Saturday 3rd January 1980
Midland Combination Challenge Cup Round 3 Replay
Evesham United 0 v 0 Coleshill Town
Team: Tony Sammons, Steve Howes, Terry Allen, Hobbs, Rick Allen, Les Stonebridge, John Blythe, Mark Browning, John Edwards, Steve Lamb, Osman. Sub Mel Strong (Manager). (Confirmed)
SPORTS ARGUS WROTE
Evesham looked like grabbing an early goal when the ball reached Reilly on the edge of the six yard box but Sammons bravely dived at his feet to smother the shot. When Coleshill broke the Evesham grip, Edwards just failed to get his foot to a cross with the goal at his mercy. Sammons was lucky when he stopped a shot from Reilly with his legs. The ball was scrambled away as it was fired in again. The busy Reilly was again in the right spot but wasted the chance by putting his shot past the far post with only the keeper to beat. Apart from the occasional breakaway, little was seen of the Coleshill attack towards the end of the half, though Evesham were unable to take advantage of their territorial advantage.
Half Time: Evesham United 0 Coleshill Town 0.
Evesham kept up the pressure after the break and Sammons was forced to make good saves from Roberts and Edrop in quick succession. With no goals scored, the match went into extra time.
SUNDAY MERCURY WROTE
After 210 minutes of football, the two sides are still deadlocked and will have to play a third time for a place in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup. Evesham had enough chances to have won and in extra time they hit the post. Good goalkeeping by Sammons kept Coleshill in the game in the first half and after he had made two brilliant saves early in the second, Roberts completely missed the ball with an open goal in front of him.
Table at this date: P17 W1 D3 L13 F13 A41 Pts5 Pos20/20
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