9th Dec, 2016

Coventry & North Warwickshire beat Sikh Union in 12-goal thriller

Steve Carpenter 16th Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY & North Warwickshire moved off the foot of the Midland League Division One table after finishing up on the right side of a 5-7 scoreline away at Nottingham-based Sikh Union.

In what was an incredible match, the scoreline swung both ways but after pulling level for the third time in the match, Coventry scored two further goals to claim their second win of the season.

The visitors raced into a 3-0 lead after Stuart Colegate scored a penalty stroke and Ed Benfield converted a pinpoint pass by Dom Bell before getting in on the scoring act himself with a neat finish.

However the Nottingham team is known for its scoring prowess and before the first half ended they had converted three short corners to draw level at the mid-way point.

Bell fired Coventry in front again shortly after the re-start but the hosts hit back and they went 5-4 in front soon after for the first time in the match.

Eleven man Coventry however refused to panic and three more goals in the final quarter-of-an-hour wrapped up a superb victory.

Bell completed his hat-trick and scored a fourth despite missing ten minutes of the match for receiving a yellow card, while skipper Sam Clarke also capped off a fine display by scoring the final goal of the game.