The 1956/57 Season

Having lost the services of last season’s top goal scorers Teslim Balogun and Freddie Martin the reserves finished a creditable 4th. To compensate for the loss of the League title the Reserves did however win silverware beating Spalding Utd in the Eastern Counties League Cup 5-0 in a two legged final.

League Table:

 
Team
P W D L F A Pts
1. Colchester Utd Reserves 36 25 2 9 119 54 52
2. Great Yarmouth Town 36 24 3 9 82 53 51
3. Clacton Town 36 21 7 8 74 43 49
4. Peterborough Utd 36 21 5 10 92 55 47
5. Tottenham Hotspur A 36 20 6 10 86 46 46
6. Cambridge Utd 36 19 7 10 76 56 45
7. Holbeach Utd 36 20 4 12 70 55 44
8. Sudbury Town 36 19 5 12 76 56 43
9. Spalding Utd 36 19 4 13 76 60 42
10. Stowmarket Town 36 15 1 20 85 74 31
11. Harwich & Parkeston 36 13 5 18 54 75 31
12. March Town Utd 36 12 6 18 84 86 30
13. Lowestoft Town 36 11 8 17 66 82 30
14. Chelmsford City Reserves 36 11 7 18 61 84 29
15. Bury Town 36 10 7 19 59 94 27
16. Eynesbury Rovers 36 8 9 19 54 98 25
17. Biggleswade Town 36 9 5 22 50 87 23
18. Norwich City 36 7 8 21 41 90 22
19. Gorleston 36 5 7 24 36 93 17

 

Fixtures & results:

Date Opponents Home / Away Result Score Goal Scorers
18 Aug 56 Sudbury Town Away Lost 2-0  
21 Aug 56 March Town Utd Away Won 2-1 Lee, Longworth
25 Aug 56 Harwich & Parkeston Home Won 2-0 Lee, Donaldson
27 Aug 56 Holbeach Utd Home Lost 1-0  
06 Sep 56 March Town Utd Home Won 8-2 Lee (4), Longworth (2), Smith, Ward
08 Sep 56 Eynesbury Rovers Away Won 6-3 Lee (3), McNamee (2), Ward
10 Sep 56 Holbeach Utd Away Drew 1-1 Smith
15 Sep 56 Stowmarket Town Away Won 5-2 Lee (3), Longworth, Crawford
22 Sep 56 Tottenham Hotspur A Home Lost 3-0  
29 Sep 56 Biggleswade Town Away Won 2-1 Hogg, Flack
06 Oct 56 Colchester Utd Reserves Away Lost 4-0  
13 Oct 56 Colchester Utd Reserves Home Won 1-0 Codd
20 Oct 56 Cambridge Utd Away Won 1-0 Own Goal
27 Oct 56 Sudbury Town Home Drew 1-1 McNamee
03 Nov 56 Norwich City A Home Won 4-0  
10 Nov 56 Lowestoft Town Home Won 8-0 Codd (3), Crawford (2), McNamee. Robertosn, Brown
17 Nov 56 Tottenham Hotspur A* Away Lost 2-0  
24 Nov 56 Biggleswade Town Home Won 4-1 Donaldson, Crawford, Hogg, Own Goal
08 Dec 56 Norwich City A Away Won 7-0 McJarrow (3), Smith, Crawford (2), McNamee
15 Dec 56 Stowmarket Town Home Won 3-0 Orr, Smith, Crawford
24 Dec 56 Spalding Utd Home Drew 1-1 Stafford
26 Dec 56 Spalding Utd Away Won 4-2 Smith, Middlemass. Flack
29 Dec 56 Clacton Town Home Won 6-0 Smith (2), Middlemass (2), Ward, Flack
05 Jan 57 Harwich & Parkeston Away Won 2-1 Smith (2)
12 Jan 57 Lowestoft Town Away Drew 1-1 Stafford
19 Jan 57 Gorleston Home Won 4-1 Codd (2), McNamee, Crawford
26 Jan 57 Chelmsford City Reserves Away Lost 4-1 McNamee
02 Feb 57 Gorleston Away Won 4-3 Codd (3), Gibson
09 Feb 57 Chelmsford City Reserves Home Lost 3-2 Hogg, Gibson
23 Feb 57 Clacton Town Away ABND 2-1 Unknown
02 Mar 57 Great Yarmouth Town Home Won 2-1 McNamee, Gibson
16 Mar 57 Bury Town Home Won 2-0 Codd, Crawford
23 Mar 57 Bury Town Away Lost 6-3 Codd (2), Robertson
13 Apr 57 Cambridge Utd Reserves Home Drew 2-2 Farrow, Crawford
19 Apr 57 Great Yarmouth Town Away Lost 2-0  
20 Apr 57 Clacton Town Away Lost 3-0  
04 May 57 Eynesbury Rovers Home Won 3-1 Codd (2), Own Goal

* Played at London Road.

 

Players appearances/goals: 

Player Apps: Goals
Adam Dickson 33 0
Harold Guy 26 0
Ellis Stafford 25 2
Peter McNamee 23 10
Jimmy Crawford 22 11
Ronnie Codd 20 15
Des Farrow 20 1
Cliff Sansby 20 0
Fred Hoare 17 0
Hugh McJarrow 17 4
Donald Robertson 16 2
Alan Orr 14 0
Ray Smith 14 10
Jacobs 13 0
Jack Hogg 12 3
Jimmy Longworth 12 4
Bobby Middlemass 12 3
Harry Lee 11 12
Harry Jarvis 10 0
Roy Killin 10 0
Brian Flack 9 3
Ray Barr 7 0
B. Ward 7 3
Andy Donaldson 6 2
Brown 3 1
Bob Gibson 3 3
Vickers 3 0
Ernie Wright 3 0
Ward 2 0
Abraham 1 0
Brand 1 0
Cooper 1 0
Hobson 1 0
Hogg 1 0
Own Goals 3