Coggeshall Town started life in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division with a win away at Fakenham Town. Coggeshall had been dealt one of their longest trips for the season opener with a journey of over 2 hours to get to Fakenham. The teams took to the field with ” The Town ” having 5 players in their starting lineup making their debuts for the club, Jack Hayes, Jacob Partridge, Conor Hubble, Correy Davidson and Skipper Luke Wilson all came in for their first appearance’s in a Coggeshall shirt.
The game got off to a good start for the visitors who had most of the early possession as they looked to try and gain an early advantage. After the early exchanges, it was clear that Coggeshall we’re looking more dangerous with Nnamdi Nwachuku and Correy Davidson looking a threat in the forward line. It was Davidson who helped break the deadlock for the visitors on 6 minutes after he broke down the left-hand side to cross into the box where Nwachuku set the ball back to Josce Syrett who finished well from close range to put ” The Town ” one up. This goal seemed to liven Fakenham up who had a good spell of pressure after the goal and Coggeshall needed Matt Walker to make a couple of smart saves to protect their lead. Midway through the first half Coggeshall doubled their lead this time Syrett was the provider as he crossed for debutant Conor Hubble to finish well from inside the box to open his account for the club. The match was pretty even for the remainder of the first half with few chances, so at the break Coggeshall still held a 2-0 lead.
The second half began with Coggeshall just edging things with Hubble and Tom Colville controlling the midfield area.The tempo of the game dropped slightly as the match approached the hour mark with both teams starting to tire. The home team had another spell when they pushed Coggeshall back, but they never threatened Walkers goal as Luke Wilson marshalled the defence well alongside Jacob Partridge and Jack Hayes.Coggeshall got back on top of things after that and went on to score a third after Josce Syrett beat a couple of defenders out wide on the right before cutting in and driving an excellent shot into the far corner. The third goal killed off any chance of a come back from Fakenham, ” The Town ” were comfortable right up to the final whistle to record a great 3-0 away win.
It was a good all round team performance which fully deserved to pick up the 3 points.The games come thick and fast from now on with the team back at West Street Tuesday night when Stanway Rovers are the visitors in which is sure to be a tough game.
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