17th Oct, 2017

Coventry Sphinx fall to sixth consecutive league defeat

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

THE SLUMP continues for Coventry Sphinx after they fell to a seventh consecutive league defeat at the weekend.

Luke Hopkins’ side found themselves on the receiving end of a 6-0 thumping at home to Shepshed Dynamo, a result that sees Sphinx drop down to third from bottom in the Midland Premier Division.

Liam Read bagged a hat-trick for the visitors while Sam Young found the back of the net twice in the final ten minutes and Liam Pescott was the other scorer as Shepshed ran riot at Sphinx Drive on Saturday.

ALVIS Sporting dropped points for the first team this season but maintained their unbeaten record after being held to a goalless draw at Fairfield Villa on Saturday.

Despite not being able to find a breakthrough against the Bromsgrove-based club, Alvis can take comfort from the fact that they have not conceded a league goal for over 500 minutes – a run that dates back to the August Bank Holiday weekend.

After a close opening half Alvis dominated after the break and Aaron Cooke should have done better with a gilt edged opportunity.

Dildane Linton had a penalty appeal turned down as Alvis fought frantically to score the elusive goal but they could find no breakthrough.

Alvis manager Damian Cassidy said: “It was most disappointing that we could not keep our proud run of consecutive victories continuing particularly as we attacked for long periods. Indeed, we had enough chances to have won two games.”

This Saturday Alvis travel to Feckenham with the incentive of closing the gap on league leaders Chelmsley Town who are otherwise engaged in a cup competition. Sphinx are at home again to Black Country Rangers.

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