Coleshill Town 0 v 0 Highgate United

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Coleshill Town 0 v 0 Highgate United

Postby Alan Beckett » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:39 pm

Saturday 13th September 2008
Midland Football Alliance
Coleshill Town 0 v 0 Highgate United

This was a big game for both teams. Coleshill pipped Highgate to the title last year on goal difference and on the last day of the season. Highgate however had had the upper hand during the season with three wins over the Colemen, twice in the league and once in a cup. With both teams now in a higher league the objective is to finish as high above their near rivals as possible. Coleshill are currently 12th in the league and Highgate, without a win, are second from bottom.
The game finished with honours even but Coleshill didn't play well and were lucky to gain a point. Highgate had several chances to open the scoring but found goalkeeper Craig Johnson in great form. Coleshill's best chance was a Matty Robinson shot that was tipped onto the bar by the Gate keeper. Coleshill were reduced to 10 men for the last twenty minutes as Johnson came out of his box and was dismissed for a professional foul on a Gate forward. Stand in keeper Richard Kavanaugh was rarely tested as Town held on for a valuable point.

Team:- Craig Johnson, Ryan Scott, Richard Kavanaugh, Anthony Hall, Josh McPherson, James Dance, Simon Volante, Steve Smith (Stuart Adamson), Neil Kitching (Danny Carter), Matty Robinson (Michael Campbell), Ben Porter. Sub not used Carl Adams

SUNDAY MERCURY WROTE
Coleshill Town were held to a goalless draw by Highgate United despite playing the final twenty minutes without red-carded keeper Craig Johnson. Town, promoted as Midland Combination Champions, finished the match with Richard Kavanaugh between the posts but he was rarely in trouble.

COLESHILL HERALD WROTE
Coleshill in stalemate
Coleshill were forced to settle for a point after goalkeeper Craig Johnson was sent off. The clash was a battle of the two sides promoted from the Midland Combination Premier Division last season. Coleshill pipped Highgate to the title on goal difference although Highgate had claimed three wins over Coleshill, twice in the league and once in the cup. With both teams now in a higher league, the objective is to finish as high above their near rivals as possible. Coleshill are currently 12th in the league while Highgate, without a win, are second from bottom. This game finished with honours even but Coleshill didn't play well and were lucky to gain a point. Highgate had several chances to open the scoring but found keeper Craig Johnson in great form. Coleshill's best chance was a Matty Robinson shot that was tipped over the bar by the Gate keeper. Coleshill were reduced to ten men for the last 20 minutes as Johnson came out of his box and was dismissed for a professional foul on a Gate forward. Stand-in keeper Richard Kavanaugh was rarely tested as Town held on for a valuable point.

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