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PETER Frain's Highgate travel to last years fierce rivals Coleshill in the hope of recording their first league win of the season.

PETER Frain's Highgate travel to last years fierce rivals Coleshill in the hope of recording their first league win of the season.

Both teams were promoted to the Midland Alliance from the Midland Combination Premier League last year, but in the opening few games, Coleshill have looked the more likely of the two to remain in the division.

Highgate are languishing in the relegation zone with just two points to their name, however Coleshill sit comfortably in mid-table with two wins and two draws from their opening six games.

Last week Gate recorded a confidence-boosting 3-1 win away at Mansfield-based side Clipstone Welfare in the FA Vase second round qualifying.

Liam O'Shea fired the visitors ahead after 20 minutes but Clipstone finished the half strongly with Perry Cox producing heroics to keep out efforts from Welfare's Barry Stokes and Jordon Hood.

But after the break Highgate took control and doubled their lead with a 50th minute goal from pace-ace Aaron Daniels.

Against the run of play Clipston reduced the arrears with a 62nd minute goal through Hood, but Chris Gummery had the last say with a stunning 30-yard drive.

 

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