THIS WEEK 2012/13 No32
25 Years ago, 1987/88
Saturday 5th March 1988
Princess End 1 v 0 Coleshill Town
Sunday Mercury Wrote:
Neither side were able to break the deadlock in a scrappy first half. Penrose went close for Princess End on two occasions with two powerful drives in the 15th and 32nd minutes. Coleshill produced fine saves from Princess End keeper Dulaston in the 37th minute and Princess End’s Hollingsworth had an effort cleared off the line in the 40th minute. Poyner also went close for Princess End in the 43rd minute. In the second half full back flood created a good run in the Coleshill 6 yard box but there was no one on the end of the pass. Penrose and Kettle went close for Princess End who began to take control of the second half. They were awarded a penalty in the 85th minute which Penrose converted.
P25 W10 D6 L9 F37 A29 Pts26 Pos 9/19
50 Years Ago 1962/63
Saturday 9th March 1963
Birmingham Youth & Old Boys League, Mercian Division
A period of seriously bad weather set in. Firstly snow, then frost and finally waterlogged pitches meant a period of 12 weeks past, from the 22nd December, before Coleshill played again.
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100 Years Ago 1912/13
Saturday 8th March 1913
Chapel End Cup Semi Final
Atherstone Town Reserves 2 v 4 Coleshill Town
Scorers: Finlan 2, Wright, Reeve.
Coleshill Chronicle Wrote:
The semi-final of the Chapel End Cup was played at Hartshill, on Saturday last, before a good “gate”. Coleshill were without their usual centre-forward, Harbage, who has left the district and will be unavailable to play again. To fill the vacancy Wright was transferred to the centre and Reeve, who has played in several matches, partnered Nichols on the right wing. Atherstone had a strong side out. Clare lost the toss and Coleshill were set to play against a strong wind and the glaring sun. Atherstone were the first to score. A misunderstanding between Grant and Hinton let in one of the opposing forwards, who promptly netted. Coleshill tried hard to equalise and had several chances, but the “Hatters” scored again. When half-time was called Atherstone were leading 2-0.
After the interval Finlan opened the scoring for Coleshill after a splendid combined effort of the forwards. Shortly afterwards Coleshill were awarded a penalty, but Clive missed. The equalising goal was not long in coming however, Wright getting through the defence easily. Coleshill’s third goal was considered the best of the match. Some capital passing by the forwards completely baffled the Hatters defence and although the goalkeeper made a fine attempt to save Finlan’s magnificent shot, he could not prevent it succeeding. Shortly afterwards Reeve made victory quite secure by scoring a fourth goal and the whistle blew with Coleshill victors by 4-2.
Coleshill played capital football throughout and from the run of the play they did not deserve to have two goals against them at half time.
Coleshill journey to Leamington on Saturday 15th March, to play Coventry CYMS in the Semi-Final of the Leamington Hospital Cup. The Coventry team are well placed in the Coventry and North Warwickshire League and only last week defeated Lower Gornal, a strong Black Country team, in the Birmingham Junior Cup. Coleshill supporters are hoping that their team will qualify for the third final.
Coleshill Charity Cup Semi Final Arley Villa 3 v 3 South Staffordshire Regiment.
Coleshill Town will have to wait for a replay to find out who they will meet in the final on Easter Monday.
P7 W4 D1 L2 F16 A15 Pts9
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