Saturday 19th September 1981
Midland Combination Division One
Coleshill Town 1 v 1 Solihull Borough
Town: Brad Russell.
P9 W5 D2 L2 F15 A10 Pts12 Pos3/22
Town: Kevin Tipton. Sub Brad Russell.
Borough: Reaney, Jordan, Pinner, Kirby, Knight, Pemberton, Hemens, Burnett, Hill, Bell, Troth. Sub Whitehouse.
SOLIHULL NEWS WROTE
Borough Bounce Back To Draw
Solihull Borough made a welcome return to form with a sound display against Midland Combination pace-setters Coleshill Town on Saturday. Both sides played attacking football from the start and Borough had an early chance when a long Burnett throw ended with Hemens heading inches over the bar. Hill gained a corner for the visitors from which he fired over when well placed and Pinner cleverly halted a Coleshill attack as play swung from end to end. A well taken free kick from Hemens found Burnett but the header again went fractionally over the bar before Coleshill stormed back to apply the pressure. Knight and Pinner both held firm in the Borough defence and with five minutes of the first half remaining, an injury to Tipton brought on substitute Russell for the home side. With a strong wind in their favour it seemed that Borough might well dominate the second half but this was not to be and it was Coleshill who took the early initiative. The home team fired a free kick wide of the target and at the other end a Joey Burnett header skimmed the bar. Good defence by both sides kept both sides' chances to a minimum. Chris Bell broke quickly but was brought down and the culprit's name went into the referee's book. Just as a draw seemed inevitable some slack defensive play by Borough let in Town for a goal. Russell found himself clear and made no mistake with a crisp shot to Coleshill a shock lead. Borough replied with a sharp attack and were awarded a free kick some 40 yards out. Burnett struck a fine shot and although the Coleshill keeper anticipated well, he was unable to hold the ball and Borough were back on level terms with only five minutes left. Considering the strong wind and the driving rain after the interval, the game was a credit to both teams but the Borough midfield must keep a better grip throughout if there is to be any joy from this afternoon's local derby against high riding Knowle at Widney Lane.
First Team Match Reports 1981-1982
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