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Match Report  |  Coleshill Town vs Gresley FC

Note that this page is from our archive during the time when the club was called Gresley FC. It may not be related to the old Gresley Rovers.
Coleshill Town  3
Murray 19  |  McIntosh (og) 46  |  Brain 90
Gresley FC  1
Reittie 76

Pre-Season Friendly

Pack Meadow, Coleshill

Saturday, 20th July 2019, 3.00pm

Gresley Beaten At Coleshill

Despite a slightly flattering score line for the home side Gavin Hurren’s squad put on a good show on another 3G surface.

Hurren included five new faces as he decides his squad for the new season and with Alby and Harry Lansdowne away along with Jordan Fitzptrick and young keeper Ben Allsop still out injured, the side had a different look about it for this game.

Joe Haines had to rescue his side early in the game as a short pass back was latched onto before being lobbed over Dan Crane but Haines charged back to clear off the line.

The Southern League Central outfit took the lead on 19 minutes with a shot from the left just inside the area which beat Crane.

Paul Sullivan was inches from levelling for Gresley three minutes later when David McDermott sent the striker through on goal but his shot curled just wide of the far post.

Coleshill were under pressure and a corner from the right from McDermott flew through to the far post were Haines steaming in at the far post could only fire into the side netting.

As the first half came to a close Gresley had two more decent chances with Sullivan beating the home keeper to the high ball but his flick cleared the bar by inches this was followed by a shot from McDermott which whistled the wrong side of the near upright.

Gresley made a disastrous start to the second half as substitute Jake McIntosh slid the ball into his own net from close in.

The visitors continued to make chances and Sullivan went close to grabbing a goal back for Gresley but the home keeper made a fine save tipping a well struck shot over his bar.

Hurren continued to make changes and many of the new players seemed to make an impact. One of them, Devante Reittie, scored a good goal with the young winger running on to a superb through ball before firing across the keeper and into the far bottom corner.

Crane did well to push away a shot from distance but Coleshill claimed a very fortunate third goal just on the final whistle when a corner from the left was played out and the ball launched towards the far post and after clearing one home player seemed to catch the one on the far post and bundle into the net.

Match Stats
Shots on Target 2 4
Shots off Target 6 5
Corners 7 3
Fouls Conceded 5 12
Yellow Cards 0 0
Red Cards 0 0
Possession (%) 50 50
Streaming Interview
Gresley FC
1 Dan Crane
2 McKlane Durdey
3 Chris Hollis
4 Andrew Westwood
5 Jacob Sturgess
6 Joseph Haines
7 David McDermott
8 Harry Heartfield
9 Paul Sullivan (c)
10 Mark Potts
11 Kane Lee
12 Devante Reittie
14 Daryll Thomas
15 Ben Healey
16 Louis Hamilton
17 Harry Collins
18 Jake McIntosh
19 Jerrod Grant