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Coggeshall Town
Canvey Island
S Bantick (45', 80'), N Nwachuku (68')
Full time
F Merrifield (8'), M Tuohy (32'), S Collins (69')
Sat 20 Oct 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - North Division Attendance 148

Coggeshall Town 3-3 Canvey Island

Goalfest At West Street

Canvey Island and Coggeshall Town played out an exciting 3-3 draw in the Bostik North at a sunswept West Street on Saturday.

In a rollercoaster of a match on a superb playing surface, both teams produced some effective attacking football to put on a good show for the 148 in attendance.

Manager Mark Bentley made one change from the side that beat Cray Wanderers in the FA Trophy last time out, bringing in new signing Jack Simmons on the wing in place of Josh Hutchinson who dropped to the bench.

Canvey got off to the perfect start in fortuitous circumstances, taking the lead in the 8th minute. Coggeshall right back Tyler Brampton ignored the call of James Bransgrove, heading the ball over his own keeper and presenting Frankie Merrifield with the simple task of nodding into an empty net from six yards.

The Gulls had further chances in the opening 20 minutes, with Martin Tuohy having a shot from the right saved by Bransgrove before James White had a header from a corner kept out from a similar position.

They doubled their advantage on 32 minutes when a typically determined run from Jack Simmons saw him fouled five yards outside the penalty area. James White dummied the free kick for Martin Tuohy to strike, with the striker curling a right-footed effort through the wall and past James Bransgrove who was rooted to the spot.

Coggeshall’s first site of goal came on 38 minutes when they were awarded their first corner of the match. The ball fell to the feet of defender Jamie Shaw who took a touch before lashing a shot towards goal which clipped the outside of the post.

The hosts pulled a goal back on the stroke of half time in controversial fashion. With Jake Jolliffe shepherding a bouncing ball back to goalkeeper Harry Palmer, forward Sam Bantick pushed the defender in the back on the edge of the area. The push caused Jolliffe to collide with Palmer, with Bantick clipping the loose ball home into an empty net. Neither the referee or his assistant saw the push and the goal was awarded.

Canvey had an opportunity to restore their two-goal cushion on 63 minutes when Coggeshall defender Dexter Peter took a swing at a long ball forward. Peter only got a slight touch on the ball which played it into the path of Martin Tuohy, but goalkeeper James Bransgrove did brilliantly to claim the ball at his feet as the striker attempted to round him.

Coggeshall drew level five minutes later when Tyler Brampton played the ball across the edge of the area from the right for Nnamdi Nwachuku. The substitute side stepped Alex Stephenson before curling home a fine effort from 20 yards.

The Gulls were back in front in spectacular style less than sixty seconds later when Sam Collins unleashed an unstoppable shot from 30 yards which flew into the top corner to add to his tally of remarkable goals in a Canvey shirt.

This topsy-turvy match found itself all square once again with ten minutes to play when the ball was played into the feet of Sam Bantick. The forward did well to turn, take a touch to create space and fire an accurate shot across goal and into the bottom corner.

The hosts could have won the match in the final minute when a corner was punched by Harry Palmer. The danger wasn’t cleared however and gave defender Dexter Peter a great chance to score, but his header at the back post from eight yards went over a largely unguarded goal.

Canvey were forced to finish the match with ten men when centre back Alex Stephenson was forced to leave the pitch with a shoulder injury.

Mark Bentley Post-Match Interview with Simon Pitts

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Key moments

8:00
Goal Frankie Merrifield scores for Canvey Island
32:00
Goal Martin Tuohy scores for Canvey Island
45:00
Goal Sam Bantick scores for Coggeshall Town
68:00
Goal Nnamdi Nwachuku scores for Coggeshall Town
69:00
Goal Sam Collins scores for Canvey Island
80:00
Goal Sam Bantick scores for Coggeshall Town

Highlights

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84:00 Sub On
Jose Figura is substituted on for Canvey Island
84:00 Sub Off
Jack Simmons is substituted off for Canvey Island
80:00 Goal 3 - 3
Sam Bantick scores for Coggeshall Town
77:00 Yellow Card
Daniel Cunningham is yellow carded for Coggeshall Town
74:00 Sub Off
Martin Tuohy is substituted off for Canvey Island
74:00 Sub On
Jordan Cox is substituted on for Canvey Island
73:00 Yellow Card
Martin Tuohy is yellow carded for Canvey Island
69:00 Goal 2 - 3
Sam Collins scores for Canvey Island
68:00 Goal 2 - 2
Nnamdi Nwachuku scores for Coggeshall Town
65:00 Sub On
Nnamdi Nwachuku is substituted on for Coggeshall Town
65:00 Sub Off
Correy Davidson is substituted off for Coggeshall Town
65:00 Sub Off
Ryan Melaugh is substituted off for Canvey Island
65:00 Sub On
Josh Hutchinson is substituted on for Canvey Island
61:00 Sub Off
Syrus Gordon is substituted off for Coggeshall Town
61:00 Sub On
Daniel Cunningham is substituted on for Coggeshall Town
45:00 Yellow Card
George Allen is yellow carded for Canvey Island
45:00 Goal 1 - 2
Sam Bantick scores for Coggeshall Town
45:00 Sub On
Conor Hubble is substituted on for Coggeshall Town
45:00 Sub Off
Aaron Condon is substituted off for Coggeshall Town
End of period 1
32:00 Goal 0 - 2
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8:00 Goal 0 - 1
Frankie Merrifield scores for Canvey Island
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As it happened

  • Coggeshall Town
  • Canvey Island
  • 0
  • Frankie Merrifield Goal 8:00'
  • Martin Tuohy Goal 32:00'
  • George Allen Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Aaron Condon Sub Off 45:00'
  • Conor Hubble Sub On 45:00'
  • Sam Bantick Goal 45:00'
  • Syrus Gordon Sub Off 61:00'
  • Daniel Cunningham Sub On 61:00'
  • Josh Hutchinson Sub On 65:00'
  • Ryan Melaugh Sub Off 65:00'
  • Nnamdi Nwachuku Sub On 65:00'
  • Correy Davidson Sub Off 65:00'
  • Nnamdi Nwachuku Goal 68:00'
  • Sam Collins Goal 69:00'
  • Martin Tuohy Yellow Card 73:00'
  • Martin Tuohy Sub Off 74:00'
  • Jordan Cox Sub On 74:00'
  • Daniel Cunningham Yellow Card 77:00'
  • Sam Bantick Goal 80:00'
  • Jack Simmons Sub Off 84:00'
  • Jose Figura Sub On 84:00'

Team selection

Coggeshall Town
  • 1. James Bransgrove
  • 2. Tyler Brampton
  • 3. Curtis Haynes-Brown
  • 4. Syrus Gordon
  • 5. Dexter Peter
  • 6. Jamie Shaw
  • 7. Correy Davidson
  • 8. Aaron Condon
  • 9. Sam Bantick
  • 10. Ross Wall
  • 11. George Cocklin
  • 12. Khris Oti
  • 13. Daniel Cunningham
  • 14. Conor Hubble
  • 15. Nnamdi Nwachuku
  • 16. Joshua Pollard

League round up

Other North Division results

1
1
Barking
Bowers & Pitsea
0
0
Dereham Town
1
0
Heybridge Swifts
3
1
Brentwood Town
2
2
Felixstowe & Walton United

League table

# Team Pl Pts
7. Grays Athletic 12 21
8. Bury Town 13 20
9. Canvey Island 11 16
10. Felixstowe & Walton United 12 16
11. Dereham Town 12 15
12. Great Wakering Rovers 11 14
13. AFC Sudbury 11 13

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