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Layer Road was the former home of Colchester United Football Club before being replaced by the Weston homes Community Stadium. The stadium held 6,320 spectators and was built in 1907, originally for use by Colchester Town Football Club. The last match at Layer Road took place on 26 April 2008, when Colchester lost 1-0 to Stoke City, with Richard Cresswell scoring the last goal at the stadium. The stadium was locked for the last time on 17 July 2008 after 98 years in use (71 of them as the home of Colchester United), being demolished by the end of the year.

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