Republic of Ireland Alan Maybury Scotland St. Johnstone Scottish Premier League Free
13 January 2011 DF England Marc Tierney England Norwich City Football League Championship £100,000
14 January 2011 DF England Paul Reid England Scunthorpe United Football League Championship Undisclosed

Loans In[edit]

Date Pos. Player Name Parent Club League Date Returned Notes
5 August 2010 FW Republic of Ireland Dave Mooney England Reading Football League Championship 7 May 2011
14 September 2010 FW England Liam Henderson England Watford Football League Championship 31 December 2010
30 September 2010 DF Cyprus Tom Williams England Bristol City Football League Championship 31 December 2010
12 January 2011 MF Iceland Matthías Vilhjálmsson Iceland FH Úrvalsdeild 3 March 2011
27 January 2011 DF England Nathan Clarke England Huddersfield Town Football League One 7 May 2011
17 March 2011 DF New Zealand Tommy Smith England Ipswich Town Football League Championship 7 May 2011

Loans Out[edit]

Date Pos. Player Name New Club League Date Returned Notes
30 September 2010 MF England Ben Coker England Chelmsford City Conference South 30 November 2010
4 November 2010 GK England Carl Pentney England Bath City Conference National 31 January 2011
11 November 2010 MF England Medy Elito England Dagenham & Redbridge Football League One 5 February 2011
31 January 2011 MF England Simon Hackney England Oxford United Football League Two 18 April 2011
25 February 2011 MF England Medy Elito England Cheltenham Town Football League Two 23 March 2011
10 March 2011 GK England Carl Pentney England Chelmsford City Conference South 8 May 2011
10 March 2011 MF England Sam Corcoran England Lowestoft Town Isthmian League Premier Division 6 April 2011

Results[edit]

League One Results Summary[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
9 Rochdale 46 18 14 14 63 55 +8 68
10 Colchester United 46 16 14 16 57 63 -6 62
11 Brentford 46 17 10 19 55 62 −7 61

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

League One Results Round by Round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H H H H A H A A H A A H A H A A A H A H A H H A H A A H A H
Result D D W D W D D W D D L D W W W L W L D D L W D L W L L W L W D L W L L L L W W L W L D D L W
Position 11 14 9 7 5 8 9 5 6 6 11 10 6 3 3 6 3 6 6 10 11 7 10 11 9 9 10 10 11 10 9 10 7 8 10 12 14 10 9 11 9 11 11 12 12 10

Source: [3]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

League One Results[edit]

2010-08-07
15:00
Exeter City 2–2 Colchester United
Harley Goal 7' (pen.)
Logan Goal 87'
[4] Wordsworth Goal 10'11'
St James Park, Exeter
Attendance: 5,927
Referee: Phil Gibbs

2010-08-14
15:00
Colchester United 1–1 Sheffield Wednesday
Bond Goal 50' [5] Mellor Goal 83'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 6,011
Referee: D. Phillips

2010-08-21
15:00
Rochdale 1–2 Colchester United
Dawson Goal 47' [6] Bond Goal 38'
I. Henderson Goal 84'
Spotland Stadium, Rochdale
Attendance: 3,016
Referee: N. Miller

2010-08-27
19:45
Colchester United 1–1 Carlisle United
Mooney Goal 29' [7] Thirlwell Goal 90+3'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 4,475
Referee: Gavin Ward

2010-09-04
15:00
Walsall 0–1 Colchester United
[8] Bond Goal 83'
The Banks' Stadium, Walsall
Attendance: 3,416
Referee: K. Evans

2010-09-11
15:00
Colchester United 1–1 Plymouth Argyle
Bond Goal 22' [9] Johnson Goal 48'
Molyneux Red card 86'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 4,201
Referee: D. McDermidd

2010-09-18
15:00
Southampton 0–0 Colchester United
[10]
St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton
Attendance: 17,857
Referee: G. Horwood

2010-09-25
15:00
Colchester United 3–1 Tranmere Rovers
Mooney Goal 6'
Wordsworth Goal 16'
Okuonghae Goal 31'
[11] Showunmi Goal 81'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,637
Referee: P. Crossley

2010-09-28
19:45
Colchester United 2–2 Dagenham & Redbridge
Vincent Goal 43'
Mooney Goal 65'
[12] Savage Goal 15'
Vincelot Goal 72'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 4,515
Referee: Keith Hill

2010-10-02
15:00
MK Dons 1–1 Colchester United
Balanta Goal 66' [13] Okuonghae Goal 26'
Stadium:mk, Milton Keynes
Attendance: 11,280
Referee: Mick Russell

2010-10-09
15:00
Colchester United 0–3 Huddersfield Town
[14] Novak Goal 34'
Pilkington Goal 42'
Rhodes Goal 78'
Croft Red card 82'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 4,211
Referee: P. Miller

2010-10-16
15:00
Oldham Athletic 0–0 Colchester United
[15]
Boundary Park, Oldham
Attendance: 4,136
Referee: Peter Quinn

2010-10-23
15:00
Colchester United 2–1 Notts County
Odejayi Goal 76'83' [16] Westcarr Goal 8'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,811
Referee: D. Sheldrake

2010-10-30
15:00
Bournemouth 1–2 Colchester United
Fletcher Goal 87' [17] T. Williams Goal 16'
I. Henderson Goal 80'
Dean Court, Bournemouth
Attendance: 6,575
Referee: S. Hooper

2010-11-02
19:45
Colchester United 3–2 Leyton Orient
Heath Goal 22'
Mooney Goal 32' (pen.)
Wilson Goal 80'
[18] Revell Goal 10'18'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,899
Referee: G. Hegley

2010-11-13
15:00
Swindon Town 2–1 Colchester United
Dossevi Goal 29'
Austin Goal 54'
[19] Vincent Goal 45+1'
County Ground, Swindon
Attendance: 7,679
Referee: R. Lewis

2010-11-20
15:00
Colchester United 3–2 Hartlepool United
Bond Goal 57'
Odejayi Goal 60'
I. Henderson Goal 90+2' (pen.)
[20] Murray Goal 28'
Horwood Goal 88'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,640
Referee: Oliver Langford

2010-11-23
19:45
Colchester United 0–2 Brentford
[21] Alexander Goal 26'
MacDonald Goal 90'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,172
Referee: D. Foster

2010-12-11
15:00
Colchester United 0–0 Yeovil Town
[22]
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,748
Referee: Steve Rushton

2011-01-01
15:00
Colchester United 3–3 Charlton Athletic
Heath Goal 16'
Bond Goal 24'
Wordsworth Goal 64'
Perkins Red card 39'
[23] Jackson Goal 18'40' (pen.)
Benson Goal 76'
Benson Red card 88'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 6,112
Referee: P. Miller

2011-01-03
15:00
Leyton Orient 4–2 Colchester United
Smith Goal 41'
Revell Goal 49'
M'Poku Goal 75'
Téhoué Goal 86'
[24] Wordsworth Goal 69'
I. Henderson Goal 81'
Brisbane Road, Leyton
Attendance: 4,339
Referee: D. McDermidd

2011-01-14
19:45
Colchester United 2–1 Bournemouth
Gillespie Goal 77'84' [25] Fletcher Goal 54'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,445
Referee: D. Deadman

2011-01-22
15:00
Huddersfield Town 0–0 Colchester United
[26]
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 12,689
Referee: Gavin Ward

2011-01-25
19:45
Brighton & Hove Albion 2–0 Colchester United
Calderón Goal 45'
Noone Goal 76'
[27] Baldwin Red card 86'
Withdean Stadium, Brighton
Attendance: 6,798
Referee: G. Scott

2011-01-28
19:45
Colchester United 2–1 Peterborough United
Gillespie Goal 37'
Mooney Goal 86'
[28] Rowe Goal 1'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 4,645
Referee: P. Crossley

2011-02-01
19:45
Charlton Athletic 1–0 Colchester United
Wright-Phillips Goal 78' [29]
The Valley, Charlton
Attendance: 13,830
Referee: D. Sheldrake

2011-02-05
15:00
Hartlepool United 1–0 Colchester United
Sweeney Goal 88' [30]
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
Attendance: 2,646
Referee: T. Kettle

2011-02-12
15:00
Colchester United 2–1 Swindon Town
Mooney Goal 7' (pen.)
Gillespie Goal 90'
[31] Cuthbert Goal 51'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,624
Referee: G. Salisbury

2011-02-15
19:45
Notts County 2–0 Colchester United
Westcarr Goal 21'
Clarke Goal 37' (o.g.)
[32]
Meadow Lane, Nottingham
Attendance: 4,041
Referee: C. Webster

2011-02-19
15:00
Colchester United 2–0 Walsall
Perkins Goal 18'
Mooney Goal 56' (pen.)
[33]
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,439
Referee: M. Russell

2011-02-22
19:45
Peterborough United 1–1 Colchester United
Boyd Goal 6' [34] I. Henderson Goal 17'
London Road, Peterborough
Attendance: 5,758
Referee: Darren Drysdale

2011-02-26
15:00
Plymouth Argyle 2–1 Colchester United
Fallon Goal 8'
Bolasie Goal 74' (pen.)
Clark Red card 58'
[35] Zubar Goal 41' (o.g.)
Home Park, Plymouth
Attendance: 8,982
Referee: Oliver Langford

2011-03-01
19:45
Bristol Rovers 0–1 Colchester United
[36] Odejayi Goal 22'
Memorial Stadium, Bristol
Attendance: 5,181
Referee: Michael Naylor

2011-03-05
15:00
Colchester United 0–2 Southampton
Mooney Red card 32' [37] Oxlade-Chamberlain Goal 30'
Hammond Goal 50'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 6,523
Referee: Phil Gibbs

2011-03-08
19:45
Dagenham & Redbridge 1–0 Colchester United
Savage Goal 11' [38]
Victoria Road, Dagenham
Attendance: 2,140
Referee: Gavin Ward

2011-03-12
15:00
Colchester United 1–3 MK Dons
Gillespie Goal 29' [39] Baldock Goal 48'62'86'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 4,103
Referee: Chris Sarginson

2011-03-19
15:00
Tranmere Rovers 1–0 Colchester United
Showunmi Goal 53' [40]
Prenton Park, Tranmere
Attendance: 4,292
Referee: A. Woolmer

2011-03-22
19:45
Colchester United 1–0 Oldham Athletic
Vincent Goal 52' [41]
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 2,892
Referee: J. Linnington

2011-03-26
13:00
Colchester United 5–1 Exeter City
Gillespie Goal 31'77'
Mooney Goal 73' (pen.)
Vincent Goal 76'
Bond Goal 86'
[42] Nardiello Goal 21'
Tully Red card 36'
Golbourne Red card 72'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,629
Referee: K. Evans

2011-04-02
15:00
Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 Colchester United
Mellor Goal 25'51' [43] Gillespie Goal 90'
Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield
Attendance: 15,663
Referee: S. Mathieson

2011-04-09
15:00
Colchester United 1–0 Rochdale
I. Henderson Goal 87' [44]
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 4,052
Referee: R. East

2011-04-16
15:00
Carlisle United 4–1 Colchester United
Berrett Goal 9'
Curran Goal 26'61'
NobleGoal 31'
[45] Gillespie Goal 71'
Brunton Park, Carlisle
Attendance: 4,405
Referee: Peter Quinn

2011-04-22
15:00
Brentford 1–1 Colchester United
Saunders Goal 74' [46] I.Henderson Goal 15'
Griffin Park, Brentford
Attendance: 4,480
Referee: G. Horwood

2011-04-25
12:15
Colchester United 1–1 Brighton & Hove Albion
I.Henderson Goal 16' [47] Barnes Goal 72'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 5,132
Referee: Keith Stroud

2011-04-30
15:00
Yeovil Town 4–2 Colchester United
Alcock Goal 15'
Tutte Goal 22'
Bowditch Goal 44'
Welsh Goal 64'
[48] Vincent Goal 43'
Mooney Goal 63'
Huish Park, Yeovil
Attendance: 3,797
Referee: Oliver Langford

2011-05-07
15:00
Colchester United 2–1 Bristol Rovers
I.Henderson Goal 28'30' [49] Richards Goal 72'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 4,759
Referee: D. Webb

League Cup Results[edit]

First Round

2010-08-10
19:45
Hereford United 0–3 Colchester United
[50] Mooney Goal 40'44'
I. Henderson Goal 65'
Edgar Street, Hereford
Attendance: 1,996
Referee: Chris Sarginson

Second Round

2010-08-24
19:45
Sunderland 2–0 Colchester United
Bent Goal 19'37' [51]
Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Attendance: 13,532
Referee: S. Mathieson

Football League Trophy Results[edit]

Second Round

2010-10-05
19:30
Colchester United 0–2 Wycombe Wanderers
[52] Betsy Goal 75'
Davies Goal 82'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 2,379
Referee: A. Woolmer

FA Cup Results[edit]

First Round

2010-11-06
15:00
Colchester United 4–3 Bradford City
Bond Goal 7'
Mooney Goal 20'64' (pen.)
Wilson Goal 54'
[53] Hanson Goal 8'79'
Syers Goal 32'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 2,736
Referee: Iain Williamson

Second Round

2010-11-27
15:00
Colchester United 1–0 Swindon Supermarine
Mooney Goal 21' [54]
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,047
Referee: D. Phillips

Third Round

2011-01-08
15:00
Swansea City 4–0 Colchester United
Monk Goal 25'
Pratley Goal 35'
van der Gun Goal 68'
Sinclair Goal 82'
[55]
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 7,005
Referee: R. Shoebridge

Squad statistics[edit]

[56][57]

Appearances[edit]

No. Nat. Pos. Name Total League One FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Ben Williams 37 0 33 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
2 Republic of Ireland DF Conor Powell 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Wales DF Lee Beevers 21 0 12+7 0 1 0 0+1 0 0 0
4 Nigeria DF Magnus Okuonghae 17 2 14 2 0 0 2 0 1 0
5 England DF Pat Baldwin 13 0 10+1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6 England DF Nathan Clarke 18 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 England MF Ashley Vincent 42 5 28+9 5 2 0 0+2 0 1 0
8 Republic of Ireland MF John-Joe O'Toole 11 0 5+6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 England MF Kemal Izzet 47 0 38+3 0 3 0 2 0 1 0
11 England MF Simon Hackney 2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
12 England GK Mark Cousins 16 0 13+1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
14 England MF Andrew Bond 46 8 36+7 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
15 Nigeria FW Kayode Odejayi 50 4 18+26 4 2+1 0 1+1 0 0+1 0
16 England MF Ian Henderson 42 11 24+13 10 2 0 2 1 1 0
17 England MF David Perkins 41 1 36 1 3 0 2 0 0 0
18 England FW Steven Gillespie 19 9 11+7 9 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
19 Republic of Ireland FW Dave Mooney 44 14 37+2 9 3 3 1 2 1 0
20 England DF Brian Wilson 30 2 25+1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0
21 England MF Medy Elito 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
22 England MF Anthony Wordsworth 41 5 26+9 5 1+2 0 2 0 1 0
24 England MF Ben Coker 20 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 England DF John White 25 0 15+7 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
26 Wales MF Lloyd James 32 0 17+11 0 0+1 0 1+1 0 1 0
28 England DF Matt Heath 30 2 26+1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
30 Norway DF Morten Knudsen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 New Zealand DF Tommy Smith 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 England MF Sam Corcoran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 England MF Jordan Sanderson 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Wales DF Thomas Bender 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
35 England GK Carl Pentney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who appeared for Colchester who left during the season
6 England DF Paul Reid 22 0 17+1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
23 England DF Marc Tierney 15 0 12+1 0 0+1 0 1 0 0 0
27 England FW Liam Henderson 11 0 0+8 0 0+2 0 0 0 1 0
27 Iceland MF Matthías Vilhjálmsson 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Cyprus DF Tom Williams 9 1 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

Scorers[edit]

[58]

Assists[edit]

[59]

Assistant League Cup Total
England Anthony Wordsworth 4 1 5
England Ashley Vincent 0 4
England Brian Wilson
England Kemal Izzet 3 1
Republic of Ireland Dave Mooney
England Andrew Bond 2 1 3
England David Perkins 0 2
Cyprus Tom Williams
England Ian Henderson 0 2
Wales Lee Beevers 1 0 1
England Ben Coker
England Matt Heath
Wales Lloyd James
Nigeria Kayode Odejayi
England John White
England Ben Williams
England Marc Tierney 0 1

Disciplinary record[edit]

[60]

Pos. Name League Cups Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
DF England Pat Baldwin 2 1 0 0 2 1
DF Wales Lee Beevers 3 0 0 0 3 0
MF England Andrew Bond 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF England Nathan Clarke 3 0 0 0 3 0
FW England Steven Gillespie 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF England Matt Heath 3 0 0 0 3 0
MF England Ian Henderson 4 0 2 0 6 0
MF England Kemal Izzet 6 0 1 0 7 0
MF Wales Lloyd James 4 0 0 0 4 0
FW Republic of Ireland Dave Mooney 6 1 1 0 7 1
FW Nigeria Kayode Odejayi 3 0 0 0 3 0
DF Nigeria Magnus Okuonghae 1 0 0 0 1 0
MF England David Perkins 6 1 0 0 6 1
DF England Paul Reid 2 0 0 0 2 0
MF England Ashley Vincent 2 0 0 0 2 0
DF England John White 2 0 2 0 4 0
DF England Brian Wilson 4 0 0 0 4 0
MF England Anthony Wordsworth 6 0 0 0 6 0

End of season awards[edit]

Player of the Year Award England David Perkins
Young Player of the Year Award England Ben Coker
Player's Player of the Year Award England David Perkins
Goal of the Season Award England Andy Bond (vs. Sheffield Wednesday)
Community Player of the Year Award England Steven Gillespie
CUSA Home Player of the Year Award England David Perkins
CUSA Away Player of the Year Award England David Perkins

Most Frequent Starting XI[edit]

This section shows players in a 4–5–1 formation with the most league starts during the season.

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