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Postby Alan Beckett » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:09 pm

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

The holiday period should be full of games but most of the time the weather intervenes and few games take place. This post of "This Week" takes in the Xmas and New Year fixtures.


Monday 26th December 1994
Midland Combination Premier
Coleshill Town 3 v 0 Chelmsley Town

Scorers: Jimmy Stafford, Jason Phillips, Jamie Shipway.

Delighted Coleshill Town boss Bob Nimmons has seen his long time struggling side hit real championship form in the last month. Coleshill, everyone's favourite whipping boys in the opening months of the season, have only lost once in their last six games while winning three. Nimmons said the success has been due to the fact he has been able to field a settled side for the first time this season. He has also heaped praise on strikers Jason Phillips, Jonathan Johnson and Jimmy Stafford, who have hit 14 goals between them in these six games. The turn around started when Coleshill went to Highgate United and won 5-1 before beating title challengers Shirley Town 2-0 also away. On Boxing Day, goals by Stafford, Phillips and Jamie Shipway gave Coleshill a convinsing local derby win over improved Chelsley Town 94 at Packington Lane. Nimmons said "The only game we lost out of these six was against Studley but we could have won that if we had put our chances away. The fact we have been able to field the same side with just one or two changes has worked really well for us".

Saturday 31st December 1994
Coleshill Town 1 v 3 Upton Town

Scorer: Jimmy Stafford (pen)

There were plenty of goals at Coleshill where the home side went down 3-1 to Upton Town. Coleshill, fresh from their 3-0 Boxing Day win over neighbours Chelmsley Town, took the lead after 15mins through a Jimmy Stafford penalty following a foul on Jon Johnson, but Paul Thompson equalised 20mins from the break before a 20 yard rocket by Paul Scarrott gave them a 45th min lead. It was little surprise when Upton, 3-2 Boxing Day losers at Olton, added a third after 71mins when Julian Langfield forced a shot home from close range.

Monday 2nd Jan 1995
West Midlands Police v Coleshill Town

Match Postponed.

League Record So Far
P17 W5 D4 L8 F27 A36 Pts19 Pos 11/18

Next week Coleshill are at Home to Knowle North Star in the league.


Wednesday 1st January 1986
Skol Midland Combination Premier
Paget Rangers 1 v 1 Coleshill Town

No record of scorer. No match report.

Games on 28th December (Highgate or Knowle) and 4th Jan (Bloxwich) both postponed.

League Record So Far
P21 W6 D8 L7 F25 A32 Pts20 Pos12/20

Next week Coleshill are away to Northfield Town.


Saturday 24th December 1960
Birmingham Youth & Old Boys Mercian League

Coleshill played a league game over the holiday period, probably Xmas Eve but no record of opponent or result and then the next game wasn't until 7th January.

League Record So Far
P14 W4 D0 L5 Not confirmed, 5 results missing altogether.
Results are vague but Coleshill definately lost three of the first five league games but have picked up and I think have won four.


Saturday 28th December 1935
Sutton and District Amatuer Football League Division 1
Coleshill Hall v Coleshill Town.

Coleshill won this game although the score is unknown.

Saturday 4th January 1936
Four Oaks 2 v 3 Coleshill Town

No details of scorers.

A little more steadiness in front of goal and a different tale might have been told in the match between Four Oaks and Coleshill Town. The latter was hard pushed to get the verdict by the odd goal in five.

League Record So Far
P9 W7 D0 L1 F34 A18 Pts18 Pos 3/11 One result missing plus goals from Hall game.

Next week Coleshill are at Home to Coleshill Hall again in the league.


Saturday 24th December 1910
Fazeley Charity Cup
Wilnecote Victoria 1 v 4 Coleshill Town

No record of scorers.

These teams met at Wilnecote, on saturday last, to see which should have the honour of appearing in the semi final of the Fazeley Cup. Local teams all seem ambitious to win this cup. The extra value in medals, I suppose, is the inducement. Coleshill were not able to put their full team in the field, owing to the illness of Clive. Shaw was also an absentee and the team lined out as follows: Goal: Humphries, Backs: Whorton and Caswell, Half Backs: Clarke, Clare and Watkins, Forwards: Sullivan, Wright, Nichols, Lewis and Williams. Referee Lance-Corporal Barnett of Lichfield.
The game opened at a furious pace, both teams going for all they were worth, and it was not long before Coleshill found the net. At half time they were leading by 3 goals to 1. The second half was keenly contested but Coleshill further increased their lead and so gained the victory by 4 goals to 1. This match was one of the roughest played this year.

Monday 26th December 1910
Tamworth Nursing Cup
Lichfield Phoenix 8 v 2 Coleshill Town

No record of scorers.

These teamsmet at Lichfield, on Boxing Day but owing to an unfotunate accident to the motor containing some of the players, the game was left unfinished with 28 minutes to play. It was a day of misfortune all round from a Coleshill point of view, for Whorton, Clarke and Watkins missed their train at New Street and then the motor-car got two puntures and the match was delayed nearly an hour. To make things worse, the other players who had arrived could not dress, for the playing things were in the car. However, after a lot of bustling about, a team was got together for the sake of the spectators and a comical game ended in favour of Lichfield by 8 goals to 2.

Tuesday 27th December (Morning)
Birmingham Youth & Old Boys Senior Division
Coleshill Town 0 v 1 Aston United

This match was played at Coleshill on Tuesday last. The game should have commenced at 11.30 in the morning, but owing to the late arrival of the visitors it was one 0'clock before the teams faced each other. This was "hard lines" on Coleshill, for practically the same team had got to face Yardley United at 2.30pm. Coleshill played down hill to start and more than held their own for a time, then a foul transferred play, but Humphries kicked away. Towards the close of the half Aston scored and the interval arrived: Aston United 1, Coleshill 0. The second half was stubornly contested and Coleshill certainly had bad luck on several occassions. No more scoring took place however and Aston won by 1 goal to nil. A draw would have been a more fitting result.

Tuesday 27th December (Afternoon)
Birmingham Youth & Old Boys Senior Division
Coleshill Town 2 v 3 Yardley United

Scorers: Lewis and unknown.

The "Rabbits" undertook a difficult task when they arranged to play the two teams at the top of the League table in one day - or rather in the space of three hours. Both Aston and Yardley have an unbeaten record and it was hoped that one of them at least would recieve a check, but Coleshill were unfortunate in not being ablt to put their full team in the field. The game was full of excitement from start to finish. Early in the first half Yardley scored. Soon after Coleshill equalised and at half time the score was one all. On resuming Yardley took the lead and soon after the home team missed a good chance of drawing level. The visitors further increased their lead and close on time Lewis scored for Coleshill. When the whistle blew Yardley had won a hard game by 3 goals to 2. Considering that Coleshill had only "breathing time" between the two games, I think they gave a really splendid display.

That a party made the journey to Lichfield by motor to witness the football match on Monday.
That one was left behind, much to his disgust.

Saturday 1st January 1911
Birmingham Youth & Old Boys Senior Division
Aston Ferndale 2 v 1 Coleshill Town

Scorer: Wright.

These teams met at Aston on Saturday last. Coleshill were two men short. Sullivan failed to turn up and Huphries made his appearance 15mins after the game started when Aston had scored their first goal. It was a hard game all the way through, there being very little between the teams. Just before the interval Wright equalised for Coleshill with a spledid effort and at half time the score was one each.
On resuming bothe teams strove desperately to get the lead and no doubt through overanxiousness good opportunities were missed by each side. However the homesters scored and so took the lead. Then Coleshill played up in a remarkable fashion but try how they would, they failed to penetrate the Aston defence and retired defeated after a capital game by the narrow margin of 2 goals to 1.
The Xmas fixtures turned out dissappointingly, only one match being won, that at Wilnecote in the Fazeley Cup. However three of their defeats have only been by the odd goal.
Today, 7th Jan, Coleshill meet Yardley at Coleshill in the 1st Division of the Senior League. Kick Off 2.30 prompt. Yardley are a new team to the league and unlike their near neighbours Yardley United, are experiencing a rocky time.

That the Coleshill Football Club have evidently struck a bad patch.
That they again lost on saturday last by the odd goal in 3 against Aston Ferndale at Aston.
That Sullivan failed to turn up and this accounts to a certain degree for the defeat.
That Humphries did not put in an appearance until the Astonites had scored their firat goal.
That this is bad management and should be rectified at once.
That today Coleshill play Yardley at Coleshill in a league match.
That it is hoped that the local "Rabbits" have got over their Xmas rejoicing.
That Kettlebrook Oakfield visit Coleshill on saturday next in the 3rd round of the Coleshill Charity Cup.
That this should be one of the "tit bits" of the season.
That it will require Coleshill to be at their very best or "Goodbye".

Coleshill Football Club once more lost by the odd goal in the encounter with Aston Ferndale. That the "Rabbits" have struck a bad patch is certain and the sooner they get out of it the better, for several important cup ties are in the near future. One consolation is that every cloud has a silver lining so the supporters of the club must not get downhearted. FORWARD assures me that "we shall come again", you can depend upon that.

Coleshill Charity Cup
The draw for the 3rd round of the Coleshill Charity Cup took place at the Swan Hotel, Coleshill, on Wednesday last. Wilnecote Trinity gained their protest against Kingsbury Colliery for playing men that were not eligible. The following draw was then made:
Baddesley or Wilnecote Victoria v Sutton Town
Kingsbury Colliery or Wilnecote Trinity v Minworth
Coleshill v Kettlebrook Oakfield
Handsworth Amateurs v Sutton Congretional or Aston United.
The matches are to be played on or before January 28th and all unfinished matches in the 2nd round are to be played on or before January 14th.

League Record So Far
P9 W4 D0 L5 F31 A19 Pts8.

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