Coggeshall Town picked up their second success in a week with a convincing win at West Street against local neighbours Stanway Rovers. There were two changes to the starting line up from Saturday’s win at Fakenham as both Jack Hayes and Henri Okosi missed out through injury and were replaced by Jack West and Jamie Shaw.
Coggeshall started well and looked full of confidence against a young looking Stanway team. The home team had much the better of the opening exchanges with Stanway barely venturing out of their own half. It wasn’t long before ” The Town ” took the lead through Correy Davidson who picked the ball up midway inside the Stanway half to run at the visitor’s defence, he shot from just outside the box into the bottom corner to record his first goal for the club. Coggeshall continued to dominate the game with Nnamdi Nwachuku and Jamie Shaw looking a real threat in the forward line. ……These two combined ….for the second goal after Josce Syrett delivered a great ball into the box for Nwachuku to help on to Shaw who finished well at the back post thus doubling the lead. Goal number three soon followed as Nwachuku opened his account for the season cutting in from the left-hand side to score in the far corner of the net with an excellent finish. At 3-0 the game looked over but Stanway probably had their best spell at this point forcing Matt Walker in the home team’s goal to save …. from close range and they also hit the post from distance. Coggeshall held out until half time though to go in three goals up at the break.
The second half started with Coggeshall on the front foot again and looking dangerous with Kamal Guthmy and Josce Syrett causing lots of problems down the flanks for the visitors. It was a cross from Guthmy that created the opportunity for Shaw to score his second and the team’s fourth on sixty minutes. Coggeshall continued to press with Stanway not really offering any threat to the home teams solid defence with Luke Wilson and Jacob Partridge alongside debutant Sam West looking comfortable.Coggeshall’s fifth …. was a great goal worked from back to front ending up with the excellent Conor Hubble combining with midfield partner Tom Colville to put a defence splitting pass through to Syrett who crossed for Nnamdi Nwachuku to finish well from 6 yards out. With a 5 goal lead ” The Town ” took their foot off the pedal slightly and allowed Stanway a soft consolation goal to make the score 5-1 which was how the game finished at the final whistle.
It was another encouraging performance from Coggeshall who definitely don’t looked fazed by life in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division. The team have no game Saturday but are back at West Street when Godmanchester Rovers are the visitors. The club would like to thank the many supporters who came out to support the team with a great attendance of over 200 for our first home game of the season, hopefully everyone went away happy with the display and will be back again next Tuesday.
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