John Bryan Coventry Minor League


Results 4th April 2004


Under 9 Knock Out Cup Semi Finals: A compelling semi final between two well matched sides was decided by a second half strike by Danny McGann for Coventry Sphinx Juniors against Chapelfields Colts. Tom Curzon saw his free kick for the Colts bounce back off the Sphinx crossbar, but apart from McCann, neither team could make the most of the chances that they created, so Coventry Sphinx will meet with Ernesford Dynamos in the cup final.

Chapelfields Colts 0 Coventry Sphinx Juniors 1 (Danny McGann)

Under 9 Blue: Ryan Shaw opened his account for the season in memorable style with a twenty -five yard piledriver in Dunlop Juniors 4-2 win over Brinklow Juniors. Sam Browne weighed in with a goal in each half with Lewis Chester completing the Dunlop scoring with a good finish after a mazy run.

Dunlop Dynamos 3 (Tyler Haddow 2, Ellis Raymond) Finham Park Rangers 1 (David Clements), Dunlop Juniors 4 (Ryan Shaw, Sam Browne (2), Lewis Chester) Brinklow Juniors 2


Under 10 Knock Out Cup Semi Final: Christ the King got off to a flying start in their semi-final tie with Coventry Jaguar Youth when Lewis Martin put them ahead after ten minutes. That sparked the Jaguar into life and within five minutes, Ryan Harkin had levelled the score. The same player scored his second goal to put the Jaguar in front at half time. A rapid response from the restart saw Taylor McGregor make the score 2-2 and then the Kings went ahead with a crisp shot by James Ritson that gave the Jaguar goalkeeper no chance. As Christ the King started to dominate, Martin notched his second goal following a goalmouth scramble to wrap up a 4-2 win for Christ the King. Their opponents in the final will be Chapelfields Colts who reached their second successive final with a 2-0 defeat of Ernesford Dynamos. The Colts had to overcome strong, determined opposition who battled all the way. After a frantic opening ten minutes, Alex Winders put Chapelfields ahead with a shot from the edge of the penalty area with the second being added quickly when a James Hartland cross cum shot was deflected into the net by an unfortunate defender. Although the Dynamos tried hard to pull the goals back, Chapelfields maintained their advantage to move into the final.

Christ the King 4  (Lewis Martin 2, Taylor McGregor, James Ritson) Coventry Jaguar Youth 2 (Ryan Harkin 2), Ernesford Dynamos (Red) 0 Chapelfields Colts (Red) 2 (Alex Winders, James Hartland)

Under 10 Blue: Lewis Power gave Mount Nod Highway the lead against Coundon Cockerels and it was quickly built upon when Charlie Cook added two more before a James Chappell header put the Highway 4-0 ahead at half time. In the second half, Cook scored three more times and Chappell once with Daniel Kane, from an acute angle and John Stone with a near post tap in completing a 10-0 win. An excellent performance by goalkeeper Liam Kyle helped Dunlop Juniors to a share of the points with Chapelfields Colts. Kyle saved a penalty in the 3-3 draw as Adam Nally (2) and Thomas Parker scored for the Dunlop whilst man of the match, Andrew Seddon not only scored twice for the Colts but also sustained a fractured wrist, good wishes for a speedy recovery Andrew from all at the Minor League. Raff Williams notching the third goal for Chapelfields Colts. AT7 Youth edged past a very competitive Coventry Sphinx Juniors 3-0. Goals by Michael Grady and Nathan Osborne put AT7 in front before half time and despite the Sphinx applying heavy pressure in the second half, Alex Foster added the third goal for AT7 to effectively kill the game off. Coventry Jaguar Youth produced their best display of the season to overpower Balsall & Berkswell Hornets 8-1. Reece Simpson helped himself to the first two goals with twin brother Jack scoring number three. At all times the Hornets contested the game fully, never dropping their heads despite Aaron Jones (2) and Amman Sarkaria opening up a 6-0 lead. Balsall then pulled back a well-deserved goal before Daniel Carlyon and Sarkaria rounded off the scoring. The final score does not reflect the full part played by Balsall & Berkswell but does reflect the way the Jaguar took their chances.

AT7 Youth 3 (Mason Osborne, Alex Foster, Michael Grady) Coventry Sphinx Juniors 0, Balsall & Berkswell 1 Coventry Jaguar Youth 8, Chapelfields Colts 3 (Andrew Seddon 2, Raff Williams) Dunlop Juniors 3 (Adam Nally 2, Thomas Parker), Christ the King 3 (Jake Wells, Jack Reilly, Charlie Owen) Caludon Youth 2 (Corey Carpenter, Shaun Russell), London Road Lions 0 Athletic United 9, Mount Nod Highway 10 (Lewis Power, Charlie Cook 5, Daniel Kane, James Chappell 2, John Stone) Coundon Cockerels 0

Under 10 Green: A neat through from Mason Price allowed Declan McCann put The Boat FC Juniors ahead against Dunlop Juniors in a highly charged and competitive, top of the table encounter. With both teams giving their all, Dunlop equalised when Luke Wensley headed in a loose ball after Curtis Haywood in the Boat goal had saved well from a free kick. Pro Santos and Mount Nod Highway enjoyed a close game that ended in a 2-1 win for Mount Nod. Lewis Gardner and peter Jurczak were prominent in midfield for Pro Santos but Luke Fry gave the Highway a half time lead with a well-taken goal. This was extended early in the second half when Paul Prinzel netted from close range. George Swaffield then came to the fore with a string of fine saves in the Santos goal, ably being supported by Adam Beatt and Connor King before Oliver Koczkowski pulled a goal back with a header but Mount Nod stood firm to claim the points.

Athletic United 1 (Sean Hague) Coventry Jaguar Youth 3 (Matthew Kettle, own goals x 2), Dunlop Juniors 1 (Luke Wensley) The Boat FC Juniors 1 (Declan McCann), Exhall Tigers 2 (Rohan Courts, Luke Spencer) Chapelfields Colts 3 (Connor Brown, Jamie Lucas 2), Keresley Colts 0 Finham Park Rangers 6 (William Kenny-Herbert, Jamie Cozens, Glenn Robinson 3, Charlie Mulhall), Leamington Hibernians 0 Wyken FC (Ben Collins, Connor Billing, own goals x 2), Pro Santos 1 (Oliver Koczkowski) Mount Nod Highway 2 (Luke Fry, Paul Prinzel), Wyken FC 1 (Reece Garland) Finham Park Colts 0


Under 11 Knock Out Cup Semi Finals: Finham Park Rangers reached the under 11 cup final after a tight tie with Christ the King that went to a penalty shoot out. After Liam Browne had put the Kings ahead with the first of his two strikes, after linking well with strike partner Abdullah Dawud, Tom Rawlings pulled Finham level. Finham then went on to take more control in the second half, but were unable to convert any of their opportunities into goals and normal time ended with the score 1-1. Brown put the Kings ahead again, early into the fist period of extra time but Finham kept plugging away and equalised when Tom Annett headed in a corner kick by Sam Garbett. In the tense penalty competition that followed, both teams scored with their first two kicks but the Finham goalkeeper, Benedict Poole, made two superb saves from the third and fifth Christ the King spot kicks to see his side through to the final leaving Christ the King a team undefeated in normal play going out in cruel fashion.

Finham Park Rangers 2 (Tom Rawlings, Tom Annett) Christ the King 2 (Liam Browne) after extra time, Finham Park won 4-3 on penalties

Under 11A: Goals from Jake Holt and Stefan Grudzinski gave Dunlop Juniors a two-goal cushion within the first four minutes of their game with Coundon Cockerels. The Cockerels hit back when Ross Bagley tapped in but Holt set up Naran Panchal to make the score 3-1 before Bagley grabbed his second for Coundon. A goal from Stephen O’Sullivan then sealed a 4-2 win for Dunlop.

Brinklow Juniors 1 (Zach Bevins) AT7 Youth 5 (James Haynes 3, Conor Mortimer 2), Coundon Cockerels 2 (Ross Bagley 2) Dunlop Juniors 4 (Stephen O’Sullivan, Jake Holt, Stefan Grudzinski, Naran Panchal), Whitley Juniors 4 (Callum Fleming 2, Liam Rutter 2) London Road Lions 2 (Steven Cotton, Michael Healy), Wyken FC 9 Binley Woods 1

Under 11B: Coventry Colliery Colts 2 (Samuel Field-Endicott, Stefan Woodward) Coventry Aquatics 2 (Jedd Featherstone 2), Dunlop Dynamos 3 (Robert Mee, Sam Griffiths, Sam Lloyd) Christ the King Rovers 5 (David Dwyer 3, James Reidy, Robert Jones), Ernesford Dynamos 3 Rugby Town (2002) 7, London Road Colts 1 (Mikey Tompkins) Finham Lions 2 (Thomas Atkins, S. Thomas), Mount Nod Highway 1 (James McSweeney) Chapelfields Colts 5 (Robbie Sloan, Louis Bradnock Davies 3, Reece Bryan), Pinley NDC 1 (Louis O’Connor) Coventry Jaguar Youth  0


Under 12 Knock Out Cup Semi Finals: AT7 Youth made it three cup finals in two seasons with a 3-0 defeat of league leaders Rugby Town. They went close to taking the lead but the Rugby goalkeeper, J. Martin was more than equal to Sean Coyle’s’ free kick. Coyle then put AT7 ahead from the penalty spot. In the second half, Anthony Donnell, Unes Ako, Thomas Henry, Damien Pratt and Adam Civzelis all went close for AT7 but Martin was inspired form in the Rugby goal. Coyle made it 2-0 with a shot from the edge of the penalty area before a Donnell through ball set up Platt to skip past two defenders to score number three. Rugby were awarded a penalty late on, but the AT7 goalkeeper got his fingertips to the ball, diverting it against the crossbar.  

AT7 Youth 3 (Sean Coyle 2, Damien Pratt) Rugby Town 0

Under 12A: Kenilworth Town 3 (Andy Legg 2, John Hardie) Finham Park Rangers 4 (Aidan Fox, Robert Ogleby 2, Francis McGinty), London Road Lions 1 (Darragh Horrigan) Christ the King 6 (Kieran Nugent, Robert Knox 2, Sean Peardes 2, John Deagan)

Under 12B: Pinley 3 (Louis Evans 3) Rugby Town (2002) 2 (Ian Lockie 2)

Under 12C: Christ the King 0 Hawkes Mill Juniors 1


Under 13 Knock Out Cup Semi Final: Rugby Town needed extra time to see off the challenge of Bedworth Eagles in a very even cup tie. With the score at 3-3 at the end of normal time, Jamie Slade (2) and Atal Hinds on target for Rugby with Sam Bircher (2) and Matthew Lee netting for the Eagles, goals from Thomas Elliott and Alex Platt took Rugby Town into the final where they will play the winner of the tie between Massey Ferguson Colts and Finham Park Rangers.

Rugby Town (Jamie Slade 2, Atal Hinds, Alex Platt, Thomas Elliott) Bedworth Eagles 3 (Matthew Lee, Sam Bircher 2) after extra time

Under 13A: Ash Green United 1 (David Cook) Coundon Cockerels 5 (Lewis Roberts 2, Corey Williams 2, Liam Davies), Bedworth United 0 Central Ajax 4 (Henry Leaver, Simon Swinson, Tom Harries, Lee Sallis), Christ the King 3 (Danny Spencer 2, Shaun Gaffney) Chapelfields Colts 0, Coventry Sphinx Juniors 2 (Craig Hands, Stephen McGowan) London Road Lions 3 (Darren Jackson 2, Chris Wilson-King), St. Nicolas’ Boys 0 Massey Ferguson Colts 3 (Jon Thompson, Paul Green 2), Whitley Juniors 3 (Ainsley Carpenter, Danny Loney 2) Wyken FC 1 (Lee Smith)

Under 13B: Allesley Aces 1 (Aaron Munro) Coundon Colts 6 (Daniel Blackwell 3, Alex Thompson, Luke Walker 2), Christ the King 1 (Philip Birch) AT7 Youth 8 (Luke Dacres-Cogley, Adam Walsh, Peter Monger 3, Jordan Little, Danny Arnold, Steve O’Donnell), Earlsdon FC 7 (Danny Barlow 3, Scott Hennell 2, Andrew Ruane, James Hnatushka) Allesley Eagles 1 (Nathan Barton), Mount Nod Highway 4 (Niall McDonald 3, Layeton Syme) Coventry Aquatics 2 (Sam Clough, Anthony Ostachuk), Rugby Town (2002) 2 (Tobie Watts, Halim-Halim) Radford Rangers 2 (Kadeem King, Gavin Milligan), The Boat FC Juniors 3 (Kieran Finnegan, James Melia, Martin Maramba) Coventry Jaguar Youth 1 (James Bryson)


Under 14Knock Out Cup Semi Finals: Coventry Sphinx enjoyed a successful week end as three of their teams reached the cup finals in the under 9, 14 and 16 age groups. After taking a 2-0 interval lead, the Sphinx defeated league leaders PSA Peugeot Citroen 4-1, Tom Ison grabbing the Peugeot consolation.

PSA Peugeot Citroen 1 Coventry Sphinx Juniors 4

Under 14A: Whitley Juniors momentum carried on with a fine win over Coundon Cockerels. They went in front when a delightful pass by Craig Cunniff allowed Dean Kimberlin to side foot home. Matty Jardim then scored with twenty yard drive before adding the third after rounding the Coundon goalkeeper following an excellent pass from Dion Barrett. Luke O’Kane then had a shot blocked but cousin Matty O’Kane rammed in the rebound. Cunniff then made it 5-0 after a deep cross by Steven Dee found him in space before Nathan Green netted for Coundon but Cunniff grabbed his second goal following good work by James Tamna to wrap up a 6-1 win.

Coundon Cockerels 1 Whitley Juniors 6, Finham Park Rangers 3 (Joe Kelleher, Matt Holme, JJ Kehal) Wallace JFC 9 (Lee Pemberton 4, Adam Vallance 2, Danny O’Shea, Callum Ferguson, Ryan Conneely), Mount Nod Highway 0 Rugby Town (2002) 2 (James Henry, Alex Donaldson), Norton Lindsey 2 (Josh Hensher, Tom Hicks) North Warwickshire College 5 (Ashley Bulpitt, San Garnham, Blain Shepherd, Matthew Dickie 2)

Under 14B: Coundon Court claimed third place with a fine 2-1 win over champions, Ernesford Dynamos. Playing with the wind in the first half, Coundon Court put the Dynamos under a lot of pressure and although they defended well, Ryan Webb opened the scoring following a corner kick. In the second half, Ernesford started the stronger, using the wind to good advantage but it Coundon Court who went further ahead when Rich Nelmes scored and it was not until just before the final whistle that Ernesford managed their consolation goal.

Coventry Jaguar Youth 6 (Sean Hudson 2, Karl Darby, Jordan Brierley 2, own goal) Rugby Town 2 (Matthew Johnson 2), Ernesford Dynamos 1 Coundon Court 2 (Ryan Webb, Rich Nelmes)


Under 15 Knock Out Cup Semi Finals: Nuneaton Griff trailed 2-1 at half time to Coundon Cockerels after Joe Holcroft and David Nurse netted for the Coventry side. The Griff however showed their fighting qualities in reaching a second successive Minor League cup final with a 3-2 win, Jamie Cullen (2) and Perry Edwards on target. In the final, they will clash with Rugby Town who downed Coventry Colliery Colts 5-1.

Coundon Cockerels 2 (Joe Holcroft, David Nurse) Nuneaton Griff 3 (Jamie Cullen 2, Perry Edwards), Rugby Town 5 (Joe Grzegowski, Dan Newman, Ricky Bains, Michael Jones, David Kolodynski) Coventry Colliery Colts 1 (Lee McCormick)

Under 15A: Christ the King 2 (Sean Monnington, Ellis Alleyne) Binley Woods 1 (Matt Shepard), Coventry Sphinx Juniors 6 (Tom Haywood 2, Callum Woodward 2, Shane Brassington, Ian Bradford) Dunlop Juniors 2 (James McDonald, Liam McCarran), Mount Nod Highway 3 (Ryan Hinch 2, Ricky McCloskey) Marconi (Coventry) 1 (Andrew McFadden)


Under 16 Knock Out Cup Semi Finals: Coventry Sphinx did well to weather the early onslaught thrown at them by Bedworth United. Craig Smith put Bedworth ahead after only two minutes and for most of the first half, they held the upper hand. A defensive error was then punished by Danny Cahill to bring the teams level at half time. In the second half, both goalkeepers were kept busy as the teams pushed for a winner and the Sphinx were indebted to Callum Whinmill for keeping them in the tie. In extra time, the Sphinx gradually took the upper hand and Steven Kingham put them in front from the penalty spot before Andrew Buswell scored a third to defeat a Bedworth team that was a credit both to themselves and to their club. 

Bedworth United 1 (Craig Smith) Coventry Sphinx Juniors 3 (Danny Cahill, Steven Kingham, Andrew Buswell) after extra time

Under 16A: Morris Rangers sprung a surprise against leaders North Warwickshire College, a fifth minute strike by Daniel Andrews gave the Morris a 1-0 win and although they had other chances, the single goal proved enough.

Morris Rangers 1 (Daniel Andrews) North Warwickshire College 0

Under 16B: After a 4-2 win against Corner Post Colts, Bedworth Eagles now need four points from their remaining three games to claim the ‘B’ division title. This is due to White Hart Sports (Anthony Twamley 3, James Wardle 2) downing Jaguar Colts 5-1 in a clash between the second and third placed teams. Wembrook and Ernesford played out at a frenetic pace with the best of the early chances falling to the home team, Matt White hitting an upright and Scott Dewis placing a shot just wide. Jarinpaul Tut then saw a shot turned over the crossbar by the Dynamos ‘keeper, Matt Maund before Dewis headed in a centre from Anton Pearson to open the scoring. Just before half time, a superbly worked free kick allowed Gary Salt to equalise for Ernesford.  Immediately after the break, Richard Taylor scored twice, the first from a Ben Slapp cross and the second from the penalty spot. Dewis then added his second but Ernesford continued to push forward and Jaspal Kaung, Chris Evans and Jamie Marsh all combined to keep them out before Jagdeep Hayer scored the final goal in Wembrook’s 5-1 win.

Corner Post Colts 2 Bedworth Eagles 4, Jaguar Colts 1 (Ashley Stewart) White Hart Sports 5 (James Wardle 2, Anthony Twamley 3), Wembrook 5 (Richard Taylor 2, Scott Dewis 2, Jagdeep Hayer) Ernesford Dynamos 1 (Gary Salt)


Under 18 Knock Out Cup Semi Finals: Hawkes Mill Juniors needed extra time to ease past the challenge of Central Ajax 4-3, Matt Avens and David Callaghan both scoring twice. This result gives the Hawkes a chance of revenge, as they will meet with Silhill Youth, winners of their County Youth cup semi final. Martin Moran netted a hat trick as Silhill disposed of Castlehurst Colts 3-0.

Castlehurst Colts 0 Silhill Youth 3 (Martin Moran 3), Hawkes Mill Juniors 4 (Matty Avens 2, David Callaghan 2) Central Ajax 3 (Gary Morris, Daniel Freeman, Richard Taylor)

Under 18 Red: Bilton Ajax 1 (Raj Patel) Christ the King 0, Coundon Cockerels 3 (Sam Jones 2, Martin Thomas) Hillmorton 2 (Govind Chiraq, Andy Bacon)

Under 18 Blue: Allesley Athletic 3 (James Trout 2, James Brown) Chapelfields Colts 8 (Daniel Longbottom 3, Jim Connolly 2, Mitchell Scarlett), GNP Sports 2 (Jaskaran Dosanjh, Parvinder Somal) Panjab Radio Sporting 2 (Jaspal Dhaddy, Ajay Dewitt) Kenilworth Wardens 6 (Lawrence Newbold 5, Matt Godfrey) AT7 Youth 6 (David Connolly, David Kelly, Carl Dawson 4), Sporting Athletic 6 (Nico Williams, William Cromwell 3, Matt Doherty 2) Bedworth Athletic 3 (Adam Wawrynzynski, Lewis Halfacree 3)