Saturday 27th September 1980
FA Vase Preliminary Round
Coleshill Town 0 v 5 Anstey Nomads
SUNDAY MERCURY WROTE
After 30 minutes Wardle opened the scoring when he pounced onto a defensive error, rounded the goalkeeper and blasted home. Twelve minutes later, it was Wardle again to make it two. In the 60th minute another defensive error by Coleshill allowed Dowsing to make it three. One minute later, Brookes hit the Coleshill upright. In the 75th minute Kirby scored No4 for Anstey after a goalmouth scramble. Wardle completed his hat-trick in the 80th minute when he headed in from a Burdette cross.
CHELMSLEY NEWS WROTE
Town At Home In F.A. Vase
This Saturday, Coleshill Town are at home to Anstey Nomads in the first qualifying round of the F.A. Vase. It will be a tough test for Town against Leicestershire Senior League opponents who have enjoyed considerable success in recent years. The kick-off is at 3pm and Coleshill are hoping that a large crowd will be at Pack Meadow to cheer them on in their bid for cup glory.
CHELMSLEY NEWS ALSO WROTE
Town Crash Out Of Vase
Anstey, from the Leicestershire Senior League, proved far too good for struggling Midland Combination side Coleshill and coasted to an easy F.A. Vase victory. For the first half hour Coleshill looked like making a game of it but they failed to maintain this form and on the half hour Wardle pounced upon a defensive error to put Anstey in front. Three minutes before half time Wardle was again on target. Coleshill’s defence was guilty again in the 60th minute and Downing eagerly nipped in to net Anstey’s third goal. In the next minute a shot from Anstey’s Brookes hit the post and after 75 minutes Kirby notched the visitors fourth goal. Wardle rounded off the scoring by completing his hat-trick in the 80th minute, heading in from a corner taken by Burdette. Coleshill’s manager Mel strong said: “As usual when things are not going right the team is punished for mistakes and that is what happened on Saturday. Although the result did not suit us we all learned from it and the spirit among the players is still good. We hope to give a better performance in our home game with Knowle this Saturday.”
First Team Match Reports 1980-1981
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