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Postby Alan Beckett » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:54 pm


Monday 8th October, little old Coleshill Town take on NPower League 2 side Burton Albion in the Birmingham Senior Cup, only the fifth time that Town have played a professional team in a competitive game in their 127 year history. This will be the second time Coleshill have hosted Burton, the first time in 2009, the other games coming against Birmingham City twice and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

If Town happen to score tonight, the scorer will join a very small and exclusive list of players who have achieved that accolade.

Danny Carter's goal against Birmingham City on 3rd October 2010 came in a 5-1 defeat in which a 16 year old Nathan Redmond was amongst the scorers for Blues.

On 6th October 2009 Matty Robinson scored against tonight’s opponents Burton Albion, also in the Birmingham Senior Cup, in a 4-1 defeat.

Coleshill played Birmingham City in the Birmingham Senior Cup in 1988 and after a 0-0 draw at Pack Meadow, they then drew 1-1 at St Andrews with "The Evening Mail" stating "Tate scored for Coleshill in the 1st half". This was in fact a nickname, the full name of the scorer being centre forward John Taylor. Coleshill won 3-2 on penalties, (no record of scorers), and then went on to play Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux where they lost 3-0 to an almost full strength Wolves team.

Burton currently lie in 7th place in League 2 with five wins from their nine games so far. They have been very impressive at home this year already scoring 16 goals but and are in the middle of their best ever run in the Football League, unbeaten in seven games.

It’s difficult to say what kind of side the Brewers will put out but a couple of names to look out for are Calvin Zola and Jacques Maghoma who are both from the Democratic Republic of Congo and are Albion’s top goalscorers this season and of course their manager ex Birmingham City defender Gary Rowett.

Tuesday 6th October 2009
Birmingham Senior Cup
Coleshill Town 1 v 4 Burton Albion
Report by Paula Scott

Coleshill expected a talented Burton Albion to grace Pack Meadow and that's excactly what they recieved.

Possession and quick play were the Albion strategy for the evening and caused Coleshill to chance the game.

Midfield was fast and furious and continuous accurate passing stretched the Coleshill defence, Richard Kavanaugh and Jason Lanns placed some exactly timed tackes to keep the score equal.

Two penalties in quick succession gave Burton the lead after quick footwork caused Coleshill to produce the fouls so Burton left the field at half time two goals ahead.

Within seconds of the second half kicking off Burton found their third goal and a hat trick for Greg Pearson much to the dismay of the Coleshill team.

Coleshill were not deterred and tried to keep possession and had a short spell where they were dominant leading to a great goal for Matty Robinson.

Coleshill pushed for the second goal but Burton did gain their fourth goal of the evening, the result did not ever look in doubt after the penalty decisions but Coleshill could take pride in losing to an excellent side.

Carl Adams was pleased to see Manager of Burton Albion Paul Peschisolido take the time to visit Pack Meadow, it was a good boost for the supporters and the club. "I felt we did try to compete but the strength in the side of Burton Albion was evident".

Coleshill: Matty Robinson 57
Burton Albion: Gregg Pearson 15, 26, 47, Aaron Webster 85.

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