WFFC Advent Calendar: 5 – Tim Cole

Today we take a look at perhaps one of the most important players in the history of the club, despite only making 83 starts for Leyton Pennant.

Tim Cole was a defender who came through their youth set-up before establishing himself in the first team squad.

When Leyton merged with Walthamstow Pennant to become Leyton Pennant in 1995, Cole immediately became a mainstay in the team and made 45 starts in the 1995-6 season, despite missing the first few months of the season through injury.

He made his Leyton Pennant debut as a midfielder, but soon reverted to his preferred role of centre half, where he excellent and underlined his enormous potential.

In the 1996-7 season he made 38 starts, and caught the eye of Dagenham & Redbridge, who by that time, were well on their way to becoming a Conference mainstay.

Cole was sold for a four-figure sum, being the first Leyton Pennant player to move on in exchange for cash.

Cole made over 200 appearances for The Daggers, and was made their first team captain, helping the club to win both the Football Conference and the F.A. Trophy.

Towards the end of his career, Cole had spells with Thurrock and Billericay Town, before eventually hanging up his boots.

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