Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

Layer Road Memories (1)

Layer Road Memories (1)

With Colchester United set to depart Layer Road in the summer and move to their new 10-000 all-seater Community Stadium at Cuckoo Farm, Vital Colchester has decided to take a look back at some of the more memorable moments the stadium has had to offer.

Each week, Vital Colchester will post a memory or match on site; this week, young fan and Vital member Stevie_G_Col U kindly recalls for us a recent giant-killing under the lights at the Drome…


U`s 2 - 1 West Brom

Carling Cup R2, 21st September 2004

Att. 4,591

"This game was a classic cup clash. The visitors were WBA, a Premier League club, while the home side happened to be a small League One club in a tumbled-down stadium (Layer Road!).

We all know what happened next…. the 'small League One` club won!

From that U`s side which recorded this creditable victory, only three of the starting XI that day are on the Layer Road roster at present. Aiden Davison (goalie), Kevin Watson in midfield and defender Pat Baldwin.

The rest of the team that night contained the likes of, Greg Halford, Craig Fagan and Neil Danns, who have all since moved onto Premier League sides.

Colchester led when neat footwork from then golden striker Craig Fagan lead to him finding space on the edge of the penalty area. He fired into the top corner after collecting Richard Garcia`s neat pass.

Fagan finished the U`s top scorer that season firing 14 goals before joining Hull City in January; this strike was named the goal of the season for its sheer quality.

In the second-half the Premier League outfit were level when Geoff Horsfield latched onto a long ball forward and fired low past U`s keeper Aiden Davison.

The game eventually went into extra time. Then two minutes before a penalty shootout loomed, Joey Keith`s corner caused chaos in the Baggies` penalty area and U`s substitute Ben May poked home from close-range to send Layer Road crazy.

This night will be remembered for a long time by Colchester United fans and is just one of many special memories Layer Road has offered since it became the club`s home in 1937."


Are you a U`s fan? Do you have a memory to contribute? Are you an away fan with anything to say on Layer Road, happy or sad?

Please e-mail the website to take part in this feature.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Stevie_G_Col U
Date:Friday November 16 2007
Time: 7:04PM

Comments

0
Yeah was a great scalp. Up the Layer Road Memories.
StevieG Col U
17/11/2007 11:41:00
0
Are you planning anything special when you leave the ground? Its always sad to leave a ground you have seen many happy moments at but once you get to a new stadium its soon forgotton.
dazza71
18/11/2007 19:13:00
0
I'm not exacty sure - a film is being made and the club has begun a Hall of Fame...!!
Matt_Us
18/11/2007 23:25:00
0
We want the Layer Drome to have a good send off....
StevieG Col U
20/11/2007 18:51:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Colchester United Articles

Who Will Colchester Face In 2016/17 (31/5/16)

All promotions and relegations for the season of 2015/16 have been confirmed, so the full make up of League Two for 2016/17 is now known.

No More Quarter Final Replays For Colchester

Should Colchester United progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Colchester - FL Dates 2016/17 (23/5/16)

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Who Will Colchester Face In 2016/17 (22/5/16)

With no matches remaining in the regular 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Archived Vital Colchester Articles

Vital Colchester articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Colchester
Write For Vital Colchester
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Colchester v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Colchester win0%
Rochdale win100%
Draw0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)