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City's fortunes turn with last gasp winner from Broccoli

In a rollercoaster game at Westwood Road, City finally come out on the right end of the scoreline and it was well deserved.

Coleshill Town started well with lots of possession and stand in keeper Kacper Kurylowicz was called into action early saving well at his near post.

From then on City began to dominate with Stefan Broccoli at the heart of everything, linking up well with former team mate Dylan Edge and front man Will Jones.

And it was Edge that put City in front on 21 mins after good work from Broccoli surging into the box, a cute pass found Will Jones whose shot was blocked by Feeney in the Coleshill goal, but Edge was well placed with a side foot volley into the corner of the net. Nothing more than City deserved and it was soon 2 when Taylor Parr's pinpoint pass from the back found Edge in acres of space on the right, he cut the ball inside to Broccoli who turned in the box and fired across the face of goal into the corner of the net.

After half time Coleshill again started the half with good possession, this time they were able to convert the pressure into a goal when a scramble in the 6 yard box fell kindly for Jonathan Letford who smashed the ball home from close range on 53 mins. This sparked a crazy 9 minute spell that saw 4 goals scored and quite honestly it could have been more.

First Broccoli responded with a deft header inside the 6 yard box to put City 3-1 up, surely lightening couldn't strike twice, but it did and after a good ball over the top, Jonathan Letford turned his man and fired passed Kurylowicz on the angle from 12 yards out to make it 3-2. Edge had a chance to make it 4-2, only to be denied by the excellent Lewis Fenney again. From the Keepers clearance, Coleshill broke and George Washbourne cut in from the right, before curling the ball into the bottom corner with his left foot from 20 yards, a sublime finish to make it 3-3.

Coleshill began to apply the pressure but without creating another shot on target, however City were still looking dangerous on the break. The Winner came in the 89th minute when Dylan Edge clipped a short pass to Broccoli who was just inside the Coleshill box, instead of shooting first time he took a touch, left 3 defenders in his wake and fired an unstoppable shot passed Fenney.

It capped an emotional day for City for many reasons and coming into the game with terrible luck with injuries and illness the 11 that Robbie put out did us proud. Every one of them played their part but special mention for Debutant Ben Garwood who was superb, Dylan Edge on his home debut was everywhere, Ed Tassell and Will Jones battling through injuries, Kacper made some excellent debut saves, and of course Taylor Parr with yet another commanding, captains performance at the back. The final word has to be for Stefan Broccoli with his best performance in a City shirt and a hat-trick that ultimately gave him the man of the match award.

This really is a turning point in the season, 5 points off the bottom 2, the team are really starting to play some scintillating football but we must keep out feet on the ground with 3 away games on the bounce coming up against Walsall Wood, Rugby Town and Anstey Nomads.

That said, confidence is high and the only way is up as we edge away from the relegation zone.

Huge thanks to the fans today, we really appreciate the support.


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