Having joined the club from Darlington towards the end of 1961 Colin Tinsley was Exeter City’s regular goalkeeper during 1962/63. He then played a similar number of games for Luton Town. He was fondly-remembered for the goal he scored for Exeter when playing in an outfield postion having dislocated a finger.
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.
Colin 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 and later played for Dunstable Town before working as a bricklayer and a tutor at a craft training centre in London.