Saturday 16th December 2023
Athletic Newham vs Coggeshall Town
NEWHAM LEISURE CENTRE – 3pm Kick Off
Both sides come into the match this afternoon not in the best of form but wins have to start somewhere and with the season reaching it’s half way point every point is well received by any team.
Athletic Newham haven’t won at home since October in the League, so a turn around is needed sooner rather then later to keep the push up the table on track,
Without top scorer Richard Kone for this match, Athletic Newham knew that other strikers had to step up and take the spot light which they have the talent in the squad to do just that.
Athletic Newham went out on the attack but the first 30 minutes of the game nothing really got going but Joel Appiah returning to the Squad after a few games away and showed what he got when he broke the deadlock on the 34th Minute settling Athletic Newham into the game,
With a 1-0 lead you never look comfortable and anything can happen and that was the way in this game when just before the break Finn Wilkes got Coggeshall Town back into the game with his first goal of the season.
The team talk at half team will be changed now with the teams going in the break level rather then in the lead.
Athletic Newham 1-1 Coggeshall Town
Half Time talks done and team ready to go it didn’t take long for Athletic Newham to get back in the lead in fact 47th Minutes just 2 minutes after the restart Daniel Izekor continue his fine run of form in front of goal and knocking in his 10th League goal of the season and put Athletic Newham back in front.
The second half calm down a bit and action at both end of the pitch happened not much for the Goalkeepers to do but Joel Appiah confirmed all three points in the game with a 84th Minute goal to make it 3-1 and make sure all three points are staying in #Newham
Sadly with another results not going out way to stay 7th in the table but a win at home in league since October will do great for the squad and we go into next game away against Great Wakering Rovers on Saturday 23rd December hoping to be able to enjoy Christmas day that much better with another win.
Athletic Newham 3-1 Coggeshall Town
Stating Line Up :- Wilkinson Boateng , Louis Hiobi, Daniel Izekor, Michael Okafor (Gideon Ssonko) (Yousupha Gaye), Jeff Idemudia, Joel Appiah, Christopher De Nguidjol, Inesh Sumithran (Simon Bamidele), Jacques Leurs (Rodney Dame) , Anderson Baro, Andy Greenslade
Scorers: Joel Appiah x2, Daniel Izekor
Bookings:- Jeff Idemudia (Yellow Card)
Starting Line Up:- Aaron Cassie, Harry Davison, Louis Dunne (Theodore Duffin 59′), Ross Elsom (Reggie Pegrum 81′), Alfie Gilbey, Jack McIver-Hauser, Dimitri Nicolaou, James Pugsley (Lester Ward 68′), Leandro Sain, Finn Wilkes, Jack Wilson
Goal Scorer:- Finn Wilkes (45′)
Bookings:- Jack McIver-Hauser (Yellow Card 41′)