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Lynch (55')
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L Bergin (20'), C Budrys (42'), K Diskin (79')
Tue 23 Oct 19:45 - The Evo-Stik League - West Division Attendance 131

Match Report: Colne 1-3 Kidsgrove Athletic


There was no hint of an FA Cup hangover for the Blues as they secured all three points at Colne in the Evo-Stik West.

Kidsgrove Athletic showed no signs of a let up despite Saturday’s FA Cup defeat as they battled injuries and illness to ease past promotion rivals Colne at Holt House.

Grove took the lead after just 20 minutes, as Lewis Bergin notched another effort from range, his thunderous strike crept past Havan Burten, leaving the Colne keeper stranded.

Three minutes before the break, the Blues doubled their advantage as Chris Budrys rose highest above Richard Taylor, connecting with a deep, in swinging cross to power his header across goal and beyond Burten, ensuring Austin’s men went in two to the good.

After a dominant first half display from the Grove, a riled Colne reduced the deficit after 57 minutes as Brad Lynch evaded the challenge of Rhys Thompson before cutting inside to fire his driven shot against the post and in, despite debutant Jacob Holding’s best efforts.

The 17-year-old shot stopper had joined the Blues on an emergency loan from Abbey Hulton and enjoyed an impressive first appearance for the Grove who were without Dom Kurasik and Krystian Burzynski.

Just as Colne began to reclaim a foothold on the tight affair, substitute Kyle Diskin sealed all three points for the Grove eleven minutes from time, capping an evening to forget for Burten as Diskin steered his strike between the legs of the Colne keeper.

A depleted Blues side held on to secure the victory in Lancashire, climbing the table to 8th, while Colne drop one place to 6th in the race for promotion. The Grove return to action on Saturday, this time at home to Yaxley FC in the Buildbase FA Trophy first qualifying round.

Colne: Burten, Taylor, Barber, Coleman, Hodgkinson, Nangle, B Lynch, Knox, Hughes, Curran, Morgan (Subs: C Lynch, Poscha, Pope, McNally, A Lynch)

Kidsgrove: Holding, Morris, Butler, Freeland, Thompson, Saxon, Bergin, Twyford, Rumenio, Williamson, Budrys (Subs: Jepson, Austin, Williams, Rhodes, Diskin)

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Key moments

Goal Lewis Bergin scores for Kidsgrove Athletic
Goal Chris Budrys scores for Kidsgrove Athletic
Goal Lynch scores for Colne
Goal Kyle Diskin scores for Kidsgrove Athletic


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79:00 Goal 1 - 3
Kyle Diskin scores for Kidsgrove Athletic
55:00 Goal 1 - 2
Lynch scores for Colne
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42:00 Goal 0 - 2
Chris Budrys scores for Kidsgrove Athletic
20:00 Goal 0 - 1
Lewis Bergin scores for Kidsgrove Athletic
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As it happened

  • Colne
  • Kidsgrove Athletic
  • 0
  • Lewis Bergin Goal 20:00'
  • Chris Budrys Goal 42:00'
  • Lynch Goal 55:00'
  • Kyle Diskin Goal 79:00'

Team selection

Holding, Jacob Holding, Jacob
Thompson, Rhys Thompson, Rhys
Butler, James Butler, James
Saxon, Will Saxon, Will
Freeland, Adam Freeland, Adam
Morris, Alex Morris, Alex
Valido-Barai, Rumieno Valido-Barai, Rumieno
Twyford, Jacob Twyford, Jacob
Williamson, Lee Williamson, Lee
Budrys, Chris Budrys, Chris
Bergin, Lewis Bergin, Lewis
Kidsgrove Athletic
  • 1. Burten
  • 2. Taylor
  • 3. Barber
  • 4. Coleman
  • 5. Hodgkinson
  • 6. Nangle
  • 7. Lynch
  • 8. Knox
  • 9. Hughes
  • 10. Curran
  • 11. Morgan

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
8. Mossley 38 65
9. Trafford 38 61
10. Kidsgrove Athletic 38 58
11. Colwyn Bay 38 52
12. Widnes 38 51
13. Chasetown 38 46
14. Droylsden 38 43

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