In an early kick off it was The Greenbacks who struck early after only 3 minutes when a clearance from a Coleshill corner found Eesa Sawyers who made one of his now trademark runs into the right hand side of the box beating the Coleshill left back and played a ball across the 6 yard box to a waiting Rich Blythe who calmly side footed the ball past Hathaway in the Coleshill goal to give Bedworth an early lead. Coleshill fought back and had the majority of the play in the first 20 minutes. The referee set his stall out early producing a yellow cards for Kieran Donnelly of Coleshill and Rich Blythe within the first 20 minutes. Donnelly’s yellow would prove costly when in the 27th minute he fouled Ryan Moore and the referee had no hesitation in producing a second yellow for the Coleshill man. Bedworth looked to capitalise on the extra man when a cross into the box was met by the head of Parrott and it looked to many people within the Oval that the ball had crossed the line before Hathaway clawed it out but the officials despite Bedworth protests waved play on. Coleshill even though they we were down to 10 men continued to win a number of corners but were unable to produce any meaningful efforts on goal as the half drew to a close.
Half Time – Bedworth United 1 Coleshill Town 0
The second half started with the 10 men of Coleshill looking for the goal to equal the scores but Bedworth defended resolutely preventing any chances on Sam Lomax goal. It was The Greenbacks who had the best chances to double their lead firstly a ball through to Ryan Nesbitt saw the Bedworth striker one on one with Hathaway but the keeper stood his ground made himself big and won the battle to keep the score at 1-0. Into injury time Hathaway came up for a corner the ball was cleared Bedworth substitute Chris Camwell seeing the keeper back peddling went for the lob but in lobbing the keeper just sent the ball over the bar as well. This result puts The Greenbacks on 33 points 8 points off the play off places as the year ends.
Full Time – Bedworth United 1 Coleshill Town 0
Man of the Match – Sam Muggleton
|27th December 2021
|Northern Premier League - Midlands 21-22
|27 Dec 2021