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Brocton
Coleshill Town
Sat 3 Oct 15:00 - Midland Football League - Premier Division Full time Attendance 44

Brocton 0 Coleshill Town 3

Pacey Coleshill Too Much for Badgers

The Badgers fight hard but go down 3-0 to a well organise and pacey Coleshill side. Full report to follow ...

Saturday 3rd October 2015
Brocton 0 Coleshill Town 3

When Mikel Beckley ran into the left hand channel from the centre and outpaced everyone to collect the ball, alarm bells should have rung. He turned inside and shot wide of the mark, but it was a taster of what was to come.
Charlie Jones set Brocton moving forward with a well placed pass to the right which Dan Lomas took and quickly crossed into the box. Ben Farrall hit a shot which Paul Hathaway saved well for a corner.
The corner was repelled easily enough and Beckley ran right this time to collect the long pass out. He cut in from this side and fed Dean Rathbone whose shot went over the bar.
Then came Brocton’s best chance. Lomas’ cross became a shot and he was perhaps a little unlucky, as it hit the post, to see it rebound out but Ben Farrall got to the ball first and headed back at goal, only to see his effort go over the bar. It was a miss that Brocton would quickly regret as once again Coleshill broke from deep and this time, aware of the danger of Beckley on the edge of the home 18 yard area, the Brocton defence surrounded him. The ball looked to have been smuggled away but Demitrius Smirkle had other ideas. When it came out to him he had time and composure to pick his spot from 25 yards.
The game continued to be end to end but in truth most of Brocton’s forward moves foundered on a solid defence whereas those form Coleshill, whilst many were cut out or defended well, had that mercurial threat that was Beckley. The home side simply could not cope with his pace and movement. Before half time the home side through Matt Hardiman did get through on the left flank and Hardiman’s cross found a defender stretching to put it out for a corner. Brocton were encouraged though and Farrall found Dave Berks with the goal in sight. He had to take his shot quickly and Hathaway was well placed to take it to his chest.
The second half could not have got off to a worse start for the home side. Beckley ran left, got to the long ball first, cut inside again and this time finished off himself with a fine shot across Callum Barrett for the visitors’ second.
From that moment Brocton were simply limiting the damage and, although Coleshill continued to press and to have the majority of the play, the home side did keep them largely at bay. Josh Wilson had his moments on the left but after being caught with a tackle when in the act of crossing, his threat dwindled. The introduction of Josh D Wilson and Paul McMahon did provide a threat on goal, but Coleshill were well organised in defence and nullified their efforts.
Then came the killer blow as Smirkle found space for a snap shot which crept in and sealed the victory.

Brocton: Callum Barrett, Dave Ablewhite, Matt Hardiman,
Matt Dockerty, Ed Booth. Charlie Jones, Dan Lomas, Sean Kinsella, Ben Farrall, Dave Berks, Josh Wilson.

Substitutes: Paul McMahon, Josh D Wilson, Matt Skinner. All used
Updated 19:42 - 3 Oct 2015 by Brian Chandler

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As it happened

  • Brocton
  • Coleshill Town
  • 0
  • Paul McMahon Sub On 70:00'
  • Ben Farrell Sub Off 70:00'
  • Josh Wilson Sub On 70:00'
  • 8 Charlie Jones Sub Off 70:00'
  • 3 Matt Skinner Sub On 85:00'
  • Josh Wilson Sub Off 85:00'

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Team selection

Barrett, Callum Barrett, Callum
Ablewhite, David Ablewhite, David
Hardiman, Matt Hardiman, Matt
Kinsella, Sean Kinsella, Sean
Dockerty, Mat Dockerty, Mat
Booth, 6 Edward Booth, 6 Edward
Lomas, 17 Dan Lomas, 17 Dan
Wilson, Josh Wilson, Josh
Jones, 8 Charlie Jones, 8 Charlie
Berks, David Berks, David
Brocton
  • 1. Callum Barrett
  • 2. David Ablewhite
  • 3. Matt Hardiman
  • 4. Mat Dockerty
  • 5. 6 Edward Booth
  • 6. 17 Dan Lomas
  • 7.
  • 8. Josh Wilson
  • 9. Sean Kinsella (c)
  • 10. 8 Charlie Jones
  • 11. David Berks
  • 15. Ben Farrell
  • 12. Josh Wilson
  • 13. Paul McMahon
  • 14. 3 Matt Skinner

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# Team Pl Pts
13. AFC Wulfrunians 42 57
14. Loughborough University 42 54
15. Brocton 42 53
16. Westfields 42 51
17. Quorn 42 45
18. Long Eaton United 42 45
19. Coventry Sphinx 42 39

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