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THIS WEEK No3 - 2013/14

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:24 pm
by Alan Beckett
THIS WEEK 2013/14 -No3 25,50 and 100 YEARS AGO

1988/89
Saturday 20th August 1988
Coleshill Town 1 v 2 Princes End
Scorer: Paul Brady
Sunday Mercury Wrote:
A second half winner from Smith gave Princes End their first win and left Coleshill without a point from three matches. Princes End took the lead after 10 minutes when a free kick was played into the path of Roack who scored from close range. Coleshill deservedly scored on the half hour when Gormley crossed for Paul Brady to score his second of the season from six yards. Eight minutes after the restart Princes End regained the lead when Smith raced to the byline and his fierce cross rattled in at the near post. Coleshill battled hard but were hampered in the closing stages when they were reduced to 10 men when substitute Fitzpatrick went off with a dislocated shoulder.

Tuesday 23rd August 1988
Chelmsley Town 1 v 1 Coleshill Town
No details available.

Saturday 27th August 1988
Midland Combination Premier
West Midlands Police 2 v 1 Coleshill Town
Scorer:-Tony Gormley.
Sunday Mercury Wrote:
Police were first to mount a series of attacks with Buttress, Palmer and McMenamin testing Coleshill keeper West. After 15 mins Coleshill came right back into the match with Paul Brady combining with Green to set up Gormley who drove past the diving Southall for the opening goal. From the restart Police forced a corner and McMenamin's flag kick found Grimshaw who powered his header into the roof of the net. On the stroke of half time Police went further ahead when Keen sent Foggarty through to smash the ball into the net. From the restart both teams struggled to find a way through determined defences and it was not until ten minutes from the end that Keen put the result beyond doubt for Police when he slipped past two defenders and drove past the diving West. For Coleshill the nippy Gormley caused problems and Police were well served by the determined play of Foggarty and Keen.

Tuesday 30th August 1988
Polesworth North Warwick 0 v 0 Coleshill Town
No details available.
P6 W0 D2 L4 F5 A14 Pts 2 Pos17/18


1963/64
Coleshill's season started on Saturday 31st August at home to Olton. Long time secretary Bernie Knight was a worried man with a week to go to the start of the season. Some players had hung up their boots, others had moved on to other teams. The club was in danger of folding but Knight was determined to keep the name Coleshill Town going and it is down to his hard and dedicated work that we are all still here today.

1913/14
Coleshill didn’t start their season until 6th September. Last season they were in the Trent Valley League but the committee decided to return to the Birmingham Youth and Old Boys Football League and were put in the Suburban Division (Div 2).
Coleshill started as Coleshill & District Football Club back in 1885, the District was dropped a few years later so they were known as Coleshill Football Club for many years, but this year, 1913, “Town” was added and the name Coleshill Town Football Club has remained the same since.
Coleshill Horse Show took place this week-end on the “cricket” field, which was also the “football field”.