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THIS WEEK 2014/15 - No18

Postby Alan Beckett » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:02 am

THIS WEEK 2014/15 -25, 50 and 100 YEARS AGO WEEK 18 Saturday 29th November

Saturday 2nd December 1989
Scoreline Midland Combination Premier
Mile Oak Rovers 2 v 0 Coleshill Town

Two goals in a hectic first half was enough to send Mile Oak above Coleshill in the Scoreline Combination Premier table. Hickman hit a speculative lob from fully 30 yards which hit the far post and settled in the back of the net in the 17th minute. Maurice McBean, in his best game for the club, scored the second in the 30th minute.

P16 W6 D4 L6 F18 A20 Pts22 Pos 10/20

Fixture Saturday 9th December
Coleshill Town v Streetly Celtic

Saturday 28th November 1964
Birmingham Youth & Old Boys League Mercian Division
Lincoln 3 v 2 Coleshill Town
Scorers: Ian Ewan, Dave Whitehouse.

Town Grab Two In Lightning Start But “Gift” Allows Rot To Set In
Wanting to forget their Charity Cup defeat as quickly as possible, Coleshill Town made a lightning start in their away fixture with Mercian League leaders Lincoln and within the space of 20 minutes had cemented a 2-0 lead. Fast, open football was the order and the Town, playing like men possessed, foraged for every ball and found success in the 12th minute. The move was sparked off deep in the visitors defence. The ball was captured by right-half John Dove who out-stripped the Lincoln defence to supply Ian Ewan with a perfect pass. The winger dashed in to steer a delightful header in to the net. Coleshill continued on top and the Lincoln defence were forced to give up a further goal when Dave Whitehouse was positioned to crash home an unstoppable shot. Lincoln were looking far from league leaders and it was a “gift” goal that brought them encouragement in the 23rd minute, a back pass from the Town’s centre-half Mathews sliding past the stricken goalkeeper Cooper. Lincoln began the second half with a lightning attack and in the space of sixty seconds had notched the equaliser. Cooper failed to cut off a corner and M.Pugh lashed the ball into the net. The Coleshill defence held on grimly in the hopes of salvaging a point but with ten minutes remaining along came Lincoln to clinch victory with a goal from G.Pugh.

P12 W3 D1 L8 F26 A24 Pts7 Pos 10/14

Fixture Saturday 5th December
Ward End Unity v Coleshill Town

Saturday 28th November 1914
Coleshill Belgian Refugees’ Home
Considerable interest was aroused throughout the town this week when it became known that a number of wounded Belgian soldiers were coming from London to Coleshill. Fifteen men, all stated to be unfit for any further military service, were expected, but on arrival it was found that five of the batch had been examined again and pronounced fit to take their part in the fighting line.

Great Russian Victory
45,000 Germans reported captured

In the House Of Lords this week Lord Kitchener made a statement with reference to the matter of German prisoners being sent to places of detention. It is believed that a whole German Army Corps numbering 45,000 men have been captured as a result of the enemies defeat near Lodz over a 40 mile front. It is evident that a very serious blow has been dealt to the Germans near Lodz denoting the annihilation of the right flank of the Plotsk group of the German forces. The French communique issued this week said that on the Western Front the day was not marked by any important incident.

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