September 28th, 2016

Alvis maintain 100 per cent winning record

Updated: 5:40 pm, Sep 23, 2015

ALVIS Sporting continued their rich vein of form with a fine 3-0 victory at previously unbeaten Rostance Edwards in the Midland League Second Division on Saturday.

The Green Lane side put in their best performance of the season and after a first half when they should have been in front, three second half goals in the space of 20 minutes proved to be decisive.

Shane Brassington opened the score with a header on 63 minutes and Reece Snape added a second minutes later with a magnificent half volley from just inside the penalty area.

And towards the end Arran Cooke converted a cross from Tommy McGuire to give Alvis their fifth consecutive away win of the season.

“This was a very pleasing result for we showed good organisation, and we were strong and patient in our approach,” said Alvis manager Damian Cassidy.

“We do not have a game this weekend, and, whilst we are the only side to have a 100 per cent record in any of the Midland League Divisions, we are still rebuilding and learning, and have much to look forward to after the break.”

SPHINX tasted back-to-back defeats in the league for the first time this season after failing to bounce back from Saturday’s 3-2 loss at home to AFC Wulfrunians.

The visitors went 2-0 up after 55 minutes before Luke Hopkins’ side fought back and got themselves back on level terms with 20 minutes remaining thanks to goals from Lewis Rankin and Richard Blythe.

But Kyle Brady broke Sphinx hearts when he scored the winning goal for the visitors in the fourth minutes of added on time.

Hopkins’ side were hoping to bounce back on Monday at home again to Loughborough University but they lost out 2-1 and now sit 12th in the table after nine games.

In Division One, a ninth win in ten matches has moved Coventry United eight points clear at the top of the table.

Ross Briscoe scored a hat-trick and substitute Muziwandile Nduna bagged a fourth five minutes from the end as United recorded a 4-2 win on the road at Atherstone Town.

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