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Coleshill Town 3 - 2 Brocton

Midlands Football League Premier Division Division

Last Updated: Oct 9, 2016 06:24pm
Penkside, Stafford
By Brian Chandler
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After a slick right flank move, sharp cross from the impressive Reece Leek and brave, if ultimately unsuccessful, lunge by Corey Currithers almost from the kick off, Brocton could have expected a tough afternoon but within ten minutes the visitors had taken the lead. An early cross from Jack Edwards was met by Charles Weston-Hayles and although keeper Paul Hathaway blocked the shot, it ran to Dominic Dell and his effort could only be blocked with a hand. The penalty was given and Dell converted.

The home side continued to press and Leek produced two successive crosses which deserved better than the wayward efforts that followed them. Brocton, for their part, were not without chances of their own and Connor Leek was close to bagging a second as he met a deep cross from Weston-Hayles.

It took a speculative long range shot from Luke Barlone to bring Coleshill on terms as a deflection took the effort past a desperate dive from Aidan Stone.

It was nothing less than they deserved for pressure alone, but still Brocton kept knocking at the door at one end and finding the resolve to keep the door shut at the other. That was typified by Josh D Wilson breaking up a period of intense pressure deep in his own half and breaking at speed through the midfield. He found Edwards wide right but his deep cross was well guided back to Hathaway. The home side should have finally gone ahead when pressure in Brocton’s box left Dean Rathbone with time to pick his spot from well within the area. He couldn’t and thanked his keeper for keeping the status quo when he juggled but eventually grabbed a shot from Weston-Hayles after an Edwards cross and then Stone produced miracles with three fine saves in swift succession to keep the scores level at the break.

The pattern was continued but a deep cross returned with an equally deep volley beyond the six yard box was spectacularly volleyed home by Gavin Hurren. Brocton should have collapsed but they didn’t and a stab home from Weston-Hayles from a Josh D Wilson free kick brought them level. Once more the visitors could not quite hold out though and after a point blank save by Stone from Rathbone, he converted an easier chance moments later and Brocton were left once again to applaud their spirit and resilience and rue the result.


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