18th Jan, 2019

Alvis defeat rivals Rugby Borough on penalties to make cup progress

FOOTBALL: COVENTRY Alvis celebrated their second consecutive win in cup competitions after defeating Rugby Borough on penalties in the second round of the Coventry Charity Cup.

After both sides shared two goals following 90 minutes at Green Lane, Alvis used the confidence built from last week’s 2-1 win against Loughborough University to win 12-11 on penalties.

Alvis started the game brightly, but after 17 minutes they fell behind to a goal scored by Ollie Chattle.

It did not take Alvis long to get back on level terms when Kieron Martin latched onto the ball, and from fully 25 yards, scored with a superb strike which gave the Rugby goalkeeper no chance on 24 minutes.

Though both teams created chances in the second half, neither could break to deadlock as penalties were called after 90 minutes.

But it was Alvis that held their nerve, winning in a penalty shootout thriller.

This Saturday Coventry Alvis return to Midland League action for the first time in three weeks when they entertain Littleton to celebrate Non League Day at Green Lane.

This is a special day in the non league calendar when spectators turn up in record numbers throughout the country to grassroots football.

Coventry Alvis, in particular, will welcome increased local support to sample not only the high standards of non league football, but also to view all the latest ground improvements.

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