2002-2003 SEASON REVIEW
Team Pictured: 10th August 2002 Home to Pershore Town.
Back Row: Michelle Dawson Physio, Richard Gathercole, Stuart Howard, Paul Burns, Greg Allen, Simon Bradbury, Dave Wilson, Glen Simms, James Connor.
Front Row: Duwayan Mardenborough, Lee O'Brien, Carl Mitchell, Mitchell Thompson, Lee Bloxham, Tony Gormley, Chris Kavanaugh.
Also made appearances but not pictured: Neil Anderson, Dean Bagshaw, Darren Bray, Brian Cant, Dale Cately, Christian Crisp, Chris Davies, Lee Davis, Lee Dempster, Matty Devine, Gary Falconbridge, Nicky Fell, Liam Franks, Steve Fulford, Steve Grady, Chris Gray, Pete Hall, Ben Harrison, Chris Harvey, Mark Hawthorne, Phil Heaton, James Keye, Steve Lees, Lloyd Loveridge, Chris Mann, Lee McCarthy, Carl Meah, Emerson Mitchell, Carl Morris, Dan Moseley, Darren Pickering, Mal Powers, Dave Rimmer, Craig Risdill, Alex Ryder, Ray Scandrett, Lawrence Shannon, Carl Smith, Danny Smith, Allan Thomas, Verbrugge, Adam Whyte, Frank Woodburn.
Manager Gary Higgins, Assistant Manager Mark Styche, Director Of Football Colin Strong, Secretary George Phillips, Chairman Mark Bishop.
Manager Gary Higgins started his second season in charge of Coleshill with Colin Strong as Director Of Football. However both Higgins and Strong left after only 15 games. Long serving player Tony Gormley was asked to become the new manager but many of the players left to join Higgins and Strong at Kings Heath. It left a bitter taste in the mouth as they tried every trick in the book to get players away from Coleshill. Tony promoted many of the reserve team to the first team leaving Dean "Doc" Donachy short and he did a marvellous job bringing in new players who did the club proud. After being in the top half for most of the season, Town tailed away badly but rallied to finish a creditable 14th. A position in the Midland Combination Premier only bettered 15 times, 54 league goals only bettered 7 times and 48 points only bettered 12 times. There were 98 players registered between the two teams.
LEAGUE P42 W13 D9 L20 F54 A66 Points 48 Position 14th
CUP P7 W3 D0 L4 F9 A17
TOTAL P49 W16 D9 L24 F63 A83
MIDLAND COMBINATION PREMIER
Leading Goalscorer First Team: Mitchell Thompson 6 League, 2 Cup, Total 8.
Leading Goalscorer Reserves: Steve Fulford 7 League, 3 Cup, Total 10.
Leading Goalscorer Club: Steve Fulford 2 with First Team, Total 12.
24 different Scorers.
Used 58 Players.
Most Appearances: Lee O'Brien 44 including 29 consecutive. Mitchell Thompson 43. Simon Bradbury 37. Chrsitian Crisp 37. Matty Devine 37.
Player Of The Year: Christian Crisp.
Managers Player Of The Year: Carl (Smudge) Smith.
Reserves Player Of The Year: Adam Whyte.
Reserves Managers Player Of The Year: Lawrence Shannon.
First Team Match Reports 2002-2003
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