3rd Aug, 2020

All focus on the league after Vase heartache - Coventry non-league latest & weekend preview

Ben Tyler 17th Jan, 2020

MARCO Adaggio’s first-half double put an end to Coventry United’s FA Vase dream for this season after a 2-1 defeat to Worcester City on Wednesday night.

All appeared to be going well for Terry Anderson’s side at the Victoria Ground when Kyle Carey gave them the lead after just eight minutes.

But eight minutes later Adaggio levelled, before sending his side in front just before the half-hour mark.

As much as United tried, their efforts were often in vain. On the occasions that they were able to breach the City defence, they came up against a resilient Daniel Jezeph between the sticks.

With an equaliser failing to suffice, United suffered heartbreak at the fourth-round stage, while Worcester head into the last 16 and an away tie to Atherstone Town.

The Red and Greens will attempt to lift themselves with an away game at Gresley on Saturday (3pm), before a midweek trip to Kirby Muxloe on Tuesday night (7.45pm) on their return to Midland Football League Premier Division action.


COVENTRY Sphinx and Haughmond will have to do battle another day after their midweek meeting was rained off on Tuesday.

Successive home games against Lye Town (Saturday, 3pm) and South Normanton Athletic (Tuesday, 7.45pm) now lie in wait for Sphinx in the Premier Division.


THE WEATHER also caused disruption for Division One outfit Coventry Copsewood, who had their Coventry Charity Cup showdown with Southam United called off on Tuesday.

Copsewood play host to Rocester in a league game on Saturday (3pm).


SHAMIR Alam’s GNP Sports had their clash with Chelmsley Town called off on Wednesday.

They now turn their attentions to a trip to Nuneaton Griff on Saturday (3pm), before welcoming Stafford Town to their Sphinx Drive residence on Wednesday (7.45pm).


COVENTRY Alvis had no fixture in midweek, so have fresher legs available for Saturday’s (3pm) home clash with Earlswood Town, before crossing their fingers for no further postponements to their Coventry Evening Telegraph Cup home tie with Coventry Plumbing on Wednesday (7.45pm).


DIVISION THREE side Coventry Plumbing have strengthened ahead of the Birmingham Saturday Vase (1.45pm) visit to Enville Athletic by bringing in goalkeeper Paul Lawrence, forward Kiam Galdins and midfielder Scott Lindley.

Lawrence returns to the club having most recently turned out between the sticks for GNP Sports, where Galdins also featured.

Lindley meanwhile, arrives from Nuneaton Griff – but also has previous connections to GNP.


EIGHTH-PLACED Coventrians attempt to improve their standing in Division Three at Shipston Excelsior on Saturday (3pmn).

Confidence will be high, considering the 7-1 thrashing handed out to WLV Sport in last weekend’s MFL Challenge Vase, while Coventrians have the upper hand over their upcoming opponents having won the reverse fixture 5-2 in August.

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