IT PROVED to be a mixed bag of results for Coventry Sphinx after the hammered Rocester 6-0 on Saturday to record back-to-back victories in the Midland Premier Division but two days later they tasted a narrow 3-2 defeat against Coleshill.
Fazel Koriya scored a second half hat-trick as Sphinx ran riot against Rocester in what was the club’s biggest win of the season.
The home side made a positive start and were ahead after 11 minutes through Kieran Nesbitt who headed home a Jon Haynes cross and the second goal came courtesy of Ryan Quinn who beat his marker before firing a low drive into the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the box.
There was still time for Zuhayb Abdirahman to make it 3-0 on the stroke of half-time with a goal that saw him outpace several Rocester defenders before finishing brilliantly into the bottom corner.
Koriya then stole the show after the break by scoring three goals in the space 17 minutes. He first converted a Quinn cross on 77 minutes before ten minutes later he scored a second with a superb curling shot.
He then completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after Abdirahman had been brought down inside the area and Koriya send the visiting goalkeeper the wrong way.
Sphinx had little time to recover before they were back in action again as they hosted Coleshill Town in the league once again.
Robbie Banks’ side struggled early on and went 1-0 down with seven minutes on the clock with Mykel Beckley scoring for the visitors but they did pull level on 16 minutes through a Mark Albrighton strike agter the visiting goalkeeper had struggled to cope with a Quinn corner.
Eleven minutes before half-time Sphixn got their noses in front when Nesbitt was brought down in the box and Jackson Downie fired the home side into the lead.
But with 20 minutes remaining the hero from Saturday Koriya was sent off for picking up two yellow cards and two goals in the final 15 minutes by Beckley and substitute Simeon Colbourne enabled Coleshill to snatch all three points.
Elsewhere, another postponement for Alvis Sporting now means they face the daunting task of playing now fewer than ten hames, including two cup finals, in little over three weeks.
This Saturday Alvis travel to Austrey Rangers and then entertain at Green Lane Rostance Edwards on Monday before playing promotion chasing Chelmsley Town on Tuesday.