SCOTT INNES (App. 1 Goals 0)
Midfielder who made a substitute’s appearance against Coggeshall Town on 27/8/79. After leaving Broad Lane he spent several seasons with Brightlingsea United before going on to play in the Colchester & East Essex League with Royal London.
DAVID JARVIS (App. 16 Goals 3)
Former Coggeshall Town midfielder signed from Halstead Town who made his debut on 16/1/86. Made his last appearance in a Dragons shirt on 10/5/86 before leaving in the summer of 1986 to link up with Tiptree United.
DANNY KING (App. 1 Goals 0)
Defender who also played in goal for the Reserves during the course of the 1985/86 campaign. Made a substitute’s appearance on 24/4/86 before going on to play for Halstead Town, Brightlingsea United and Stanway Rovers.
DAVE KNIGHT (App. 17 Goals 3)
Former Professional with Cambridge United, he also played for Dover, Basildon United and Tiptree United before being signed at the beginning of the 1979/80 campaign from Brightlingsea United. Eventually made his debut on 3/11/79, but left to rejoin his former club after playing his last game on 23/3/80.
JULIAN LAMB (App. 17 Goals 3)
Forward who originally joined us in August 1983 having previously been on the books of Colchester United. Made his debut on 20/8/83 but left after just three games to go and play for Braintree Town, Heybridge Swifts and Brantham Athletic. Brought back to Broad Lane by Phil Coleman in July 1991 and made his last appearance for us on 19/11/91 before continuing his career with Halstead Town and Tiptree United.
WILLIAM LOVE (App. 20 Goals 4)
Forward signed by Mick Loughton from Clacton Town who made his debut on 19/10/85 having previously played for Brightlingsea United. Drifted between the Reserves and Senior sides before making his final appearance on 30/8/86. Went on to have spells with Harwich & Parkeston, Brantham Athletic, Clacton Town and Essex & Suffolk Border League outfit Alresford Colne Rangers.
JOHN LYNCH (App. 2 Goals 0)
Midfielder for whom 1st team opportunities were few and far between during his spell at Broad Lane after joining from local Junior Football. Played mostly for the 2nd X1 during the course of the 1984/85 campaign, but did make two sub appearances on 27/4/85 and 2/5/85. Went on to make many appearances for Dedham Old Boys in the Essex & Suffolk Border League.
ANIL MAHENDRA (App. 5 Goals 0)
Midfielder signed during the 1984/85 campaign who made his debut on 8/4/85. His last appearance came on 7/5/85 and he departed that summer to play for Stanway Rovers who were then members of the Essex & Suffolk Border League.
DOUG MacDONALD (App. 71 Goals 23)
Strong aggressive striker signed from Mersea Island in the summer of 1977, making his debut on 20/8/77 in a 4-0 Border League victory over Sudbury Wanderers Reserves. His play created many goals for others before he eventually left towards the end of the 1979/80 campaign (our first in the Essex Senior League), making his last 1st team appearance on 20/8/79.Went on to play for several local clubs and became Assistant Manager of our Border League neighbours from across the river Rowhedge.
JIMMY McINTYRE (App. 24 Goals 0)
Striker who originally joined us during the early part of the 1983/84 campaign, making his debut on 10/9/83. Left to play for Brantham Athletic, Stanway Rovers and Braintree Town before returning to the club in July 1992.He departed again in January 1993 to join Witham Town before going abroad to play in Germany. Upon his return played for Stanway Rovers and Clacton Town before being appointed Stanway manager in 2003 where he was assisted by another Ex Dragon Ian “Dan” Daly.
BRIAN McSWEENEY (App. 2 Goals 0)
Midfielder signed in the summer of 1984 from Coggeshall Town. Made two First Team substitute appearances on 25/8/84 and 29/8/84 before playing out the rest of his time in the Reserves prior to his departure during the course of the 1985/86 campaign. Continued to play in the Colchester & East Essex League Premier Division with the likes of Straightline.
COLIN McWILLIAMS (App. 17 Goals 1)
Joined us during our Essex & Suffolk Border League days in October 1978 and progressed from the Reserves to make his Senior debut on 2/12/78. Although he developed into a very good full back his 1st Team opportunities were limited by the signing of more experienced players and he made his last appearance on 3/3/84. Left to join Brightlingsea United and later moved on to Stanway Rovers before turning out in the Colchester Sunday League for Monkwick.
IAN MEADOWS (App. 105 Goals 38)
Wivenhoe pulled off a great coup when signing Ian in the summer of 1975 despite competition from many other more Senior local clubs. Making his debut on 23/8/75 he was a very popular player and was a great asset to the club as a member of the Social Committee. It was a great shame he never got the opportunity to shine at Essex Senior League level as serious injury cut short his Dragons career and he made his last appearance on 23/10/79. Remained very much involved in local football and went on to become player/manager of Ardleigh United in the Colchester & East Essex