24th Aug, 2019

Alvis open pre-season with victory thanks to Ludford double

Ben Tyler 19th Jul, 2019 Updated: 22nd Jul, 2019

A BRACE from Lewis Ludford helped Coventry Alvis on their way to an opening pre-season victory against Folly Lane.

The Midlands Football League Division Two side were on the right side of a 3-2 scoreline, in a match in which nine of the 16 Alvis players to appear were debutants.

16-year-old goalkeeper Josh Pyott was among the new faces making their bow for the first team, replacing Jack Hartopp mid-way through the second period.

James Hughes, a fellow debutant, headed Alvis in front before the hosts equalised on the counter, though Ludford fired home a penalty to regain the lead for Coventry.

Ludford scored again from a deadball situation, this time when swinging a free kick into the net in the second half.

Although Folly Lane hit back once more, Alvis were good value for their opening win.

Alvis next face Dunlop at the University of Warwick on Thursday for their second pre-season friendly, after Saturday’s original fixture with Stapenhill was called off.

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