Saturday 1st May 2010

Shirley Town 2 Fairfield Villa 1
Midland Combination Division 1
At: Tilehouse Lane
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: none; Programme: none
Attendance: 25 (headcount)
Weather: sunny spells
Duration: first-half: 45:04; second-half: 47:42

Shirley Town dented Fairfield Villa’s hopes of finishing top of the Midland Combination Division 1 with an unexpected 2-1 victory. Going into the game on the back of six straight defeats, Shirley took an early lead through James Brearley. Fairfield got back on level terms just before the hour mark when Lewis Cosgrove powered home a header. However, Chris Chapman regained the lead in the 78th minute and Shirley held on to claim the points.

Shirley Town (red/red/red): 1. Brett Clowes, 2. David Price, 3. Tom Martin, 4. Liam Farrell, 5. Shaun Farrell (capt), 6. Steve Deacey, 7. Lee Dunkley, 8. Gary Ross, 9. Chris Chapman, 10. David Baxter, 11. James Brearley. Subs: 12. Dean O’Sullivan (not used), 14. Jayson Keane (for Brearley, 68), 15. Luke Dugmore (not used), 16. David Dainty (not used).

Fairfield Villa (yellow/yellow/yellow): 1. Marc Rogers, 2. Lewis Cosgrove, 3. Andy Pike, 4. Spencer Hicks-Kenward, 5. Matthew Harris, 6. Scott Walsh (capt), 7. Paul Donnelly, 8. David Rousell, 9. Brendan Hicks, 10. Craig Cosgrove, 11. Darren Price. Subs: 12. Adam Guest (for Craig Cosgrove, 56), 14. Stephen Morgan (for Pike, 86), 15. Martin Townsend (for Rousell, 56), 16. Adam Davis (not used).

Referee: R Osbourne.
Assistants: B Haddock and J Bousfield.

1-0 James Brearley (6)
1-1 Lewis Cosgrove (58)
2-1 Chris Chapman (78)

Shirley: Lee Dunkley (YC, 47), Gary Ross (YC, 90+3)
Fairfield: none