September 27th, 2016

Losing streak ends for Coventry Sphinx at Stourport Swifts

SPHINX ended a run of seven straight defeats in the Midland League Premier Division by beating Stourport Swifts 2-1 on Saturday.

The miserable run finally came to an end for Luke Hopkins’ side after they came away from Walshes Meadow with a narrow victory.

Trovarn Thompson opened the scoring for the visitors on 13 mintues and Ryan Quinn scored a second for Sphinx shortly after the half-hour mark.

The hosts got themseelves back into the match on 59 minutes when Reece Wager pulled one goal back, but the visitors held out for their first league win since the beginning of September.

In Division One, a 3-2 home victory over Bromsgrove Sporting keeps Coventry United four points clear at the top of the table.

Reece Hewitt opened the scoring for the visitors on 16 minutes but Matthew Brown pulled United back on level terms one minutes before half-time.

The hosts had to wait until the 78th minute before Muziwandile Nduna fired United in front and five minutes later Joshua O’Grady made it 3-1 before Kyle Turner scored what proved to be a late consolation in injury-time.

Elsewhere, ALVIS SPORTING reached the quarter-finals of the Coventry Charity Cup thanks to a 4-1 win over Triumph Athletic on Saturday.

David Wright in the Triumph goal made some outstanding saves in a goalless first half but the 2013 winners were dealt a helping hand on the hour mark when Craig Goodbody was sent off for the visitors after receiving two yellow cards.

And Alvis responded by scoring four goals in 20 minutes thanks to a brace from Reece Snape, and a goal apiece from Aaron Cooke and Dildale Linton.

“We are really pleased to make further progress in another cup competition,” said Alvis Sporting manager Damian Cassidy.

“We made many good chances, and three of our goals were scored from very good build ups which featured several players. Our captain, Michael Quirke, was man of the match after giving a superb all round performance.”

Alvis Sporting travel to Athletic Sparkhill next Saturday in the second round of the Birmingham County FA Vase, while Coventry United host Uttoxeter Town in the same competition and Sphinx host Brocton in the league.

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