Midland League high fliers Coleshill Town made hard work of beating a spirited Causeway United outfit this afternoon at Pack Meadow. The idea for the day was to collect Pasty Sam and head to Cheltenham to see Cheltenham Civil Service, but after a period of radio silence from Sam,I realised I was alone and without wanting to call on the blood sucking leach that is Eggyhopper, I decided I would find a game to go to myself. In the end it came down to two, Tipton Town or Coleshill. I decided on the latter and made the 15 mile journey into Warwickshire.
I made a error on the way there, mishearing the sat nav and left the M6 and headed towards town, I realised my mistake and doubled back. I reached the ground with five minutes to spare. The Pack Meadow ground is decent without being amazing.It has a good looking small terrace stand behind the dugouts and covered standing opposite .The game started in spectacular fashion when Coleshill in the white strip, took the lead through Ricky Cutting who has just signed from Coventry Copsewood within the first 60 seconds, running from the half way line before sidestepping the keeper and finishing. Causeway put in some hard challenges and at times stupid ones, for example their number 5 half headlock challenge.Coleshill only managed Daisy cutter shots till the break.
After the break , Causeway got themselves back in it with some route one football, the goalkeepers kick deceived everyone and a player nipped in to score. Causeway’s joy was shortlived when they fell behind moments later, from a corner Luke Edwards bundled the ball home despite Causeways clumsy attempts to clear. Coleshill spurned more chances after drilling shots wide but finally came through with a third when the tireless Shane Benjamin got on the end of a low cross sticking his leg out for the finish.Causeway looked tired at the end, but they can be proud of their efforts today. Oh, I had the chips from the van outside the clubhouse, they were rubbish white looking McDonald chips for £1.10. Admission was £5 and a decent enough programme was £1.50. Attendance was 73.