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B Lynch (75' Sent Off)
Sat 26 Jan 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - West Division Attendance 284

Reds Unbeaten Run Continues


Colne had to settle for a point against bogey side Trafford at Shawe View on Saturday as both sides finished with ten men in a scoreless draw.

Trafford pushed forward in the opening stages and Danny Wilkins fired a good shot just over the bar from 25 yards. Billy Priestley and Matty Makinson made good clearances from the Colne penalty area as Chris Palmer and Declan Rydings threatened with good moves on the right wing.

At the other end, an early free kick for the Reds allowed Alex Curran to test the keeper from 25 yards and as Colne settled into the game, Marcus Poscha and Alex Coleman pushed forward on the wings. The Reds won a series of free kicks but did not use them to their advantage and Trafford keeper Elliott Wynne was rarely troubled until called upon to fist a corner clear on the half hour.

Steve Cunningham’s half time team talk fired up the Reds and in the opening five minutes of the second half, Brad Lynch tested the keeper with a low shot before seeing another shot blocked in the goalmouth after Josh Hine laid the ball back to him in the penalty area.

At the other end, Ross Davidson saw his shot blocked in the Colne area and Priestley did well to win the ball off Matty Bryan when he threatened the Reds goal with a penetrating run.

Colne came close after 55 minutes when Curran’s cross to the far post was knocked behind for a corner by Wynne under pressure from Hine. And further crosses by Curran provided promising chances in a sodden goalmouth as weather conditions worsened.

After 65 minutes, Trafford captain Ally Brown received a second yellow card for a foul on Ollie Wood and was sent off reducing Trafford to ten men. Colne pressed home their advantage and Hine was inches away from connecting with Lynch’s cross after a great run into the area.

After 75 minutes, Lynch was tripped as he cut into the area from the left wing for what looked a certain penalty but the referee instead showed him a second yellow card for diving and sent him off reducing the Reds to ten men.

As the heavy rain continued, Palmer shot across the face of the Colne goal from a good opening but the Reds staged a late rally with some good attacks looking for a winner themselves with Poscha again pushing forward.

As the game went into injury time, Curran and Matty Morgan linked up with runs into the home penalty area but Andy Langford cleared the ball off Morgan’s feet and in Colne’s next attack, Darius Palma denied the same two players as they jinked into the goalmouth with some close passing.

The final action saw Poscha head a corner over the bar as the Reds pressed to the end of a closely fought game under testing conditions.

Key moments

Red Card Brad Lynch is sent off for Colne


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90:00 +4:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Hakan Burton keeps a clean sheet for Colne
82:00 Sub Off
Bradley Knox is substituted off for Colne
82:00 Sub On
Simon Nangle is substituted on for Colne
75:00 Red Card 0 - 0
Brad Lynch is sent off for Colne
71:00 Sub On
Matty Morgan is substituted on for Colne
71:00 Sub Off
Matty Makinson is substituted off for Colne
71:00 Sub On
Mamadou Djabi is substituted on for Colne
71:00 Sub Off
Oliver Wood is substituted off for Colne
End of period 1
42:00 Yellow Card
Brad Lynch is yellow carded for Colne
18:00 Yellow Card
Bradley Knox is yellow carded for Colne
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Trafford
  • Colne
  • 0
  • Bradley Knox Yellow Card 18:00'
  • Brad Lynch Yellow Card 42:00'
  • Matty Morgan Sub On 71:00'
  • Matty Makinson Sub Off 71:00'
  • Mamadou Djabi Sub On 71:00'
  • Oliver Wood Sub Off 71:00'
  • Brad Lynch Red Card 75:00'
  • Simon Nangle Sub On 82:00'
  • Bradley Knox Sub Off 82:00'

Team selection

Burton, Hakan Burton, Hakan
Coleman, Alexander Coleman, Alexander
Priestley, Billy Priestley, Billy
Lynch, Brad Lynch, Brad
Makinson, Matty Makinson, Matty
Poscha, Marcus Poscha, Marcus
Hine, Josh Hine, Josh
Knox, Bradley Knox, Bradley
Curran, Alex Curran, Alex
Wood, Oliver Wood, Oliver
Baker, Richie Baker, Richie

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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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