11th Dec, 2016

Alivis Sporting boss Damian Cassidy not getting carried away despite unbeaten start

Coventry Editorial 3rd Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ALVIS Sporting manager Damian Cassidy is keeping his feet firmly on the ground despite watching his side record their seventh away victory in the Midland League Division Two.

A thumping 7-1 win on the road at Feckenham on Saturday maintains Alvis’ unbeaten record in the league this season and moves them three points behind leaders Chelmsley Town, although Cassidy’s side have two games in-hand on their rivals.

Alvis were determined to close the gap on the league leaders who were otherwise engaged in cup competition and they took the lead through a Tommy Maguire goal at the break.

The second half proved to be a horror show on Halloween for Feckenham, with Maguire adding a second goal on the hour with a stunning drive from 25 yards.

And five further goals were scored in the final 25 minutes with Maguire completing his hat trick, while Dildale Linton bagged a brace and there were further goals for Aaron Cooke and Shane Brassington.

“The team gave an all round solid performance which was the best for some time,” said Alvis manager Cassidy.

“However, I am concerned that we have played eight of our ten league games away from home.

“Whilst the team has responded magnificently to the challenge, I am sure that the club needs a far better balance of fixtures in the future to be fair to our players and supporters as well.”

Elsewhere in Division One, Coventry United moved to within just one point of leaders Nuneaton Griff thanks to a 2-0 win at Boldmere St Michaels.

Joshua O’Grady opened the scoring for United on 12 minutes and Errol Douglas wrapped up the win 20 minutes from time to make it 11 wins out of 12.

This Saturday Sphinx visit Continental Star, Coventry United host Stafford Town and Alvis Sporting travel to Austrey Rangers in the second round of the Les James Challenge Cup.