Wonderful Player Coach and Gentleman, used to go down and watch training when he was the coach every Tuesday and Thursday and Oulder Hill School. Attracted players like Jeff Heaton to come with him. The only downside is why oh why on Friday Night 3rd November 1978 at Wheldon Road did he let Paul Woods take the kick at goal (easy one) that missed in the last minute (lost 15-14). Coslett’s goal kicking was top draw.
I wasn't at the game but I can only assume Kel was injured. There haven't been many players over the years I'd like to see kick for goal before Kel Coslett.
My favourite memory of Kel is from a Challenge Cup game at Widnes. Hornets were attacking on the right hand side on the last tackle. Kevin Ashcroft launched a bomb but miss kicked it over to the Widnes right wing. It went right down the throat of that well known flyer Stuart Wright ! He set off like a rocket down field, I thought " ###### , that's us six points down ". Then as though from out of a hole in the ground Kel appeared from nowhere and downed Wright in full flight with a perfect tackle.
Thanks for the memories Kel.