COVENTRY Copsewood edged a ten-goal derby at Coventry Colliery on Saturday to progress to the next round of the Coventry Evening Telegraph Cup.
Copsewood came out on the right side of a 7-3 scoreline, with Sam Ellis, Dave Freeman and Ryan Murphy all grabbing braces.
Ellis was on hand to head home the only goal of the first half from Jac Redhead’s centre, having been denied with his initial attempt.
Ryan Murphy got the second-half scoring under way moments after the restart, before Colliery pulled a goal back.
Despite Ellis seemingly putting Copsewood in command with his second of the game, the hosts fought back with a quickfire double salvo to draw level.
Freeman struck three minutes later to resume Copsewood’s lead, followed by Isa Abraham’s effort from the edge of the box which evaded the goalkeeper and gave the visitors their fifth of the afternoon.
The rout continued with Freeman’s second, before Murphy finished off the scoring at the back post from Abraham’s cross to complete an enthralling second half.
Coventry Copsewood’s meeting with Nuneaton Griff in the Coventry Charity Cup was called off on Tuesday night.
Copsewood are next in action on Saturday (3pm) against Ashby Ivanhoe in a Midland Football League Division One fixture.
A trip to Balsall & Berkswell awaits Coventry Colliery in the Coventry Alliance Football League Premier Division on Saturday (2.15pm).