2009–10 Colchester United F.C. season

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Colchester United
2009–10 season
Chairman Robbie Cowling
Manager Paul Lambert
(Until 18 August 2009)
Joe Dunne (Caretaker)
(18 August to
1 September 2009)

Aidy Boothroyd
(2 September 2009 to
20 May 2010)
League One 8th
FA Cup 3rd Round
League Cup 1st Round
Football League Trophy 1st Round
Top goalscorer League:
Kevin Lisbie (13)
All:
Kevin Lisbie (13)
Highest home attendance 10,064 (Norwich City)
Lowest home attendance 3,601 (MK Dons)
Average home league attendance 5,529

The 2009–10 season was Colchester United's second consecutive season in the third tier of English football.

Season Review[edit]

Manager Paul Lambert brought in a number of targets identified to chairman Robbie Cowling during pre-season, and so in came David Fox, Ashley Vincent, Alan Maybury, Lee Beevers, Ben Williams and Magnus Okuonghae all on permanent deals with Mark Yeates, leading scorer in that first WHCS season, joining Middlesbrough for a reported £350,000.

On the down side Lambert's outcasts were cruelly consigned to training with the Youth team and denied squad numbers and a place in the squad photo, whilst the manager poured scorn on being linked to the vacant job at Motherwell. With Chris Coyne leaving for Australia, Scott Vernon being touted as a transfer makeweight and John White, Jamie Guy, Matt Lockwood, Phil Ifil, Matt Heath and Johnnie Jackson feeling the backlash, Lambert turned his attention to Shrewsbury's leading marksman Grant Holt.  Failing on that deal Lambert tied up a deal to sign Hamilton duo Richard Offiong and Joël Thomas for a combined fee of £225,000.  Offiong pulled out at the last minute whilst Thomas signed for £125,000. Rumours also suggested that Lambert's ex-Celtic colleague Henrik Larsson could sign in the Swedish off-season.
To add to its growing reputation the WHCS staged it second international on 16 July 2009 when England Ladies hosted Iceland Ladies before 4,170 fans.

Lambert saved his best transfer news until three days before the season opener at Norwich when he secured U's old boy Kevin Lisbie on a season-long loan after the striker refused to move to within 30 minutes of Ipswich as demanded by Town manager Roy Keane. Lisbie responded in magnificent fashion as United walloped their Norfolk neighbours in a truly sensational 7-1 thrashing at Carrow Road. A week later U's confirmed top spot in League One with a 2-1 win over Yeovil but amazingly Norwich contacted Robbie Cowling after the game wanting to appoint Lambert as their new manager following their sacking of 7-1 fall-guy Bryan Gunn. Cowling refused at first, but then relented when it became clear Lambert's mind was made up despite no official approach by Norwich. He offered Lambert the chance to talk to Norwich on the proviso that no position could be accepted until compensation was discussed and agreed between the two clubs. Compensation was never agreed and so Lambert resigned, on a match day with U's due to host Gillingham, taking assistant Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa with him, both of whom resigned the day after Lambert's appointment.

Robbie Cowling and Steve Bradshaw both came out fighting vowing to take Norwich to a Football League tribunal and declaring that the next U's manager would be of Premier League quality and better than Lambert. They did not go against their words as former Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd was unveiled on 3 September 2009.

Boothroyd's U's banished the home hoodoo with 7 wins from 8 League games to the end of the year and he enjoyed 9 games without defeat after his appointment.  He signed John-Joe O'Toole, Kayode Odejayi and Danny Batth on loan with the first named pair agreeing to join permanently ahead of the January transfer window. With the Lambert compensation saga set to run on and on, Robbie Cowling refused Norwich fans additional tickets over and above their normal allocation for the return match in January 2010 saying he would rather have an empty seat than one occupied by extra City fans.

The decade ended with United consolidated in a promising top four position after a 2-1 home win over Southampton in front of 8,514. Cowling's determination had inspired the Colchester public and a new ground record of 10,064 was recorded for the visit of Norwich.

Steve Bradshaw, who had been in the team fighting for the U's new £2m training ground at Tiptree which was finally approved at its third appeal hearing, resigned from his position, whilst ex-Newcastle star and Peruvian International Nolberto Solano was training with the U's.[1]

Early results under Aidy Boothroyd's management were promising, but the team fell apart in the final two months and blew their chance of promotion.[2]

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 Alan Maybury
3 Wales DF Lee Beevers
4 Nigeria DF Magnus Okuonghae (captain)
5 England DF Pat Baldwin
6 England DF Paul Reid
7 England MF Ashley Vincent
8 Republic of Ireland MF John-Joe O'Toole
9 England FW Clive Platt
10 England MF Kemal Izzet
11 England MF Simon Hackney
12 England GK Mark Cousins
14 England MF David Fox
15 Nigeria FW Kayode Odejayi
16 England MF Ian Henderson
17 England MF David Perkins
No. Position Player
18 England FW Steven Gillespie
19 France FW Joël Thomas
22 England DF Anthony Wordsworth
23 England DF Marc Tierney
25 England DF John White
26 England MF David Prutton
27 England DF Matt Lockwood
28 England DF Matt Heath
29 England FW Scott Vernon
30 Norway DF Morten Knudsen
31 England DF Philip Ifil
32 England MF Sam Corcoran
33 England FW Russell Malton
34 Wales DF Thomas Bender
39 England MF Medy Elito

Player Info[edit]

No. Name Place of Birth Date of Birth Previous Club Date Joined Fee
1 England Ben Williams England Manchester 27 August 1982 England Carlisle United 10 July 2009 £60,000
2 Republic of Ireland Alan Maybury Republic of Ireland Dublin 8 August 1978 England Leicester City 12 December 2008 Free
3 Wales Lee Beevers England Doncaster 4 December 1983 England Lincoln City 29 June 2009 Free
4 England Magnus Okuonghae England Croydon 16 February 1986 England Dagenham & Redbridge 1 July 2009 £65,000
5 England Pat Baldwin England London 12 November 1982 England Chelsea 31 August 2002 Free
6 England Paul Reid England Carlisle 18 February 1982 England Barnsley 2 July 2008 Free
7 England Ashley Vincent England Birmingham 26 May 1985 England Cheltenham Town 1 July 2009 Free
8 Republic of Ireland John-Joe O'Toole England Harrow 30 September 1988 England Watford 1 January 2010 £275,000
9 England Clive Platt England Wolverhampton 27 October 1977 England MK Dons 3 July 2007 £300,000
10 England Kemal Izzet England Whitechapel 29 September 1980 England Charlton Athletic 13 April 2001 Free
11 England Simon Hackney England Manchester 5 February 1984 England Carlisle United 26 January 2009 £100,000
12 England Mark Cousins England Chelmsford 9 January 1987 England Youth Team 1 July 2004 Free
14 England David Fox England Stoke-on-Trent 13 December 1983 England Blackpool 1 July 2009 Free
15 Nigeria Kayode Odejayi Nigeria Ibadan 21 February 1982 England Barnsley 1 January 2010 Undisclosed
16 England Ian Henderson England Thetford 24 January 1985 Turkey Ankaragücü 6 January 2010 Free
17 England David Perkins England Heysham 21 June 1982 England Rochdale 8 July 2008 £150,000
18 England Steven Gillespie England Liverpool 4 June 1985 England Cheltenham Town 7 July 2008 £400,000
19 France Joël Thomas France Caen 30 June 1987 Scotland Hamilton Academical 21 July 2009 £125,000
22 England Anthony Wordsworth England Camden 3 January 1989 England Youth Team 1 July 2006 Free
23 England Marc Tierney England Prestwich 23 August 1985 England Shrewsbury Town 2 January 2009 £100,000
25 England John White England Colchester 26 July 1986 England Youth Team 1 July 2003 Free
26 England David Prutton England Hull 12 September 1981 England Leeds United 1 February 2010 Free
27 England Matthew Lockwood England Rochford 17 October 1976 England Nottingham Forest 3 June 2008 £100,000
28 England Matt Heath England Leicester 1 November 1981 England Leeds United 13 May 2008 Free
29 England Scott Vernon England Manchester 13 December 1983 England Blackpool 31 January 2008 £100,000
30 Norway Morten Knudsen Norway Notodden 27 October 1986 Norway Notodden FK 19 January 2010 Free
31 England Philip Ifil England Willesden 18 November 1986 England Tottenham Hotspur 10 January 2008 £100,000
32 England Sam Corcoran England Enfield 5 February 1991 England Youth Team 1 July 2008 Free
33 England Russell Malton England Colchester 14 November 1990 England Youth Team 1 July 2009 Free
34 Wales Thomas Bender England Harlow 19 January 1993 England Youth Team 1 July 2009 Free
39 England Medy Elito Zaire Kinshasa 20 March 1990 England Youth Team 1 July 2007 Free

Transfers[edit]

Transfers In[edit]

Date Pos. Player Name Previous Club League Transfer Fee Notes
29 June 2009 DF Wales Lee Beevers England Lincoln City Football League Two Free
1 July 2009 DF Wales Thomas Bender England Youth Team N/A Free
1 July 2009 DF England Magnus Okuonghae England Dagenham & Redbridge Football League Two £65,000
1 July 2009 MF England David Fox England Blackpool Football League Championship Free
1 July 2009 MF England Ashley Vincent England Cheltenham Town Football League Two Free
1 July 2009 FW England Russell Malton England Youth Team N/A Free
10 July 2009 GK England Ben Williams England Carlisle United Football League One £60,000
21 July 2009 FW France Joël Thomas Scotland Hamilton Academical Scottish Premier League £125,000
1 January 2010 MF Republic of Ireland John-Joe O'Toole England Watford Football League Championship £275,000
1 January 2010 FW Nigeria Kayode Odejayi England Barnsley Football League Championship Undisclosed
6 January 2010 MF England Ian Henderson Turkey Ankaragücü Süper Lig Free
19 January 2010 DF Norway Morten Knudsen Norway Notodden FK Norwegian Second Division Free
1 February 2010 MF England David Prutton England Leeds United Football League One Free

Transfers Out[edit]

Date Pos. Player Name New Club League Transfer Fee Notes
31 May 2009 DF Australia Chris Coyne Australia Perth Glory A-League Free
31 May 2009 FW Nigeria Akanni-Sunday Wasiu Malta Floriana Maltese Premier League Free
1 July 2009 GK England Dean Gerken England Bristol City Football League Championship Undisclosed
1 July 2009 MF Republic of Ireland Mark Yeates England Middlesbrough Football League Championship £450,000
17 August 2009 MF England Johnnie Jackson England Notts County Football League Two Undisclosed
20 August 2009 MF England Dean Hammond England Southampton Football League One £400,000
20 January 2010 FW England Jamie Guy England Grays Athletic Conference National Free

Loans In[edit]

Date Pos. Player Name Parent Club League Date Returned Notes
3 August 2009 FW Jamaica Kevin Lisbie England Ipswich Town Football League Championship 1 June 2010
1 September 2009 MF Republic of Ireland John-Joe O'Toole England Watford Football League Championship 31 December 2009
18 September 2009 DF England Danny Batth England Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League 31 May 2010
18 September 2009 FW Nigeria Kayode Odejayi England Barnsley Football League Championship 31 December 2009
22 October 2009 DF England Josh Payne England West Ham United Premier League 20 November 2009
22 January 2010 DF Wales Christian Ribeiro England Bristol City Football League Championship 27 January 2010
25 January 2010 MF England David Prutton England Leeds United Football League One 31 January 2010
25 March 2010 DF France Franck Queudrue England Birmingham City Premier League 1 June 2010

Loans Out[edit]

Date Pos. Player Name New Club League Date Returned Notes
30 July 2009 DF England Matt Heath England Southend United Football League One 30 August 2009
30 July 2009 DF England John White England Southend United Football League One 30 August 2009
31 July 2009 FW England Jamie Guy England Port Vale Football League Two 21 November 2009
2 October 2009 MF England David Perkins England Chesterfield Football League Two 3 January 2010
10 October 2009 FW England Scott Vernon England Gillingham Football League One 10 November 2009
30 October 2009 DF England Matt Lockwood England Dagenham & Redbridge Football League Two 30 November 2009
20 November 2009 DF England Pat Baldwin England Bristol Rovers Football League One 31 December 2009
19 January 2010 MF England David Perkins England Stockport County Football League Two 1 June 2010
22 January 2010 DF England Matt Lockwood England Barnet Football League Two 1 June 2010
29 January 2010 DF England Pat Baldwin England Southend United Football League One 1 June 2010
29 January 2010 FW France Joël Thomas Scotland Hamilton Academical Scottish Premier League 31 May 2010
29 January 2010 FW England Scott Vernon England Southend United Football League One 1 June 2010
5 March 2010 MF England Medy Elito England Cheltenham Town Football League Two 1 June 2010
10 March 2010 MF England Simon Hackney England Morecambe Football League Two 14 April 2010

Results[edit]

League One Results Summary[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
7 Southampton 46 23 14 9 85 47 +38 73
8 Colchester United 46 20 12 14 64 52 +12 72
9 Brentford 46 14 20 12 55 52 +3 62

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 H A H A A H A H H A A H A H A H A H A A H H A H A H H A A H A H A A H H A H H A A H A H
Result W W W L L D D W D W W W D W L D D W L W W W W L D W L W W D W W L D L L D D L L W L L D L W
Position 1 1 1 3 5 7 6 5 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8

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

League One Results[edit]

8 August 2009
15:00
Norwich City 1–7 Colchester United
McDonald Goal 72' [4] Lisbie Goal 10'38'
Platt Goal 13'19'
Fox Goal 22'
Perkins Goal 76'
Vernon Goal 90'
Carrow Road, Norwich
Attendance: 25,217
Referee: R. Shoebridge

15 August 2009
15:00
Colchester United 2–1 Yeovil Town
Fox Goal 9'
Vincent Goal 18'
[5] Mason Goal 82'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 4,263
Referee: R. Booth

18 August 2009
19:45
Colchester United 2–1 Gillingham
Vernon Goal 38'
Lisbie Goal 66'
[6] Weston Goal 11'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 4,849
Referee: G. Hegley

22 August 2009
15:00
MK Dons 2–1 Colchester United
Easter Goal 22' (pen.)
Carrington Goal 58'
[7] Vernon Goal 69'
Stadium:mk, Milton Keynes
Attendance: 8,633
Referee: Keith Stroud

29 August 2009
15:00
Colchester United 1–2 Leeds United
Lisbie Goal 57' (pen.) [8] Johnson Goal 47'
Beckford Goal 64'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 8,810
Referee: David Phillips

5 September 2009
15:00
Southampton 0–0 Colchester United
[9]
St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton
Attendance: 17,070
Referee: Graham Scott

12 September 2009
15:00
Swindon Town 1–1 Colchester United
Obadeyi Goal 45+1' [10] Vincent Goal 21'
County Ground, Swindon
Attendance: 6,621
Referee: K. Evans

19 September 2009
15:00
Colchester United 2–0 Hartlepool United
Lisbie Goal 45' (pen.) Goal 47' (pen.) [11]
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 4,259
Referee: A. Woolmer

26 September 2009
15:00
Tranmere Rovers 1–1 Colchester United
Welsh Goal 35' [12] O'Toole Goal 37'
Prenton Park, Tranmere
Attendance: 5,314
Referee: S. Bratt

29 September 2009
19:45
Colchester United 3–0 Charlton Athletic
Llera Goal 29' (o.g.)
Odejayi Goal 31'57'
[13]
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 7,098
Referee: M. Russell

3 October 2009
15:00
Colchester United 1–0 Huddersfield Town
Odejayi Goal 80' [14] Clarke Red card 77'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 5,154
Referee: Gavin Ward

10 October 2009
15:00
Leyton Orient 0–1 Colchester United
[15] Odejayi Goal 54'
Brisbane Road, Leyton
Attendance: 5,410
Referee: D. McDermidd

17 October 2009
15:00
Wycombe Wanderers 1–1 Colchester United
Pittman Goal 87' [16] Odejayi Goal 23'
Adams Park, High Wycombe
Attendance: 5,394
Referee: Chris Sarginson

24 October 2009
15:00
Colchester United 2–1 Walsall
Lisbie Goal 26'61' (pen.) [17] Byfield Goal 21'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 4,880
Referee: R. East

31 October 2009
15:00
Millwall 2–1 Colchester United
Dunne Goal 66'
Henry Goal 90+4'
[18] Wordsworth Goal 18'
The New Den, Bermondsey, London
Attendance: 10,036
Referee: G. Horwood

14 November 2009
15:00
Colchester United 2–2 Exeter City
Platt Goal 41'85'
Elito Red card 89'
[19] Fleetwood Goal 6'
Harley Goal 45+1'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 5,208
Referee: Paul Taylor

21 November 2009
15:00
Oldham Athletic 2–2 Colchester United
Taylor Goal 63' (pen.)
Brooke Goal 88'
[20] Fox Goal 12'
Odejayi Goal 50'
Boundary Park, Oldham
Attendance: 3,607
Referee: E. Ilderton

24 November 2009
19:45
Colchester United 2–0 Stockport County
Lisbie Goal 10'
Platt Goal 15'
[21]
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,818
Referee: Phil Gibbs

1 December 2009
19:45
Brentford 1–0 Colchester United
MacDonald Goal 15' [22]
Griffin Park, Brentford
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Graham Scott

5 December 2009
15:00
Colchester United 1–0 Bristol Rovers
Lisbie Goal 30' [23]
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 4,942
Referee: T. Kettle

11 December 2009
19.45
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–2 Colchester United
Dicker Goal 42' [24] Ifil Goal 9'
Wordsworth Goal 14'
Withdean Stadium, Brighton
Attendance: 5,898
Referee: S. Tanner

26 December 2009
15:00
Southend United 1–2 Colchester United
Barnard Goal 76' [25] Ifil Goal 46'
Wordsworth Goal 57'
Roots Hall, Southend-on-Sea
Attendance: 10,329
Referee: G. Hegley

28 December 2009
15:00
Colchester United 2–1 Southampton
Wordsworth Goal 23'
Gillespie Goal 75'
[26] Lambert Goal 90+1' (pen.)
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 8,514
Referee: D. Deadman

16 January 2010
15:00
Colchester United 0–5 Norwich City
Henderson Red card 90+3' [27] Martin Goal 16'45+1'
Doherty Goal 49'
Johnson Goal 81'
Holt Goal 90'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 10,064
Referee: Mike Dean

23 January 2010
15:00
Gillingham 0–0 Colchester United
[28]
Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham
Attendance: 4,948
Referee: Oliver Langford

26 January 2010
19:45
Colchester United 2–0 MK Dons
Lisbie Goal 18'
Prutton Goal 56'
[29] Stirling Red card 53'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,601
Referee: S. Hooper

30 January 2010
15:00
Leeds United 2–0 Colchester United
Beckford Goal 38' (pen.) Goal 55' [30]
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 23,425
Referee: A. Woolmer

2 February 2010
19:45
Colchester United 2–1 Carlisle United
Platt Goal 61'
Odejayi Goal 90+2'
[31] Harte Goal 24'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,903
Referee: G. Sutton

8 February 2010
19:45
Colchester United 2–0 Southend United
Wordsworth Goal 3'62' [32]
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 6,466
Referee: N. Miller

13 February 2010
15:00
Stockport County 2–2 Colchester United
Ibehre Goal 22'77' [33] Prutton Goal 10'
Wordsworth Goal 18'
Edgeley Park, Stockport
Attendance: 3,642
Referee: A. Haines

16 February 2010
19:45
Yeovil Town 0–1 Colchester United
[34] Odejayi Goal 38'
Huish Park, Yeovil
Attendance: 3,469
Referee: D. Sheldrake

20 February 2010
15:00
Colchester United 1–0 Oldham Athletic
Batth Goal 64' [35]
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 5,321
Referee: Linnington

27 February 2010
15:00
Bristol Rovers 3–2 Colchester United
Blizzard Goal 16'
Kuffour Goal 67'
Lines Goal 79'
[36] O'Toole Goal 21'
Odejayi Goal 89'
Memorial Stadium, Bristol
Attendance: 6,023
Referee: Oliver Langford


13 March 2010
15:00
Carlisle United 2–1 Colchester United
Marshall Goal 68'
Price Goal 73'
Taiwo Red card 42'
[38] Platt Goal 66'
Brunton Park, Carlisle
Attendance: 4,469
Referee: J. Waugh

20 March 2010
15:00
Walsall 1–0 Colchester United
Byfield Goal 90+4'
Hughes Red card 45+1'
[39]
Banks's Stadium, Walsall
Attendance: 3,510
Referee: Geoff Eltringham

23 March 2010
19:45
Colchester United 3–3 Brentford
Hunt Goal 32' (o.g.)
Wordsworth Goal 45+3'
Prutton Goal 76'
[40] Hunt Goal 13'
Legge Goal 17'
MacDonald Goal 57'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,915
Referee: F. Graham

27 March 2010
15:00
Colchester United 1–1 Wycombe Wanderers
Henderson Goal 59' [41] Ainsworth Goal 90+3'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 5,593
Referee: Steve Cook

2 April 2011
15:00
Exeter City 2–0 Colchester United
Fleetwood Goal 33'
Harley Goal 90' (pen.)
[42]
St James Park, Exeter
Attendance: 6,297
Referee: Phil Gibbs

5 April 2010
13:00
Colchester United 1–2 Millwall
Lisbie Goal 50' [43] Morison Goal 43'
Batth Goal 78' (o.g.)
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 7,393
Referee: A. D'Urso

10 April 2010
15:00
Colchester United 3–0 Swindon Town
Vincent Goal 24'
Wordsworth Goal 69'90+2'
[44]
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 5,111
Referee: Andy Penn

13 April 2010
19:45
Charlton Athletic 1–0 Colchester United
Forster Goal 21' [45]
The Valley, London
Attendance: 17,427
Referee: Michael Jones

17 April 2010
15:00
Hartlepool United 3–1 Colchester United
Brown Goal 11'
O'Donovan Goal 19' Goal 85' (pen.)
[46] Henderson Goal 8'
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
Attendance: 3,126
Referee: J. Moss

24 April 2010
15:00
Colchester United 1–1 Tranmere Rovers
Wordsworth Goal 4'
Prutton Red card 90+4'
[47] Thomas-Moore Goal 6'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 4,353
Referee: P. Crossley

1 May 2010
15:00
Huddersfield Town 2–1 Colchester United
Robinson Goal 17' (pen.)
Novak Goal 90+5'
[48] Hackney Goal 76'
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 17,950
Referee: Keith Stroud

8 May 2010
15:00
Colchester United 1–0 Leyton Orient
Lisbie Goal 90+1' (pen.) [49]
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 5,751
Referee: D. Whitestone

League Cup[edit]

First Round

11 August 2009
19:45
Colchester United 1–2 Leyton Orient
Hackney Goal 90+4'
Platt Red card 90+4'
[50] Patulea Goal 2'
Melligan Goal 63'
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Attendance: 3,308
Referee: D. Deadman

Football League Trophy[edit]

First Round – Southern Section

1 September 2009
19:45
Gillingham 1 – 1 (a.e.t.) Colchester United
Jackson Goal 77' (pen.) [51] Platt Goal 84'
  Penalties  
Jackson Penalty scored
Miller Penalty missed
Palmer Penalty scored
Weston Penalty scored
McCammon Penalty scored
4–3 Penalty scored Vernon
Penalty scored Wordsworth
Penalty missed Fox
Penalty scored Lockwood
Penalty missed Perkins
Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham
Attendance: 1,725
Referee: D. Whitestone

FA Cup[edit]

First Round

7 November 2009
13:00
Bromley 0–4 Colchester United
[52] Hackney Goal 32'
Odejayi Goal 35'
Platt Goal 71'
Gillespie Goal 89'
Hayes Lane, Bromley
Attendance: 4,242
Referee: D. Phillips

Second Round

28 November 2009
15:00
Hereford United 0–1 Colchester United
[53] O'Toole Goal 90+4'
Edgar Street, Hereford
Attendance: 2,225
Referee: N. Swarbrick

Third Round

2 January 2010
15:00
Preston North End 7–0 Colchester United
Brown Goal 13'
Sedgwick Goal 27'
Parkin Goal 48'50'72' (pen.)
Williams Goal 52' (o.g.)
Carter Goal 64'
[54]
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 7,621
Referee: C. Webster

Squad statistics[edit]

[55]

No. Nat. Pos. Name Total League One FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Ben Williams 49 0 46 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF Republic of Ireland Alan Maybury 3 0 1+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3 DF Wales Lee Beevers 5 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4 DF Nigeria Magnus Okuonghae 49 0 44 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
5 DF England Pat Baldwin 8 0 6+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6 DF England Paul Reid 14 0 10+2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
7 MF England Ashley Vincent 21 3 15+4 3 0 0 1 0 1 0
8 MF Republic of Ireland John-Joe O'Toole 33 3 30+1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
9 FW England Clive Platt 45 9 36+5 7 1+1 1 1 0 1 1
10 MF England Kemal Izzet 41 0 31+6 0 1+1 0 1 0 1 0
11 MF England Simon Hackney 21 3 9+7 1 3 1 1 1 1 0
12 GK England Mark Cousins 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
14 MF England David Fox 20 3 15+3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
15 FW Nigeria Kayode Odejayi 31 10 19+9 9 3 1 0 0 0 0
16 MF England Ian Henderson 13 2 6+7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 MF England David Perkins 7 1 0+5 1 0 0 1 0 0+1 0
18 FW England Steven Gillespie 33 2 8+22 1 2+1 1 0 0 0 0
19 FW France Joël Thomas 7 0 0+4 0 0+2 0 0 0 0+1 0
20 FW Jamaica Kevin Lisbie 43 13 35+6 13 1 0 1 0 0 0
21 DF England Danny Batth 18 1 16+1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
22 MF England Anthony Wordsworth 44 11 36+5 11 1+1 0 0 0 0+1 0
23 DF England Marc Tierney 44 0 41 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
24 DF France Franck Queudrue 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 DF England John White 43 0 38+1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
26 MF England David Prutton 19 3 18+1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 DF England Matt Lockwood 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
28 DF England Matt Heath 19 0 13+5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
29 FW England Scott Vernon 9 3 4+3 3 0 0 0+1 0 1 0
30 DF Norway Morten Knudsen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 DF England Phil Ifil 30 2 15+12 2 2+1 0 0 0 0 0
32 MF England Sam Corcoran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 FW England Russell Malton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 DF Wales Thomas Bender 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 MF England Medy Elito 4 0 0+3 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
Players who appeared for Colchester who left during the season
8 MF England Dean Hammond 3 0 2 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
16 MF England Josh Payne 3 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 DF Wales Christian Ribeiro 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 FW England Jamie Guy 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Scorers[edit]

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Assists[edit]

[57]

Assistant League Cup Total
Jamaica Kevin Lisbie 7 0 7
England Clive Platt
England Philip Ifil 4 0 4
Republic of Ireland John-Joe O'Toole
England David Prutton
Nigeria Kayode Odejayi 3 1
England Anthony Wordsworth 2 1 3
England David Fox 1 2
England Steven Gillespie 2 0 2
England Simon Hackney
England Kemal Izzet
England Scott Vernon 1 1
England Marc Tierney 0 1
England Ben Williams

Disciplinary record[edit]

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Pos. Name League Cups Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
DF England Danny Batth 4 0 0 0 4 0
MF England David Fox 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Steven Gillespie 4 0 0 0 4 0
MF England Simon Hackney 3 0 0 0 3 0
MF England Ian Henderson 1 1 0 0 1 1
DF England Philip Ifil 1 0 0 0 1 0
MF England Kemal Izzet 8 1 2 0 10 1
FW Jamaica Kevin Lisbie 8 1 0 0 8 1
DF Nigeria Magnus Okuonghae 2 0 1 0 0 0
MF Republic of Ireland John-Joe O'Toole 8 0 1 0 9 0
FW England Clive Platt 3 0 0 1 3 1
MF England David Prutton 7 1 0 0 7 1
DF England Paul Reid 2 0 0 0 2 0
DF England Marc Tierney 9 1 0 0 9 1
FW France Joël Thomas 0 0 1 0 1 0
MF England Ashley Vincent 3 0 0 0 3 0
DF England John White 5 0 0 0 5 0
MF England Anthony Wordsworth 8 0 1 0 9 0

End of season awards[edit]

Player of the Year Award England Ben Williams
Young Player of the Year Award England Anthony Wordsworth
Player's Player of the Year Award England Marc Tierney
Goal of the Season Award England David Prutton (vs. MK Dons)
Community Player of the Year Award England Simon Hackney
CUSA Home Player of the Year Award England Ben Williams
CUSA Away Player of the Year Award England Ben Williams

Most Frequent Starting XI[edit]

This section shows players in a 4-4-2 formation with the most league starts during the season.

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