25th Sep, 2018

Coventry Sphinx continue positive start + wins for Coventry United, GNP Sports and Coventry Alvis

Craig Gibbons 13th Sep, 2018

COVENTRY Sphinx continued their fine start in the Midland League Premier Division with a 3-0 victory over Loughborough University.

Jamie Towers opened the scoring for third-placed Sphinx in the 32nd minute before Ryan Harkin doubled the advantage four minutes before the break.

Second half substitute Samuel Jackson then struck in the 84th minute to complete the scoring for Sphinx who claimed their fifth win in seven games.

Sphinx make the trip to early pacesetters Westfields on Saturday.

COVENTRY United enjoyed a 3-1 victory over ten-man Wolverhampton Sporting Community in the MFL Premier Division.

Kyle Barnett opened the scoring for the Red and Greens in the 32nd minute.

United were then awarded a penalty in the 65th minute after Shaquille McDonald was fouled, with Wolverhampton’s Mitchell Evans receiving a straight red card for his troubles.

Kevin Thornton smashed home from 12 yards to make it 2-0 before Jake Holt added the third ten minutes from time.

Wolverhampton bagged a consolation in injury time through a Rob Prinzel own goal.

Up next for Coventry is a home tie against Atherstone Town in the FA Vase on Saturday.

COVENTRY Copsewood’s two-game winning run in Midland League Division One was brought to end after they suffered a 4-0 home defeat to Lichfield City.

Substitute Alex Keating struck a brace for the visitors, with Joe Hartshorne and Brad Lindsey completing the league leaders’ scoring.

Copsewood entertain Hereford Lads Club in the FA Vase on Saturday.

GNP SPORTS booked their place in the next round of the Les James Challenge Cup with a 2-1 victory over Barnt Green Spartak.

James Gifford and Dildale Linton bagged the goals for Sports who will play host to Knowle in the next round on a date yet to be confirmed.

GNP, who groundshare with Coventry Sphinx, entertain Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons in the Presidents Cup on Saturday before playing hosts to Woodland WMC in the Coventry Telegraph Cup on Wednesday night.

COVENTRY Alvis picked up their second win of the Midland League Division Two season after easing past bottom-of-the-table Feckenham 4-1.

Lewis Ludford put Alvis ahead in the 13th minute but George Tolley levelled things up going into half-time.

Simon Hickford restored Alvis’ lead on the hour mark before two goals in the space of six minutes towards the end of the game from Nathan Cadby and Scott Lindley ensured the hosts came away with the three points.

Alvis entertain Moors Academy on Saturday.

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