THIS WEEK 2012/13 No20
25 Years ago, 1987/88
Saturday 12th December 1987
Coleshill Town 2 v 2 Walsall Wood
Scorers: Christopher, Taylor.
Sunday Mercury Wrote:
A goal in each half gave Coleshill a deserved victory at the expense of Walsall Wood who sink further into the relegation zone. Coleshill went in front in the 16th minute when Christopher scored with a fine drive from 15 yards from Cooke’s centre. Two minutes after the re-start Coleshill increased their lead when a cross from new signing Mulholland was slotted home from close range by Taylor. Walsall Wood’s day was completed in the 55min when Jones missed a penalty after keeper Yeomans had fouled.
P16 W6 D4 L6 F23 A22 Pts16 Pos 11/19
50 Years Ago 1962/63
Saturday 15th December 1962
Birmingham Youth & Old Boys League
No details available but I suspect there was no fixture for Coleshill this week or if there was it was called off due to the weather.
P12 W10 D1 L1 F47 A14 Pts21 Pos 3/15
100 Years Ago 1912/13
Saturday 14th December 1912
Chapel End Cup Round 1.
Arley Villa 2 v 3 Coleshill Town
Scorers: Unknown, Harbage, Nichol.
Coleshill Chronicle Wrote:-
These teams met at Arley on Saturday last in the first round of the Chapel End Cup. The wind was very strong and Clare winning the toss had no hesitation in deciding to play with wind and sun behind his men. From the kick off play became very exciting but the players found it difficult to control the ball. Coleshill pressed for the first five minutes but a good clearance by one of the Arley backs led to the home right wing getting away though the final shot went wide. From the goal kick the ball was placed well in the homesters territory and Coleshill scored six minutes from the start. The Arley men tried hard to equalise and a smart forward movement was was splendidly stopped by Neville. Coleshill had much the best of play after this and Harbage scored No2 with a fine shot. Shortly afterwards Finlan made a good attempt to score but shot over the bar. Wright followed suit when apparently in a good position and Nichols was pulled up for off-side when a goal seemed certain. Nichols was not to be denied however and after 25 minmutes play he scored a magnificent goal with a shot which gave the goalkeeper no chance of saving. Coleshill continued to press right up to half time but could not score again and the whistle blew with the score 3-0 in Coleshill’s favour.
From the re-start it was soon evident that the Arley men meant business but Coleshill’s defence played very soundly. Wright got possession after a nice pass and shot into the net but was pulled up for off-side. In spite of the wind Coleshill troubled the Arley defence frequently but could not add to the score. With only 10minutes to play the home supporters encouraged the Villa to “play up” and from a scramble in front of Coleshill’s goal they did score. Five minutes later the referee gave a penalty against Coleshill. The ball appeared to bounce and hit Grout on his hand. Cooper took the kick and his shot hit the foot of the upright and rebounded into play. Another Arley player met the ball and Hinton caught the shot cleverly but he could not get it away and several Arley men were on top of him trying to get the ball into the net until the referee blew his whistle. The Arley men at once appealed for a goal as the ball had been over the line and the referee awarded it. Only a few minutes remained to play and Arley made strenuous efforts to equalise. No further score took place and Coleshill won a hard, exciting game by 3 goals to 2.
The Coleshill team was; goal, Hinton; backs, Neville, Grout;half backs, Freeman, Clare, Clive. Forwards, Nichols, Harbage, Wright, Finlan, Williams. Referee Mr Birchell, Nuneaton.
Coleshill visit Kingsbury on Saturday to play the Reform Club (late Athletic) in the first round of the Coleshill Charity Cup and should win easily. On Boxing Day Atherstone Town visit Coleshill to play the return League match and this game should be worth witnessing. Coleshill have a little account to settle with the “Hatters” – a score of 9-1 in the opening match of the season is not likely to be forgotten.
P7 W4 D1 L2 F16 A15 Pts9
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