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Reg Stratton: 1939-2018

Former goalscorer passes away

25 May 2018

Colchester United were saddened to hear the news of the passing of former player Reg Stratton.

Reg passed away on Monday 21st May, aged 78.

After a successful spell with Woking, the England Amateur and Youth international arrived at the U's from Fulham and immediately hit the goal trail.

He was the U's leading goalscorer in three consecutive seasons, scoring 17, 24 and 9 and was part of the club's promotion winning side of 1965/66.

He was to leave the U's after 121 games and 55 goals, signing for Brentwood Town before returning to his Hampshire roots with a move to Basingstoke.

Latterly, he and his family were involved in the local cricket scene in Hampshire, with strong connections to Cove Cricket Club.

John Schultz, secretary of the Colchester United Former Players Association, said: "Reg was a strong family man who not only was a good footballer enjoyed his cricket as well.

On behalf of the Colchester United Former Players Association, I would like to pass on our thoughts and condolences at this time."

The club also echo those sentiments and wish his family well at this sad time.

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