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Postby Alan Beckett » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:49 pm

THIS WEEK - 16, 25, 50, 75 and 100 Years Ago


Saturday 15th October 1994
Midland Combination Premier
Coleshill Town 1 v 4 Meir K.A.

Scorer: Lee Ebbutt.

There were five goals at Coleshill but it was the home side on the recieving end of a 4-1 thriller with Meir KA, and their cause was not helped when defender Jamie Harden was sent off on 40mins. On target for Meir were Scott Reaney, with two first half penalties, Wayne Morgan and Paul Legg. Town rallyed late on but managed just a solo consolation goal from Lee Ebbutt.

Record So Far
P7 W1 D2 L4 F9 A20 Pts 5 Pos 17/18

Next week Coleshill are at Away to Upton Town.


Saturday 19th October 1985
FA Vase 1st Round.
Brereton Social 5 v 1 Coleshill Town

Scorer: Colin Cooke.

Manager Mick Morris's pep talk at half time brought the reward when Brereton went on the goal rampage. Coleshill were given a gift goal in the 3rd minute when keeper Kavanaugh fumbled the ball and Colin Cooke nipped in. Brereton had their chances to level before John Glaister netted in the 34th minute after being put clear by brother Steve. The home side made it 2-1 in the 48th minute when Poole sent John Glaister away and he beat keeper Nejja with a cross come shot. Three minutes later Brereton increased their lead when Alan Harvey superbly headed home a Poole centre. They made it 4-1 in the 68th minute when Mark Abbott headed home a corner from Perry. In the 82nd minute Harvey and Abbott combined well to set up a chance for David Poole to tap the ball home.

Record So Far
P12 W4 D3 L5 F13 A18 Pts11 Pos12/20

Next week Coleshill are back in league action as they travel to Stratford Town.


Saturday 15th October 1960
Coleshill Charity Cup
Coleshill Town 2 v 2 Birch Coppice

Scorers: Wyatt, Bevan.

Coleshill Charity Cup Shock, Town Held To A Draw
Only four 1st Round games were played in the Coleshill Charity Cup on saturday but the results provided at least two mild surprises. Formaost was the smart performance put up by Birch Coppice reserves against last seasons Finalists Coleshill Town. The reserves took the place of the club's senior side who faced Aldridge Ex Services in the Lewis Cup. They did exceedingly well to hold Town to a 2-2 draw.
The visitors took an early lead through C.F.C. Naylor. The game swung in the Town's favour with goals by Wyatt and Bevan but after the visitors had had a goal dissallowed they saved the game with a late equaliser.

Record So Far
Results are vague but Coleshill definately lost three of the first five league games.

Next week Coleshill are at Away to Bournville in the Birmingham Youth and Old Boys League.


Saturday 19th October 1935
Sutton and District Amateur Football League, Division 1.
Coleshill Town 7 v 3 Saltley Rangers

No details of scorers.

In the league Coleshill Town beat Saltley Rangers by 7 goals to 3. A feature of the game was that not one foul was recorded.
N.B. The League representative side played Cradley League in the Campbell Orr Shield. No Coleshill players were selected.

Record So Far
P4 W3 D0 L1 F21 A12 Pts6 Pos 3/11

Next week Coleshill play Bloxwich in the 1st Round of the Hammerwich Cup.


Saturday 15th October 1910
Birmingham Youth and Old Boys League, Senior Division
Witton Athletic 2 v 4 Coleshill Town

Scorers: Watkins, Lewis, Wright, Williams.

These teams met at Witton, on saturday last, in a league match. Coleshill were at full strength with the exception of Shaw, Lilley taking his place. Sullivan turned out for the first time and so filled the outside right position. Witton entered the field with an unbeaten record and being able to put their best team in the field were confident of victory.
Coleshill Team: Goal: Humphries, Backs: Lilley and Caswell, Half Backs: Clarke, Clare (Captain) and Clive, Forwards: Sullivan, Watkins, Wright, Lewis and Williams.
Referee Mr Owen of Birmingham.

Witton won the toss and Coleshill started down the slope. The game opened fairly evenly, neither side appearing to have much advantage. Coleshill forced a corner but nothing came of it, and soon after Wright missed a good opportunity of scoring for Coleshill. However, Watkins worked a beautiful opening, shooting into the net with a rasping shot. The Witton team then gave the Coleshill defence some anxious moments but Humphries was playing a capital game and dealt with one or two shots in a masterly way. Sullivan and Watkins got away nicely on the right, the ball transferred to the centre and Lewis, getting possession, scored a grand goal. From a foul against Coleshill Witton got away and working well into the visitors goal mouth scored with a beautiful shot. It was a nicely worked goal and on the run of the game the homesters deserved it. At the interval the score was:
Coleshill 2, Witton 1.
Resuming, the homesters opened in a promising manner but Lilley and Caswell repeatedly pulled them up. When Coleshill settled down they played beautiful football and from a nice piece of passing Wright was enabled to score a capital goal. However the Witton forwards persevered with great determination and it only met it's just reward, their inside left scoring a good goal. From the kick off the home team tried desperatley to get on even terms but the three C's were playing splendidly at half back for Coleshill. The best goal of the match was scored by Charlie Williams. He recieved in mid field and making good ground and beating all opposition, finished up by regitering a grand goal. Witton tried hard to reduce the margin but Humphries cleared his charge grandly on several occasions and one throw-out was splendid. When the whistle blew Coleshill had won a good and most pleasant game by 4 goals to 2.
Undoubtedly it was one of the best games Coleshill have had this season and certainly the most pleasant. Coleshill opened very shakily but once settled down they treated the spectators to beautiful football and well deserved to win. Sullivan certainly improved the forward line, for although not up to "concert pitch" he showed he had lost none of the tricks of the game.
Just a word for Witton. They are a capital and well-balanced team and played a beautiful, crisp game from start to finish. With a less reliable defence to oppose their forwards would soon pile some goals on. It was such a pleasant game we shall look forward to the return match.
Today (Saturday) Coleshill meet Amington Rovers at Coleshill in the first round of the Tamworth Nursing Cup. Kick off at three o'clock prompt. Referee, Mr Keagh of Birmingham. Coleshill will put their full team in the field for the first time this season. Amington have been doing well this sesaon and last week beat Atherstone Amateurs.

That Coleshill's match with Witton was one of the most satifactory of the season.
That the meeting between two good teams produced a good game and some good football.
That this is what spectators want.
That Coleshill look forward to playing Witton again.
That Coleshill are drawn against kingsbury Colliery (Piccadilly) in the first round of the Polesworth Cup at Kingsbury.
That this should produce a splendid game and arouse a great deal of interest.
That on Saturday next Coleshill journey to Atherstone to meet the Amateurs of that town in the Wilnecote Cup.
That today Coleshill meet Amington Rovers at Coleshill in the Tamworth Nursing Cup.
That Coleshill people will have the first opportunity of seeing their famous outside right.
That Coleshill people will be surprised to hear T. Kynnersley turned out for Atherstone two weeks ago.

Record So Far
P5 W4 D0 L1 F28 A10 Pts8 Pos 1st

As mentioned above next week Coleshill are at Home to Amington Rovers in the 1st round of the Tamworth Nursing Cup of which they are the holders.

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