September 25th, 2016

Coventry end home campaign with comfortable win

Updated: 4:42 pm, May 07, 2015

COVENTRY & North Warwickshire ended their Midland League Division One home campaign with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Old Silhillians.

In their last home game of the season Coventry cruised past a struggling Old Silhillians team fighting against relegation.

An explosive start saw Max Jennings open the scoring after just two minutes and Chris Sewell’s speculative strike gave the hosts a 2-0 lead at the half-way point.

Old Silihillians were not without their chances and earned two short corners but they were both well defended with Aidan Johnson standing in for regular Adam Merrell in between the sitcks.

Johnson excelled just after the break when faced with a one-on-one and dived to deprive the lone attacker.

Coventry’s young team found a lot of space and Rory Kenny Herbert played a big part in stretching the visitors’ defence as two short corners failed find the net, with one thanks to the keeper’s helmet.

It was a well-disciplined performance and veteran striker Ed Benfield was on-hand to convert a Dom Bell’ pass to make it 3-0 before an excellent move saw Sam Clarke score a fourth but this was mysteriously ruled out by the officials.

As the game came towards it end Stuart Colegate set up Dom Bell who broke his goalless spell with a fine strike for Coventry’s fifth.

And although Old Silhillians bagged a late consolation it was fourth-placed Coventry who greeted the final whistle with cheers. Coventry travel to Stone for their final game of the season this Saturday.