12th Dec, 2019

Carey's goal wins seven-goal thriller - Coventry non-league round-up

Ben Tyler 20th Nov, 2019

KYLE Carey’s 92nd-minute goal proved the winner for Coventry United in a 4-3 thriller against Gresley at Butts Park Arena.

The visitors went in front through an own goal, with Chris Camwell’s thunderbolt quickly making amends just after the half-hour mark.

Matthew Gardner scored his first of the afternoon with a diving header three minutes later to put United 2-1 up at half-time, prior to a second half packed full of goals.

Joe Haines’ leveller was cancelled out in the final 20 minutes by another header from Gardner, with Carey striking in stoppage time to seemingly assure the hosts of a victory.

To Gresley’s credit, they hit back to narrow the deficit to one through Albert Lansdowne, but the points were safely in the bag for the Red and Greens with little time remaining.

Fifth-placed United host fourth-placed Newark Flowserve on Saturday (3pm) in a tantalising Midland Football League Premier Division clash.


COVENTRY Sphinx had their meeting with Boldmere St Michaels postponed last weekend, so will look forward to hosting Worcester City this Saturday (3pm) in the first match since manager Lee Knibbs’ departure.


A MONTH without action for GNP Sports became clear on the scoreline after their 3-1 loss at Chelmsley Town in Division One on Saturday.

Sean Kavanagh’s second half strike was unable to amend for goals from Rahiem Faulder, Adam Keeley and Dominic Oliver for the hosts.

Shamir Alam’s side sit ninth and visit Brocton, who are fourth, on Saturday (3pm).


COVENTRY Copsewood’s meeting with Hinckley AFC at Allard Way was unable to avoid the bad weather.

Copsewood visited NKF Burbage on Tuesday night, ahead of Saturday’s (3pm) trip to Lichfield City.


THE Division Two meeting between Coventry Alvis and Fairfield Villa was called off at the weekend, leaving fans desperate for Saturday’s (3pm) Presidents Cup visit to Earlswood Town to avoid the same fate.

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