2012–13 Colchester United F.C. season

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Colchester United
2012–13 season
Chairman Robbie Cowling
Manager John Ward
(until 24 September)
Joe Dunne (caretaker)
(24 September to 27 September)
Joe Dunne
(from 27 September)
League One 20th
FA Cup 1st round
(eliminated by Chelmsford City)
League Cup 1st round
(eliminated by Yeovil Town)
Football League Trophy 2nd round
(eliminated by Northampton Town)
Top goalscorer League: Jabo Ibehre (8)
All: Jabo Ibehre
Freddie Sears (8)
Highest home attendance 5,862 (v Shrewsbury Town)
Lowest home attendance 2,367 (v Yeovil Town)
Average home league attendance 3,530
Home colours
Away colours

The 2012–13 season was Colchester United's fifth consecutive season in the third tier of English football.

Season overview[edit]

Shirt and sponsorship[edit]

For the 2012–13 season, the U's marked their 75th anniversary with special home kit. The shirt was coloured in the usual blue and white stripes, however it did not have a main sponsorship logo, as the club looked to promote local businesses on a game-by-game basis and to reflect on the club's early days without a sponsor. Below is a list of home strip sponsors from the season:[1]

  • Matchday 1–7, 9–10, 12–14, 17–19, 22: JobServe
  • Matchday 8: CHAPS[2]
  • Matchday 11: Midus
  • Matchday 15: Pace Consult
  • Matchday 16, 23: Big Cheese Comedy
  • Matchday 20: Turner Business Consultants
  • Matchday 21: Plumb City

Pre-season[edit]

Colchester United got their pre-season off to a convincing start with a comfortable 6–0 win over non-league outfit Heybridge Swifts. Ian Henderson and Freddie Sears both scored twice in a one-sided first half. Substitute Tosin Olufemi also scored twice in the second half, as Colchester claimed a comfortable victory.[3] In their second pre-season friendly which took place during a training camp in the Netherlands, United ran out 3–2 winners over a youthful Vitesse Arnhem side, with goals from Freddie Ladapo, Marcus Bean and Freddie Sears giving the U's their second successive pre-season win. The game also saw defender Magnus Okuonghae play the first 45 minutes of the match, having re-signed for the U's the previous weekend after briefly leaving the club following the expiration of his contract.[4] A crowd of nearly 8,000 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium saw Premier League new boys West Ham United defeat Colchester 2–1, with Anthony Wordsworth scoring the goal for the home side.[5] A youthful Colchester United XI were defeated 4–1 by Witham Town, with two goals apiece from Jason Fontaine and Billy Hunt, with then-trialist Jackson Ramm scoring Colchester's consolation goal.[6] Colchester won 2–1 at Maldon & Tiptree courtesy of goals from Freddie Sears, his fourth of pre-season, and Drey Wright. Maldon pulled a goal back through substitute Mitchell Das in the 73rd minute.[7] The following day, Colchester won at Brentwood Town 2–1, coming from behind to win with goals from John-Joe O'Toole and Freddie Ladapo.[8] Freddie Sears scored a brace against Championship opposition Derby County in a 2–2 draw, with Magnus Okuonghae scoring an unfortunate own goal and Theo Robinson scoring an equaliser for the Rams with the last kick of the game.[9] Ipswich Town defeated Colchester 2–1 following two first half goals from Michael Chopra, but the far from full strength U's were allowed back into the game with Clinton Morrison's first goal for the club after 55 minutes.[10] Colchester completed their pre-season with a 1–0 win at Conference North side Bishop's Stortford, Drey Wright’s fine individual goal scored in the 18th minute proving the difference between the two sides at Woodside Park.[11]

League One[edit]

August[edit]

Colchester United kicked off their season with a gutsy goalless draw at Preston on 18 August. Mark Cousins made a string of excellent saves to preserve a point, the U’s improving in the second period, enjoying long stints of possession, but without threatening a winner. U’s boss John Ward handed a debut to summer signing Marcus Bean, and Clinton Morrison made his league debut for the club.[12] The first home tie of the season ended as a 2–2 draw in an entertaining game with Portsmouth on 21 August, with a first U's goal for Michael Rose. Magnus Okuonghae scored the other goal for the U's as Jordan Obita sealed a draw for the away team with a late strike.[13] Ex-Sheffield Wednesday striker Clinton Morrison struck an equaliser, his first goal for the club, in a 1–1 draw against Sheffield United with what was the U’s first shot on target, in the 73rd minute, to secure a third successive draw for the U's.[14]

September[edit]

Colchester slumped to their first defeat of the season on 1 September with a 4–0 defeat at Tranmere Rovers, with Jake Cassidy scoring a hat-trick.[15] A 1–0 defeat at Brentford consigned the U's to their worst league start since 1996, conceding an 88th minute goal.[16] Colchester were bottom of the table after six games and no wins on 15 September after a 2–1 home defeat against Doncaster Rovers.[17] Colchester drew following a late Anthony Wordsworth penalty 1–1 at home to Crawley to lift them from the bottom of the table on 18 September.[18] The U's succumbed to their worst ever start to a league season with a 1–0 loss at Scunthorpe United on 22 September.[19] On 24 September 2012, following a winless start to the season and with the club sitting 22nd in the League One table, John Ward was sacked as Colchester manager having spent two years in charge. Assistant manager Joe Dunne was appointed caretaker manager.[20] On 27 September, Dunne was appointed full-time manager, assigning Mark Kinsella as his assistant.[21] Colchester gained their first win of the season in Joe Dunne's first game in charge with a 3–1 home win over Hartlepool United, with two debut goals for loan-signing Jabo Ibehre and an equalising goal from Gavin Massey.[22]

October[edit]

On 2 October 2012, Colchester won away at Swindon Town 1–0 courtesy of a Michael Rose free-kick against his former club.[23] On 6 October, following their League Cup exit away at Yeovil in August, the U's were again defeated at Huish Park, on this occasion 3–1 with Jabo Ibehre scoring for Colchester, which was Joe Dunne's first defeat as Colchester manager.[24] Loanee Sanchez Watt scored his first goal for Colchester in a 1–0 home victory over Stevenage to end their unbeaten start to the league season on 13 October.[25] Colchester made it four league wins in five games under Joe Dunne on 20 October in a 2–0 home win over Carlisle United, with goals coming from loanees Craig Eastmond and another from Ibehre.[26] The U's secured their fifth win in six league games with a 2–0 away defeat of Leyton Orient, with goals from Anthony Wordsworth and Ian Henderson on 23 October.[27] The U's let a two-goal lead slip to draw 2–2 away at Shrewsbury on 27 October, with both goals coming from Arsenal loanees Eastmond and Watt.[28]

November[edit]

On 6 November, Colchester were defeated 2–0 at home to Notts County.[29] The U's then suffered their third defeat in as many games with a 3–2 loss at Crewe. Colchester surrendered their lead in the second half having been 2–0 up at half-time thanks to goals from Freddie Sears and Ian Henderson.[30] The team bounced back from this defeat with a 2–0 victory over Bury at home with second-half goals from Wordsworth and Sears.[31] The U's then lost 3–1 at home to Coventry City in a controversial match. Tom Eastman scored Colchester's only goal of the game.[32] Following this, Colchester suffered second defeat in a row at the hands of MK Dons with a score of 5–1, Ian Henderson scoring the U's consolation goal.[33]

December[edit]

Following a two-week break thanks to an early FA Cup exit, the U's fell to their fifth defeat in six games with a home loss to Oldham Athletic, Brian Wilson scoring an unfortunate own-goal, the final score was 2–0.[34] Bournemouth defeated Colchester 1–0 on 15 December leaving the club two points above the relegation zone.[35] Colchester were consigned to their fifth consecutive league defeat away at Walsall on 22 December with another 1–0 defeat.[36] A further defeat followed at home against high-flying Brentford, but despite the loss a youthful U's put in a promising display and featured a first goal from Drey Wright on his first league start for the U's.[37]

January[edit]

With the home tie against Swindon scheduled for 28 December postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, Colchester's next game came against Crawley on New Year's Day. The game ended in a 3–0 away defeat for the U's, which gave Crawley their first home win in nine weeks.[38] Colchester equalled their longest ever losing run on 5 January with a 1–0 defeat away at Doncaster, Josh Thompson having a goal ruled after an infringement by another player.[39] One week later, Colchester set the unwanted club record of nine consecutive defeats with a 2–1 home defeat against fellow strugglers Scunthorpe United, leaving the U's in the relegation positions and manager Joe Dunne considering his position as manager of the club.[40][41] Colchester's trip to Hartlepool scheduled for 19 January was postponed due to heavy snow,[42] with the U's next game coming on 26 January at home to Walsall. Colchester won 2–0 with goals from coming from Jabo Ibehre on his second debut for the club and Freddie Sears. This was Colchester's first win in ten games that ended a club record nine consecutive defeats.[43] The club sold youth-team product Anthony Wordsworth to neighbours Ipswich Town for a fee of £100,000, possibly rising to £200,000, on 30 January.[44]

February[edit]

The U's began February with a 3–2 win against fellow strugglers Portsmouth on 2 February, with Gavin Massey scoring a brace and Freddie Sears from the penalty spot to earn Colchester their first away win since October.[45] The side then suffered a 1–0 home defeat in the rescheduled game against Swindon Town, leaving Colchester just two points above the relegation zone.[46] However, Colchester earned three wins in four with victory at home over Preston on 9 February, with Freddie Sears again providing the U's goal.[47] A heavy 3–0 away defeat by Sheffield United left the U's again in 20th position, just hovering above the relegation zone on 16 February.[48] On 23 February, Colchester were trounced 5–1 at home to Tranmere Rovers, with Magnus Okuonghae scoring the only goal for United. This result left the club three points adrift from safety, but with one game in-hand over Scunthorpe United in 20th position.[49] A win against high-flying Yeovil rounded off February, helping to make amends for earlier league and League Cup defeats against the Glovers. The game was won 2–0 courtesy of a long range strike from Billy Clifford, his first professional goal, and another from Freddie Sears.[50]

March[edit]

Colchester made it two wins for the season over Stevenage on 2 March with a 2–0 away win, piling the misery on Boro who had before the match lost five matches on the bounce. The goals both came from Jabo Ibehre, his first since he scored on second debut for the club. The result lifted the U's out of the relegation zone.[51] Man of the moment Ibehre was then sent off in the following match against relegation-threatened rivals Hartlepool, as the 10-man U's battled to a 0–0 draw at Victoria Park.[52] Following this came defeat at home to Crewe 2–1, George Porter providing the United goal. With Colchester's relegation-rivals all losing, the club remained in 19th position in the League One table.[53] The U's let a two goal lead slip at Coventry on 12 March, having taken the lead through Gavin Massey and loanee Michael Smith doubling the advantage after half time. The game finished 2–2, with Coventry clawing the game back with goals in the 77th minute and injury time.[54] Colchester then started off their away game against Bury in the worst possible fashion with George Porter dismissed for violent conduct in only the fourth minute of the game, and then going behind to a Craig Fagan goal, a former U's player. Colchester then took the initiative, scoring in the 30th and 31st minutes through Josh Thompson and Clinton Morrison to hold out for a 2–1 scoreline, moving the team seven points away from the relegation zone.[55] Good Friday yielded a 1–0 home defeat for Colchester against Bournemouth, leaving the U's just three points above the relegation positions with six games remaining.[56]

April[edit]

A match with relegation rivals Oldham Athletic was played on 1 April, resulting in a 1–1 draw. Drey Wright scored his second professional goal for the club in the first half, before Oldham equalised midway through the second half. A win for the home side would have leapfrogged Oldham over Colchester in the League One table.[57] A vital 2–1 win over Leyton Orient on 6 April moved Colchester six points above the relegation zone, with Scunthorpe and Oldham both failing to win. Goals came courtesy of Gavin Massey and for the second match in succession, Drey Wright. Orient pulled a goal back from United old boy Kevin Lisbie, who also had a penalty saved by Sam Walker with 12 minutes remaining.[58] A 3–1 defeat away to Notts County reduced the gap to the relegation positions on 13 April, the U's goal provided by Ibehre.[59] A second defeat on the bounce, a 2–0 home defeat by MK Dons, threatened to reduce the club's advantage over Scunthorpe in the relegation battle, but with Scunthorpe losing to already-relegated Bury, the U's maintained their five point advantage, requiring a win from their next two games to guarantee safety.[60] A lacklustre 0–0 draw with Shrewsbury in the final home game of the season, coupled with a win for Scunthorpe over MK Dons meant that the relegation battle would go to the last day of the season with the teams separated by three points. Anything but a win for Scunthorpe over Swindon would spell relegation for the club, where a Scunthorpe loss or draw or any points claimed for the U's at Carlisle would also result in relegation for Scunthorpe.[61] With the future of the club to be decided on the final day of the season, it was imperative that Colchester got at least a point from their away game at Carlisle to guarantee safety, and goals from Gavin Massey and Tom Eastman secured another season in League One in a 2–0 victory, with Scunthorpe relegated from the league despite winning at Swindon.[62]

League Cup[edit]

Colchester bowed out of the League Cup with a 3–0 defeat at Yeovil. A first half double from Richard Hinds was added to in the second half by sub Keanu Marsh-Brown. The match saw the first-team debuts of Drey Wright and Clinton Morrison, with Mark Cousins also making decent saves to prevent the Glovers adding to their tally in his first appearance as first-choice goalkeeper.[63]

League Trophy[edit]

Colchester received a bye in the first round of the trophy, and so faced former manager Aidy Boothroyd's Northampton Town in the second round. With the U's leading 1–0 at half time courtesy of a Freddie Sears goal, young debutant Alex Gilbey gave away a penalty from which Northampton scored, with a second goal coming two minutes later for Town, with a final score of 2–1.[64]

FA Cup[edit]

The U's were drawn away to Essex rivals Chelmsford City in the first round of the FA Cup. It was the first encounter between the two sides in 44 years since an FA Cup second round tie in January 1968. Chelmsford won on this occasion 3–1 courtesy of two goals from Donovan Simmonds and a late goal from Jamie Slabber to seal the win, with Colchester's solitary goal coming from Michael Rose.[65]

Squad[edit]

Source:[66]

First team[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 Mark Cousins
2 England MF David Wright
4 Nigeria DF Magnus Okuonghae
6 England DF Matt Heath
7 England MF Karl Duguid
8 Republic of Ireland MF John-Joe O'Toole
9 Republic of Ireland FW Clinton Morrison
10 England MF Kemal Izzet (captain)
11 England FW Freddie Sears
No. Position Player
14 England MF Andrew Bond
15 Jamaica MF Marcus Bean
17 England FW Jabo Ibehre
18 England DF Tom Eastman
20 England DF Brian Wilson
21 England FW Gavin Massey
25 England DF John White
40 England DF Josh Thompson

Development 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
19 Nigeria FW Freddie Ladapo
23 England DF Jackson Ramm
26 England MF Ryan Melaugh
27 England MF Tosin Olufemi
28 England MF Alex Gilbey
29 England GK Shaun Phillips
30 England FW Drey Wright
No. Position Player
31 England DF Bradley Hamilton
32 England MF Jordan Sanderson
35 Nigeria FW Nnamdi Nwachuku
43 England MF Tom Lapslie
Republic of Ireland DF Michael O'Donoghue
England DF Billy Roast
Wales FW Jack Simmons

Youth team[edit]

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

No. Position Player
42 FW Macauley Bonne
GK Ron Carroll
GK Miles Palmer
GK Dan Wheeler
DF Marley Andrews
DF Conor Clarke
DF Charlie Gardiner
DF Frankie Kent
DF Callum Rogers
No. Position Player
DF Harry Seal
MF Bachiro Bari
MF Jack Curtis
MF Callum Harrison
MF Tom Monk
MF Sandro Semedo
MF Sammie Szmodics
FW Joel Atkin
FW Tyler Brampton

Results[edit]

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 H A A H H A H A A H H A A H A H H A H A A H A A H H A H H A H H A A H A A H A H A H H A
Result D D D L L L D L W W L W W W D L L W L L L L L L L L L W W L W L L W W D L D W L D W L L D W
Position 15 14 16 20 22 24 22 22 20 17 19 17 15 12 12 13 14 13 16 17 17 17 19 20 20 20 21 20 19 19 19 20 21 21 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20

Last updated: 28 April 2013.
Source: [1]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

      Win       Draw       Loss

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

League One[edit]

League Cup[edit]

League Trophy[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Doncaster Rovers (C) (P) 46 25 9 12 62 44 +18 84 Promotion to 2013–14 Football League Championship
2 Bournemouth (P) 46 24 11 11 76 53 +23 83
3 Brentford (Q) 46 21 16 9 62 47 +15 79 Qualification to League One Playoffs
4 Yeovil Town (Q) 46 23 8 15 71 56 +15 77
5 Sheffield United (Q) 46 19 18 9 56 42 +14 75
6 Swindon Town (Q) 46 20 14 12 72 39 +33 74
7 Leyton Orient 46 21 8 17 55 48 +7 71
8 Milton Keynes Dons 46 19 13 14 62 45 +17 70
9 Walsall 46 17 17 12 65 58 +7 68
10 Crawley Town 46 18 14 14 59 58 +1 68
11 Tranmere Rovers 46 19 10 17 58 48 +10 67
12 Notts County 46 16 17 13 61 49 +12 65
13 Crewe Alexandra 46 18 10 18 54 62 −8 64
14 Preston North End 46 14 17 15 54 49 +5 59
15 Coventry City 46 18 11 17 66 59 +7 055
16 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 16 17 54 60 −6 55
17 Carlisle United 46 14 13 19 56 77 −21 55
18 Stevenage 46 15 9 22 47 64 −17 54
19 Oldham Athletic 46 14 9 23 46 59 −13 51
20 Colchester United 46 14 9 23 47 68 −21 51
21 Scunthorpe United (R) 46 13 9 24 49 73 −24 48 Relegation to 2013–14 League Two
22 Bury (R) 46 9 14 23 45 73 −28 41
23 Hartlepool United (R) 46 9 14 23 39 67 −28 41
24 Portsmouth (R) 46 10 12 24 51 69 −18 032

Updated to games played on 27 April 2013.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Coventry City deducted 10 points for entering administration.
Portsmouth deducted 10 points for failing to pay footballing creditors
.

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Source:[67]

No. Nat Pos Player Total League One FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Mark Cousins 26 0 23 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
2 England MF David Wright 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Nigeria DF Magnus Okuonghae 46 3 42+1 3 1 0 1 0 1 0
6 England DF Matt Heath 7 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7 England MF Karl Duguid 7 0 3+2 0 0 0 0+1 0 1 0
8 Republic of Ireland MF John-Joe O'Toole 16 0 4+11 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
9 Republic of Ireland FW Clinton Morrison 35 2 17+15 2 0+1 0 1 0 1 0
10 England MF Kemal Izzet 12 0 9+2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
11 England FW Freddie Sears 37 8 22+13 7 0+1 0 0 0 1 1
14 England MF Andrew Bond 28 0 16+11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
15 Jamaica MF Marcus Bean 33 0 26+5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
17 England FW Jabo Ibehre[A] 31 8 30 8 1 0 0 0 0 0
18 England DF Tom Eastman 32 2 26+3 2 1 0 1 0 0+1 0
19 Nigeria FW Freddie Ladapo 4 0 0+4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 England DF Brian Wilson 42 0 41 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 England FW Gavin Massey 41 6 34+6 6 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
23 England DF Jackson Ramm 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 England DF John White 24 0 16+6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
26 England MF Ryan Melaugh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 England MF Tosin Olufemi 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 England MF Alex Gilbey 4 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
29 England GK Shaun Phillips 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 England FW Drey Wright 23 3 9+12 3 0 0 1 0 0+1 0
31 England DF Bradley Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 England MF Jordan Sanderson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Nigeria FW Nnamdi Nwachuku 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 England DF Josh Thompson 22 1 16+6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 England FW Macauley Bonne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 England MF Tom Lapslie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who appeared for Colchester who left during the season
3 Republic of Ireland DF Bradley Garmston 13 0 10+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 England DF Michael Rose 24 3 22 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
12 England FW Troy Hewitt 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 England FW Dominic Samuel 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 England GK John Sullivan 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 England FW Ian Henderson 25 3 14+8 3 1 0 1 0 1 0
22 England FW Michael Smith 8 1 3+5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 England MF Anthony Wordsworth 27 3 23+1 3 1 0 1 0 1 0
24 England MF Ben Coker 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
33 England FW Jack Compton 7 0 1+6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 England MF Craig Eastmond 13 2 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
39 England FW George Porter 19 1 13+6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 England FW Sanchez Watt 7 2 5+1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
41 England MF Billy Clifford 18 1 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 England DF Daniel Potts 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 England GK Sam Walker 19 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalscorers[edit]

Place Number Nation Position Name League One FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Total
1 17 England FW Jabo Ibehre 8 0 0 0 8
11 England FW Freddie Sears 7 0 0 1 8
2 21 England FW Gavin Massey 6 0 0 0 6
3 4 Nigeria DF Magnus Okuonghae 3 0 0 0 3
3 England DF Michael Rose 2 1 0 0 3
22 England MF Anthony Wordsworth 3 0 0 0 3
30 England FW Drey Wright 3 0 0 0 3
4 18 England DF Tom Eastman 2 0 0 0 2
33 England MF Craig Eastmond 2 0 0 0 2
9 Republic of Ireland FW Clinton Morrison 2 0 0 0 2
39 England FW Sanchez Watt 2 0 0 0 2
5 41 England MF Billy Clifford 1 0 0 0 1
39 England FW George Porter 1 0 0 0 1
22 England FW Michael Smith 1 0 0 0 1
40 England DF Josh Thompson 1 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 47 1 0 1 49

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nationality Position Player League One FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
40 England DF Josh Thompson 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
20 England DF Brian Wilson 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
22 England MF Anthony Wordsworth 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
17 England FW Jabo Ibehre 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
39 England FW George Porter 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
21 England FW Gavin Massey 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
15 Jamaica MF Marcus Bean 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
4 Nigeria DF Magnus Okuonghae 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
9 Republic of Ireland FW Clinton Morrison 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
16 England FW Ian Henderson 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
33 England MF Craig Eastmond 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
3 England DF Michael Rose 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
25 England DF John White 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
41 England MF Billy Clifford 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
33 England FW Jack Compton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 Republic of Ireland DF Bradley Garmston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 England MF Kemal Izzet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 Republic of Ireland MF John-Joe O'Toole 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
41 England DF Daniel Potts 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 England FW Freddie Sears 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
39 England FW Sanchez Watt 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 76 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 76 5

Player debuts[edit]

Players making their first-team Colchester United debut in a fully competitive match.[68]

Number Position Player Date Opponent Ground Notes
9 FW Republic of Ireland Clinton Morrison 14 August 2012 Yeovil Town Huish Park League Cup[69]
30 FW England Drey Wright 14 August 2012 Yeovil Town Huish Park Sub, League Cup[69]
15 MF Jamaica Marcus Bean 18 August 2012 Preston North End Deepdale [70]
33 MF England Craig Eastmond 29 September 2012 Hartlepool United Colchester Community Stadium On loan[71]
29 FW England Jabo Ibehre 29 September 2012 Hartlepool United Colchester Community Stadium On loan[71]
39 FW England Sanchez Watt 29 September 2012 Hartlepool United Colchester Community Stadium On loan[71]
28 MF England Alex Gilbey 9 October 2012 Northampton Town Sixfields Stadium Sub, FL Trophy[72]
13 GK England John Sullivan 10 November 2012 Crewe Alexandra Alexandra Stadium On loan[73]
40 DF England Josh Thompson 17 November 2012 Bury Colchester Community Stadium Sub, on loan[74]
41 DF England Daniel Potts 24 November 2012 Milton Keynes Dons Stadium mk On loan[75]
19 FW Nigeria Freddie Ladapo 26 December 2012 Brentford Colchester Community Stadium Sub[76]
33 FW England Jack Compton 1 January 2013 Crawley Town Broadfield Stadium Sub[77]
39 FW England George Porter 1 January 2013 Crawley Town Broadfield Stadium Sub, on loan[77]
12 FW England Dominic Samuel 5 January 2013 Doncaster Rovers Keepmoat Stadium On loan[78]
41 MF England Billy Clifford 13 January 2013 Scunthorpe United Colchester Community Stadium On loan[79]
44 GK England Sam Walker 26 January 2013 Walsall Colchester Community Stadium On loan[80]
2 MF England David Wright 26 January 2013 Walsall Colchester Community Stadium [80]
3 DF Republic of Ireland Bradley Garmston 16 February 2013 Sheffield United Brammall Lane On loan[81]
22 FW England Michael Smith 9 March 2013 Crewe Alexandra Colchester Community Stadium Sub, on loan[82]
12 FW England Troy Hewitt 9 March 2013 Crewe Alexandra Colchester Community Stadium Sub, on loan[82]
27 MF England Tosin Olufemi 16 March 2013 Bury Gigg Lane Sub[83]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos Player From Fee Ref
8 May 2012 GK England Shaun Phillips Youth team Free [84]
8 May 2012 MF England Tosin Olufemi Youth team Free [84]
8 May 2012 MF England Ryan Melaugh Youth team Free [84]
8 June 2012 MF England Marcus Bean England Brentford Free [85]
4 July 2012 FW England Freddie Sears England West Ham United Free [86]
10 July 2012 FW England Drey Wright Youth team Free [84][87]
16 July 2012 FW Republic of Ireland Clinton Morrison England Sheffield Wednesday Free [88]
30 July 2012 MF England Merrick James-Lewis England Southend United Free [89]
30 July 2012 DF England Jackson Ramm England Blackburn Rovers Free [89]
21 August 2012 FW England Gavin Massey England Watford Free [90]
1 January 2013 FW England Jack Compton England Portsmouth Free [91]
1 January 2013 DF England Josh Thompson England Portsmouth Free [92]
22 January 2013 FW England Jabo Ibehre England Milton Keynes Dons Free [93]
25 January 2013 MF England David Wright England Crystal Palace Free [94]
5 March 2013 FW Nigeria Nnamdi Nwachuku Youth team Free [95]
5 March 2013 DF England Billy Roast Youth team Free [95]
28 March 2013 FW Wales Jack Simmons Youth team Free [96]
25 April 2013 MF England Tom Lapslie Youth team Free [97]
25 April 2013 DF Republic of Ireland Michael O'Donoghue Youth team Free [97]

Out[edit]

Date Pos Player To Fee Ref
5 May 2012 MF Republic of Ireland Martin Rowlands England Leyton Orient Released [98][99]
15 May 2012 FW Nigeria Kayode Odejayi England Rotherham United Free [100]
9 June 2012 MF England Ashley Vincent England Port Vale Released [101][102]
18 June 2012 FW England Steven Gillespie England Fleetwood Town Undisclosed [103]
26 June 2012 MF Wales Lloyd James England Leyton Orient Free [104][105]
3 July 2012 GK England Ben Williams Scotland Hibernian Free [106][107]
13 December 2012 MF England Merrick James-Lewis England Ebbsfleet United Released [108]
25 January 2013 DF Scotland Tom Aldred England Accrington Stanley Released [94]
29 January 2013 GK England Carl Pentney England Bishop's Stortford Released [109]
30 January 2013 MF England Anthony Wordsworth England Ipswich Town £100,000 [44]
31 January 2013 DF Wales Thomas Bender England Millwall Released [110]
31 January 2013 MF England Ian Henderson England Rochdale Released [110]
31 January 2013 DF England Michael Rose England Rochdale Released [110]
4 February 2013 MF England Ben Coker England Histon Released [111]
11 April 2013 FW England Jack Compton England Hartlepool United Released [112][113]

Loans in[edit]

Date Pos Player From End date Ref
27 September 2012 MF England Craig Eastmond England Arsenal 7 December 2012 [114]
27 September 2012 FW England Jabo Ibehre England Milton Keynes Dons 27 December 2012 [115]
27 September 2012 FW England Sanchez Watt England Arsenal 15 November 2012 [114]
23 October 2012 DF England Archange Nkumu England Chelsea 13 December 2012 [116]
9 November 2012 GK England John Sullivan England Charlton Athletic 5 December 2012 [117]
9 November 2012 DF England Josh Thompson England Portsmouth 31 December 2012 [118]
22 November 2012 DF England Daniel Potts England West Ham United 3 January 2013 [119][120]
1 January 2013 FW England George Porter England Burnley 1 May 2013 [121]
1 January 2013 FW England Dominic Samuel England Reading 31 January 2013 [122]
11 January 2013 MF England Billy Clifford England Chelsea 27 April 2013 [123]
14 January 2013 GK England Sam Walker England Chelsea 27 April 2013 [124]
14 February 2013 DF Republic of Ireland Bradley Garmston England West Bromwich Albion 27 April 2013 [125]
7 March 2013 FW England Troy Hewitt England Queens Park Rangers 11 April 2013 [126]
8 March 2013 FW England Michael Smith England Charlton Athletic 27 April 2013 [127]

Loans out[edit]

Date Pos Player To End date Ref
27 August 2012 DF Scotland Tom Aldred England Barrow 27 November 2012 [128]
28 September 2012 MF England Andrew Bond England Crewe Alexandra 30 October 2012 [129]
28 September 2012 FW Nigeria Freddie Ladapo England Bishop's Stortford 28 October 2012 [130]
12 October 2012 MF England Ben Coker England Histon 12 November 2012 [131]
9 November 2012 GK England Carl Pentney England Histon 5 December 2012 [132]
30 November 2012 DF Wales Thomas Bender England Chelmsford City 7 January 2013 [133]
30 November 2012 DF England Bradley Hamilton England Chelmsford City 27 April 2013 [133][134]
17 December 2012 DF England Jackson Ramm England Cambridge City 17 January 2013 [135]
31 December 2012 MF Republic of Ireland John-Joe O'Toole England Bristol Rovers 2 April 2013 [136][137]
18 January 2013 GK England Carl Pentney England Bishop's Stortford 29 January 2013 [138]
27 March 2013 MF England Alex Gilbey England Newport County 5 May 2013 [139]

Honours and awards[edit]

League One Team of the Week[edit]

Week Position Player
7 FW England Jabo Ibehre[140]
7 MF England Gavin Massey[140]
9 DF England Tom Eastman[141]
11 MF England Craig Eastmond[142]
14 MF England Anthony Wordsworth[143]
23 GK England Sam Walker[144]
28 FW England Jabo Ibehre[145]
33 GK England Sam Walker[146]

End of season awards[edit]

Award Player Notes
Player of the Year award England Jabo Ibehre [147]
Young Player of the Year award England Drey Wright [147]
Player's Player of the Year award England Gavin Massey [147]
Goal of the Season award England Michael Rose v Portsmouth[147]
Community Player of the Year award England Matt Heath [147]
Colchester United Supporters Association Home Player of the Year award England Jabo Ibehre [147]
Colchester United Supporters Association Away Player of the Year award England Jabo Ibehre [147]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ : Jabo Ibehre's squad number during his first stint was 12.

See also[edit]

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