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1st Team - Match centre

Coggeshall United
May & Baker
A Fennel (31'), J Hayes (67')
Full time
R Tranter (6'), J Barlow (17'), E Carter (41')
Sat 18 Aug 15:00 - Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League - First Division South

COGGESHALL UNITED 2 - 3 MAY & BAKER

Bakers win on the road

May & Baker made the trip to Coggeshall with no less than 7 players missing from their previous starting XI. However, they were buoyed with the return of Conor Okus, Craig Hall, Besmir Hoxhaj, Daniel Lopes and Kiel Chandler showing that strength in depth is a much needed quality this season.

In what was to be an entertaining game, it was Bakers that had the first real chance in the third minute. From an Elliott Carter throw in, Richard Oxby was able to work the ball to Henry Osei and his cross found James Barlow who smartly played in Reece Tranter and his shot was well saved by Matt Walker. The resultant corner led to the home side breaking but George Martin was able to collect the Andrew Fennel's cross.

The away side took the lead in the 6th minute when Barlow showed great strength down the left hand side and crossed for Tranter who controlled and swivelled quickly to shoot right footed past the static Walker. 0-1

Coggeshall United 18.08.18
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The home side responded quickly and the dangerous Fennel rounded Carter and shot low but Martin saved well. Both sides were playing all out attacking football and both defences need to be at full concentration. In the 17th minute, May & Baker scored a great team goal, Carter, who had to be at his best against the lively Fennel, managed to dispossess the winger and surged forward, his deft pass found Osei who cut inside Abednego Mensah and played a reverse pass into the overlapping Luke Dickens, his measured cross allowed Barlow the simple task of tapping in to the gaping net. 0-2

This should have seen the away side take control but this was not the case and it was Coggeshall that started to gain the upper hand and in the 21st minute they carved out a great chance for George Smith but with only the keeper to beat he could not found a way past Martin who saved brilliantly. The home side continued to press but the Bakers back four of Dickens, Hall, Joe Maskell and Carter stood firm.

Although Bakers were on the back foot they were still causing the home defence problems with their quick counter attacking play and in the 24th minute should have gone further ahead. A Maskell free kick found Barlow unmarked but he put his header wide. Almost immediately Coggeshall responded and some good work down the left hand side found Tom Blackwell who fired across goal but Fennel could not apply the finishing touch and shot into the side netting from an acute angle. However, Fennel did not have to wait long to get on the score sheet. Some more good football on the left between Sam Cripps and Blackwell played Smith into some space and his deflected cross fell invitingly for Fennel who volleyed in from close range. 1-2

The home side were full of confidence and the pace of Fennel was beginning to have a greater effect down the right hand side. The nippy number 7 out paced Carter and Maskell to fire in a dangerous cross with both Blackwell and Smith waiting to tap in, but Martin expertly dealt with the situation. Then Fennel was involved again but this time producing an opening through his own initiative but his left shot, from just inside the box, went wide.

These two near misses seemed to inject some urgency into the away side and they created an opportunity for Osei but his cross/shot flew into the side netting. From another Bakers counter attack they furthered their lead when Barlow used his strength and pace to get beyond Akins and he found Carter, who had left his defensive responsibilities to support his team mate. The full back coolly cut inside Hayes and shot right footed which took a deflection to wrong foot Walker and hit the back of the net. 1-3

The final action of this pulsating first half was for Maskell to be in the right place to block another Fennel surging run before he could cause any further damage and the referee blew for half time.

HT: Coggeshall United 1 - 3 May & Baker

The second half resumed and it was May & Baker that had the first opening when following some intricate play between Osei and Dickens the former found Tranter but he shot wide. The home side management team then decided enough was enough and made a change of personnel and formation. Josh Dalziel replacing Akins. However, before Coggeshall could get used to the new system, Osei worked an opening for Tranter who's powerful shot was well saved by Walker. In the 58th minute the lively Fennel tried his luck from distance but his shot sailed harmlessly over the bar.

Coggeshall made their second change and Josle Syrett was introduced for Cripps. This allowed the home side more freedom in front of the Bakers defensive line and both Maskell and Hall had to be alert to tidy up. The home side made their last change with Adie Cant coming on for Blackwell. May & Baker also made their first substitution and brought on Besmir Hoxhaj for James Zanelli who had put in an unselfish shift in the middle of the park.

The changes were sure to have an effect either way and it was the home side that got their reward. A Fennel free kick was headed forwards by Sean Radley but as Jack Hayes tried to head back across the goal the ball drifted over the bar, goal kick, or at least that is what all the players thought so. Somewhere the officials had spotted a deflection from a Bakers player and had deemed the ball to be over the by line before Hayes good head it and so to the bemusement of the away side players a corner was given. Unfortunately, Bakers let their concentration slip and Hayes was on hand to head home in the 67th minute. 2-3

The away side responded well and following a good passing move between Barlow, Oxby and Tranter created an opportunity for Barlow but his shot was well saved by Walker. However, following this, Coggeshall took control of the game and were having some dangerous situations down their left hand side. The Bakers Management Team of Micky Wetherall and Andy Hill decided a further change was needed and introduced Kiel Chandler for Dickens with Osei moving to right back.

The home side continued to press and a clever passing move between Fennel and Cant gave the latter the opportunity to send in a low hard cross for the oncoming Syrett and just when he thought he was about to make it 3-3 Hall appeared and his desperate lunge was enough to put off the Coggeshall substitute and he missed the target. Unfortunately, Hall was injured at this time and had to be replaced by Alex Owuadey with Barlow being asked to move back into central defence.

The introduction of the pacy Owuadey allowed Bakers respite and began to see them gain more possession in the Coggeshall half. In the 83rd minute his tenacious running won him possession and made a simple pass to Hoxhaj who shot from the corner of the box but too high to worry Walker. A couple of minutes later and Bakers should have made sure of their win when following a Coggeshall attack the ball was cleared up field with Owuadey and Chandler in pursuit but they appeared to get in each other's way and the home side were able to clear.

In the 89th minute, the ever impressive Fennel, combined with Smith to work an opening but Barlow was on hand to thwart him before he could get his shot away. However, a minute later, Fennel almost grabbed his second goal when his lob shot hit the top of the bar and behind for a goal kick. This could have been the end of Coggeshall's attacks, but because of the lengthy injury stoppages to Hall and Tranter there was still time for one last foray into the Bakers penalty box. The game was now deep in injury time and the home side through some clever play got Fennel free on the right hand side and his pin point cross found Cant at the back post but with the goal at his mercy Martin pulled off a match winning save to deny him the equaliser. Moments later the referee signalled the end of the game much to the delight of the Bakers Management, players and supporters.

FT: Coggeshall United 2 - 3 May & Baker

An exciting, enthralling game with plenty of attacking football played throughout.

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Key moments

6:00
Goal Reece Tranter scores for May & Baker
17:00
Goal James Barlow scores for May & Baker
31:00
Goal Andrew Fennel scores for Coggeshall United
41:00
Goal Elliott Carter scores for May & Baker
67:00
Goal Jack Hayes scores for Coggeshall United

Videos and photos

Coggeshall United 18.08.18
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Highlights

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90:00 Saved Shot
Adie Cant has a shot saved for Coggeshall United
90:00 Missed Shot
Andrew Fennel misses a shot for Coggeshall United
89:00 Blocked Shot
George Smith has a shot blocked for Coggeshall United
83:00 Missed Shot
Besmir Hoxhaj misses a shot for May & Baker
76:00 Sub Off
Craig Hall is substituted off for May & Baker
76:00 Sub On
Alex Owuadey is substituted on for May & Baker
75:00 Missed Shot
Adie Cant misses a shot for Coggeshall United
72:00 Sub On
Kiel Chandler is substituted on for May & Baker
72:00 Sub Off
Luke Dickens is substituted off for May & Baker
71:00 Saved Shot
James Barlow has a shot saved for May & Baker
67:00 Goal 2 - 3
Jack Hayes scores for Coggeshall United
65:00 Sub On
Besmir Hoxhaj is substituted on for May & Baker
65:00 Sub Off
James Zanelli is substituted off for May & Baker
65:00 Sub Off
Tom Blackwell is substituted off for Coggeshall United
65:00 Sub On
Adie Cant is substituted on for Coggeshall United
60:00 Sub Off
Josle Syrett is substituted off for Coggeshall United
60:00 Sub On
Adie Cant is substituted on for Coggeshall United
58:00 Missed Shot
Andrew Fennel misses a shot for Coggeshall United
55:00 Saved Shot
Reece Tranter has a shot saved for May & Baker
52:00 Sub On
Josh Dalziel is substituted on for Coggeshall United
52:00 Sub Off
Lance Akins is substituted off for Coggeshall United
46:00 Missed Shot
Reece Tranter misses a shot for May & Baker
End of period 1
44:00 Blocked Shot
Andrew Fennel has a shot blocked for Coggeshall United
41:00 Assist
James Barlow makes an assist for May & Baker
41:00 Goal 1 - 3
Elliott Carter scores for May & Baker
38:00 Missed Shot
Henry Osei misses a shot for May & Baker
35:00 Missed Shot
Andrew Fennel misses a shot for Coggeshall United
33:00 Yellow Card
Danny Scott is yellow carded for Coggeshall United
31:00 Assist
George Smith makes an assist for Coggeshall United
31:00 Goal 1 - 2
Andrew Fennel scores for Coggeshall United
29:00 Missed Shot
Conor Okus misses a shot for May & Baker
25:00 Missed Shot
Andrew Fennel misses a shot for Coggeshall United
24:00 Yellow Card
Sean Radley is yellow carded for Coggeshall United
23:00 Saved Shot
Conor Okus has a shot saved for May & Baker
21:00 Saved Shot
George Smith has a shot saved for Coggeshall United
17:00 Assist
Luke Dickens makes an assist for May & Baker
17:00 Goal 0 - 2
James Barlow scores for May & Baker
8:00 Saved Shot
Andrew Fennel has a shot saved for Coggeshall United
6:00 Assist
James Barlow makes an assist for May & Baker
6:00 Goal 0 - 1
Reece Tranter scores for May & Baker
4:00 Saved Shot
Andrew Fennel has a shot saved for Coggeshall United
3:00 Saved Shot
Reece Tranter has a shot saved for May & Baker
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Coggeshall United
  • May & Baker
  • 0
  • James Barlow Assist 6:00'
  • Reece Tranter Goal 6:00'
  • Luke Dickens Assist 17:00'
  • James Barlow Goal 17:00'
  • Sean Radley Yellow Card 24:00'
  • George Smith Assist 31:00'
  • Andrew Fennel Goal 31:00'
  • Danny Scott Yellow Card 33:00'
  • James Barlow Assist 41:00'
  • Elliott Carter Goal 41:00'
  • Lance Akins Sub Off 52:00'
  • Josh Dalziel Sub On 52:00'
  • Josle Syrett Sub Off 60:00'
  • Adie Cant Sub On 60:00'
  • James Zanelli Sub Off 65:00'
  • Besmir Hoxhaj Sub On 65:00'
  • Tom Blackwell Sub Off 65:00'
  • Adie Cant Sub On 65:00'
  • Jack Hayes Goal 67:00'
  • Luke Dickens Sub Off 72:00'
  • Kiel Chandler Sub On 72:00'
  • Craig Hall Sub Off 76:00'
  • Alex Owuadey Sub On 76:00'

Team selection

Martin, George Martin, George
Dickens, Luke Dickens, Luke
Carter, Elliott Carter, Elliott
Osei, Henry Osei, Henry
Maskell, Joe Maskell, Joe
Hall, Craig Hall, Craig
Oxby, Richard Oxby, Richard
Okus, Conor Okus, Conor
Barlow, James Barlow, James
Zanelli, James Zanelli, James
Tranter, Reece Tranter, Reece
Coggeshall United
  • 1. Matt Walker
  • 2. Lance Akins
  • 3. Abednego Mensah
  • 4. Billy Coe
  • 5. Sean Radley
  • 6. Jack Hayes
  • 7. Andrew Fennel
  • 8. Danny Scott
  • 9. Tom Blackwell
  • 10. George Smith
  • 11. Sam Cripps
  • 12. Josh Dalziel
  • 13. Josle Syrett
  • 14. Adie Cant
  • 15. Cliff Akurang
  • 16. M itch Potter

League round up

Other First Division South results

3
1
Wormley Rovers
Burnham Ramblers
2
2
Frenford
3
2
Harwich & Parkeston
4
3
Fire United
Hashtag United
1
1
Newbury Forest
4
5
Halstead Town
White Ensign
3
0
Braintree Town Reserves

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# Team Pl Pts
1. White Ensign 15 37
2. Halstead Town 16 37
3. Hashtag United 16 36
4. May & Baker 11 25
5. Benfleet 15 25
6. Holland 14 25
7. Harwich & Parkeston 14 24

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