20th Oct, 2017

Alvis come from behind to beat Enville Athletic

Steve Carpenter 14th Sep, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ALVIS Sporting came from behind to register a comfortable 4-2 victory against Enville Athletic in the Les James Challenge Cup at Green Lane on Saturday.

After conceding an early goal, Alvis equalised eight minutes before the break when Reece Snape laid the ball to Luke O’Kane who scored with a rasping drive.

In the second half four goals in 13 minutes gave Alvis control. First Dildale Linton converted a cross from Dean Kimberlin, and though Enville equalised through poor defending an Adam Layfield penalty, and a close range effort from Reece Snape, emphasised the home side’s superiority.

“Enville surprised us at the start, but we came back as the game progressed,” said Alvis manager Damian Cassidy.

“In the second half we upped our game with good energy and work rate, and finished strongly to go through to the next round.”

Alvis return to League action on Saturday when they play at Walsall based Rostance Edwards.

In Division One, Coventry United sit five points clear at the top of the table despite falling to their first defeat of the season at home to Leicester Road.

Tom McGlinchey opened the scoring for the visitors on five minutes and further goals from James Hicks (70) and Jake Holt (82) earned Leicester a comfortable 3-0 win.

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