ALVIS Sporting enhanced their promotion credentials by extending their lead at the top of the Midand League Division Two to five points after beating second-placed Chelmsley Town 4-0.
Unbeaten Alvis came up against their promotion-chasing rivals in what was billed as the ‘game of the day’ and it soon becamse clear that the Green Lane side held the upper hamd by taking a sixth-minute lead thanks to a stunning left-footed drived from 30 yards past Kiam Galdins.
The Alvis defence was superbly marshalled by captain Michael Quirke, and despite playing their fifth game in nine days, they came into their own with three second half goals.
On 49 minutes some good midfield work by Dean Kimberlin and Galdins enabled Tommy Maguire to cross for Shane Brassington to head home.
With 20 minutes remaining another cross was converted by 17-year-old Adam Day with a back header and 12 minutes from time Brassington out-paced the Chelmsley defence and crossed for Rickie Cutting to net from ten yards out.
The game was watched by a good following of Alvis supporters who were in good heart during and after the game which was a great advertisement for Midland League football.
A delighted Alvis manager, Damian Cassidy, said: “I was so proud of the way the lads played in what was our most important League game of the season so far.
“They did not stop performing throughout the game, and considering the poor pitch they produced some very good football.”
Alvis Sporting return to Green Lane on Saturday when they entertain Walsall based Rostance Edwards.