Coggeshall Town picked up their third consecutive away win, again keeping a clean sheet. With the pitch very wet at Walsham it was touch and go whether the game would get the go-ahead but after a late inspection, the referee said the pitch was playable.Coggeshall started well but a much improved Walsham looked determined to put in a good display. The first half was quite even with not much in the way of goal action as conditions deteriorated rapidly on the wet surface making free-flowing football virtually impossible. The scores were level 0-0 at the break. Coggeshall made a double substitution at half time with Aaron Cosgrave and Josce Syrett both coming on for “ The Town “. The two substitutes added some pace and power to the Coggeshall team as they started to get on top of Walsham as the second half went along. The visitors started to look dangerous now with Ross Wall and Nnamdi Nwachuku both going close. At the other the home team forced smart saves from James Bransgrove on a couple of occasions and some excellent defending from Jack Hayes kept the scores level.After a sustained period of pressure Coggeshall went ahead and it was the two half time substitutes who combined to create and score the opening goal, after some good work out wide from Syrett he crossed for Aaron Cosgrave to back heal Home from close range with a neat finish.The goal was just what “ The Town “ deserved after a fast start to the second half. The remainder of the game was even with Walsham pushing hard for an equaliser but Coggeshall looked reasonable comfortable at the back. As the game entered the final minutes Walsham were chucking everything forward in search of a goal and left themselves exposed at the back for Coggeshall to double their lead. A clearance from the back put Ross Wall through just inside his own half but with the Walsham keeper off his line Wall made ground before he chipped a delightful ball from all of 50 yards out to fly over the keeper and drop just inside the far post to put Coggeshall two up.With so little time left the second goal killed off any hope of a Walsham comeback meaning “ The Town “ chalked up another valuable 3 points on the road to strengthen their position at the top of the table.The team complete a run of 4 away games on the trot with a tough trip to local neighbours Stanway next Friday. A massive thanks to all our traveling fans who made the long trip to Walsham your support for the team is vital in these last few weeks of the season.
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