With thanks to Richard Wilson AKA Wandering Dragon for providing us with his all time Dragons eleven.
My Dragons XI may be a little different to the other submissions so far, due to me not living in Essex for a number of years which hampered my Wivenhoe attendance. I’ve tried to put together an XI of players I’ve enjoyed watching even though some were here only for a short period!
GK – Peter Haxell – Was a close pick with Olly Sanders but the Stanway shoot out alone was enough to make the list! That aside, one of the best shot stoppers I’ve seen at the club.
RB -Ben Lampon – Been at the club for an age now through the bad times and has really flourished this season. Already scoring and assisting in loads of goals. Feel he will get even better in the coming seasons!
CB – Gary Hudson – A stalwart at the back, a big uncompromising no-nonsense defender.
CB – Tom Cutts – Part of a young, developing Wivenhoe side. Tom quickly became a very solid athletic defender and was unsurprising to see him move on up the leagues.
LB – Joff March – gave my friend a WTFC mug for his birthday on an away trip to Tooting and Mitchem! Top bloke, top defender.
RW – Danny Roberts – great old school pacey winger providing ammo for the frontmen.
MF – Marley Spindler – All action midfielder and SOBS favourite, gave everything in the Town shirt. (Come home Marley!)
MF – Max Egbuna (C) – A short but sweet spell at the club. Max could have probably played any position and looked at home. Recall him frequently holding the ball up despite pressure from multiple players and was a great goal scorer to boot!
LW – Charlie Goodlake. The tricky wide man joined for only half a season but in his spell was a goal scoring machine and was almost enough to keep Wivenhoe up last season. Top lad!
FWD – Alan Day – A great goal scorer and stuck by the club in hard times.
FWD – Julian Hazel – A superb finisher and an uncompromising approach to the game made him a cult hero.