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Colesman Ballz

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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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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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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

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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?
 
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