21st Jul, 2019

Alvis slip up at Littleton

FOOTBALL: COVENTRY Alvis manager Damian Cassidy was left frustrated after his side slipped to a four-goal loss against Littleton.

Alivis were unable to reproduce their recent cup form, and subsequently dropped to bottom of the Midland Football League Division One table.

Littleton signalled their intent early on and created a pair of good chances in the opening ten minutes.

First, Dan Carter was put through. But his 15-yard effort was parried away by Jack Tregarth before Michael Wright’s shot went wide when he only had the keeper to beat.

Alvis responded well on the half hour mark when Avun Jephcott put Jack Hartopp under pressure with an attempt on goal.

But Litttleton opened the scoring minutes later when a cross by Steve Roche was converted from close range by Dan Carter.

The Worcestershire side then doubled their lead just before the break when another cross by Roche was latched onto by Jordon Jones, who swivelled neatly to net from eight yards.

Alvis almost halved their deficit on 61 minutes when Jojo Mukwita found himself in the clear. His 12-yard strike brought out a fine save by former Coventry Alvis keeper Hartopp who deflected the ball for an unproductive corner.

In the closing stages, Littleton reasserted their authority. And on 75 minutes a cross from Robbie Aegem was headed home by Joe Adams.

Littleton then scored their fourth goal with seconds remaining through Carter, who bagged his second of the afternoon with an overhead kick.

Alvis manager Damian Cassidy said: “This was a poor display, and it undone the work we had achieved previously.

“Today we were weak up front as well as at the back, and again failed to take our chances.”

Coventry Alvis continue their league action when they travel to Bolehall Swifts on Saturday.

Alvis are also in action next Wednesday when they visit Midland League Premier side South Normanton Athletic in the Midland League Cup.

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