FOOTBALL: JASON Pyott earned his first win as Coventry Alvis manager on Saturday, a 2-1 win against Pershore Town.
Following a goalless draw against Nuneaton Griff earlier in the week, Alvis recorded their fourth point in as many days – boosting hopes of survival from the second tier of the Midland Football League.
In what was their first visit to Pershore Town in three years, Alvis made the worst possible start when conceding from a corner on six minutes.
The unmarked James Walker headed home to put the hosts ahead.
Alvis responded well and almost equalised when Isa Abraham’s effort forced a good save.
Both sides continued to create chances, but Abraham went closest just before the break with a 20 yard drive which skimmed the bar.
The visiting side bagged a deserved equalising goal on 54 minutes when Henry Toro was brought down in the area.
Luke Wilson scored from the penalty spot with a low drive.
Abraham then added a second for the Green Lane side nine minutes later with a well worked move, culminating with a firm right foot shot from six yards.
Coventry Alvis almost emphasised their superiority 2 minutes later when Toro hit the Pershore Town bar.
Pershore lost their discipline in the concluding moments of the game when three players were sent off as was Alvis’ Callum Swain.
Pyott said: “It was a good team performance, and at times we dominated the game.
“The team spirit is great, and I thought Isa Abraham did very well.
“However, we need to improve particularly in the last third of the pitch.
“Despite the sendings off I thought the referee had a good game.”
Alvis travel to Hinckley-based Leicester Road on Saturday for their next league fixture.