STEVE GARNHAM (App. 5 Goals 0)
Played for our Reserves in 1981/82, this midfielder broke into the first team squad and made his Senior debut on 1/11/81. After failing to establish himself as a regular he returned to local football after playing his last game on 5/6/82. Went on to play for Brightlingsea United and later managed Great Bentley.
JOHN GILLAN (App. 1 Goals 0)
Reserve team midfielder who made just one substitute’s appearance for the first team on 7/2/81. After leaving Broad Lane he spent several years with Coggeshall Town.
MARK GOOCH (App. 7 Goals 0)
Full back signed from Coggeshall Town in August 1979 and made his debut on 29/9/79. Struggled to hold down a place in the first team and eventually returned to his previous club after making his last Dragons appearance on 23/3/80.
ANDY GOODING (App. 20 Goals 1)
Former Colchester United Youth Team midfielder signed in November 1983. Scored on his Reserve team debut and made his Senior debut on 3/12/83 in the F.A.Vase against Haverhill Rovers. Remained with the club for one and a half years, playing his last game on 21/1/85.
BOBBY GOUGH (App. 10 Goals 2)
Striker who began his Football League career with Walsall back in 1967. Went on to play for Port Vale, Southport and Colchester United before moving into the non league game with Chelmsford City, Hendon and Tiptree United, where he was player/ manager. One of several former Col.U team mates of then Dragons boss Mick Packer, Bobby made his debut for us on 17/9/83 and ended his brief association with the club on12/11/83. After retirement from Senior Football he went on to run the Layer Fox and Donkey & Buskins pubs.
BARRY GREYGOOSE (App. 17 Goals 0)
Midfielder signed in July 1980 having had a successful career in the Essex & Suffolk Border League with Mersea Island. Made his Dragons debut in a 2-1 victory over Chelmsford City Reserves on 16/8/80 and played his last game in Wivenhoe colours on 24/1/81. Left Broad Lane in February 1981 to link up with Halstead Town.
BOBBY HAMILTON (App. 20 Goals 0)
Scottish born goalkeeper signed from Tiptree United at the start of the 1984/85 campaign. Began his career as an apprentice with Ipswich Town (where he gained two F.A.Youth Cup winners medals) before going on to spend several seasons at Colchester United as understudy to Mike Walker. Having previously played for Chelmsford City and Braintree, Bobby made his Dragons debut on 25/8/84 and, after making his last appearance on 8/12/84, he returned to Scotland and linked up with Stirling Albion.
JOHN HAMMOND (App. 179 Goals 6)
Moved into the area with a job at the Colchester Lathe Company and joined the Dragons in 1974. Made his first team debut in a 2-1 Essex & Suffolk Border League victory over West End United on 1/2/75.Started his Wivenhoe career as a full back but developed into an excellent sweeper during his six year stay, playing his last match on 5/5/80.
BOBBY HANKS (App. 72 Goals 0)
Goalkeeper originally signed in 1971 from Eastern Gas and progressed from the reserves to make his first team debut on 8/1/72 in an Essex Junior Cup tie against Parkeston Railway during which he unfortunately sustained two broken ribs. Left in August 1973 to join Brightlingsea United and went on to play for Harwich & Parkeston during their Isthmian League days. Returned to Wivenhoe in July 1985 following a spell with Clacton Town and made his last appearance on 24/4/86. Went on to have further spells with Brightlingsea and Harwich before eventually retiring from Senior Football in the summer of 1990.
MARK HARRISON (App. 11 Goals 0)
Midfielder who came to the club in July 1979 along with his brother Paul. Previously on the books of Norwich City as a youth, he never really managed to establish himself in the first team and drifted into local football after playing the majority of his games in the reserves. Made his debut on 6/9/80 and his last appearance on 15/1/83.
PAUL HARRISON (App. 350 Goals 258)
A Broad Lane legend signed from Ipswich Town in July 1979 and scored on his debut on 20/8/79. An F.A.Youth Cup winner with Ipswich, he left the Dragons during the summer of 1983 and had spells with Tiptree United and Heybridge Swifts but returned in March 1986. A rift with the management saw him depart again in May 1989 but, following spells at Braintree Town, Brantham Athletic and Burnham Ramblers, he rejoined us again during the 1990/91 campaign. Sadly it was only a brief stay as he made his last appearance on 16/3/91 and linked up with Harlow Town for a short while before retiring from the senior game after a couple of games in the Essex & Suffolk Border League with Dedham Old Boys.
(Above – Paul Harrison)
GEOFF HARROP (App. 74 Goals 0)
Ex Colchester United, Tiptree United and Chelmsford City defender who joined us from Heybridge Swifts in October 1984. Made his debut on 6/10/84 but left to link up with Braintree Town in the summer of 1985. Returned to Broad Lane in August 1986 following a spell with Brightlingsea United and made his last appearance on 4/5/87 prior to going to Australia. Since his return to this country he played for Arena in the Colchester Sunday League and managed Gas Recreation as well working for Colchester United.
KEVIN HARVEY (App. 21 Goals 0)
Left back signed from Haverhill Rovers having previously seen service with Harwich & Parkeston as well as Essex & Suffolk Border League outfit Parkeston Railway. Made his debut on 17/8/86 but left after just four months, his last senior appearance coming on 7/12/86. Played for Brightlingsea United, Tiptree United and ESBL West Bergholt following his departure.
JOHN HAVELL (App. 9 Goals 0)
Defender who made his first team debut on 2/2/85 after being signed from local Junior Football. His brief run in the first team came to an end on 24/4/85 and he left Broad Lane to go and play in the Essex & Suffolk Border League with our near neighbours Alresford Colne Rangers.
GARY HIGGLETON (App. 248 Goals 7)
Former Severalls Athletic and West Bergholt defender who joined the Dragons in 1981. Progressed from the reserves to make his senior debut on 21/8/82 and played in every position for the first team including goalkeeper, making his final appearance on 20/12/88. Left Broad Lane in the summer of 1989 to have two very successful years with Brightlingsea United before going on to play for Gas Recreation and Stanway Rovers.
BOBBY HODGE (App. 1 Goals 0)
A short lived signing who played his only game on 28/8/83. This former Exeter City and Colchester United midfielder was forced to quit the Professional game through injury at just 28 and spent two seasons playing in Norway before returning to this country and linking up with Chelmsford City. Went on to become player/coach at Clacton Town before retiring through injury.
ANDY HUNT (App. 8 Goals 0)
Able to operate at full back or in midfield, he made his Dragons debut on 15/1/83. Found senior opportunities limited and eventually left to join Brightlingsea United after playing his last game in a Wivenhoe shirt on 20/5/83. Played Sunday League Football for Lexden Sun and became a Sports Physio like his father Ronnie.