FOOTBALL: COVENTRY Alvis were beaten by three goals at the weekend, this time falling short against Lichfield City at Green Lane.
An even start to the Midland Football League Division One fixture saw Lichfield’s Joshua Hosten find space early on only to narrowly shoot wide of the Coventry Alvis goal.
At the other end, Alvis’ Kieron Martin went close with a strong effort which went over the Lichfield crossbar.
Sustained pressure from Lichfield eventually told though as they took the lead on 38 minutes when a well worked cross-field move involving three players set up the unmarked Craig Marshall who scored from eight yards.
Despite Josh Haston’s point blank headed effort going high, the visitors doubled their lead on 66 minutes when Daniel Griffiths fired into the roof of the net following good work by Haston.
Griffiths added his second goal of the game ten minutes from time with a stunning strike from 20 yards, giving James Wardle in the Coventry Alvis goal little chance.
Alvis boss Damian Cassidy said: “It was disappointing following our fine win at Nuneaton Griff during midweek.
“However, we had to change our squad and we never got going.
“We made some silly mistakes, and consequently we had no rewards from the game.”
Coventry Alvis are next in action on Saturday when they travel to Heath Hayes before entertaining Chelmsley Town at Green Lane next Wednesday evening.