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Postby Alan Beckett » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:09 pm

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


Saturday 19th November 1994
Midland Combination Premier
Shirley Town 0 v 2 Coleshill Town

Scorers: Jimmy Stafford, Jason Phillips.

Shock of the day was at Tile House Lane where Shirley Town slumped to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of lowly Coleshill Town, and it was a defeat that prompted manager Pete Sysum to say it was the worst his side had played all season. Jimmy Stafford opened the scoring mid way through the first half. The second half was just 3mins old when Phillips made it 2-0.

League Record So Far
P11 W3 D2 L6 F15 A27 Pts 11 Pos 14/18

Next week Coleshill are at Away to Highgate United in the league.


Saturday 23rd November 1985
Skol Midland Combination Premier
Coleshill Town 1 v 2 Evesham United

No record of scorers or match report.

League Record So Far
P16 W4 D5 L7 F17 A26 Pts13 Pos14/20

Next week Coleshill are Away to Studley Sporting in the league.


Saturday 19th November 1960
Coleshill Charity Cup Replay
Birch Coppice v Coleshill Town

No details of result or scorers but suspect Coleshill lost as no further mention of Coleshill Charity Cup.

League Record So Far
P8 W4 D0 L4 Not confirmed
Results are vague but Coleshill definately lost three of the first five league games but have picked up and I think have won four.

Next week Coleshill are at Away to Hillbrook United in the league.


Saturday 23rd November 1935
Sutton and District Amatuer Football League Division 1
Coleshill Town 6 v 1 Four Oaks All Saints

No details of scorers available.

Four Oaks are at present having a very lean time, and probably no club has suffered so much this season through having players injured. They were well beaten by Coleshill Town at Coleshill by 6 goals to 1.

League Record So Far
P6 W5 D0 L1 F31 A16 Pts10 Pos 3/11

Next week Coleshill appear not to have a fixture.


Saturday 19th November 1910
Birmingham Junior Cup 3rd Round.
Coleshill Town 2 v 4 Chapel End United

Scorers: Watkins (pen), Nichols.

Coleshill had a big fight at home on Saturday last, when they met Chapel End in the third round of the Birmingham Junior Cup.When these teams met last season at Coleshill the "Rabbits" were victorious by 1 goal to nil. On this occassion Chapel End brought a powerful team, and the locals were at full strength except for Sullivan. There was a capital gathering of spectators.
Coleshill started the leather rolling down the hill. Play opened fairly evenly, both teams gaining ground in turn. Then Coleshill got close in and just as Wright was getting nicely through he was brought down close to goal. The homesters were awarded a penalty and the kick was entrusted to Watkins who shot the first goal of the match. Chapel End were not long before they equalised. Their centre forward getting possession swung the ball well out to the right. The wing man appeared to be off side to some of the Coleshill players, and they stopped playing, but the referee allowed the man to go on, and he shot into the net from an awkward angle. A forward pass by Clare and a touch from Lewis left Watkins with an open goal but his shot went wide. Coleshill forwards again moved towards the visitors goal and Williams getting nicely along the left finished a beautiful run by centring right across goal. From this Nichols scored and put Coleshill ahead again. Chapel End outside left then burst away and sent in a shot with terrific force but Humphries brought off a magnificent clearance. Give and take play followed and from a fruitless corner awarded to Coleshill, Chapel End raced away, their centre forward converting a splendid centre into a goal with a capital shot. It was a beautifully worked for goal. Hlaf Time arrived: Coleshill 2 Chapel End 2.
Coleshill went off with a dash on resuming but were easily repulsed. They tried to drag the ball up the centre instead of opening the game and giving their wing men a chance. Coleshill were handicapped by Lewis getting hurt early in the game. He was limping badly, as also was Caswell, but they gamely stuck to the field. Chapel End broke away on the left, scored a good goal, and so took the lead. Coleshill should have scored on several occassions but luck seemed against them. A run and centre by the visitors right wing looked promising until Clive intervened. However, they came again, and this time were successful, and scored their fourth goal. The remainder of the game Coleshill fairly bombarded the Chapel End goal, but all to no purpose, and when the whistle blew Chaple End had won a grand, hard game by 4 goals to 2.
Coleshill Team: Goal: Humphries, Backs: Shaw and Caswell, Half Backs: Clarke, Clare (captain) and Clive, Forwards: Nichols, Watkins, Wright, Lewis and Williams.
Referee Mr Evans of Aston.
It was the best match this season and the best team won. Had Coleshill grasped the opportunities offered them they should have won comfortably. Chapel End had four opportunities and accepted them. The visitors kept the game open all the time and were contunually feeding their wing men. Every kick was a pass. Nichols and Williams, the two outside men, whenever opportunity occured, always made good ground. Coleshill in future must play the open wing game and draw the defence out of the centre. The defence all gave a magnificent display and no fault could be found.
Today, Saturday, Coleshill have two matches. At home they meet Aston United in a League game, kick off 2.30pm, while another team will be sent to Kingsbury to meet Kingsbury Colliery, at Piccadilly, in the first round of the Polesworth Cup.

Coleshill Jottings
Coleshill Football Club had a set back on their victorious career last saturday when they sustained defeat at the hands, or rather, the toes of Chapel End. Nevertheless Coleshill have nothing to be ashamed about, for it seems that both sides gave a good exhibition of the national game.

"I Hear"
That Coleshill Football Club have arranged a capital christmas programme.
That in the 3rd Round of the Tamworth Nursing Cup Coleshill have to journey to Lichfield to meet the Phoenix.
That next saturday Amington Rovers are due at Coleshill in a cup tie.
That Coleshill Football Club are arranging a whist drive at an early date.

League Record So Far
P5 W4 D0 L1 F28 A10 Pts8 Pos1st.

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