Former Hammer saves Colchester

georgeFormer Hammers Academy graduate George Moncur has saved Colchester United from relegation from League One this afternoon by scoring the only goal in the 82nd minute against Preston North End.

In order to avoid relegation into League Two, Colchester needed to better the results of both Notts County and Crawley Town, both a point ahead of them.

Son of former Hammer John Moncur, George signed for the U’s for an undisclosed fee in November last year.Colchester converted the 21-year-old’s loan deal into a permanent move, and he signed a contract with them until 2017.

A youth team player with West Ham, Moncur signed his first professional contract with the Hammers in September 2010. He played youth and reserve team football and made his first team debut for West Ham on 28 August 2012 against Crewe in the League Cup coming on as an 84th minute substitute for Kevin Nolan.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “Former Hammer saves Colchester

  1. 3 years ago he comes on to replace Nolan maybe he should have stayed and this column should read explayer Nolan saves Colchester ?
    Well done George

  2. Was watching it on sky,good to see him score & save them.Hope freddie can score a few for ipswich in the play-offs,he has looked really sharp recently,going down the divisions to learn his trade has benefitted him.Hopefukky it can do the same for George 😉

  3. Ffs,thats what happens when the K is next to the L on the keyboard,’hopefully’ not ‘hopefukky’ 😀

  4. It’s a shame Rads they are good championship players but not quite good enough for us,
    But I think Lee can do it at the top level but wifi he get the chance to show us,

  5. Well done Georgie boy, the ‘ol man like us will be proud of you, I only watched the game to see you play, perhaps you should of took the pen you won as well, the win also pushed Barry Hearnes big club OS rivals Orient down to league 2 as well, been a good year for relegation this season, Orient join Wigan and Millwall in going down

    • Sadly, I think Hearne destroyed the generally amiable feelings that most of our fans had for the O’s. Like you, I see nothing but silver linings over the fate of Orient, Wigan and Millwall. Hopefully, Charlton will be next to join them and Sheffield Utd will miss out in the play-offs.

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