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Bulkington Town Poppies 2 - 1 Whitnash Town

This was a very very close encounter against a team joint top of the league with a game in hand.  They were clearly relieved to get a narrow win as they were very nervous towards the end with the score at 1-1.  Poppies scored first after 63 minutes, but Tommy Clarke equalised a few minutes later with a great run that split the defence.  The winning goal was scored with 10 minutes left. Every player should be proud of their performance.

26th March 2022 Whitnash Town 2 - Triumph Athletic Reserves 3 (Cup)

It was nice to see Triumph playing in Ukrainian colours (Okay, it is their normal kit but we can say it was a tribute). It was a good natured game, played well by both sides.  Whitnash started with 3 at the back but after a couple of errors sent us 2-0 down a switch was made to 4 at the back.  After 30 minutes Sibbo made it 1-2 and on the 60th min Sibbo got a brace to make it 2-2.  The last 30 mins was very even with Whitnash probably edging it, but it was Triumph that went into the next round.

19th March 2022 Whitnash Town 0 - Brinklow 5

Not the best time to face the league leaders, first game back after 3 weeks and a depleted side. In truth Whitnash played well in the middle of the pitch and a casual observer wouldn't have noticed much difference in the sides.  It was unforced errors that cost the team dearly, particularly in the first half. Take away all the errors and it might have 0-1 or 0-2 as we didn't look like scoring for the whole game.  Next it is the Cup match and as we roll into April we must wonder how we are going to fit all the league games in.  Whitnash have played 10 and Binley have played 17!

26th Feb 2022 AFC Binley Reserves 4  - Whitnash Town 4

Played on the Astroturf at the Alan Higgs this was a much better day for football.  The game started with a few chances for each team but it was hard to judge who would win. At half time it was 0-0 and we felt it would be a tight game, maybe just the odd goal.  How wrong we were.  

On the 50th minute Binley went 1-0 up, a mazy dribble through 3 tackles by their striker and a good strike for the goal. Five minutes later it was 1-1, Tommy Clarke with a tap in at close range. Another few minutes it was 1-2, we felt perhaps the game was going away from us but then 2-2 with a Josh Baily screamer, hit low and fast and curving in at the near post.  That's 80 minutes gone and we still had 4 goals to go. 

Two minutes later Billy (Goal a Game) Gatfield hit a low hard shot from the right touchline, we couldn't see if it was a  goalie own goal or not, but I am giving it to Billy for now. On the 86th minute Binley scored to make it 3-3.  Then a moment of huge controversy, a clash of players on the edge of the box, a Binley player falls to the floor and the ref gives a penalty. Lance (who is off injured at this time) declares it is outside the area and not a foul anyway but they score and it is 4-3. This is with about 2 minutes left of injury time (mainly from Lance's leg injury). With seconds left on the clock Jonny Ley abandoned his defensive duties and went up front. Unbelievably the ball lands at his feet and he taps in for 4-4 with the last kick of the game. 

A mixture of disappointment and relief for this game, we thought we could win it but Binley must have been gutted at the end.

12th Feb 2022 Whitnash Town 2 - Coventry Colliery -0

A delayed kick off, the players were on the pitch for an extra half hour in the cold, mainly due to the closed roads around the town making the trip from Kersley an extra long one.

The chilly wind seemed to make it hard for the game to get going, it was more messy than Messi in the first half and they "went in" 0-0 at half time.

Whitnash needed an  experienced midfield general and at half time the linesman for the first half (Lance Clarke) came on and immediately made an impression. The game needed someone to stay around the centre circle, slow the game down, then spray passes around. Sure enough a pass lead to the first goal from Dan Sibley in the 65th minute. Then 5 minutes later it was 2-0 thanks to Billy (goal a game) Garfield.  

The game was seen out in a calm fashion with hardly a shot for the keeper to save.  A clean sheet for a back 5 that were not seriously troubled all game.

Craig did a great job as the man in black, very fair and let the game flow.  The pictures show the build up and the goal for 2-0.

29th Jan 2022 Christ the King Third 2 - Whitnash Town - 3

This could more accurately be described as Whitnash Town verses Christ the King 1 1/2.  The opposition had no first team game so were a very different side to one we faced in the reverse fixture.  Billy (goal a game) Gatfield opened the scoring very early on.  Then on the stroke of half time CTK equalised.  A penalty kick that hit the bar but went in.

The wind was gusting across the pitch and the sun was low and shining in everyone's eyes.

Second half started badly, a misplaced pass in midfield left the defence wide open and it was 2-1.  However the score didn't really reflect the play and late in the second half an excellent cross from the right wing was met by an opposition boot and it was 2-2 (OG).  As the match approached injury time there was another chance on the right hand side, Ryan Butler receive the ball with his back to goal and twisted to rifle a shot high into the back of the net at the near post.

Despite a heart in the mouth moment in the last seconds the score line stayed as 2-3 and Whitnash went off deserved winners.

Next up Jaguar Daimler First on Saturday @ Newbold. 

22nd Jan 2022 Whitnash Town 2 - Shilton First 3.

A game I could not make and apparently it was one to miss. Goals from Billy Gatfield and Josh Bailey were not enough to overcome a team in a similar league position. 

15th Jan 2022 Whitnash Town 4 - Christ the King Third 0

A very dominant performance from the 'Nash. It could have been double the score if the chances had all been taken.  Credit must go to the opposition 'keeper who had a blinder.  In fact the away team played the whole game in a very good spirit and were very sporting, not easy when you are on the back foot all the game.

Goas were from Reece Myatt (2) OG and Billy Gatfield.

Whitnash Football section now is fully merged into Junior and Senior teams.  The aim is progression right from U8s to Adult football.

We are currently running a men's team in the Coventry Alliance League 2.

Link to FA Full Time Site

We play on Saturdays with kick off 2:15pm. While we wait for Acre Close to be renovated we play at Newbold Comyn.

Below are some vintage photos from the 60s 70s and 80s.

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Updated on: 5 Feb 2022
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