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Postby Alan Beckett » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:41 pm

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


Saturday 21st January 1995
Midland Combination Premier
Meir KA v Coleshill Town

Match Postponed.

League Record So Far
P19 W6 D4 L9 F31 A38 Pts22 Pos 10/18

Next week Coleshill are Away to Ansells (David Lloyd FC) in the league.


Saturday 25th January 1986
Skol Midland Combination Premier
Racing Club Warwick 2 v 2 Coleshill Town

Scorer: Gary Williams 2.

Half Time Report: Racing Club Warwick seeking their first win at Hampton Road in their last five home games almost took the lead in the 9th min. Boe just failed to control a good through ball by Hamcocks. Warwick began to take command and Bryan meeting a low centre by Hancocks was unfortunate to see his shot deflected for a corner and then Sinnott just failed to get on the end of a Hannan through ball. Broad then hit the Coleshill bar with a snap shot from the edge of the area but after 30mins Coleshill struck back and Hancocks cleared off the line a shot from George. Half Time 0-0.
Team: Chapman, Bishop, Jordan, Edmunds, Moore, Williams, Taylor, George, Paul, Howkins. Sub Moore.
The draw experts were in action again and thats exactly how it finished at Racing Club Warwick when they met Coleshill Town. This was Coleshill's 11th draw in the league and Racing's 9th. For the record it was 2-2.

An equaliser in the 80th min gave Coleshill cause to celebrate their 100th league match since joining the Midland Combination in 1973. Warwick took the lead in the 32nd min Hannah collected a through ball by Sinnett before advancing past keeper Chapman to score from an acute angle. Coleshill equalised in the 65th min when Williams scored with a dipping free kick from 30 yards. From a Hancock free kick Bevan soared above the Coleshill defence to head home from 6 yards but the visitors took a share of the spoils when, following a defensive mistake George centred for Williams to head home.

N.B. "Coleshill's 100th league match since joining the Midland Combination in 1973". This is wrong! This was Coleshill's 400th league game since they were promoted to the top division in the Mid Com. Coleshill joined the Mid Com in 1967 and were promoted in 1975 having already played 314 league games.

League Record So Far
P24 W6 D11 L7 F29 A36 Pts23 Pos12/20

Next week Coleshill are away to New World in the league.


Saturday 21st January 1961
Aston Villa Shield
Coleshill British Legion 3 v 3 Coleshill Town

No record of scorers.

Both teams had to make last minute changes but the young reserves who filled the vacancies played well. It was an evenly contested game and although not packed with thrills, was interesting to the end, when both teams strove to get the winning goal.
In the opening half the Legion had a shade more of the play and were first to score through Plows with a good effort. The young Town forwards, a lively and fast line, working hard for the equaliser which came through their leader.
The Legion replied with several attacks but George Wilson, the Town pivot, broke them up. Once again the Legion went in front when Plows scored his second goal converting a penalty kick awarded for hands.
The game livened up in the second half and after ten minutes the Town drew level.
The Legion suffered a setback when Pullen, their right back had to leave the field through injury. He returned later to take up the centre forward berth and the Legion defence was reshuffled.
Robinson, who dropped back into defence, proved sound and solid although having plenty to do against a fast right wing. Both sides were now moving the ball quicker and kept the play open with long passes.
This paid off for the Town went ahead for the first time. Each goal was visited in turn but although corners were forced by both sides nothing came of them.
Other efforts were off the target and in this respect the Legion must take part of the blame. They came back into the game when Stan Bonas put them on level terms with a well directed shot.

League Record So Far
P16 W5 D2 L9 F31 A49 Pts12 Pos 9/16 Confirmed by league table in the Sports Argus but 7 results missing altogether.
Results are vague with very little info from Chronicle or Argus.

Next week Coleshill are at Home to Ward End Unity in a league match.


Saturday 25th January 1936
Sutton and District Amatuer Football League Division 1
Walsall Co-Op v Coleshill Town

No details available.

League Record So Far
P11 W7 D0 L2 F34 A18 Pts18 Pos 3/11 Two results missing plus goals from 1st Hall game.

Next week Coleshill are at Home to Stoneware in the league.


Saturday 21st January 1911
Birmingham Youth & Old Boys Senior League Division 1
Coleshill Town 3 v 0 Birmingham Corporation Trams

Scorers: 1st goal unknown, Wright, Nichols.

This match was played at Coleshill on Saturday. The Coleshill team differed slightly from that which drew the previous week with Kettlebrook, a new outside right named Nichols was tried.
The homesters started down hill and were the fisrt to become dangerous, the new man showing his ability early in the game. The visitors broke away on the right but Caswell smashed up what looked like a dangerous movement, and then the play was transferred to the other end where Coleshill notched their first goal out of a scrimmage. From the kick off "The Trams" tried deperately to get on equal terms and Humphries had several dangerous shots to deal with , but he cleared brilliantly. Then "The Rabbits" came along a line and it looked as if they would score but the visitors custodian saved a grand shot from Lewis. Clare returned it, and just missed the mark with a huge kick. Reward soon came however and from a capital piece of passing, Wright got an opening and registered No2. Up to the interval Coleshill more than held their own and half time arrived, Coleshill 2, Tramways 0.
Resuming, the second half opened evenly, both teams having a fair share of the play. As the game progressed it became more exciting, for both sets of players put more vigour into their work, and occasionally a little roughness. A free kick against Coleshill led to a strong attack on the home goal, but the homesters came through the ordeal with flying colours. Jack Clare was always prominent in the defence. Williams then got away on the left, but his final shot hit the side netting. From the goal kick the visitors broke away on the left, but were smartly pulled up by Lilley and Jack Nicholls getting possession ran through "on his own" and sent in a shot which gave the visitors custodian no chance of saving. This practically settled the issue, for Coleshill were playing the visitors to a standstill. Now and again they struggled gamely but Humphries and his comrades always seemed able to deal with the rush. Towards the close the game became of a rush and tumble order, and when the whistle blew Coleshill had won comfortably by 3 goals to 0. Referee Mr Cutler of Birmingham.
The opening half was interesting from a spectators point of view, but in the later stages the going became of a kick and rush order, and fouls were frequent. It was most pleasing to see the new recuit give such a capital exhibition, and Jack Nichols, as usual, was a tower of strength. The left wing gave a good display, but not quite up to their usual standard. Wright would do well to pass a little more, instead of trying to beat the backs single handed. With a little more understanding, the present set of forwards ought to make a brilliant line. The halves gave a good exhibition. Caswell gave a very mixed display and Humphries kept goal capitally.

That Coleshill have to meet either Chasetown or 2nd Royal Warwick Regiment in the Semi Final of the Fazely Cup on March 25th.
That this would be a strange coincidence if it should be the Warwicks as they met them last year in the Semi Final.
That whichever it may be, it is certain to be a hard struggle.
That Kingsbury Colliery and Minworth are playing today to see which shall have the honour of figuring in the Coleshill Charity Cup Semi Final.
That Handsworth Amatuers and Aston United also meet for that honour today.
That today Coleshill take a rest and it is hoped it will benifit them, in view of the strong list of cup ties in front of them.
That next week the "Rabbits" journey to Lichfield to replay the Pheonix of that town in the Tamworth Nursing Cup.
That it is with great pleasure I announce that Mr R.O.Warden has consented to play for us at Lichfield.
That he should greatly strengthen the defence, for he is undoubtedly a brilliant back.
That it is hoped he will see his way clear to assist us through the rest of the season.

The Coleshill Football Club have just made a great capture in securing Mr R.O.Warden of Erdington to throw in his lot with them this season. This brilliant young back should greatly strengthen the defence. He is a Junior International and no doubt, if he could have spared the time further honours would have been in store for him: last season he helped Walmley towards the latter end of the season and was a tower of strength to them. His abilities are well known to Coleshill.

League Record So Far
P9 W5 D0 L4 F33 A17 Pts10.

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