Saturday 8th December 2018
Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central
Coleshill Town 2 v 1 Didcot Town
Coleshill: Liam Molesworth 2.
Didcot: Lance Williams.
Supporters Club Man Of The Match, Sponsored By Greensleeves: Liam Molesworth.
Coleshill: Paul Hathaway, Kane Baldwin, Josh Webb, Matt Jackson, Guy Clark, Joe Smith, Danny Tymon, Joe Halsall, Liam Molesworth (Stuart Hendrie), Amavir Sandu (Nick Seaborne), Gio Dainty (Ryan Baldwin). Sub not used Craig Deakin.
Didcot: Leigh Bedwell, Sam Barder, Ollie Thomas, Lewis Hayden (Caelan Isaac), Luke Carnell, Adam Learoyd, Brett Gardner (Andrew Ballard), Callum McNish, Lance Williams, David Murphy (Aaron Woodley), Greg Hackett. Sub not used Michael Alexis.
SUNDAY MERCURY WROTE
Coleshill recovered from an early shock to claim all three points at home to Didcot Town after they made the most of defensive errors. The visitors didn't take long to settle and went ahead after just eight minutes through a Lance Williams header direct from a corner. But the Colemen roared back and were level seven minutes later thanks to Liam Molesworth after he seized on a poor back-pass. And it was Molesworth again who took centre stage to put the hosts ahead three minutes after the break when he hit home a loose ball.
THE NON LEAGUE PAPER WROTE
Coleshill Town battled back from behind to beat Didcot Town 2-1. Didcot started well and went ahead on eight minutes when Lance Williams met a corner at the near post to head home. But Coleshill were level a few minutes later through Liam Molesworth as he ran down a lost cause and pressured full-back Ollie Thomas into a poor back-pass. Molesworth nipped in, rounded the keeper and rolled into an empty net to draw his side level. Coleshill took the lead when Amavir Sandu and Molesworth combined, with the latter bending his shot into the corner of the net to double his tally. The striker should have completed his hat-trick when he got on the end of a Joe Smith free-kick, but his header went over. Nick Seabourne cleverly controlled a long clearance from Didcot (Coleshill) keeper Paul Hathaway but his goalbound shot was deflected wide by Leigh Bedwell at full stretch as Coleshill secured three points.
Some tasty tackling in the first half as both teams took no prisoners. The visitors started well and impressed and went ahead on 8 minutes when Lance Williams met a corner at the near post and cleverly headed home. Coleshill were level on 14 minutes when Liam Molesworth ran down a lost cause and pressured full back Ollie Thomas into a poor back pass. Molesworth nipped in rounded the keeper and rolled into an empty net. The contest was much more even now. Amarvir Sandu’s running at the defence caused the Didcot back line problems , shooting over the bar and having a goal bound shot blocked.
Coleshill took the lead on 49 minutes when Amarvir Sandu and Liam Molesworth combined Molesworth finishing off with a bending shot into the corner of the net. Molesworth should have completed his hat trick when he got on the end of a Joe Smith free kick but his header went over the bar from a great position. Didcot bombarded the home goal with long balls and long throw ins from sub Andrew Ballard but Coleshill held firm and then in the dying minutes Nick Seabourne cleverly controlled a long clearance from Keeper Paul Hathaway and his goalbound shot was saved at full stretch from keeper Leigh Bedwell. A hard fought but well deserved 3 points.
A VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE
A Match Report from Didcot Town
Diddy slump to defeat at Coleshill
By Ian East
Early Williams goal not enough for Railwaymen
Didcot Town fell to their first defeat in 5 league games on Saturday with a disappointing 2-1 loss at Coleshill Town. Manager Andy Ballard had to go into the game with an incredible 7 players missing which meant Didcot had no recognised full back available meaning Ollie Thomas was the man given the nod to fill in at the back.
The Railwaymen began well as Gregg Hackett put a dangerous ball into the box that was just about scrambled away by the home defence as Adam Learoyd was lurking to try and bundle the ball in. Didcot didn't have to wait too much longer to find the net however as on 8 minutes Brett Gardner forced a corner on the right hand side. Hackett trotted across to take it and his low driven corner kick found the head of Lance Williams who thumped home his 1st goal of the season to put Didcot ahead.
it was seemingly going swimmingly for the Railwaymen as they knocked the ball about confidently on the 4G surface but their insistence on playing out from the back was to be their downfall as Thomas horribly under hit a back pass to Bedwell which enabled Liam Molesworth a free run in on goal, he rounded the stranded Bedwell and rolled the ball into the unguarded net and Coleshill had an unlikely equaliser. From this moment however the game changed, Didcot rocked by the calamitous nature of the equalising goal never recovered and Coleshill took control of the game. they should have gone ahead when a good ball in from the right found Sandhu no more than 10 yards out but the forward blazed over with the goal at his mercy.
Half Time Coleshill 1-1 Didcot
Those of a red and white persuasion would have hoped the half time break brought more than the monsoon deluge that hit the Pack Meadow Stadium and an improvement in their side but it wasn't to be. Almost immediately after the restart David Murphy played a sloppy pass on the edge of his own box allowing Molesworth another great chance but Bedwell was there to rescue the visitors with a fine save with his legs. Moments later however Didcot unsurprisingly fell behind, Carnell and Learoyd between them didn't deal with a bouncing long ball and Molesworth was able to capitalise, shrugging off his marker he then slotted beyond Bedwell to put Coleshill in front.
the game then descended into an even scrappier contest, Didcot wounded and with limited options just couldn't get their attacking players into the game and Coleshill happy with their lead sat deeper playing on the counter attack and making the game as bitty as possible. in a last throw of the dice Ballard introduced himself and Aaron Woodley as Didcot went longer trying to force something out of the game. The only remote chance they did create was in the dying moments as Carnell got on the end of a long throw but his header was easily saved. If anything Coleshill came closest to extending the lead, an effort from distance was deflected onto the post and Bedwell had to save well low down in the dying seconds as Didcot fell to defeat.
A bad day at the office for the Railwaymen who will have been disappointed with their performance overall and having not capitalised on their early goal were made to pay for defensive errors by a hard working Coleshill side.
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