Home | 21 March 2017 | Attendance: 151
RUSHALL Olympic slipped to a 5-2 home defeat at the hands of Coalville Town despite taking an early lead.
The opening action saw Gurjit Singh try his luck for the home side but the ‘keeper was equal to it.
As the visitors started to get a foot-hold in the game, Kyle Bryant fired over before they fell behind on the quarter-hour mark when George Bowerman linked up well with Singh who fired into the bottom corner.
It wasn’t long before the visitors levelled matters when Isaac Cooper pushed Bryant inside area and from the spot, Nathan Walker made no mistake.
The scoreline was turned on its head on 32 minutes when a high, hanging cross caused problems and Anton Brown was able to head home.
Rushall started the second half in positive fashion as an early effort from Cooper was turned around the post and then a neat move saw Bowerman find Brian Smikle but he was just off target.
Despite being on top, The Pics were hit by a sucker-punch when a whipped in corner from Watson found the head of Dean Freeman who made no mistake to give the visitors a two-goal advantage.
It was soon 4-1 when a through-ball from Watson wasn’t dealt with by Veiga and Messiah McDonald was able to turn the ball home from a tight angle and then a fifth followed on 79 minutes when Bryant made progress out wide and his cross was deflected into his own net by the unfortunate Joe Hull.
Hull almost redeemed himself at the other end with a header that rattled the crossbar before the next raid saw Aaron Forde find the net with a low strike to make it 2-5.
RUSHALL OLYMPIC: Veiga, Partodikromo (Jackson 77), Whittall, Forde, Eze, Hull, Christophorou, Smikle, Bowerman (Bannister 60), Singh (Mugisha 69), Cooper. Subs not used: Bottomer, Johnson.
Goal(s): Singh (15), Forde (87)
COALVILLE TOWN: Coton, Bryant, Torr, Jenno, Freeman, Walshe, McMillan (Dean 69), Creaney (Lavelle-Moore 69), McDonald, Watson (Coleman 73), Brown. Subs not used: Towers, Bowles.
Goal(s): Watson (pen, 24), Brown (32), Freeman (59), McDonald (68), Hull (OG, 79)