FOOTBALL: A FIRST campaign in the FA Vase ended prematurely for Coventry Alvis on Saturday as they lost 6-1 to Boldmere St Michaels.
Alvis found their step five rivals difficult to overcome as Boldmere shattered any dreams Alvis had of entertaining Worcester City at Green Lane in the following round.
Rarely, the first three goals of the game were own goals.
Boldmere capitalised on two of them before the break with crossed headed in by Alvis defenders on 16 minutes and just before half time.
But with just ten minutes gone in the second half Alvis were back in contention when a cross from Jagjit Aujla was deflected into the net by a Boldmere defender.
Four goals in just 16 minutes put pay to any hopes Alvis had of securing a second round spot though as Ryan Shaw opened the floodgate of 63 minutes.
Ryan Nesbitt added to Boldmere’s total two minutes later before Joe Lyng scored from close range with 11 minutes of play left.
Alvis manager Damian Cassidy said: “We played well for the first hour, and we were unlucky to have conceded the first two own goals.
“We had a fighting chance at 2-1, but had a bad 20 minutes in the latter stages when we conceded four soft goals which should have been kept out.”
This Saturday Coventry Alvis return to league action at Green Lane when they play hosts to Racing Club Warwick in a local derby.