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Coleshill Town 1 v 2 Spalding United

Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:17 pm
by Alan Beckett
Saturday 20th November 2021
Pitching In Northern Premier League Midland Division
Coleshill Town 1 v 2 Spalding United
Scorers:
Coleshill: Liam Molesworth.
Spalding: Jordan McCleod 2.
Attendance: 127.
Supporters Club Man Of The Match: Josh Mansell.


Teams:
Colemen: Paul Hathaway, Josh Mansell, Taylor Carter-Byrne, Niall Rowe, Shay Palmer, Fraser Doyle, Liam Molesworth , Gio Dainty (Alex Tomkinson), Sam Moore (Kai Tonge), George Washbourne (Joe Phillips), Amarvir Sandhu. Subs not used Vidal Hendrickson, Josh Willis.

Tulips: Harry Fisk, Ollie Price, Hugo James (Chris Ward), Dan Bucciero, Nathan Stainfield, Sam Cartwright, Gianluca Bucci, Stefan Broccoli (Harry Olivant), Josh Hinds, Jordan McCleod, Stakie Ben (Ryan Flitton).
Subs not used Scott Floyd, Enoch Opayinka.


THE NON LEAGUE PAPER WROTE
JOSH’S JOY IS SO TOUGH ON COLEMEN
A very close game between two very evenly matched sides ended with a narrow win for Spalding. Coleshill had the better chances but just couldn’t find their cutting edge. Josh Mansell had a header saved by debutant keeper Harry Fisk, who also kept out a bicycle kick by Sam Moore and a header from Taylor Carter-Byrne. But as the half drew to a close Spalding snatched the lead from a break away and a fine through ball byJosh Hinds to send Jordan McCleod away and he poked the ball home.
Coleshill finally broke them down on 73 minutes when Josh Mansell crossed into the six yard box for Liam Molesworth to score. Spalding scored the winner after 83 minutes with McCleod snatching the points.
Star Man Jordan McCleod (Spalding)
Entertainment ****


MATCH REPORT
A very close game between two very evenly matched sides. Both defences were solid and committed making clear cut opportunities few and far between. Coleshill did have the better chances but just couldn’t find their cutting edge. Josh Mansell headed at debutant keeper Harry Fisk from a George Washbourne cross. Liam Molesworth almost got to a throw in to the keeper. Fisk then saved a bicycle kick by Sam Moore after a long throw in and a header from Town captain Taylor Carter-Byrne at the foot of the post and then an even better save from a Josh Mansell shot. Taylor Carter-Byrne’s header from a Fraser Doyle corner was cleared off the line and Liam Molesworth shot straight into Fisk’s arms from a free kick just outside the box. But as the half drew to a close Spalding snatched the lead from a break away and a fine through ball by Josh Hinds to send Jordan McCleod away and he toe poked the ball past the advancing Town keeper Paul Hathaway.

Spalding were well organised in the second half determined to protect their lead. Liam Molesworth headed a corner into the side netting and then a second header straight at the keeper but Coleshill finally broke down United’s determined defence on 73 minutes when Josh Mansell crossed into the six yard box and after a scramble Liam Molesworth lifted the ball over bodies on the ground and into the net for the equaliser. Coleshill were on top but in reality the game deserved to finish in a draw but Spalding scored the winner on 83 minutes with another breakaway goal involving the same partnership. Josh Hinds‘ dangerous cross was intercepted by McCleod who had sneaked between centre back Niall Rowe and keeper Paul Hathaway to once again toe poke home.
A disappointing result as Coleshill couldn’t repeat their superb performance at Halesowen the week previous. Spalding’s defence dealt with just about everything that the Colemen threw at them and then made the most of the few chances they created. Coleshill are still in the play off places and now have a run of games against teams further down the table as they approach the halfway stage of the season.