COVENTRY United made it five wins out of five in all competitions thanks to a comfortable 2-0 home victory over St Andrews in the Midland League Premier Division, reports Keith Green.
The game may have gone slightly differently had lady luck have been smiling more favourably on the visitors after a sliding interception from Lewis Hudson almost resulted in an own goal.
The ball instead hit one upright before bouncing onto the other and clear when the game was delicately poised at 0-0.
United were creating chances of their own with Josh O’Grady having a dipping shot tipped over early on and Mikel Beckley hit the post with a close range header.
The deadlock was broken on the half-hour mark when O’Grady played Ben Mackey in on goal and he made no mistake with a clinical finish, his fifth goal in as many games.
United put their hosts under sustained pressure as Mackey shot wide from an O’Grady square ball and Beckley laid a through ball to Hudson only for the St Andrews goalkeeper Shane Antcliffe to save well from the resulting shot.
As the second half got underway Beckley and O’Grady were tormenting regularly from both flanks and it would be only a matter of time before the red and greens doubled their lead.
The second goal came with ten minutes left after another penetrating run from Hudson saw the ball eventually fall to O’Grady who set himself just inside the 18 yard box before firing neatly into the far corner.