2016 - 2017 SEASON REVIEW
Team: Taken at Crowborough in the FA Vase 28th January.
Back: Craig Milligan, Giovanni Dainty, Paul Hathaway (Captain), Rob Evans, Dean Rathbone, Tom Fishwick.
Front: Tom Weale, Jordan Nadat, Josh Quaynor, Reece Leek, Andre Gonzales. Mascot/Kitman Ian Wardell.
Also made appearances but not pictured: Sam Adkins, Jason Albini, Joel Ambula, Luke Barlone, Shane Benjamin, Sam Brooks, Taylor Byrne, Daniel Campbell, Simeon Cobourne, Jack Cook, Dominic Cotter, Tom Cullen, Corey Currithers, Curvin Ellis, Charlie Evans, Liam Francis, Aaron Garvey, Mathew Gasper, Rehmane Gordon, Lewis Hayden, Mathew Hill, Chris Hughes, Gavin Hurren, Modou Java, Munotida Kuwana, Brendon Murphy, Aaron O'Neil, Jesse Race, Kyle Rowley, Josh Sherrington, Luke Shorthouse, Chris Sterling, Demitrius Smikle, Dale Taylor, Danny Tymon, Kaine Williams.
Manager: Paul Casey, Assistant Manager Simon Lyons at the start of the season but later Manager Simon Lyons, Asistant Manager Adam Wilkes, Secretary Dave Brown, Chairman Paul Billing.
Another fantastic season ending with the Runners Up spot for the second time in three seasons and a fabulous run in the FA Vase that ended at the hands of eventual winners South Shields after a two-legged Semi Final.
The League season started with a home defeat to Long Eaton United and the Colemen exited the FA Cup at Halesowen but the signs were there that manager Paul Casey was building a decent side and when they beat league leaders Westfields on their own patch 4-0 confidence was sky high. Coleshill entered the FA Vase at the 2nd Round stage away to Uttoxeter but were shocked when Paul Casey took the managers job at Hednesford, two leagues above the MFA Premier. Assistant Manager Simon Lyons became Caretaker Manager at first but was eventually given the opportunity to manage Coleshill Town. Another fine win over Westfields this time in the Vase followed but league form was up and down until December when everything seemed to fall into place. Coleshill went on a 13 game winning run which included FA Vase wins at Gorleston and Crowborough and a home Quarter Final win over Sporting Khalsa. Coleshill equalled there Pack Meadow attendance record in the quarter final but blew that record away in the semi final against South Shields, 1755. Coleshill were beaten over the two legs but were never disgraced against a side with several ex-professionals in their ranks and a massive budget. The league title was still in their own hands but a disappointing run of one point from three games in early April made that almost impossible even though Coleshill easily beat the eventual winners Alvechurch 2-0 at Pack Meadow. A battling away win at Highgate United in the penultimate game secured Runners Up spot, just three points less than their best ever finish in 2014/15, and 100 goals for the third season in a row.
The Under 18's won their league and several Under 21's made first team appearances as Coleshill Town FC continue to progress.
LEAGUE P42 W27 D5 L10 F109 A59 Pts86 Pos 2nd
CUP P14 W8 D1 L5 F38 A24
TOTAL P56 W35 D6 L15 F147 A83
MIDLAND FOOTBALL LEAGUE, PREMIER DIVISION
Leading Goalscorer: Dean Rathbone. 21 League, 5 Cup. Total 26.
23 different Scorers.
Most Appearances: Paul Hathaway 53, Andre Gonzales 53, Josh Quaynor 53, Tom Weale 51.
Used 47 Players.
PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tom Weale.
MANAGERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Andre Gonzales.
SUPPORTERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tom Weale.
First Team Match Reports 2016-2017
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