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Postby Alan Beckett » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:59 pm

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


Saturday 4th February 1995
Midland Combination Invitation Cup
Coleshill Town 2 v 0 Chelmsley Town

No details available.

League Record So Far
P20 W6 D4 L10 F33 A41 Pts22 Pos 10/18

Next week Coleshill are Away to Wellesbourne in a Midland Combination Premier division league match.


Saturday 2nd February 1986
Skol Midland Combination Premier

No Game.

League Record So Far
P25 W7 D11 L7 F32 A37 Pts25 Pos10/20

There must have been some bad weather about as Coleshill didn't play again until 1st March at Home to Solihull Borough in the league.


Saturday 4th February 1961
Aston Villa Shield Replay
Coleshill Town 4 v 0 Coleshill British Legion

Scorers: Smith, Reynolds, Beavans 2.

Although the Legion had the edge in the first half, they never recovered after the Town scored two early second half goals in the Aston Villa Shield replay.
A strong breeze favoured the Legion in the opening half and at times their attacks looked dangerous but generally petered out when the final effort was made.
Shots were blocked by Town defenders and anything that reached their goalkeeper was safely dealt with.
At the other end, the Town made headway with the through ball and their nippy forwards worried the Legion defence quite a bit, Fitt, their goalkeeper, was frequently called upon but never looked in trouble despite one or two exciting scimmages in the goal area.
The Legion did get the ball into the net but an unlucky handling infringement robbed them of the goal, so it was a blank score sheet at half-time.
On resuming the Town went into the lead after 10mins when centre forward Smith went through almost unchallenged to score with a well placed shot.
Five minutes later Reynolds got their second goal, a fine cross shot giving Fitt no chance.
The Legion defence was now less certain of themselves and lacked proper cover. As a result a further simple goal from Beavans almost sealed their fate.
Spasmodic raids by the Legion forwards saw the Town defence fully stretched but able to keep a clean score sheet in the end.
The Town's fourth goal came from a neat corner from Beavans.
This win avenged the Town's defeat in the semi-final of the Coleshill Charity Cup 10 years ago.

League Record So Far
P17 W5 D2 L10 F33 A55 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 back in league action at Home to M.E.S.C.


Saturday 8th February 1936
Sutton and District Amatuer Football League Division 1

No Game.

League Record So Far
P12 W8 D0 L2 F37 A20 Pts20 Pos 3/11 Two results missing plus goals from 1st Hall game.

Next week Coleshill play Hams Hall in the Semi Final of the Coleshill Charity Cup.


Saturday 4th February 1911
Tamworth Nursing Cup 3rd Round
Lichfield Phoenix 1 v 0 Coleshill Town

These teams met at Lichfield on Saturday last, both being strongly represented. The opening exchanges were greatly in Coleshill's favour. Then mis-fotune overcame the visitors, for Warder met with an accident and had to retire for the rest of the game. Whorton, a few minutes later, also got hurt and had to rest. Half time arrived with no goals being scored. On resuming Nichols went back and Coleshill relied on four forwards. Despite this great handicap the visitors had a fair share of the game. Lichfield were then awarded a penalty, from which they scored the only goal of the match. In spite of vigouous attacks by the "Rabbits" they failed to find the net and when the whistle blew Lichfield had won by 1 goal to 0.
Coleshill Team: Humphries, Whorton, Warder, Clarke, Clare (capt), Watkins, R. Nichols, J.A.Nichols, Wright, Lewis, and Williams.
Referee: Mr Smets of Birmingham.
The only comment neccessary is "Unfortunate" and "Hard lines Warder".

That Coleshill F.C. were very unfortunate at Lichfield on Saturday last.
That Warder's accident certainly robbed them of victory.
That all the "Rabbits" were on the top of their form.
That J. Nichols gave a splendid display at back in the second half.
That today (saturday) Coleshill meet Kettlebrook in the replay for the Coleshill Cup.
That the winners qualify for the Semi-Final.

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

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