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Kendal Town
A Curran (11'), S Miller (84')
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Sat 4 Nov 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK North Attendance 189

Miller's Late Winner Lifts the Reds

Colne came out on top with a late winner against Kendal Town at the Utility Renewals Stadium on Saturday.

The Reds took an early lead but were pegged back in the second half by a resilient Kendal side before new signing Sean Miller lifted all three points with his debut goal for Colne.

Colne began the game well and built a series of attacks that promised an early goal. Matty Morgan saw his shot drift wide of the far post after Ollie Crankshaw had created the chance with a penetrating run on the left wing. And after 11 minutes, Morgan became the provider as his low cross was met by Alex Curran at the near post to give Colne the lead with an opportunist goal.

As Kendal looked to hit back, the Colne defence did well to block a shot by Paul Dawson in their penalty area and to cut out a dangerous run by Connor Gaul as he bore down on the Reds goal.

At the other end, Lee Gaskell saw his shot fly just wide after Morgan had again provided the chance and the Reds almost doubled their lead after 25 minutes when a low cross-cum-shot from Gaskell from the right wing evaded Crankshaw in front of goal and was knocked just wide by Curran coming in at the far post.

Kendal began to threaten as the interval approached and Colne keeper Hakan Burton did well to claim the ball at the feet of Rick Seear as he burst into his penalty area and kept out a hard driven angled shot by Gaul saving with his feet at his near post.

As the second half began, Kendal pushed forward looking for an equaliser with Gaul and Seear prominent in the attack. After 56 minutes, Anthony Lynch forced a corner for the visitors and the resulting cross was headed home from close range by Seear to level the scores at 1-1.

Colne looked to restore their lead with a series of attacks but found the Kendal defence in uncompromising mood and only created half chances. And Kendal came close to a second goal after 73 minutes when Gaul laid on a great chance for Matthew Clarke but he lifted his shot just over the Colne crossbar.

Five minutes later, Miller looked to have a great chance at the other end but Kendal keeper Will Kitchen blocked his shot in a one-on-one in the penalty area. And in Colne’s next attack, Kitchen made another save on his line to keep out a shot from Crankshaw.

But just as Kendal looked on course for taking a point, the keeper mis-kicked a clearance and Miller took full advantage by taking the ball past him and placing it into the empty net for the Reds winner after 84 minutes.

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Key moments

Goal Alex Curran scores for Colne
Goal Sean Miller scores for Colne


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89:00 Sub On
Elijah Bello is substituted on for Colne
89:00 Sub Off
Sean Miller is substituted off for Colne
84:00 Goal 2 - 0
Sean Miller scores for Colne
64:00 Sub On
Shiraz Khan is substituted on for Colne
64:00 Sub Off
Lee Gaskell is substituted off for Colne
End of period 1
30:00 Yellow Card
Christopher Lynch is yellow carded for Colne
11:00 Goal 1 - 0
Alex Curran scores for Colne
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Colne
  • Kendal Town
  • 0
  • Alex Curran Goal 11:00'
  • Christopher Lynch Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Lee Gaskell Sub Off 64:00'
  • Shiraz Khan Sub On 64:00'
  • Sean Miller Goal 84:00'
  • Elijah Bello Sub On 89:00'
  • Sean Miller Sub Off 89:00'

Team selection

Burton, Hakan Burton, Hakan
Hilton, Jordan Hilton, Jordan
Pugh, Lee Pugh, Lee
Morgan, Matty Morgan, Matty
Hodgkinson, Jonathan Hodgkinson, Jonathan
Lynch, Christopher Lynch, Christopher
Nangle, Simon Nangle, Simon
Crankshaw, Ollie Crankshaw, Ollie
Miller, Sean Miller, Sean
Gaskell, Lee Gaskell, Lee
Curran, Alex Curran, Alex

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Radcliffe FC 6 16
2. Prescot Cables 7 16
3. Atherton Collieries 7 15
4. Runcorn Linnets 7 15
5. Mossley 6 13
6. Colne 6 13
7. Kidsgrove Athletic 6 11

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