Saturday 1st December 1990
Scoreline Combination Premier
Coleshill Town 2 v 3 West Midlands Police
Scorers: John Taylor, Frank Hickman pen.
Team: Roger Tye, Dave Harris, Bob Timms, Mark Bennett, Wayne Jenkins, Frank Hickman, Jim Rosborough, Phil Bailey, John Taylor, Ian Cockerill, Paul Greaves. Subs David Moore, Terry Smith. (Confirmed)
P15 W7 D2 L6 F17 A20 Pts23 Pos9
SUNDAY MERCURY WROTE
The Police quickly opened the scoring in the first half when powney raced through to take advantage of a mix-up in the home defence. Scriven made it 2-0 for the visitors in the 19th minute after taking the ball from the feet of a Coleshill defender and rounding the keeper. Scriven scored again on the half hour with a header from a cross by Davidson. Just before the interval Coleshill centre forward Taylor scored with a close range shot. Five minutes into the second half Coleshill were awarded a penalty for a push in the back on Taylor and Hickman converted.
SPORTS ARGUS WROTE
The Police quickly opened the scoring in the second minute when Powney took advantage of a mix-up in the Coleshill defence to hit a low shot on the run. Scrives made it 2-0 in the 19th minute after taking the ball from the feet of a defender and rounding Tye in the Coleshill goal. Scrives scored again in the 27th minute with a header from a cross by Davison for the visitors third goal. Taylor scored for Coleshill just before the interval.
Half Time: Coleshill 1 v 3 West Mids Police
COLESHILL HERALD WROTE
Coleshill were unlucky to miss out on at least a share of the spoils on Saturday as they were beaten by the odd goal in five to the Police Squad. The Police were quick to seize the advantage as Coleshill's defence had settled down as they forced a goal home after just two minutes and before the 20th minute it was 2-0 when Scriven rounded Tye and coolly slotted the ball home. Scriven scored again on the half hour and Coleshill appeared to be dead and buried but to their credit the Town side refused to give up and went close on a number of occasions. Jim Rosborough went particularly close and shortly after Coleshill finally got their just reward when Taylor shot through a crowded goalmouth to register his fifth goal in six games. About five minutes into the second half, Coleshill were awarded a penalty when Taylor was pushed in the back and Frank Hickman scored with apparent ease from the spot kick to put Coleshill back in the match. The last 40 minutes of the game produced a lot of exciting and entertaining football but no goals and in the end Coleshill were probably unlucky not to get at least a share.
Man Of The Match: Phil Bailey and Jim Rosborough.
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