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Colchester preview for Friday night

Postby Sweden Stag » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:03 pm

After the very good away win at Forest Green, the first this season and also the first since Forest Green were promoted three years ago, the Stags now face last season’s EFL Cup quarter-finalists Colchester United at headquarters this forthcoming Friday. A Colchester side which so far have won five out of six at headquarters, but have yet to win on the road, but earlier this month tasted their own FA Cup giant-killing medicine when eighth-tier Marine progressed to the second round on penalties after the sides had been dead-locked at 1-1 after normal and extra time.

Last season, a good Colchester side won at One Call to a 3-2 scoreline. And from the then Stags line-up, five players remain at One Call. That Colchester victory ended a run of four consecutive draws (three in the EFL, one in the FA Cup in 2004) since the Iyseden Christie show in the 4-2 win in current League One eighteen years ago. Then, on a Friday night November 1, 2002, Izzy scored all four Stags goals.

Last season’s fixture at Colchester belonged to the ones not to be played. But in January 2019, the Stags turned around a half-time 0-2 deficit into a 3-2 victory, which was marred by a season-ending injury to Hayden White in added time.

That victory ended a run of five consecutive defeats at Colchester on two different grounds, three of those at Layer Road, a famous FA Cup giant-killing venue of the past which sides like Leeds in 1971 and Huddersfield a few years before Colchester’s first entry into the FL can confirm. Also note that Colchester spent two seasons outside the FL in the early 1990’s following relegation in 1990. But the current Colchester ground has also been a graveyard to top-flight sides, which Tottenham could confirm last season, being kayoed on spot-kicks a month ago.

And the first time the sides met in League fixtures, it was as inaugural members of the old third division way back in 1958-59, a season in which Colchester finished 5th and the Stags 20th. Yet the Stags managed the double over Colchester.

The biggest Stags win so far is a home 4-0 (scorers Humble, Wagstaff, Roy Chapman, Morris pen) on January 15, 1962, in the old fourth division. Despite finishing second then, Colchester were often routed on the road. Not only the Stags put four or more against the U’s then, so did also sides like Barrow, Chesterfield and Crewe months later that season, while York and Tranmere even hit Colchester for five then. And none of Colchester’s seven wins at Mansfield has been with a margin of more than two goals. And the highest Colchester win at their old Layer Road home is 3-0, doing so twice, on September 21, 1959 and March 18, 1967, both times in the old third. The following season, over Christmas, did the Stags their latest double over Colchester by 2-1 wins in the space of four days (at home on December 26, 1967 due to goals from Jones and Ledger, four days later a brace from Jones secured the Stags’ first away win), in a run of five consecutive wins lifting the team from a long-occupied bottom position. At the end of that 1967-68 season, Colchester were relegated to the old fourth for the third time in seven seasons after a very poor second half, and the Stags just about stayed up due to the demotion of Peterborough. And the last-ever Stags win at Layer Road was a 3-1 on November 25, 1995 (Stags scorers Boothroyd from the spot, Hadley and the Leeds killer Ireland, Colchester scorer Adcock), equalling the result of the first-ever league meeting at Colchester.

The Stags’ latest home victory against Colchester (see more above) was on November 1, 2002, when the Iyseden Christie show sunk the “U’s” inasmuch as Izzy netted all four goals in the Stags’ 4-2 win. This fixture also was the last Stags one for Scott Sellars, subbed for Mackenzie after only six minutes. At at Colchester, the Stags were, not for the first and not for the last time, very unlucky that 2002-03 season. The proof: Adam Eaton hit the post in the 87th minute, a minute later Scott McGleish (often scoring against the Stags, i.e. doing so for Wycombe in front of the previewer on February 9, 2008), netted the only goal of the game to help Colchester leapfrog the Stags in the relegation zone.

In no league fixture, Colchester have scored more than three goals against the Stags, but hit four in an FA Cup first round replay at Layer Road in the 2004-05 campaign.

Since the 1-0 victory at then relegated Doncaster on the final day of the 1997-98 season and winning the playoff final against Torquay, Colchester spent 16 seasons at third level, and even two campaigns at Championship level a little more than a decade ago, beating sides like Leeds, Derby, Southampton, Sunderland and West Bromwich at home. In the 2006-07 season, Colchester finished tenth, their best-ever, above sides like Ipswich, Burnley, Norwich, Leicester and Crystal Palace.

One player who has played for both sides is Mark Sale. He starred for Colchester at Doncaster on the final day of the 1997-98 season as well as playing in the playoff final against Torquay a few weeks later.

Four years ago, Colchester were just one goal away from becoming the first FL side since 2001-02 (then Stockport on 102 against at second level) to have a ton of league goals put against them. They ended up on 99 put against them (with Jake Kean keeping goal in three games), but had 104 goals against them in their first of now overall sex relegation campaigns from the third level, that being in 1960-61. And on three occasions (1961-62, 1965-66 and 1976-77), have Colchester bounced straight back, the final of those being in the Stags’ 1976-77 Third Division Championship campaign.

For the record, the clubs’ longest FA Cup runs by the time of the FA Cup games between the sides:

Stags in 1968-69: 1st round Tow Law 4-1 (home, scorers Ledger (2), Keeley, Sharkey); 2nd round Rotherham 2-2 (away, scorers Keeley, Sharkey), 2nd round replay Rotherham 1-0 (home, scorer: Ledger), 3rd round Sheffield United 2-1 (home, scorer Roberts D (2)), 4th round Southend 2-1 (home, scorers Sharkey, Roberts D), 5th round West Ham 3-0 (home, scorers Keeley, Roberts D, Sharkey), QF Leicester 0-1 (home).

Colchester in 1970-71: 1st round Ringmer 3-0 (home, scorer Crawford 3), 2nd round Cambridge U 3-0 home (scorers Jones, Garvey, Gilchrist), 3rd round Barnet 1-0 (away, scorer Mahon), 4th round Rochdale (3-3 away, scorers Crawford 2, Lewis), 4th round replay Rochdale 5-0 (home, scorers Lewis, Simmons, Parry og, Crawford, Mahon), 5th round Leeds 3-2 (home on February 13, 1971, scorer Crawford 2, Simmons, attendance 16000), QF Everton 0-5 (away). Colchester also reached the Quarterfinals during the 2005-06 season.

The ref on Friday night will be a completely new one for the Stags, Ben Speedie, who is in his first EFL season, having previously reffed five fixtures in League Two this season.

Played for both sides: Lee Beevers, Barry Conlon, Brian Hall, Ray Harford, Ian Hathaway, Stuart Hicks, William Jeffries, Jake Kean, Dennis Longhorn, Ian McDonald, Jeffrey Monakana, Trevor Morgan, Noel Parkinson, Ian Phillips, Bobby Roberts (also managed Colchester), Mark Sale, Pat Sharkey.

Played for Stags, later managed Colchester: Adrian Boothroyd.

Home stats: P 27, W 7, D 13, L 7, GF 35, GA 31
Away stats: P 26, W 7, D 5, L 14, GF 21, GA 34

Season Home Date Away Date

1958-59 3-2 1959-02-02 3-1 1959-04-04 Div 3 (old)
1959-60 1-3 1959-09-28 0-3 1959-09-21 Div 3 (old)
1961-62 4-0 1962-01-15 0-2 1962-03-23 Div 4 (old)
1963-64 1-1 1963-10-26 1-1 1964-03-07 Div 3 (old)
1964-65 0-1 1964-09-07 1-0 1964-09-14 Div 3 (old)
1966-67 2-0 1966-10-22 0-3 1967-03-18 Div 3 (old)
1967-68 2-1 1967-12-26 2-1 1967-12-30 Div 3 (old)
1972-73 1-1 1973-03-24 1-1 1972-10-28 Div 4 (old)
1973-74 2-2 1973-11-10 0-1 1974-03-22 Div 4 (old)
1975-76 0-0 1976-04-24 2-0 1975-08-23 Div 3 (old)
1978-79 1-1 1978-10-28 0-1 1979-03-09 Div 3 (old)
1979-80 0-1 1979-10-01 1-2 1979-09-18 Div 3 (old)
1981-82 1-3 1981-11-02 1-0 1982-03-16 Div 4 (old)
1982-83 1-1 1983-03-19 0-2 1982-11-05 Div 4 (old)
1983-84 0-0 1983-11-12 0-1 1984-03-10 Div 4 (old)
1984-85 0-1 1984-09-19 1-2 1985-02-26 Div 4 (old)
1985-86 2-1 1985-12-10 0-0 1986-03-14 Div 4 (old)
1993-94 1-1 1994-04-02 0-0 1993-12-27 Div 3
1994-95 2-0 1994-08-20 1-1 1994-12-10 Div 3
1995-96 1-2 1996-04-27 3-1 1995-11-25 Div 3
1996-97 1-1 1996-12-14 1-2 1997-03-14 Div 3
1997-98 1-1 1997-10-04 0-2 1998-02-13 Div 3
2002-03 4-2 2002-11-01 0-1 2003-02-14 Div 2
2016-17 0-0 2016-12-10 0-2 2017-03-14 League Two
2017-18 1-1 2018-03-10 0-2 2017-10-07 League Two
2018-19 1-1 2018-08-18 3-2 2019-01-19 League Two
2019-20 2-3 2019-11-02 not played League Two

FA Cup:

2004-05 1-1 2004-11-13 FA Cup 1st round at Field Mill
2004-05 1-4 2004-11-22 FA Cup 1st round replay at Layer Road, Colchester

Expect a good test this Friday, first home game for Nigel Clough. Come on Mansfield!
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Re: Colchester preview for Friday night

Postby part time pete » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:13 pm

So, we have not beat Colchester for 18 years, it’s about time we did then.
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Re: Colchester preview for Friday night

Postby Martin Shaw » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:36 pm

part time pete wrote:So, we have not beat Colchester for 18 years, it’s about time we did then.

... at home. We did of course beat them away under Flitcroft though with Hayden White's injury it didn't feel like it as I recall.
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Re: Colchester preview for Friday night

Postby bellwhiff » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:00 pm

Sweden Stag wrote:After the very good away win at Forest Green, the first this season and also the first since Forest Green were promoted three years ago, the Stags now face last season’s EFL Cup quarter-finalists Colchester United at headquarters this forthcoming Friday. A Colchester side which so far have won five out of six at headquarters, but have yet to win on the road, but earlier this month tasted their own FA Cup giant-killing medicine when eighth-tier Marine progressed to the second round on penalties after the sides had been dead-locked at 1-1 after normal and extra time.

Last season, a good Colchester side won at One Call to a 3-2 scoreline. And from the then Stags line-up, five players remain at One Call. That Colchester victory ended a run of four consecutive draws (three in the EFL, one in the FA Cup in 2004) since the Iyseden Christie show in the 4-2 win in current League One eighteen years ago. Then, on a Friday night November 1, 2002, Izzy scored all four Stags goals.

Last season’s fixture at Colchester belonged to the ones not to be played. But in January 2019, the Stags turned around a half-time 0-2 deficit into a 3-2 victory, which was marred by a season-ending injury to Hayden White in added time.

That victory ended a run of five consecutive defeats at Colchester on two different grounds, three of those at Layer Road, a famous FA Cup giant-killing venue of the past which sides like Leeds in 1971 and Huddersfield a few years before Colchester’s first entry into the FL can confirm. Also note that Colchester spent two seasons outside the FL in the early 1990’s following relegation in 1990. But the current Colchester ground has also been a graveyard to top-flight sides, which Tottenham could confirm last season, being kayoed on spot-kicks a month ago.

And the first time the sides met in League fixtures, it was as inaugural members of the old third division way back in 1958-59, a season in which Colchester finished 5th and the Stags 20th. Yet the Stags managed the double over Colchester.

The biggest Stags win so far is a home 4-0 (scorers Humble, Wagstaff, Roy Chapman, Morris pen) on January 15, 1962, in the old fourth division. Despite finishing second then, Colchester were often routed on the road. Not only the Stags put four or more against the U’s then, so did also sides like Barrow, Chesterfield and Crewe months later that season, while York and Tranmere even hit Colchester for five then. And none of Colchester’s seven wins at Mansfield has been with a margin of more than two goals. And the highest Colchester win at their old Layer Road home is 3-0, doing so twice, on September 21, 1959 and March 18, 1967, both times in the old third. The following season, over Christmas, did the Stags their latest double over Colchester by 2-1 wins in the space of four days (at home on December 26, 1967 due to goals from Jones and Ledger, four days later a brace from Jones secured the Stags’ first away win), in a run of five consecutive wins lifting the team from a long-occupied bottom position. At the end of that 1967-68 season, Colchester were relegated to the old fourth for the third time in seven seasons after a very poor second half, and the Stags just about stayed up due to the demotion of Peterborough. And the last-ever Stags win at Layer Road was a 3-1 on November 25, 1995 (Stags scorers Boothroyd from the spot, Hadley and the Leeds killer Ireland, Colchester scorer Adcock), equalling the result of the first-ever league meeting at Colchester.

The Stags’ latest home victory against Colchester (see more above) was on November 1, 2002, when the Iyseden Christie show sunk the “U’s” inasmuch as Izzy netted all four goals in the Stags’ 4-2 win. This fixture also was the last Stags one for Scott Sellars, subbed for Mackenzie after only six minutes. At at Colchester, the Stags were, not for the first and not for the last time, very unlucky that 2002-03 season. The proof: Adam Eaton hit the post in the 87th minute, a minute later Scott McGleish (often scoring against the Stags, i.e. doing so for Wycombe in front of the previewer on February 9, 2008), netted the only goal of the game to help Colchester leapfrog the Stags in the relegation zone.

In no league fixture, Colchester have scored more than three goals against the Stags, but hit four in an FA Cup first round replay at Layer Road in the 2004-05 campaign.

Since the 1-0 victory at then relegated Doncaster on the final day of the 1997-98 season and winning the playoff final against Torquay, Colchester spent 16 seasons at third level, and even two campaigns at Championship level a little more than a decade ago, beating sides like Leeds, Derby, Southampton, Sunderland and West Bromwich at home. In the 2006-07 season, Colchester finished tenth, their best-ever, above sides like Ipswich, Burnley, Norwich, Leicester and Crystal Palace.

One player who has played for both sides is Mark Sale. He starred for Colchester at Doncaster on the final day of the 1997-98 season as well as playing in the playoff final against Torquay a few weeks later.

Four years ago, Colchester were just one goal away from becoming the first FL side since 2001-02 (then Stockport on 102 against at second level) to have a ton of league goals put against them. They ended up on 99 put against them (with Jake Kean keeping goal in three games), but had 104 goals against them in their first of now overall sex relegation campaigns from the third level, that being in 1960-61. And on three occasions (1961-62, 1965-66 and 1976-77), have Colchester bounced straight back, the final of those being in the Stags’ 1976-77 Third Division Championship campaign.

For the record, the clubs’ longest FA Cup runs by the time of the FA Cup games between the sides:

Stags in 1968-69: 1st round Tow Law 4-1 (home, scorers Ledger (2), Keeley, Sharkey); 2nd round Rotherham 2-2 (away, scorers Keeley, Sharkey), 2nd round replay Rotherham 1-0 (home, scorer: Ledger), 3rd round Sheffield United 2-1 (home, scorer Roberts D (2)), 4th round Southend 2-1 (home, scorers Sharkey, Roberts D), 5th round West Ham 3-0 (home, scorers Keeley, Roberts D, Sharkey), QF Leicester 0-1 (home).

Colchester in 1970-71: 1st round Ringmer 3-0 (home, scorer Crawford 3), 2nd round Cambridge U 3-0 home (scorers Jones, Garvey, Gilchrist), 3rd round Barnet 1-0 (away, scorer Mahon), 4th round Rochdale (3-3 away, scorers Crawford 2, Lewis), 4th round replay Rochdale 5-0 (home, scorers Lewis, Simmons, Parry og, Crawford, Mahon), 5th round Leeds 3-2 (home on February 13, 1971, scorer Crawford 2, Simmons, attendance 16000), QF Everton 0-5 (away). Colchester also reached the Quarterfinals during the 2005-06 season.

The ref on Friday night will be a completely new one for the Stags, Ben Speedie, who is in his first EFL season, having previously reffed five fixtures in League Two this season.

Played for both sides: Lee Beevers, Barry Conlon, Brian Hall, Ray Harford, Ian Hathaway, Stuart Hicks, William Jeffries, Jake Kean, Dennis Longhorn, Ian McDonald, Jeffrey Monakana, Trevor Morgan, Noel Parkinson, Ian Phillips, Bobby Roberts (also managed Colchester), Mark Sale, Pat Sharkey.

Played for Stags, later managed Colchester: Adrian Boothroyd.

Home stats: P 27, W 7, D 13, L 7, GF 35, GA 31
Away stats: P 26, W 7, D 5, L 14, GF 21, GA 34

Season Home Date Away Date

1958-59 3-2 1959-02-02 3-1 1959-04-04 Div 3 (old)
1959-60 1-3 1959-09-28 0-3 1959-09-21 Div 3 (old)
1961-62 4-0 1962-01-15 0-2 1962-03-23 Div 4 (old)
1963-64 1-1 1963-10-26 1-1 1964-03-07 Div 3 (old)
1964-65 0-1 1964-09-07 1-0 1964-09-14 Div 3 (old)
1966-67 2-0 1966-10-22 0-3 1967-03-18 Div 3 (old)
1967-68 2-1 1967-12-26 2-1 1967-12-30 Div 3 (old)
1972-73 1-1 1973-03-24 1-1 1972-10-28 Div 4 (old)
1973-74 2-2 1973-11-10 0-1 1974-03-22 Div 4 (old)
1975-76 0-0 1976-04-24 2-0 1975-08-23 Div 3 (old)
1978-79 1-1 1978-10-28 0-1 1979-03-09 Div 3 (old)
1979-80 0-1 1979-10-01 1-2 1979-09-18 Div 3 (old)
1981-82 1-3 1981-11-02 1-0 1982-03-16 Div 4 (old)
1982-83 1-1 1983-03-19 0-2 1982-11-05 Div 4 (old)
1983-84 0-0 1983-11-12 0-1 1984-03-10 Div 4 (old)
1984-85 0-1 1984-09-19 1-2 1985-02-26 Div 4 (old)
1985-86 2-1 1985-12-10 0-0 1986-03-14 Div 4 (old)
1993-94 1-1 1994-04-02 0-0 1993-12-27 Div 3
1994-95 2-0 1994-08-20 1-1 1994-12-10 Div 3
1995-96 1-2 1996-04-27 3-1 1995-11-25 Div 3
1996-97 1-1 1996-12-14 1-2 1997-03-14 Div 3
1997-98 1-1 1997-10-04 0-2 1998-02-13 Div 3
2002-03 4-2 2002-11-01 0-1 2003-02-14 Div 2
2016-17 0-0 2016-12-10 0-2 2017-03-14 League Two
2017-18 1-1 2018-03-10 0-2 2017-10-07 League Two
2018-19 1-1 2018-08-18 3-2 2019-01-19 League Two
2019-20 2-3 2019-11-02 not played League Two

FA Cup:

2004-05 1-1 2004-11-13 FA Cup 1st round at Field Mill
2004-05 1-4 2004-11-22 FA Cup 1st round replay at Layer Road, Colchester

Expect a good test this Friday, first home game for Nigel Clough. Come on Mansfield!


I am convinced that I went from Blandford to watch us play them at Layer Road on Boxing Day. Think it was 92 or 93. Nil-Nil draw.

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Re: Colchester preview for Friday night

Postby part time pete » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:53 pm

Martin Shaw wrote:
part time pete wrote:So, we have not beat Colchester for 18 years, it’s about time we did then.

... at home. We did of course beat them away under Flitcroft though with Hayden White's injury it didn't feel like it as I recall.


Yes you are quite right Martin, I did mean at home.
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Re: Colchester preview for Friday night

Postby calvostag38 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:25 am

Straight out the blocks on Friday, quick goal, and we should be on for a great night. I've read all the previews and punditry, opinions etc, although they are notoriously poor travellers, they are like every other team in this damn league, inconsistent. They, like every other outfit, can, on their day, beat anyone with no crowd, the odds are even. Stags 2-1.
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Re: Colchester preview for Friday night

Postby Field Mill » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:55 pm

Brilliant as ever Sweden Stag. Thanks very much.
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Re: Colchester preview for Friday night

Postby broomo » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:44 pm

Sweden Stag wrote:After the very good away win at Forest Green, the first this season and also the first since Forest Green were promoted three years ago, the Stags now face last season’s EFL Cup quarter-finalists Colchester United at headquarters this forthcoming Friday. A Colchester side which so far have won five out of six at headquarters, but have yet to win on the road, but earlier this month tasted their own FA Cup giant-killing medicine when eighth-tier Marine progressed to the second round on penalties after the sides had been dead-locked at 1-1 after normal and extra time.

Last season, a good Colchester side won at One Call to a 3-2 scoreline. And from the then Stags line-up, five players remain at One Call. That Colchester victory ended a run of four consecutive draws (three in the EFL, one in the FA Cup in 2004) since the Iyseden Christie show in the 4-2 win in current League One eighteen years ago. Then, on a Friday night November 1, 2002, Izzy scored all four Stags goals.

Last season’s fixture at Colchester belonged to the ones not to be played. But in January 2019, the Stags turned around a half-time 0-2 deficit into a 3-2 victory, which was marred by a season-ending injury to Hayden White in added time.

That victory ended a run of five consecutive defeats at Colchester on two different grounds, three of those at Layer Road, a famous FA Cup giant-killing venue of the past which sides like Leeds in 1971 and Huddersfield a few years before Colchester’s first entry into the FL can confirm. Also note that Colchester spent two seasons outside the FL in the early 1990’s following relegation in 1990. But the current Colchester ground has also been a graveyard to top-flight sides, which Tottenham could confirm last season, being kayoed on spot-kicks a month ago.

And the first time the sides met in League fixtures, it was as inaugural members of the old third division way back in 1958-59, a season in which Colchester finished 5th and the Stags 20th. Yet the Stags managed the double over Colchester.

The biggest Stags win so far is a home 4-0 (scorers Humble, Wagstaff, Roy Chapman, Morris pen) on January 15, 1962, in the old fourth division. Despite finishing second then, Colchester were often routed on the road. Not only the Stags put four or more against the U’s then, so did also sides like Barrow, Chesterfield and Crewe months later that season, while York and Tranmere even hit Colchester for five then. And none of Colchester’s seven wins at Mansfield has been with a margin of more than two goals. And the highest Colchester win at their old Layer Road home is 3-0, doing so twice, on September 21, 1959 and March 18, 1967, both times in the old third. The following season, over Christmas, did the Stags their latest double over Colchester by 2-1 wins in the space of four days (at home on December 26, 1967 due to goals from Jones and Ledger, four days later a brace from Jones secured the Stags’ first away win), in a run of five consecutive wins lifting the team from a long-occupied bottom position. At the end of that 1967-68 season, Colchester were relegated to the old fourth for the third time in seven seasons after a very poor second half, and the Stags just about stayed up due to the demotion of Peterborough. And the last-ever Stags win at Layer Road was a 3-1 on November 25, 1995 (Stags scorers Boothroyd from the spot, Hadley and the Leeds killer Ireland, Colchester scorer Adcock), equalling the result of the first-ever league meeting at Colchester.

The Stags’ latest home victory against Colchester (see more above) was on November 1, 2002, when the Iyseden Christie show sunk the “U’s” inasmuch as Izzy netted all four goals in the Stags’ 4-2 win. This fixture also was the last Stags one for Scott Sellars, subbed for Mackenzie after only six minutes. At at Colchester, the Stags were, not for the first and not for the last time, very unlucky that 2002-03 season. The proof: Adam Eaton hit the post in the 87th minute, a minute later Scott McGleish (often scoring against the Stags, i.e. doing so for Wycombe in front of the previewer on February 9, 2008), netted the only goal of the game to help Colchester leapfrog the Stags in the relegation zone.

In no league fixture, Colchester have scored more than three goals against the Stags, but hit four in an FA Cup first round replay at Layer Road in the 2004-05 campaign.

Since the 1-0 victory at then relegated Doncaster on the final day of the 1997-98 season and winning the playoff final against Torquay, Colchester spent 16 seasons at third level, and even two campaigns at Championship level a little more than a decade ago, beating sides like Leeds, Derby, Southampton, Sunderland and West Bromwich at home. In the 2006-07 season, Colchester finished tenth, their best-ever, above sides like Ipswich, Burnley, Norwich, Leicester and Crystal Palace.

One player who has played for both sides is Mark Sale. He starred for Colchester at Doncaster on the final day of the 1997-98 season as well as playing in the playoff final against Torquay a few weeks later.

Four years ago, Colchester were just one goal away from becoming the first FL side since 2001-02 (then Stockport on 102 against at second level) to have a ton of league goals put against them. They ended up on 99 put against them (with Jake Kean keeping goal in three games), but had 104 goals against them in their first of now overall sex relegation campaigns from the third level, that being in 1960-61. And on three occasions (1961-62, 1965-66 and 1976-77), have Colchester bounced straight back, the final of those being in the Stags’ 1976-77 Third Division Championship campaign.

For the record, the clubs’ longest FA Cup runs by the time of the FA Cup games between the sides:

Stags in 1968-69: 1st round Tow Law 4-1 (home, scorers Ledger (2), Keeley, Sharkey); 2nd round Rotherham 2-2 (away, scorers Keeley, Sharkey), 2nd round replay Rotherham 1-0 (home, scorer: Ledger), 3rd round Sheffield United 2-1 (home, scorer Roberts D (2)), 4th round Southend 2-1 (home, scorers Sharkey, Roberts D), 5th round West Ham 3-0 (home, scorers Keeley, Roberts D, Sharkey), QF Leicester 0-1 (home).

Colchester in 1970-71: 1st round Ringmer 3-0 (home, scorer Crawford 3), 2nd round Cambridge U 3-0 home (scorers Jones, Garvey, Gilchrist), 3rd round Barnet 1-0 (away, scorer Mahon), 4th round Rochdale (3-3 away, scorers Crawford 2, Lewis), 4th round replay Rochdale 5-0 (home, scorers Lewis, Simmons, Parry og, Crawford, Mahon), 5th round Leeds 3-2 (home on February 13, 1971, scorer Crawford 2, Simmons, attendance 16000), QF Everton 0-5 (away). Colchester also reached the Quarterfinals during the 2005-06 season.

The ref on Friday night will be a completely new one for the Stags, Ben Speedie, who is in his first EFL season, having previously reffed five fixtures in League Two this season.

Played for both sides: Lee Beevers, Barry Conlon, Brian Hall, Ray Harford, Ian Hathaway, Stuart Hicks, William Jeffries, Jake Kean, Dennis Longhorn, Ian McDonald, Jeffrey Monakana, Trevor Morgan, Noel Parkinson, Ian Phillips, Bobby Roberts (also managed Colchester), Mark Sale, Pat Sharkey.

Played for Stags, later managed Colchester: Adrian Boothroyd.

Home stats: P 27, W 7, D 13, L 7, GF 35, GA 31
Away stats: P 26, W 7, D 5, L 14, GF 21, GA 34

Season Home Date Away Date

1958-59 3-2 1959-02-02 3-1 1959-04-04 Div 3 (old)
1959-60 1-3 1959-09-28 0-3 1959-09-21 Div 3 (old)
1961-62 4-0 1962-01-15 0-2 1962-03-23 Div 4 (old)
1963-64 1-1 1963-10-26 1-1 1964-03-07 Div 3 (old)
1964-65 0-1 1964-09-07 1-0 1964-09-14 Div 3 (old)
1966-67 2-0 1966-10-22 0-3 1967-03-18 Div 3 (old)
1967-68 2-1 1967-12-26 2-1 1967-12-30 Div 3 (old)
1972-73 1-1 1973-03-24 1-1 1972-10-28 Div 4 (old)
1973-74 2-2 1973-11-10 0-1 1974-03-22 Div 4 (old)
1975-76 0-0 1976-04-24 2-0 1975-08-23 Div 3 (old)
1978-79 1-1 1978-10-28 0-1 1979-03-09 Div 3 (old)
1979-80 0-1 1979-10-01 1-2 1979-09-18 Div 3 (old)
1981-82 1-3 1981-11-02 1-0 1982-03-16 Div 4 (old)
1982-83 1-1 1983-03-19 0-2 1982-11-05 Div 4 (old)
1983-84 0-0 1983-11-12 0-1 1984-03-10 Div 4 (old)
1984-85 0-1 1984-09-19 1-2 1985-02-26 Div 4 (old)
1985-86 2-1 1985-12-10 0-0 1986-03-14 Div 4 (old)
1993-94 1-1 1994-04-02 0-0 1993-12-27 Div 3
1994-95 2-0 1994-08-20 1-1 1994-12-10 Div 3
1995-96 1-2 1996-04-27 3-1 1995-11-25 Div 3
1996-97 1-1 1996-12-14 1-2 1997-03-14 Div 3
1997-98 1-1 1997-10-04 0-2 1998-02-13 Div 3
2002-03 4-2 2002-11-01 0-1 2003-02-14 Div 2
2016-17 0-0 2016-12-10 0-2 2017-03-14 League Two
2017-18 1-1 2018-03-10 0-2 2017-10-07 League Two
2018-19 1-1 2018-08-18 3-2 2019-01-19 League Two
2019-20 2-3 2019-11-02 not played League Two

FA Cup:

2004-05 1-1 2004-11-13 FA Cup 1st round at Field Mill
2004-05 1-4 2004-11-22 FA Cup 1st round replay at Layer Road, Colchester

Expect a good test this Friday, first home game for Nigel Clough. Come on Mansfield!


the effort and detail you put into these posts is simply incredible.

I've only been around a couple of weeks but already find myself looking forward to your posts.

Thanks very much, really enjoyable, informative and appreciated!
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