Crowle Colts Match Preview

Crowle Colts Match Preview

By Jonathan Wilson
20 September
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Match Preview ahead of Saturdays home game V Crowle Colts by Chris Forsyth


On Saturday we welcome Crowle Colts to the Jones & Co Recreational Ground for our fifth home fixture of the season. We wish a warm welcome to all the players, officials and supporters of Crowle Colts.

As always entry for the game is £3 for adults, £2 for concessions and free for members. Toms Tea Room will be open for refreshments and the Pavilion will be open for pre and post-match drinks. The club’s legendary meat raffle will also be up for grabs so please remember to purchase your tickets. As always, your support is greatly appreciated.

We currently sit in fourth position in the table with nine points from our opening four games. On Wednesday evening we were defeated 2-0 in our first away game of the season at Newark Town. Prior to that on Tuesday 10th September we defeated Phoenix 4-0 with goals from Luke Black, Alex Irwin, Jack Billau and Callum Brooks scoring his debut senior goal in front of an excellent weeknight crowd of 96.

Moving on to our visitors and Crowle’s Saturday team has a history packed with trophies and almost as many name changes. Beginning in 1963 as Axholme Wanderers their first honour was the Scunthorpe League Division Five title in the 1966-67 season. The following campaign brought a name change to Crowle United and heralded the club’s golden era, the high point of which came at the end of the 1970-71 season when they secured the Division One title, the Challenge Cup and the Lincolnshire FA Junior Cup. After retaining the Division One trophy the following year Crowle United moved into the Lincolnshire League where they remained until returning to Scunthorpe in 1989. In 2008 the need for off-field stability brought together the people who have shaped the recent history of the club. A reversion to a previous name, with a small addition, brought Crowle Town Colts into existence. The Colts joined the Central Midlands League for the 2018-19 season. Last season they competed in the Central Midlands League Division One North and finished in second position, with 17 wins, one draw and two losses from their 20 games resulting in promotion.

The visitors currently sit in 12th position in the table with four points from their opening five matches. On Saturday they were defeated 2-1 at home to Dronfield Town Reserves, with Thomas Finnigan scoring for the Colts. Prior to that they picked up an excellent point in a 0-0 draw away at Dinnington Town.

One to watch for the visitors will be Thomas Finnigan. He has made five appearances for Crowle this season, scoring four goals. He also scored 24 goals in 25 appearances for the visitors last season.

The two sides have never met previously, but our reserves did face Crowle twice last season with today’s visitors winning both games. In the last meeting on Saturday 20th April 2019 the visitors picked up a 3-1 victory at the Jones & Co Recreational Ground and also won their home fixture 6-0.

Please join us if you can on Saturday as your support is always greatly appreciated.

Viva Colliery

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