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Coventry Sphinx find winning formula again

Steve Carpenter 18th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

Coventry Sphinx returned to winning ways in the Midland League Premier Division thanks to a 3-1 victory away at Walsall Wood.

Reece Blackmore almost opened the scoring but he fired Jamie Towers’ cross over the bar and the host went close with a shot that whistled past Scott Dutton’s upright.

With 27 minutes gone the visitors went in front when a corner caused panic in the Walsall box and Aron Wint was on hand to pounce and score his first goal for the club.

Luke Downes fired an effort narrowly off target from a Towers flick down while at the other end Scott Lower through is body on the line to keep his side in front at the break.

Sphinx began the second half strongly and they doubled their advantage thanks to a set piece on 64 minutes. The ball was swung in from the left touchline and Darren Eggleton got a faint touch to send the ball into the back of the net.

The hosts had a great chance to pull one back when they were awarded a penalty but Dutton guessed correctly to keep Walsall at bay.

Substitute Ryan Harkin made an immediate impact five minutes from the end when he set up Jimmy Halton for Sphinx’s third.

There was time for Walsall so score what proved to be a late consolation through Louis Harris but by then the game was all but over.

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