03 Sept 2016 FAC1QR Halesowen Town 3-0 Coleshill Town Print
FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round - Saturday, 3rd September 2016
Halesowen Town 3 Coleshill Town 0
Kaiman Anderson notched two goals as the Yeltz progressed with a morale-boosting first home win in a game where both teams were reduced to ten men, writes David Johnson.
The Colemen were caught cold after just 28 seconds when Anderson set up Joe Colley to cross from the left for Ethan DELANEY to head beyond goalkeeper Paul Hathaway in an ideal start for Halesowen.
New signings Jordan Goddard, James Hancocks and George Cleet were all utilised but, if the Yeltz thought their passage into the next round would be an easy ride, they were mistaken as Midland League Coleshill played neat passing football and enjoyed plenty of possession. The hugely impressive Reece Leek played a good ball across for Sam Adkins to slice a 7th minute shot wide and Andre Gonzales delivered a dangerous 12th minute cross. The visitors were then upset to have a 14th minute goal disallowed for shirt-pulling on Hancocks after Shane Benjamin's cross was turned home by Luke Barlone at the far post. Another teasing 33rd minute cross from Leek was then cut out by home goalkeeper Dan Platt.
A second Halesowen goal almost followed with a triple chance in the 35th minute. Anderson was blocked on the line after forcing his way through before Hathaway made a superb reflex save to keep out Goddard's shot as the ball broke free and Colley then fired a second loose ball wide of right hand upright.
There was controversy in 40th minute as both teams were reduced to ten men with straight red cards for Craig Milligan and Delaney after they tussled off the ball with both players on the ground.
The ten-against-ten game provided more space in the second period with opportunities continuing apace in an open game. Hathaway saved Goddard's clipped shot from Danny Bragoli's 52nd minute cross at one end and a cross from Gonzales was clawed away from the top corner by Platt at the other end shortly afterwards. Sam Brooks lifted ball into the home area after 61 minutes but the ball just evaded Benjamin as the plucky Midland League side continued to give a good account of themselves.
The Yeltz finally doubled the lead in the 69th minute when ANDERSON slotted home a penalty after he was pulled back in front of goal by Gavin Hurren from a Kyle Haynes cross, although Hathaway had made a fine save. Two minutes later Anderson was put clean through on goal again but Hathaway did just enough to save at his feet.
ANDERSON smashed home his second goal past Hathaway from a wide angle to make it a flattering 3-0 in the 79th minute after beating Gonzales down the left. But the commendable Colemen never gave up and forced a series of late corners with Platt also keeping out a 35 yard long range shot from Joshua Quaynor and a 20 yard shot from substitute Demitrius Smikle.
Halesowen Town: Dan Platt; Kyle Haynes, James Hancocks, Jay Denny (c), Richard Sho-Silva, Asa Charlton (Kyle Morrison 81), Jordan Goddard (George Cleet 77), Danny Bragoli, Kaiman Anderson, Ethan Delaney, Joe Colley (Malcolm Melvin HT). Subs Not Used: Tyree Clarke, Aaron Griffiths, Dumitru Chiriac, Jake King (GK).
Coleshill Town: Paul Hathaway; Andre Gonzales, Joshua Quaynor, Craig Milligan, Sam Brooks (Demitrius Smikle 85), Gavin Hurren, Reece Leek, Sam Adkins, Shane Benjamin, Aaron Garvey (Giovanni Dainty 63), Luke Barlone (Simon Cobourne 63).  Subs Not Used: Dominic Cotter, Modou Jarra, Joshua Sherington, Jesse Race.
Referee: Richie Watkins
Attendance: 376
Booked: Colley (45), Hancocks (59), Hurren (69), Denny (80)
Sent Off: Craig Milligan (40), Ethan Delaney (40)
'Tulleys Print' HTFC Man of the Match selected by The Shed End Boys: Kaiman Anderson