Statistics and Club History

Colesman Ballz

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Dec 28, 2014
Fred was a very popular player, not just for his goal scoring, but also for his wholehearted commitment. He wasn't that quick, and he didn't do trickery, but he was a highly effective front man. And a natural goal scorer. I remember him more as a second striker playing off a taller partner, than an out-and-out centre forward. I am thinking he partnered John Wingate a lot, but I might be wrong.

Mentioning 'wholehearted commitment', I cannot remember any player trying harder than John Wingate.
Don't remember any other City player kicking a ball harder at that time either. I recall the time at Layer Road when Wingate scored by bursting the ball. He walloped a shot from way out which seemed to be going way over the bar, but as it deflated it dipped over the keeper into the net !

Binney chased every seemingly lost cause, all over the park and was regularly rewarded with a goal for his efforts.

Sexton Blake

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Dec 16, 2011
I wonder how many of Mr Binneys goals were from the penalty spot
From my own recollection very few. In fact whilst my memory may be letting me down I would say that generally at the time he was playing there were fewer penalties awarded than in the modern game.


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Feb 13, 2005
Dog Village
A quick count-up gives Fred six league goals from penalties, three each in 1972-73 and 1973-74. Before that, our penalty scorers were John Mitten (until 1971), then Barry Rowan in 1971-72. After Fred's departure, Lammie Robertson was given the job.

JJ red&white

Dec 11, 2015
So is anyone able to pull together what they believe to be the top 10 or 20 ecfc goalscorers? With totals for league, cup and overall total goals?