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Sat 1 Dec 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - West Division Attendance 170

Colne Share the Points at Chasetown


Colne had to settle for a point after taking an early lead at Chasetown on Saturday.

The Reds were made to fight all the way by a well organised Chasetown side who denied them a winner in the closing stages with some resolute defending.

Colne got off to a great start when Alex Curran’s 25 yard free kick found a gap in the wall of home defenders and was deflected into the bottom corner of goal by Simon Nangle after only five minutes.

The Reds might have extended their lead five minutes later when an end-to-end move saw the ball cleared up the right wing to Brad Knox and Curran’s low cross found Matty Morgan in front of goal but his shot flew over the bar from a scoring chance. On 15 minutes, a free kick by Curran was met by Billy Priestley but his header brought a great save from Chasetown keeper Curtis Pond as Colne enjoyed some good attacks.

But the home side came more into the game and on the half hour threatened an equaliser when Danny Cocks released Jazz Luckie with a through ball but Hakan Burton raced out of his area to clear the danger in the nick of time. And in a subsequent attack, Matty Makinson made a vital headed clearance at the near post of the Colne goal from a left wing raid by the home side.

With half time approaching, Curran’s free kick flew inches wide of the Chasetown goal from 30 yards and as Colne pressed forward, Brad Lynch cut into the home penalty area from the left hand side and chipped the ball just over the bar with only the keeper to beat.

Early in the second half, Colne conceded a needless free kick near the touchline on the right wing and Cocks’ high cross into the goalmouth was headed home by Luckie to level the scores at 1-1 after 52 minutes.

As the Reds looked to restore their lead, Lynch’s goal-bound shot was blocked in a crowded Chasetown goalmouth and when Morgan got round the back of the home defence and laid the ball back to Curran, his well struck shot from 12 yards was blocked by the keeper on the goal-line and cleared for a corner.

At the other end, George Cater forced a good save from Burton with his shot on the turn and Cocks tested the Colne keeper with a shot from the right of goal as Chasetown threatened with some dangerous attacks.

In the closing stages, Colne found space with some good runs on the right wing and low crosses into the home goalmouth produced half chances but Chasetown defended well to clear the danger on several occasions. And the defensive wall did its job when Curran was pulled back on the edge of the area and his free kick was blocked by a resolute Chasetown rearguard with five minutes left.

Colne will be happy with a hard earned point as results elsewhere went in their favour.

Key moments

Goal Simon Nangle scores for Colne


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89:00 Sub On
Dominic Kerrigan is substituted on for Colne
89:00 Sub Off
Matty Morgan is substituted off for Colne
85:00 Yellow Card
Matty Makinson is yellow carded for Colne
66:00 Sub On
Niall Watson is substituted on for Colne
66:00 Sub Off
Simon Nangle is substituted off for Colne
End of period 1
30:00 Yellow Card
Marcus Poscha is yellow carded for Colne
5:00 Goal 0 - 1
Simon Nangle scores for Colne
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As it happened

  • Chasetown
  • Colne
  • 0
  • Simon Nangle Goal 5:00'
  • Marcus Poscha Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Niall Watson Sub On 66:00'
  • Simon Nangle Sub Off 66:00'
  • Matty Makinson Yellow Card 85:00'
  • Dominic Kerrigan Sub On 89:00'
  • Matty Morgan Sub Off 89:00'

Team selection

Burton, Hakan Burton, Hakan
Coleman, Alexander Coleman, Alexander
Pugh, Lee Pugh, Lee
Morgan, Matty Morgan, Matty
Priestley, Billy Priestley, Billy
Makinson, Matty Makinson, Matty
Poscha, Marcus Poscha, Marcus
Knox, Bradley Knox, Bradley
Lynch, Brad Lynch, Brad
Nangle, Simon Nangle, Simon
Curran, Alex Curran, Alex

League round up

Other West Division results

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Kendal Town
Atherton Collieries
Ramsbottom United
Runcorn Linnets


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Atherton Collieries 38 82
2. Radcliffe FC 38 75
3. Leek Town 38 74
4. Colne 38 73
5. Ramsbottom United 38 72
6. Runcorn Linnets 38 72
7. Prescot Cables 38 69

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