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WE MEET AGAIN - Friar Lane & Epworth

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:32 pm
by Alan Beckett
WE MEET AGAIN - Friar Lane & Epworth

Friar Lane are another team that Coleshill have only really come across since promotion to the Alliance, that is except a one off meeting in the FA Vase 1996/97. They were known then as Friar Lane Old boys, the link up with Epworth coming in 2002, but the two teams met on Saturday 7th September 1996 in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Vase. Friar Lane won comfortably that day 5-2 with Mark Charnley getting both of Coleshill's consolation goals.

Friar Lane joined the Alliance two years before Coleshill gained promotion, and have finished 15, 16, 15, 15 in their four years at that level. Lane won the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division Championship 2006 and were then invited to join the Midland Football Alliance League which at first they declined, but after weeks of hard work on improving their ground facilities they were invited to a meeting with the MFA at the Tamworth Services Station and were accepted into the League. Makes you wonder why Coleshill had so many problems getting accepted by the Alliance!

The meetings between the sides in the league have all been fiery affairs.
Two seasons ago a Lane player was sent off following a mass brawl and then last season the game was abandoned after a player from each side was shown red. The game was never replayed with neither side getting any points. That decision always leaves a bitter taste in the mouth as, although it was the players at fault, a stronger referee would have controlled the situation and allowed the game to finish. It now leaves a blank space. Both teams finishing a game short on the final league table. A strange decision for the league and the FA to make!



Saturday 7th September 1996
FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round
Friar Lane Old Boys 5 v 2 Coleshill Town
Scorer: Mark Charnley 2.


Tuesday 2nd September 2008
Aspire Midland Alliance
Friar Lane & Epworth 3 v 3 Coleshill Town
Scorers: Matty Robinson 2, Neil Kitching. ... .php?t=722

Saturday 28th March 2009
Coleshill Town 4 v 0 Friar Lane & Epworth
Scorers: James Dance 2, Matty Robinson, Ben Porter. ... .php?t=764


Saturday 7th November 2009
Aspire Midland Alliance
Coleshill Town 2 v 1 Friar Lane & Epworth
Scorers: Marvin Johnson, Matty Robinson. ... .php?t=795

Saturday 6th February 2010
Aspire Midland Alliance
Friar Lane & Epworth 2 v 1 Coleshill Town
Scorer: Chris Gumery.
Match Abandoned. ... .php?t=804


P4 W2 D1 L1 F11 A9 + One Game Abandoned.