5th Dec, 2016

Alvis Sporting still on track for historic league and cup double

Coventry Editorial 6th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ALVIS Sporting remain on course for a possible Midland League and Cup double after beating Hampton away 3-0 in the Midland League Presidents Cup, and then defeating Feckenham 5-2 at home in the League.

With so many games to be played Alvis used the squad system at Hampton, and it took until extra time to forge ahead.

On 95 minutes Shane Brassington side-footed home a cross from Tommy Maguire and four minutes later Dildale Linton deflected a shot from Stefan McGrath into the net. Brassington then scored the third after good work by Linton.

Alvis maintained their 100 per cent home record against Feckenham with Ben Cranage opening the scoring, converting a right wing cross from 15 yards.

On ten minutes Ricky Cutting headed home another cross, and whilst Connor Perry-Holmes reduced the deficit, Brassington restored the two goal advantage before the break by firing home from 12 yards.

In the second half Brassington weaved his way across the area before scoring with a low drive, and McGrath then scored the goal of the match with a volleyed drive from 25 yards before Andy Liddle netted with a late consolation goal for Feckenham.

Damian Cassidy, the Alvis manager, said: “The Cup Tie was a difficult match, but we finished strongly, and we look forward to playing Droitwich Spa in the final who are a good footballing side. As far as the league is concerned we must remain grounded and fully focused with so many games coming up.”

This Thursday evening Alvis are at home to Sutton United (7.30pm kick off) and then travel to Chelmsley Town on Saturday.

A THIRD consecutive defeat for Sphinx at home to Midland Premier League leaders Alvechurch keeps Robbie Banks’ side hovering dangerously above the bottom three.

Alvechurch maintained their push for the league title with a 3-0 victory which means Sphinx have now lost five of their last seven matches.

The home side kept Alvechurch at bay for the opening half-an-hour but two goals in the space of three minutes put the visitors in control of the match.

Jordan Nada fired league leaders in front on 31 minutes and moments later Sam Williams got on the scoresheet. Nada settled the match 19 minutes from time with his second to leave Sphinx struggling at the wrong end of the table.

Banks’ side are next in action next Monday when they hosts Westfields.