Tinsley, Colin

Birth Date

24th October 1935


Redcar, England



Biographical Text

Colin was playing for Redcar Boys Club when he joined Grimsby Town in September 1954 a month short of his 19th birthday.

He did go on to make 24 league appearances for the Mariners in his four year stay at Blundell Park.

He signed for Darlington in August 1958 and added a further 79 league outings in three seasons. Tinsley then moved to Exeter City in July 1961.

Tinsley was understudy to Alan Jones in his first season with the club, but in 1962-63 only missed two league games.

He even managed to score with a header, following a corner, after being forced out of goal due to a dislocated finger, and it was the only goal at home to Workington in September 1962.

Tinsley joined Luton Town in August 1963 and stayed there for four seasons, during which time he appeared in 55 league games. He then moved to Kettering Town.

Following a return to Luton, he moved to Dunstable Town in July 1968. He then worked as a bricklayer, and was tutor at Carillon Craft Training Centre in London.






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