The Midland Football Alliance
Published 25th March 2011
...Baker Joiner Midland Alliance club Coleshill Town’s push for a top-ten finish.
The Pack Meadow boss has been grateful to counterpart Micky Moore for allowing young Moors prospect Chris Lait to link up to get a taste of first-team football with Coleshill.
The midfielder made his bow last week as a down-to-the-bare-bones Coleshill managed to cope with losing goalkeeper Ian Kimberley to injury to draw at Heath Hayes.
Coleshill were able to include Moors midfielder Alex Price earlier in the season, while Ross Dempster had an impressive spell last term. “It’s good for us because we haven’t got a big squad and it’s good for Solihull because it gives their youngsters a taste of first-team football,” said Adams.
“Chris didn’t look out of place at all last week. Micky is helping us out and it works out well for them as well.”
Adams’ priority, however, is to find a new goalkeeper ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Studley after Kimberley suffered a broken finger last weekend. He could face an operation which would effectively end his season.
Kimberley’s injury meant striker Chris Gummery had to pull on the gloves but Coleshill’s defensive fortitude, which has given them one of the best goals-against records in the league, kept them a clean sheet.
“We have looked strong defensively and strong in midfield but we are not scoring enough,” added Adams.
“We’ve got the sixth-best defensive record but we’ve got the sixth-worst attacking record. Unfortunately, top goalscorers cost money and we haven’t got any.”