7th Dec, 2016

Dom Bell bags brace in Coventry win at Old Halesowens

Steve Carpenter 16th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A BRACE by Dom Bell helped Coventry earn a 3-1 victory away at Old Halesowens as they continue their climb up the Midland League Division One table.

Another impressive win hoists Coventry further up the table with just one game to play at the end of what has been an up and down season.

Again playing against a team well above them, the visitors more than held their own in what was a fairly uneventful opening period.

That was until a hitherto quiet Bell scored almost on the stroke of half-time with a shot from an almost impossible angle which somehow evaded the goalkeeper.

The only corner of the first half had been well dealt with by Aiden Johnson and the second half saw a succession of corners from both teams.

Mitch Wise, who was having a solid game, won one and Bell won another but both failed to score, while Benfield’s shot narrowly over.

A marauding Mitchell was then involved in a mazy run to set up top scorer Bell to slot home goal number two.

Within a minute the hosts pulled a goal back after a bad mistake in the Coventry defence but this was a rare defensive error with Jonny Leong in excellent form, not only in defence but also in racing forward in attack.

Wise crowned a fine performance by scoring the third goal to amke the game saw as the clock ran down.

In their final game of the season Coventry Sikh Union at Coventry University who lie just above them in the table.