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Coleshill Town 1 v 2 Stapenhill

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:19 am
by Alan Beckett
Saturday 21st December 1991
Influence Midland Combination Premier
Coleshill Town 1 v 2 Stapenhill
Scorer: David Coleman.

Team: Mark Hart, Malcolm Teeling, Mark Hopkins, Mark Bennett, Jamie Harden, Neil Hughes, Steve Whipps, Jim Rosborough, Ian Cockerill, Trevor Burroughs, Dave Coleman. Subs: Eddie Barnes, Kirk Jennings. (Confirmed)

P20 W6 D9 L5 F24 A22 Pts27 Pos9

Just the team in the Sports Argus, no report.

Coleshill Town surrendered their unbeaten home record to a well organised Stapenhill side. Two sloppy defensive mistakes were all it took to give the visitors an early Christmas present. Despite the swirling wind and driving rain both sides entertained the small festive crowd with some good football. The first clear chance fell to Teeling who drilled his shot wide of the post when unmarked in the six yard box. Coleshill's defence failed to stop Walker on the left and Lenton opened the scoring from a left wing cross. Before Coleshill could compose themselves, Barnes made it 2-0 as the home sides defence all tried to play Santa Claus. David Coleman reduced the deficit in the 35th minute after good work from Cockerill and Burroughs. In the second half unrelenting Coleshill pressure could not produce the deserved equaliser. Bolton in the visitors goal was outstanding, producing four match winning saves - the best of which came from substitute Jennings. In failing light the Scrooge-like Stapenhill defence just about held out for the points.