04/08/2018 Chelmsley Town 6 Littleton 0
LITTLETON'S new-look team were given a hard introduction into Midland League Division One, going down 6-0 on the 3G pitch at Chelmsley Town.
This continued Littleton's poor run at the venue, never having picked up a point there.
Littleton's best moments of the game came in the first two minutes as two attempts were cleared off the line and from the rebound Sean Cooke smashed his shot against the bar.
Play was pretty even but two free-kicks given away on the edge of the box proved costly.
First on six minutes the 20-yard drive was parried by Joe Gisbourne but Adam Keeley was on hand to tap in the rebound.
Eight minutes later Dom Oliver made it 2-0 scoring direct from the kick.
Then on 29 minutes keeper Gisbourne was sent off for handling outside the box.
Although the 10 men tried hard, goals came at regular intervals with a sum of three in each half and the visitors were pleased to hear the final whistle to pull the curtain down on a dismal start.
Littleton host Lichfield City on Saturday (3pm).
Source: Sunday Mercury
CHELMSLEY Town and Heather St Johns both kicked off the season with six of the best for crushing opening day wins.
Chelmsley swept aside Littleton 6-0 at Pack Meadow thanks to two goals apiece from Adam Keeley and Dominic Oliver, with one each from Richard Learnihan and Tom Ellis.
11/08/2018 Chelmsley Town 0 Paget Rangers 1
Subs Used: Fagg, Yonwin, Corry Subs Not Used: Hughes, Beacon
Paget Goal: Walker (53)
Paget Triumph At Chelmsley Town
Paget Rangers triumphed by one goal to nil over a determined Chelmsley Town at Pack Meadow.
The Bears made four changes to the side beaten by Uttoxeter Town, with Ryan Walker and Troy Wallen making their debuts in place of Dave Yonwin and Billy Fagg, Anton Astley replacing the injured Craig Evans and Myles Brown in place of Nathan Corry.
The first half was a very cagey affair with it apparent that neither side wanted to lose this local derby fixture. Chelmsley potentially edged the first 45 with the majority of the attacking play, however Paget were comfortable in possession without really creating any clear cut chances.
In the second half Paget started the brighter and were duly rewarded in the 53rd minute when Ryan Walker was played through and slotted the ball past Kelly in the Chelmsley goal.
Jason Lanns then brought on Billy Fagg and Dave Yonwin and it was the former who spurned several glorious chances to extend the Bears lead. First Fagg shot over when presented with an almost open goal, before a subsequent effort was smashed against the cross bar. Then Fagg had another chance, the ball fizzing to him off a deflection and narrowly being placed wide.
Paget’s profligacy in front of goal could have cost them when Chelmsley created their best chance of the game. Dominic Oliver receiving the ball on the edge of the penalty area and unleashing a fierce drive that clipped the Bears crossbar with Benton beaten.
Paget then had one more chance to seal the points, Dave Yonwin’s dipping effort flashing narrowly wide of the post.
Chelmlsey tried to pile on the pressure, but the Bears’ rear-guard held firm to wrap up another vital three points at the start of the season.
18/08/2018 Uttoxeter 4 Chelmsley Town 2
Uttoxeter defeated Chemsley 4-2 but were twice pegged back as John Atherton and James Curley strikes were cancelled out.
Jack Holley made the game safe with a second half double.
20/08/2018 Chelmsley Town 4 Rocester 0
25/08/2018 Chelmsley Town 0 Lichfield City 4
James Taylor scored a hatrick in Lichfield's 4-0 win at Chelmsley with Drew Aiten also on target.
01/09/2018 Chelmsley Town 1 Hinckley AFC 2
08/09/2018 Studley 3 Chelmsley Town 2
Dan Carter was a last gasp hero as he popped in the decisive goal in Studley's 3-2 victory against Chelmsley.
Sean Brain scored the Bees' two goals while Richard Learninhan scooped a brace for Chelmsley
15/09/2018 Chelmsley Town 3 Tividale 1 (FA Vase)
Chelmsley were 3-1 victors against Tividale, Jordan Wade bagged two with Jordan Hall scoring the other. Demetri Brown notched a consolation goal for Tividale.
22/09/2018 Heath Hayes 0 Chelmsley Town 1
Banny Brain's goal secured victory for Chelmsley Town at Heath Hayes.
02/10/2018 Malvern Town 1 Chelmsley Town 1 (SMC) 3-2 Pens AET
MALVERN Town made progress in the Smedley Crooke Memorial Charity Cup first round with a penalty shoot-out victory over Chelmsley Town after it finished 1-1 on 90 minutes.
Some good work out wide by Ben Lane in the third minute saw his cross deflected into the path of James Febery who lashed wide from just outside the area.
Moments later a ball in from Aaron Griffiths picked out Matt Turner in space at the far post but his effort was well saved by James Kelly.
Our visitors started to get into the game as the half went on without managing to break through our well-organised back-line.
The visitors had a couple of efforts in quick succession on the half-hour as Sam Hulme’s strike had the sting taken out of it with a deflection before the same player fired wide in the next attack.
In fairness too many passes were going astray as neither side could find a way through. Turner almost found a way but his progress was ended by a combination of the goalkeeper and defender and despite the appeals, no penalty was given.
On the stroke of half-time, Lane played through Hunt but he hesitated and it allowed the visitors to get men back to clear the danger and the opening period ended goalless.
The deadlock was broken three minutes into the second half when Lane did well out wide before feeding Turner who fired home to make it 1-0.
A couple of efforts from Lane flashed just wide as we started the second half well and in very much command.
A high ball was pumped into the area by Steve Webb and headed goalwards by Hunt but the ‘keeper made a smart save to deny him.
With 20 minutes to go a strike from the edge of the area by Fusco dipped just over as we continued to see more of the ball without creating too many clear-cut chances.
The visitors went close as Steve Webb cleared off the line from Danny Cullen’s effort, whilst at the other end, Griffiths linked up well with Lane who in turn set up Turner for a low strike that went just wide.
The equaliser came on 84 minutes with a sweet strike beyond the grasp of Charlie Weaver.
As we searched for a winner, some good play out wide by Harry Clark saw his low cross scrambled away ahead of Matt Pinder in the middle.
The visitors survived a series of late corners, the last of which saw Griffiths go down but no penalty was given.
With the scores level at 1-1 on 90 minutes, the tie went straight to penalties where we prevailed 3-2 to take our place in the next round.
HILLSIDERS: Weaver, Webb, Griffiths, A. Sauntson, J. Sauntson, Febery (Loader 54), Turner, Harris, Hunt (M. Pinder 74), Fusco (Clark 81), Lane. Subs not used: C. Smith, Dyde.
06/10/2018 Chelmsley Town 2 Brocton 2
Meanwhile a 91st minute penalty from Steve Sadler salvaged a 2-2 draw for Chelmsley Town against vistors Borcton.
After Jack Weldon' netted Brocton's second it looked an uphill struggle for the home team even after Chris Gumery reduced the deficit.
But with virtually the last kick of the game, the Badgers conceded a penalty which resulted in a red card and the opportunity for Sadler to smash in the equaliser from the sport.
13/10/2018 Lye Town 5 Chelmsley Town 2 (FA Vase)
Lye Town were among the goals as they swept Chelmsley Town aside 5-2, Joe Lawley leading the way with a goal in each half.
Breniz Bala and Ben Billingham were also on the scoresheet for the Black Country side but the pick of their strikes was the opener from Jack Till that saw him curl a delightful effort beyond the Chelmsley keeper. Steve Sadler and Harry Sweeney scored for the vistors.
20/10/2018 Racing Club Warwick 4 Chelmsley Town 2
Racing Club Warwick stay on the heels of Lichfield following a 4-2 defeat of Chelmsley Town, with in-form Ben Mackey bagging a hat-trick. Jak Jeys also scored while Ryan Conlon and Jame Barrett scored for Chelmsley, who had Dominic Oliver sent off.
27/10/2018 Nuneaton Griff 0 Chelmsley Town 2
Despite being at the foot of the table, the Ton Boys (Littleton) are just three points adrift of Nuneaton Griff who crashed to their 11th defeat of the season, losing 2-0 at home to Chelmsley Town. Richard Learnihan and Dean Morris goal sealed their fate.
03/11/2018 Paget Rangers 1 Chelmsley Town 1
Chelmsley Town enjoyed a profitable away day at Paget Rangers, thanks to a quickfire brace from Jordan Wade.
Rangers sub Kory Burke had made an instant impact to put the hosts in front but Wade drilled in an equaliser on 56 minutes before popping up with the winner 10 minutes later.
10/11/2018 NKF Burbage 2 Chelmsley Town 4
Chelmsley Town were 4-2 winners at NKF Burbage, courtesy of goals from Richard Learnihan, Nathaniel Lewards, Dominic Oliver and Danny Brain. Adam Zia and Oliver Bradshaw replied for Burbage.
17/11/2018 Chelmsley Town 6 Stapenhill 0
Chelmsley Town made it four wins out of five with a convincing 6-0 defeat of Stapenhill.
Danny Brain scored twice, with Nathaniel Lewars, Adam Keeley, Ryan Conlon, and Dean Morris also on target.
01/01/2018 Chelmsley Town 1 Leicester Road 1
There was plenty of drama in Leicester Road's 1-1 draw at Chelmsley Town where the visitors scored a penalty in the third minute of injury time.
Jordan Wade had fired Chelmsley ahead after just 12 minutes before Leicester had Marlon Walters sent off at the start of the second half.
With just seconds to the final whistle Leicester won a penalty which Matt Langham coolly converted to seal a victory which closes the gap on fourth placed Heather St John's whose match at Heath Hayes was postponed.
08/12/2018 Cadbury Athletic 1 Chelmsley Town 1
Dean Morris handed Chelmsley Town a 12th minute lead at Cadbury Athletic but John Baker struck on the hour to salvage a point for the hosts.
15/12/2018 Chelmsley Town 5 Heath Hayes 1
18/12/2018 Dudley Town 0 Chelmsley Town 4 (Birmingham MWC)
22/12/2018 Brocton 2 Chelmsley Town 1
Chelmsley fought hard to come back but the Badgers held on for a welcome win.
The Badgers climbed a place to 12th with a hard-earned win over Chelmsley Town. Chelmsley came to Silkmore Lane with a long unbeaten run since early November. With skipper Dan Lomas serving a one game suspension, the Badgers had to reshuffle their pack. Brocton started the brighter. A long ball from Adam Weldon picked out James McGrady and his shot from 30 yards was just over the bar. The visitor’s responded with Dominic Oliver just wide with a curling effort. Oliver again caused problems for the Brocton defence, finding space but his shot was well blocked by Keiren Nelson. In the 10th minute, a cross from Regan Smith was headed goalwards by Connor Haddaway but James Kelly made a comfortable save. The Badgers took the lead a minute later. A right-wing free-kick was flicked on in the 6-yard box and Lee Osborne stole in at the far post to slide the ball home. Former Brocton striker Nathaniel Lewars forced a fine save from Corey Mallen who diverted his goal bound effort for a corner. Chelmsley were given a lifeline when a push in the penalty area by Nelson was spotted by the eagle eyed officials and a penalty was awarded. Tom Ellis made no mistake from the spot to draw Chelmsley level midway through the half. Brocton went close to restoring their lead three minutes later when Kelly tipped a McGrady cross onto the bar. Lewars had the ball in the net in the 29th minute but the offside flag saved the Badgers. The end to end nature of the game continued with Haddaway off target with a header from a McGrady free-kick. Brocton should have taken the lead in the 37th minute when Alex Scott was allowed a free-header from a corner but his effort cleared the bar. The 2nd goal came for the home side three minutes before the break. An excellent run from Matt Kimmins saw him lay the ball into the path of Osborne, who controlled the ball, picked his spot and fired home. On the stroke of half-time, Nelson again produced a superb block to thwart Danny Brain.
Chelmsley started the second half on the front foot and a mistake by Scott allowed Robert Ellis a shot on goal but again the Badgers defence stood firm and blocked the effort. In the 53rd minute, Haddaway lost possession but Dean Morris missed the opportunity. In the 56th minute, the Badgers goal led a charmed life when Oliver and Robert Ellis had shots blocked and Tom Ellis was wide with the follow-up. Chelmsley continued to press and Oliver was narrowly wide with a free-kick with Mallen well beaten. Oliver was a constant threat and his next effort was deflected for a corner. In the 81st minute, a clearance from Kelly was straight to Haddaway whose effort from the half-way line was off target. Brocton had weathered the storm and Jack Weldon saw a shot blocked following an excellent run and cross from Kimmins. Brocton had appeals for a penalty waved a way after a shot was blocked by a Chelmsley defender.
Source: Sunday Mercury
Lee Osbourne scored twice as Brocton beat Chelmsley Town 2-1.
Tom Ellis briefly levelled from the penalty spot before Osbourne swept in his second.
29/12/2018 Coventry Copsewood 3 Chelmsley Town 1
Coventry Copsewood meanwhile go into the new year in high spirits after a nine-match run without a victory in the league.
Harvey Smith grabbed a brace in Coventry's 3-1 defeat of Chelmsley Town with Sean Kavanagh opening the scoring after just six minutes. Jordan Wade was on target for the visitors.
Coventry lost Jacob Dodds to injury after just 13 minutes.
19/01/2019 Hinckley AFC 3 Chelmsley Town 5
Goals: Callum Willimont (17), Sam Belcher (38), Grant Ryan (58)
Chelmsley: Peter Maguire, Sam Sadler, Harry Sweeney, Steve Sadler, Chris Gummery, Robert Ellis, Liam Norris, Dean Morris, Nathaniel Lewars (Sam Aldhouse 79), Danny Brain, Joe Butler (Ryan Conlon 46) Subs not used: Matt Kent, Richard Learnihan, Ross Casey
Goals: Chris Hollist OG (49), Ryan Conlon (51, 94), Steve Sadler (60), Danny Brain (90)
Source: Liam Gibbs
Hinckley AFC threw away a two-goal half time lead as Chelmsley Town hit five in the second half at the Welfare Ground.
All looked rosy for AFC at the break as Callum Willimont’s first for the club and Sam Belcher’s header gave them a comfortable lead at the midway point.
But a shambolic second half defensively saw a catalogue of errors which allowed the visitors to score five times and take what had looked an unlikely win.
Manager John Ramshaw made just one change to his Hinckley side which looked largely solid during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Nuneaton Griff, with Alando Lewis replacing David Jones up front.
And for the first 45 minutes, it was a competitive game which Hinckley had the better of. Ten minutes had passed when they had their first chance, when Louis Hamilton went through on goal but checked back to come inside a recovering defender, who blocked his shot.
Chelmsley hit back with a chance of their own as Nathaniel Lewars dragged wide of the far post, before AFC opened the scoring on 17 minutes. The visiting defence failed to clear a corner, and Willimont fired a sweet strike into the top corner to open his account for the club.
Then, visiting ‘keeper Peter Maguire blocked bravely from Chris Hollist after good link-up play between Lewis and Grant Ryan, before Belcher was at the heart of a good team move which ended with him pulling back into the area, where nobody could apply a finish.
Chelmsley threatened an equaliser through Danny Brain, who called Yinka Adebowale into action for the first time with a well-struck shot, before Hinckley doubled their lead seven minutes before half time.
It came from the head of Belcher, who met Ryan’s cross with a looping effort which dropped over Maguire and extended Hinckley’s advantage.
It should have set AFC on the way to a second home win of 2019, but instead the positives of the first 45 minutes were a distant memory compared to what was to follow.
The visitors brought on Ryan Conlon at the break in the hope of getting back into the game and immediately looked brighter for it – but they were given a huge helping hand by Hinckley’s mistakes.
Four minutes into the half it was 2-1, a long throw causing confusion and leading to Belcher’s clearance ricocheting off Hollist and rebounding into the net to give the visitors the boost they were after.
And that was a sign of things to come as they erased the deficit two minutes later, Conlon repaying his manager’s faith when he ran onto Maguire’s launched clearance, in behind a static back line to slot home and level.
Just before the hour, it seemed that have given Hinckley the kick up the backside they needed when they restored their lead. Chad Timson floated in a right wing cross, and Ryan rose highest to head home and give Hinckley the advantage again.
But again, it didn’t last – and just two minutes later Chelmsley scored for the third time in 12 minutes through another bizarre goal. Steve Sadler’s free kick from just inside the Hinckley half should have been innocuous, but no Hinckley player dealt with it and it sailed over everyone and into the back of the net.
After the manic first 15 minutes to start the second half, the game settled slightly after that and Hinckley didn’t threaten until a quarter of an hour later when Jean Dakouri hit one wide after a spell of pressure.
At this point, Hinckley looked the more likely winners and they should have taken the lead again with seven minutes to play. It was a golden chance, but Ryan, through on goal, struck the outside of the post and Chelmsley breathed a huge sigh of relief.
And in a game on fine margins, that cost Hinckley in stoppage time. The game was just into time added on when Brain put Chelmsley ahead for the first time from the edge of the box.
And with AFC chasing an equaliser, they sealed a dramatic win when Conlon ran from the halfway line to score his second of the game and wrap up a miserable 45 minutes for Hinckley.