Coleshill Town 1 v 3 Bloxwich Town

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Coleshill Town 1 v 3 Bloxwich Town

Postby Alan Beckett » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:00 pm

Saturday 12th November 1994
Skol Midland Combination Premier
Coleshill Town 1 v 3 Bloxwich Town
Scorer: Jamie Harden.

P10 W2 D2 L6 F13 A27 Pts8 Pos16/18

Team: Jamie Harden. (Confirmed)

Bloxwich Town came from behind to win 3-1 at Coleshill Town who took a 35th min lead through Jamie Harden. Jamie Cross equalised for the visitors on the stroke of half time and Bloxwich went on to clinch all three points with goals from Tony Eccestone on 53mins and Andy Ratcliffe on 76 mins.

Struggling Coleshill Town have become the latest Premier club to stop paying "expenses" to players. Manager Bob Nimmons explained that the club is diverting the cash to pay for floodlights, for which planning permission has already been obtained. "None of the players left when we announced the cut," said Nimmons. "We felt that it was just not worth paying money out at this level when we need to make ground improvements. We will review the situation in the New Year." Following Coleshill's poor start to the season in which they have won just two out of ten games, Nimmons is talking to two players from the Interlink Express Alliance in a bid to bring his side up to scratch. Coleshill centre half Jamie Harden has been suspended for 36 days and fined £20 following an incident in which he struck Meir KA striker Steve Bott in a recent Challenge Cup game. (It wasn't the cup game it was a league game) Meir reported the incident to the police after Bott was taken to hospital for treatment, and Harden has since been interviewed by officers at Coleshill station. Nimmons said "The police intimated that they will probably not be taking the matter any further. I feel Meir went too far in bringing in the police when the football authorities had the power to punish the player concerned. The ban they chose to impose in the end was not that severe and I hope the whole thing can now be forgotten."

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