THIS WEEK 2014/15 -25, 50 and 100 YEARS AGO WEEK 35 Saturday 28th March.
Saturday 31st March 1990
Scoreline Midland Combination Premier
Coleshill Town 1 v 0 Stratford Town
Scorer: Paul Brady.
SUNDAY MERCURY WROTE
Coleshill took the lead in the 23rd minute when Brady neatly picked up a loose ball in midfield and fired in a 20-yard shot which Whitehouse, the Stratford keeper, could only help into the net. Stratford almost equalised seven minutes later when Alan Byrne broke down the right but his well flighted centre was headed narrowly over by John Mitchell from six yards.
P32 W10 D7 L15 F33 A39 Pts37 Pos 10/20
Fixture Saturday 17th February
Coleshill Town v Solihull Borough
Saturday 27th March 1965
Birmingham Youth & Old Boys League Mercian Division
Handsworth Amatuers(Yardley ?) 3 v 4 Coleshill Town
Scorers: Paddy Murray 4.
COLESHILL CHRONICLE WROTE
Murray Puts Dark Days In The Past
The dark memories of Coleshill Town’s black days are long forgotten. For Bernie Knight and his gallant fighters are riding along and on a crest of a wave – already through to the Aston Villa Shield Final, they are now pulling themselves up into a respectable league position. And the man directly concerned with steering Coleshill off the rocks is centre forward Paddy Murray. Not since the days of leader Harry Stokes – who donned the Town’s No9 shirt for the best part of 12 years – have goals come so sweetly for the “Green and Whites” supporters. On Saturday, this broth of an Irish boyo scored all four goals in the Town’s 4-3 whacking of Yardley Amateurs – and in doing so took his total to 18 in a comparatively short time. This surge of goals for Coleshill started when Roy Middleton joined the Town’s ranks to break a run of seven defeats with a number of hat-tricks – his tally stands at 22. But after being put in the Campbell-Orr Shield short list (league representative team) Middleton seemed to lose his golden touch but found a new position at inside right on the arrival of Murray. This proved to be a blessing in disguise. He linked brilliantly with the new leader and his prompting enabled Murray to rattle home the goals. But even without Middleton on Saturday – he was at Dave Whitehouse’s wedding – Murray turned up trumps. He hammered home a Billy Friar pass in the 7th minute and after Yardley centre forward Danks had given his side a 2-1 interval lead, he grabbed a second half hat-trick to give Town both points.
Tuesday 30th March
Coleshill Town v Christchurch – unknown result
P22 W7 D2 L11 F47 A 46 Pts16 Pos7/14 – Bolehall, Christchurch unknown result.
Fixture Saturday 2nd April
Coleshill Town v Elms Close Rangers
Thursday 7th April
Coleshill Town v Sherwood Rangers
Saturday 6th February 1915
FROM THE COLESHILL CHRONICLE ARCHIVES
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