2007 - 2008 SEASON REVIEW
Team: Saturday 16th October 2007 at Home to Coventry Copsewood.
Back: John Scott, Michael Campbell, Brian Gray, Raddi Richards, Sam Chatwin, Greg Allen, Chris Butler, Richard Kavanaugh, Rob Hipkiss, Simon Volante, Ryan Scott, Alan Taylor.
Front: Neil Kiching, James Dance, David Brush, Danny Carter, Carl Adams, Andy Sutherland, Matty Robinson, Liam Taylor.
Sorry, not a very good photo! I will replace it when I get a better one! Or have you got one I can use!
Also made appearances but not pictured: Stuart Adamson, Dave Davies, Simon Dumelow, Ryan Gardiner, Jerome Grandison, Daniel Greaves, Daniel Harris, Lee Hunt, Lee James, Craig Johnson, Kristian Kelsall, Anthony McManus, Josh McPherson, Lee Millard, Oluwaseyi Morgan, Ashley Robinson, Jake Sammons, Ray Scandrett, Lawrence Shannon, Steve Smith, Ben Usher, Nick Usher, Kevin Wagstaff, Des Wilkes.
Manager Carl Adams, Assistant Manager John Scott, Secretary Allan Blackwell, Chairman Paul Woodford.
The new owner was desperate for promotion and after just two league games (one win, one loss) and an early exit from the FA Cup, Mick Beadle was relieved of his duties. In came Carl Adams who had an instant impact and took the team to the top of the league and a great run in the FA Vase reaching the third round for the first time. But a slump around the turn of the year saw Highgate United open up a gap at the top of the league and when they beat Coleshill at Pack Meadow on 1st March, their lead was 21 points. Town then went on an incredible run that saw them win the last 10 games to pinch the title off Highgate on the last day of the season on goal difference! Coleshill Town were promoted to the Midland Combination top division in 1975, so it took 33 years to finally move up the ladder! For Manager Carl Adams it took just 7 months! And the Reserves won the Midland Combination Challenge Bowl to cap an exceptional year!
N.B. Coleshill played Birmingham City in a friendly the day after an FA Cup Replay against Wellington. Steve Bruce was the manager. Wilson Palacios played under the name Gerrard Wilson. He went on to play for Tottenham Hotspur for a £14 million fee but his first game in England was at Pack Meadow. Coleshill fielded a scratch side of reserves and youth team due to the FA Cup game the night before.
LEAGUE P42 W30 D5 L7 F124 A47 Points 95 Position Champions
CUP P10 W4 D2 L4 F18 A14
TOTAL P52 W34 D7 L11 F142 A61
MIDLAND COMBINATION PREMIER
Leading Goalscorer: Matty Robinson, 28 League, 3 Cup, Total 31.
22 different Scorers.
Used 42 Players.
Most Appearances: James Dance 52 (played every game), Michael Campbell 47, Neil Kitching 41, Matty Robinson 41, Simon Volante 41.
Player Of The Year: Matty Robinson.
Players Player Of The Year: Andy Sutherland.
Young Player Of The Year: Simon Volante.
Goal Of The Season: Michael Campbell (against Cadbury Athletic to confirm the Championship).
Player Of The Year: Scott Wilson.
Players Player Of The Year: Lee Bloxham.
Managers Player Of The Year: Nick Usher.
Leading Goal Scorer: Steve Palmer 12.
First Team Match Reports 2007-2008
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