2001-2002 SEASON REVIEW
Team: Sponsored by House & Home, Coleshill.
Back: Colin Strong (Director Of Football), Gary Higgins (Manager), Nicky Fell, Christian Crisp, Allan Thomas, Stuart Howard, Ant McManus, Chris Kavanaugh, Frank Woodburn, Nigel Patterson, Steve Fulford, Alan Beckett (Reserve Team Manager), Mark Styche (Assistant Manager).
Front: Gary French (Physio), Ben Usher, Dave Wilson, Tony Gormley, Carl Meah, Darren Bray, Chris Mann, Lee O'Brien, Simon Bradbury, Michelle Dawson (Reserve Team Physio).
Also made appearances but not pictured: Greg Allen, Errol Black, Paul Burns, Simon Chatwin, Karl Chappel, Brett Clarke, James Connor, Lee Dempster, Richard Gathercole, Craig Goldie, Steve Grady, Chris Harvey, Gareth Jenkins, Adam Kidson, Mark Kimberley, Dwayne Mardenborough, Ricky Marshall, Lee McCarthy, Carl Michell, Dave Morbey, Kevin Moore, Simon Moore, Craig Risdill, Ray Scandrett, Adam Strong, Mathew Strong, Ellis Thompson, Mitchell Thompson, Adam Townes, Dean Tune, Nick Usher.
Manager Gary Higgins, Assistant Manager Mark Styche, Director Of Football Colin Strong, Secretary George Phillips, Chairman Chris Davies.
First season back in the Midland Combination Premier was to be a season of consolidation and after just three points from the first five games survival was the main objective. But Town exceeded expectations in September when they took 19 points from a possible 21 and by November they lay in 3rd place. However, just two wins in ten games at the turn of the year saw Town drop back to mid-table, and they finally finished in a creditable 10th place, a position which had only been bettered eight times in the club’s 117 year history! Colin Strong started the season as Manager but moved up to Director Of Football and his Assistant Gary Higgins, took over as Manager. The Management team were looking to the future and were not afraid to draft in young players from an up and coming reserve team. In the last game of the season against Champions Grosvenor Park, the squad contained six teenagers. The Reserve team, under the leadership of Manager Alan Beckett, finished 5th in their league but more importantly won the Challenge Urn to bring silverware to the club for the first time in nineteen years. The future looked bright!
LEAGUE P42 W18 D5 L19 F76 A68 Points 59 Position 10th.
CUP P2 W0 D0 L2 F3 A6
TOTAL P44 W18 D5 L21 F79 A74
MIDLAND COMBINATION, PREMIER DIVISION
Leading Goalscorer: Anthony McManus, 13 League, 1 Cup, 14 Total.
22 different Scorers.
Most Appearances: Greg Allen 40, Mitchell Thompson 38, Dave Wilson 36, Errol Black 34, Ant McManus 34.
Used 48 Players.
PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Lee O'Brien.
PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Errol Black.
YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Chris Kavanaugh.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Christian Crisp.
MANAGERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Tony Gormley.
LEADING GOALSCORER James Connor. 14 Reserves, 9 First Team, 23 Total.
First Team Match Reports 2001-2002
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