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Canvey Island
Coggeshall Town
Full time
N Nwachuku (27', 54')
Sat 16 Feb 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - North Division Attendance 283

Canvey Island 0-2 Coggeshall Town

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Gulls' Winless Run Continues

Canvey Island fell to their fourth straight Bostik North defeat with a 2-0 reverse at home to Coggeshall Town at The Frost Hire Stadium on Saturday.

Manager Mark Bentley made two changes from the side that were beaten by Tilbury a week earlier. Jordan Brown came into the side in central defence in place of Zack Littlejohn, while on the left wing Kane Gilbert was replaced by new signing Kyle De Silva who joined before the game on loan from Bromley.

The match started in fairly uneventful fashion, taking until the 19th minute for either side to have a meaningful shot on goal. The ball was played into Adam Vyse 25 yards from goal, and after shifting it onto his left foot he struck a low effort across goal which went a couple of yards wide.

Five minutes later a ball into the area presented Michael Gyasi with an opportunity, but under pressure from two defenders Gyasi shot wide from 12 yards.

The visitors took the lead on 27 minutes when a through ball sent Nnamdi Nwachuku clean in behind the Canvey defence. Nwachuku looked offside but the flag stayed down, and the forward finished well with a low shot across goal from the right and into the bottom corner.

Canvey were awarded a free kick just outside the area in a central position shortly afterwards which James White stood over. White played a clever pass to Adeyinka Cole who had ghosted into the box, but he scuffed his shot from the right wide from close range.

The Gulls were then awarded a penalty on 34 minutes when Curtis Haynes-Brown fouled Frankie Merrifield inside the box. Adam Vyse stepped up and smashed a powerful spot kick straight down the middle which goalkeeper Danny Sambridge saved with his right boot having dived to his left.

Frankie Merrifield headed the rebound back towards goal and found Vyse, but the forward was unable to force the ball over the line thanks to some committed last ditch defending from the Seed Growers.

Coggeshall nearly doubled their lead on 39 minutes when Nnamdi Nwachuku slid the ball through for Michael Gyasi bursting into the box from the left. Gyasi rounded Harry Palmer and shot from a tight angle, although thankfully Jordan Brown had retreated back onto the goal line and was able to divert the ball onto the post.

The rebound fell kindly for Nnamdi Nwachuku to strike from 18 yards, but he skewed his effort wide.

The visitors doubled their lead on 54 minutes when Michael Gyasi’s shot from the left took a deflection and found Nnamdi Nwachuku at the back post. The forward poked the ball goalwards from a tight angle which Harry Palmer got a hand to but couldn’t keep out.

Canvey pushed to get back into the game but were unable to find the breakthrough. They came close on 78 minutes when substitute Martin Tuohy met a corner with a bullet header which was straight at Danny Sambridge who was able to make an instinctive save.

The closest they came was in injury time when a goalmouth scramble resulted in Elliott Warren having a shot kept out on the line by the keeper.

Photo: KJA Sports Images

LISTEN: Mark Bentley Post-Match Interview with Simon Pitts

Key moments

27:00
Goal Nnamdi Nwachuku scores for Coggeshall Town
54:00
Goal Nnamdi Nwachuku scores for Coggeshall Town

Highlights

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87:00 Sub Off
Tevan Allen is substituted off for Coggeshall Town
87:00 Sub On
Sam Bantick is substituted on for Coggeshall Town
76:00 Sub On
Ace Howell is substituted on for Coggeshall Town
76:00 Sub Off
Nnamdi Nwachuku is substituted off for Coggeshall Town
71:00 Sub Off
Michael Gyasi is substituted off for Coggeshall Town
71:00 Sub On
Ayrton Coley is substituted on for Coggeshall Town
67:00 Sub On
Kane Gilbert is substituted on for Canvey Island
67:00 Sub Off
Adeyinka Cole is substituted off for Canvey Island
61:00 Sub On
Martin Tuohy is substituted on for Canvey Island
61:00 Sub Off
Adam Vyse is substituted off for Canvey Island
54:00 Goal 0 - 2
Nnamdi Nwachuku scores for Coggeshall Town
45:00 Sub On
Ryan Melaugh is substituted on for Canvey Island
45:00 Sub Off
Kyle De Silva is substituted off for Canvey Island
End of period 1
34:00 Yellow Card
Curtis Haynes-Brown is yellow carded for Coggeshall Town
34:00 Missed Penalty
Adam Vyse misses a penalty for Canvey Island
27:00 Goal 0 - 1
Nnamdi Nwachuku scores for Coggeshall Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Canvey Island
  • Coggeshall Town
  • 0
  • Nnamdi Nwachuku Goal 27:00'
  • Adam Vyse Missed Penalty 34:00'
  • Curtis Haynes-Brown Yellow Card 34:00'
  • Ryan Melaugh Sub On 45:00'
  • Kyle De Silva Sub Off 45:00'
  • Nnamdi Nwachuku Goal 54:00'
  • Martin Tuohy Sub On 61:00'
  • Adam Vyse Sub Off 61:00'
  • Adeyinka Cole Sub Off 67:00'
  • Kane Gilbert Sub On 67:00'
  • Ayrton Coley Sub On 71:00'
  • Michael Gyasi Sub Off 71:00'
  • Nnamdi Nwachuku Sub Off 76:00'
  • Ace Howell Sub On 76:00'
  • Sam Bantick Sub On 87:00'
  • Tevan Allen Sub Off 87:00'

Team selection

Coggeshall Town
  • 1. Danny Sambridge
  • 2. Tyler Brampton
  • 3. Curtis Haynes-Brown
  • 4. Conor Hubble
  • 5. Jamie Shaw
  • 6. Tyler Corlett
  • 7. Michael Gyasi
  • 8. Tevan Allen
  • 9. Nnamdi Nwachuku
  • 10. Ross Wall
  • 11. George Cocklin
  • 12. Ayrton Coley
  • 13. Ace Howell
  • 14. Syrus Gordon
  • 15. Dexter Peter
  • 16. Sam Bantick

League round up

Other North Division results

Barking
2
1
Brentwood Town
1
3
Heybridge Swifts
1
2
Bowers & Pitsea
Mildenhall Town
0
0
3
4
Dereham Town

League table

# Team Pl Pts
7. Grays Athletic 38 53
8. AFC Sudbury 38 52
9. Canvey Island 38 51
10. Felixstowe & Walton United 38 50
11. Tilbury 38 49
12. Barking 38 47
13. Brentwood Town 38 45

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