Thursday 23rd April 2015
Midland Football League, Premier.
Coleshill Town 2 v 1 Walsall Wood
Town: Craig Milligan, Ricky Cutting.
Wood: Corey Currithers.
Opposition Player Of The Match: Chris Hughes (Coleshill), Harry Harris (Walsall Wood)
Town: Chris Jay, Dale Lynch, Ashley Bradshaw, Danny Douglas, James Williams, Craig Milligan, Chris Hughes, Tom Weale, Mykel Beckley, Ricky Cutting, Jacob Wright. Subs used Ryan Nash, Dean Rathbone. Subs not used Dominic Cotter, Simeon Cobourne.
Wood: LUKE ADAMS, MAX BLACK, SHAWN BOOTHE, JOEY BUTLIN, COREY CURRITHERS, CRAIG DEAKIN, HARRY HARRIS, JAMIE HAWKINS, STEVEN HAYLES, MARIUSZ KISIEL, JAMIE LEE SAUNTSON. Subs DREW AITON, DANIEL HOLGATE, ANTHONY JUXON, SCOTT COOPER, BEN EVANS.
Wood have had a fine season and look to be heading for a 4th place finish with the best defence in the league, conceding just 36 goals before this game. They are a young side and played some entertaining football and will surely be title contenders next year. The visitors scored first through Corey Currithers on 26 minutes but Coleshill drew level just three minutes later with a wonder goal, hit into the top corner from the half way line by Craig Milligan. Ricky Cutting scored the winner just before the hour mark which saw Coleshill do "the double" over their near neighbours and set them up nicely for the last game of the season on Saturday, at home to Coventry Sphinx.
A VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE
A Match Report Taken From Walsall Wood Website
http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/walsallwo ... 19113.html
WOOD END THE AWAY PROGRAMME WITH A DEFEAT
Wood ended their away programme with a defeat at runners-up Coleshill, they went deservedly ahead through a Corey Currithers goal on 24 minutes but conceded the equaliser 3 minutes later. Inexplicably from then on Town took almost total control and unlike the corresponding fixture at Oak Park deserved to take all three points.
After just 2 minutes James William whipped in a cross from wide right, Mykel Beckley getting in a stooping header that looped over the bar. On 10 minutes Beckley got clear wide right, his cross into the box hit first time wide by Chris Hughes.
Wood settled after a somewhat shaky start and on 18 minutes Corey Currithers fired in a cross from wide left, Craig Milligan slicing his attempted clearance over his own bar. It was Currithers again a minute later on the end of a right to left crossfield move across the face of the box, he cut inside, hit a low cross in that was hit first time wide by Luke Adams. On 23 minutes a left wing far post cross from Steven Hayles was headed back across the box by Adams, Harry Harris getting in an acrobatic volley that brought a full length save from keeper Chris Jay. From the keeper’s clearance Shawn Boothe got in a defensive header that found Craig Deakin on halfway, he ran into the right of the box, crossed to the far post to find Currithers who under intense pressure forced the ball home.
The lead lasted just 3 minutes, Beckley played the ball out wide right to Milligan who, depending on who you spoke to, hit a superb lob from 45 yards that sailed over a furiously back pedalling Mario Kisiel and into the far corner, or it could have been a speculative misplaced cross that somehow found its way into the net. Whatever, it completely knocked the stuffing out of the Wood who for the rest of the half disappeared into their shell.
On 36 minutes Chris Hughes ran at the Wood defence from halfway, played a quick-fire 1-2 with Beckley as he raced into the box, Jamie Sauntson getting back to make a superbly timed challenge. 4 minutes later Ricky Cutting released Hughes into the right of the box, this time it was Jamie Hawkins to the rescue with a great tackle.
Wood started the second half better, 2 minutes in Currithers cut inside from the left, played a neat little 1-2 with Joey Butlin before releasing Harris into the left of the box, he nicked the ball past keeper Jay and went down under his challenge, penalty appeals ignored. Then on 54 minutes Hayles played a ball into the left of the box, Butlin cleverly flicked the ball to his right for Harris to send a first time effort whistling wide.
2 minutes later Cutting raced through the Wood defence from halfway, Kisiel making a good save at his feet. The keeper was powerless 2 minutes later, when route one paid off big time, a long ball out of defence was helped on by Milligan to find Cutting on the right of the box, his first time dipping effort giving Kisiel no chance to put Town ahead for the first time. Then on 62 minutes Hughes raced into the right of the box, Hayles making a superb stop to his run, but getting injured in the process and being replaced by Daniel Holgate.
It meant a Wood reshuffle but it didn’t matter as we could all have gone home at this point. Town just retreated into their shell denying Wood any space in the final third to stifle the life out of the game, to record in the end a comfortable victory.
There were some very tired legs out there tonight, a trip to Hereford on Tuesday night followed by this game just 48 hours later taking its toll, all because the Midland League Premier division must finish on Saturday April 25th. Nothing short of ridiculous.
Match Report By Bill Shaw.
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