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Kendal Town
B Lynch (28'), O Wood (40'), M Djabi (77')
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Sat 23 Feb 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - West Division Attendance 214

Colne Work Hard For The Win


Colne collected another three points with a workmanlike display against strugglers Kendal Town at the Sovereign Play Stadium on Saturday.

The visitors gave a good account of themselves and it needed a late goal by the Reds to make the points safe and settle the nerves.

Colne began the game brightly with a series of promising attacks and Matty Morgan shot wide from a good opening after only three minutes before Billy Priestley’s header flew just past the post from Marcus Poscha’s high cross. And the Reds came close again when Morgan’s cross was headed down by Oliver Wood for Alex Curran to blast a shot just wide of goal.

A great chance fell to Wood after 13 minutes when Brad Lynch’s low cross reached him in the goalmouth but again the final shot flew wide of goal. But at the other end, Kendal began to threaten and Jordan Tucker saw his shot blocked in the Colne penalty area and Kyle Delves fired high over the bar from another opening.

But Colne continued to stretch the visitors defence and Lynch crashed a volley against the post after 22 minutes from Curran’s cross. And in a subsequent attack Patel’s goal-bound shot was cleared from the area by a defender with the keeper out of his goal.

The Reds made the breakthrough after 28 minutes when Curran’s run released Lynch on the left who cut into the area and found the net with a deflected shot past the keeper to give Colne the lead.

Five minutes before half time, Colne doubled their lead when Priestley’s high cross from the bye line was headed home at the far post by Wood with the keeper stranded at the near post.

In the second half Kendal staged a fight back and tested the Colne defence with some dangerous attacks. Ryan Moore fired just over the crossbar after 52 minutes and Waqas Azam made a vital clearance from the Colne goalmouth shortly after.

At the other end, Morgan saw his shot turned over the bar by Kendal keeper Joao Mendes but as Kendal continued to look for a goal Colne keeper Hakan Burton needed to make a good save at his near post from a close range shot by Delves.And after 65 minutes, the visitors reduced the deficit when Colne lost the ball in midfield and Daniel Keenan raced away and scored with a low shot past Burton to give Kendal fresh hope at 2-1.

Colne looked to restore their two goal advantage but struggled to find a way through the visitors defence and some long range shooting was off target. But after 77 minutes, Morgan’s cross was met by Curran and Mendes could only block his well struck shot before Mamadou Djabi followed up to fire home the loose ball from close range and settle the Reds nerves as they played out the game for a deserved win.

This was not Colne’s best performance but another three points gained which may prove invaluable at the end of the season.

Key moments

Goal Brad Lynch scores for Colne
Goal Oliver Wood scores for Colne
Goal Mamadou Djabi scores for Colne


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77:00 Goal 3 - 0
Mamadou Djabi scores for Colne
69:00 Sub Off
Brad Lynch is substituted off for Colne
69:00 Sub On
Tyrell McKenzie is substituted on for Colne
57:00 Sub On
Lee Pugh is substituted on for Colne
57:00 Sub On
Lee Pugh is substituted on for Colne
57:00 Sub Off
Matty Makinson is substituted off for Colne
57:00 Sub On
Mamadou Djabi is substituted on for Colne
57:00 Sub Off
Oliver Wood is substituted off for Colne
End of period 1
40:00 Goal 2 - 0
Oliver Wood scores for Colne
28:00 Goal 1 - 0
Brad Lynch scores for Colne
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Colne
  • Kendal Town
  • 0
  • Brad Lynch Goal 28:00'
  • Oliver Wood Goal 40:00'
  • Lee Pugh Sub On 57:00'
  • Lee Pugh Sub On 57:00'
  • Matty Makinson Sub Off 57:00'
  • Mamadou Djabi Sub On 57:00'
  • Oliver Wood Sub Off 57:00'
  • Tyrell McKenzie Sub On 69:00'
  • Brad Lynch Sub Off 69:00'
  • Mamadou Djabi Goal 77:00'

Team selection

Burton, Hakan Burton, Hakan
Azam, Waqas Azam, Waqas
Makinson, Matty Makinson, Matty
Lynch, Brad Lynch, Brad
Priestley, Billy Priestley, Billy
Poscha, Marcus Poscha, Marcus
Morgan, Matty Morgan, Matty
Patel, Krishnan Patel, Krishnan
Curran, Alex Curran, Alex
Wood, Oliver Wood, Oliver
Nangle, Simon Nangle, Simon

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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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